Screenplay & Screenwriting Contests

Screenwriting Contests are competitions in which writers submit completed feature-length or short screenplays to be judged on different story elements. Prizes from screenwriting contests can be anything from receiving notes, all the way to taking meetings with agents and managers. While there are now many available, the best screenwriting contests usually offer a yearly monetary fellowship and or meetings with industry professionals and often lead to representation if a screenplay becomes a finalist in that competition.

SHORT CIRCUIT: Sidewalk Sidewrite Competition

After taking a two-year break in order to reevaluate and revamp the competition, Sidewalk Film Festival committee is bringing Sidewrite back larger and better than ever! The 20th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival takes place August 20th-26th, 2018.