Stage 32 is thrilled to present the 3rd Annual Feature Drama Contest!

Dramas have the power to capture the imagination, ignite passion, and change perspectives. It’s the genre that has always moved filmmaking forward, and made our industry so exciting.

New drama features like THE GREEN KNIGHT and NO TIME TO DIE are already making splashes at the box office, and audiences are excited for upcoming films like THE FRENCH DISPATCH, DUNE and NIGHTMARE ALLEY. This year, we’re looking for screenwriters with the potential to bring something new to the industry, and excite our judges.We can't wait to see what you have in store for our judges. Don't miss this chance to have them read your script!

Nowhere else do you find top judges and mentors like you do on Stage 32. The Grand Prize Winner will meet with an incredible panel of judges from companies that have produced some of the great Drama films in recent memory including recent hits including THE CIRCLE, TEST PATTERN, MERCHANT OF VENICE, and Academy Award winners including GIRL, INTERRUPTED, WALK THE LINE, THE REVENANT, BIRDMAN and more!

This year’s Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Hollywood to meet one-on-one with our judging and mentoring panel whose credits include the Oscar-winning THE REVENANT, GIRL, INTERRUPTED, THE CIRCLE, WALK THE LINE, 3:10 TO YUMA, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION, TETRIS for Apple+ and more!

ALL Finalists will receive exposure to our incredible panel of judges and have their titles and loglines featured in the Stage 32's Industry LookBook, which is sent to over 500 executives and professionals who work directly with Stage 32! Previous Stage 32 contest finalists have had their projects optioned and been signed for representation as a result of our industry lookbooks!

The Grand Prize winner will be flown to Hollywood to meet:

Jon Grossman, Creative Executive (WALK THE LINE, GIRL, INTERRUPTED)
Karina Wilson, Development Executive (THE CIRCLE)
Agustine Calderon, Producer (THE REVENANT, BIRDMAN)
Jason Piette, Producer (MERCHANT OF VENICE)
Liska Ostojic, Development Executive (TEST PATTERN)


Void where prohibited by law.

This Stage 32 Contest is an international contest. Must be 18 years or older to submit.

Entrant agrees to terms and conditions.

This Stage 32 Contest is not a game of chance. All material is read and reviewed by industry professionals.

All quarterfinalists, semi-finalists, finalists and winners are subjectively determined by our judges.

There is no limit to the number of screenplays an Entrant can enter. The same screenplay cannot be submitted multiple times under different names. If so, you will be disqualified.

Entrant must not be an immediate family member or friend of any of the judges or their respective companies.

Entrants must submit screenplays and payment online.

Entrants must upload their submission within 72 hours of entry purchase.

Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.

No waivers are available for this contest.


Screenplays should be written in English and in standard industry format.

The rights to the Entrant’s screenplay should not have been previously optioned or sold.

The Entrant retains the rights to his or her screenplay at all times.

Entrant’s screenplay must not have been produced.

The screenplay can be submitted with or without a title page and/or contact information.

After a screenplay is entered, no new drafts or corrected pages can be made by the Entrant. No exceptions.

Screenplay must be submitted as a PDF document.

Screenplay must be the original work of the Entrant and may not be based whole or in part on any fictional or non-fictional material, published or unpublished, produced or unproduced for which the Entrant does not have rights. Neither Stage 32 nor its judges investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you are acknowledging that you have secured all necessary rights.