“It’s definitely given my career a jump start, and it’s definitely given me a lot of great meetings,” says first-place winner Tejal Desai, the 40-year-old pharmacist from Austin, Texas. Desai’s script, Cowboys and Hindus, is about a traditional Hindu woman who discovers the meaning of true American grit when she becomes...
“It’s exciting to have people reading my work and really considering it,” says Big Break™ third place winner Larry Brenner, the 33-year-old professor who teaches public speaking and the fundamentals of interpersonal communication at Bronx Community College in New York. His comedic horror script, Flesh and Blood, about a vampire who...
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“It’s a great way to get noticed. And, you need to get noticed. This competition is a good one,” says second place winner Mick Connolly, the 48-year-old advertising director from Melbourne, Australia. His winning script is a dark comedy called Crims. The script has landed Connolly an A-list agent and a...
The AAA Screenplay Contest aims to get talented writers through the door to Hollywood.
The SFFS/KRF Filmmaking Grants support films that through plot, character, theme or setting significantly explore human and civil rights, antidiscrimination, gender and sexual identity and other urgent social justice issues of our time.
Sponsored by the the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Djerassi Residency Award/SFFS Screenwriting Fellowship will provide a one-month residency at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program for an emerging or established screenwriter; open to both U.S. and international screenwriters.
The New England Short Horror Film Competition is meant to highlight short films and scripts in the horror/sci-fi/mystery suspense genres. Winning entries will be distributed on a DVD compilation for international distribution.
The Get Initiative Screenwriting Competition is a small contest that is perfect for beginning screenwriters.
The Acclaim TV Scriptwriting Contest aims to introduce writers to the decision makers of traditional broadcast television, the cable market, and multi-media outlets.