Are you confident your screenplay would sell if it was given a chance? If it had an awesome cover design and was available as a paperback and e-book on Amazon, would it be a best-seller? Would you like to have your screenplay published on 20 August 2020?

Hundreds of FilmFreeway screenwriters have already taken part in this unique screenplay contest since it launched in early 2016, with many of them appearing on Amazon's best-sellers list for screenplays, including the No. 1 spot. Take a look at our screenwriters’ reviews on FilmFreeway to see what they say about their experiences in the contest!

This is not your standard screenplay contest... It’s the most exciting, refreshing and potentially rewarding contest we think you'll find, designed so that you can sell your screenplay as a paperback and as an e-book while you participate.

- As soon as you enter the contest, you become an internationally published screenwriter with Dizzy Emu Publishing

- Your screenplay is made available for sale internationally as a paperback and e-book on Amazon

- The result of the contest is determined by screenplay sales, not by a small panel of judges

- All writers who enter the contest receive ALL of the royalties for their screenplay’s sales, paid directly to them from Amazon

- Writers retain ALL rights to their screenplay

- The entry fee includes all cover art for the published version of your screenplay, plus you may also submit your own artwork if you wish by emailing it directly to us

- Just because the contest ends doesn’t mean your screenplay’s availability has to – you can keep it available for sale for as long as you like and continue to receive all of the royalties

Each writer who enters the contest receives ALL of the royalties for their sales directly from Amazon. They also retain full control of their screenplay's rights and pricing.

For e-book screenplay sales, writers receive approximately 70% of the sale price of $2.99.

For paperback screenplay sales, a 100 page screenplay sold at $9.99 earns the screenwriter approximately $4.00. This is the list price minus the production costs and Amazon's commission.

The overall contest winner is the writer of the top-selling screenplay over each three month contest period and wins a full Publish & Marketing package from Dizzy Emu Publishing, worth $499.00 - this includes building you a website and making a video trailer to help you promote your screenplay. Additionally, as with all entrants, the winner will also receive all of the royalties from their screenplay sales.

The current window for submissions is 21 April to 10 August 2020, with a publication date of 20 August 2020.

When you submit your screenplay, please ensure you have completed the overview/synopsis section for it on FilmFreeway as this will form your screenplay's Amazon listing information and the blurb on the back of your paperback screenplay.

Entrants are given full access to their publishing accounts as soon as their screenplays go live on 20 August, meaning they can monitor sales, update their royalty payment information, order discounted paperback copies and make changes to their screenplay's listing on Amazon.

Each writer who enters receives ALL of the royalties for their sales directly from Amazon - Dizzy Emu Publishing does not take a penny. To be clear, yes - ALL writers in the contest receive ALL of their royalties, not just the winners of the contest.

Screenplays can be of any length but those under 20 pages are published as an e-book only.

If you do not wish for your contact details to be included in the published version, please ensure you submit a version of the screenplay which does not include them.

Please see for full details.

Overall Rating
  • This contest was a great benefit to me. I enjoyed the conversations from the Festival to me. They answered all my email questions and delivered a exquisite product (a published manuscript) with extraordinary cover art. Thank you! COVID-19 Pandemic caused a 2020 resched but no worries because I'm looking forward to 2021.

    May 2020
  • Maurice Ford

    the all genre screen play was one of the most beautiful experiences in dealing with festivals please keep up the good workk

    May 2020
  • Tim Sharer

    Loved the idea of the book. It was definently worth the money and energy. The contest however seems to be a black hole. I have requested on numerous occasions to find out who won or even how much to see if I was in the running. No responses to my numerous emails. I would give an A for the book and a D for the contest.

    April 2020
  • Sean Chandler

    An Excellent Company! They have a very generous goal of helping your script go as far as possible. I HIGHLY Recommend them!!!

    April 2020
  • Fantastic opportunity to get your work out in the open, and get paid!
    Very professional work and communication fantastic.
    Even the Artwork on the cover was much better than I could imagine.
    Take part !!!!

    April 2020