The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest is an international screenwriting competition dedicated to discovering and showcasing the work of the world’s best new emerging screenwriters in the city globally recognized as the center of the movie and television industries. We celebrate and share your passion for storytelling by helping to advance the careers of talented screenwriters, connecting our winners with working industry producers, agents, managers, and development executives. Prizes and awards will be distributed to Winners across 14 official competition categories!

The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest is committed to fostering new talent and providing opportunity for screenwriters entering the industry to further develop both their craft as well as their careers. We are able to enhance the prospects of emerging screenwriters by honoring only the very finest in screenwriting achievement and encourage all original, artistic, and independent voices to submit your work to be considered alongside some of the country’s as well as the world’s very best new talent in cinematic storytelling.

This year’s contest includes Winners across 14 official competition categories!

First, and most importantly, the very best screenplay entered into competition, as determined by the judges and chosen from among all competition categories, will be crowned the Grand Prize Winner, the contest’s highest and most prestigious award.

Next, our Official Judges will carefully select and award a Gold, Silver, and Bronze Winner for each of the official 14 competition categories.

Last but not least, 5 Official Finalists will be chosen from among the highest scored remaining entries in each official category.

All persons entering the Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest must adhere to the following Competition Rules:

All intellectual property rights, ownership, and title to entries submitted remain the property of the entrant. We assume no rights to your work.

Entries must be submitted via our online entry form in any of the following formats: .PDF, Final Draft, Movie Magic, Rich Text Format, or Microsoft Word. (You may also choose to submit your script via hardcopy by mail in Step 4 of our online entry form.)

Writers who reside in countries other than the United States are welcome to enter the contest.

All scripts must be submitted in English.

Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.

All online script entries must be under 10MB in file size.

Writers of all ages are eligible to enter the competition, provided that entry does not violate any laws in your jurisdiction.

Substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages will not be accepted. If you wish to submit a new draft you will need to enter the script again using our online entry form and pay the appropriate fee.

Competition judges, readers, employees of The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest, and their immediate friends and families, are not eligible to enter the contest.

Screenplays must be the original work of the author, although we do accept adaptations of existing works.

Screenplays that have been produced, sold or optioned are still eligible for entry.

The decisions of the judges are final.

We suggest scripts be written in standard 12-point font.

Screenplays will not be returned. Please ensure you keep a copy.

When submitting by mail, please print each page on plain white three-hole-punched paper and bind it with two brads.

The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest is not responsible for late or lost submissions.

Pages must be numbered, not including the title page.
Once an entry payment has been processed we cannot provide a refund.

Please include a title page on your entry with the following contact information: title of your script, name of the author(s), telephone number and email address.

We notify all winners and official finalists by email at the conclusion of the contest at the address provided by the entrant at the time of entry. It is your responsibility to make sure we have your current contact information.

It is the winners' responsibility to redeem corresponding prizes from us or any third party sponsors or partners by responding to our winners notification email in a timley fashion with your current mailing address or any additional requested contact information. Prizes that go unredeemed after 90 days from the conslusion of the contest will not be delivered.

By submitting your work to the contest, you agree that you have read and understand all of the contest rules and agree to hold us, our company, our employees, and partners harmless from all claims or liabilities.

Scripts should adhere to the following length guidelines:
Feature Scripts: 70 - 150 pages
Short Scripts: Under 70 pages
Television Scripts: 20 - 75 pages
Stage Plays: 20-120 pages
Treatments / Concepts: Under 10 pages

Overall Rating
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    Charles Leipart

    Beverly Hills Contest Team! Thank you for a very professionally managed screenplay contest. I am delighted that you awarded Finalist status to both my Historical/Biographical script, AFFAIR OF THE POISONS and my entry in the Stage Plays Category, A KIND OF MARRIAGE. Congratulations to all the Finalists and Winners. Let's get these movies made!

    February 2018
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    Rahul Kumar Srivastava

    Great festival for upcoming and established writers. Honored that my play 'ERR' was selected as one of the finalists. Hoping that the festival will at least try to take it forward, ie from script to stage, in someway or the other. Nonetheless, a gratifying experience. Thank you.

    February 2018
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    Charles DeRykus

    I was immensely gratified "Uncle Frits" won gold in Hist./Bio. Attractive, easily navigable website and overall great value.

    February 2018
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    Ricardo Fleshman

    Awesome contest! BHSC is run extremely well and such a motivating experience for new screenwriters. I am honored to have been selected as a winner and to have been part of such an incredible event.

    February 2018
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    Elaine Chekich

    My case might be unusual. I was notified that I was a winner or official finalist of the contest but I could never find listing under my name or my project. I used contest email contacts and asked for help. No answer, ever. I still have no sense of my status. I am currently traveling but on my return, my next step is to call contest, if I can find a working phone number. I am seriously bummed out. If your service can help me with info, I would be most grateful.

    Elaine Chekich

    February 2018