The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 22nd year, is accepting submissions for its 2020 competition!
Founded by screenwriter and filmmaker Gordy Hoffman (LOVE LIZA), the BlueCat Screenplay Competition has been discovering and developing up-and-coming writers since 1998.
BlueCat remains committed to the undiscovered writer and will continue its tradition of providing written analysis on every script submitted!
BlueCat has supported thousands of screenwriters with many who have gone on to successful careers in the film and television industry:
- Ana Lily Amirpour (2007 Winner, CAA), writer and director of A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, is slated to direct the remake of CLIFFHANGER produced by Neal Moritz and starring Jason Momoa.
- Kimi Lee (2015 Winner) is a staff writer at Amazon Studios for THE EXPATRIATES, produced by Nicole Kidman.
- Aaron Guzikowski (2005 Finalist), writer of PRISONERS and the remake of PAPILLON, is currently working on Ridley Scott’s TV series RAISED BY WOLVES.
- Fergal Rock (2011 Fellini Award) recently saw his BlueCat winning script DEPARTURES produced, starring Nina Dobrev and Maisie Williams.
- Ashleigh Powell (2012 Finalist), wrote Disney’s THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS, starring Keira Knightley.
- Young Il Kim (2006 Winner), recent staff writer on BILLIONS, is writing the adapted screenplay THE RISE OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT, directed by Alex Timbers (MOZART IN THE JUNGLE).
- Kateland Brown (2014 Finalist) wrote for Warner Bros. FAMOUS IN LOVE, starring Bella Thorne.
- Savion Einstein (2014 Joplin Award), recently had her script SUPERFECUNDATION picked up by Sony’s Screen Gems.
- Every script submission will receive a written analysis as a part of their entry fee.
- The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000. All scripts submitted (Features, Pilots and Shorts) are eligible.
- The Feature Screenplay Winner will receive $5,000. Four Feature Finalists will receive $1,000 each.
- The Pilot Winner will receive $5,000. Four Pilot Finalists will receive $1000 each.
- The Short Script Winner will receive $5,000. Four Shorts Finalists will receive $1000 each.
- The Fellini Award will be awarded to the Best Screenplay from any category (Feature, Pilots or Short) of the 2020 Competition written by a screenwriter residing outside the USA and will receive $2500.
- The 3 Title Contest Winners will receive $250 each.
- All submissions must be original, and the sole property of the applicant(s).
- All ages are eligible.
- Scripts must be written in English.
- Feature screenplays must be between 65-125 pages.
- Pilot scripts must be between 20-75 pages.
-Short screenplays must be between 1-29 pages.
- There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.
- Previous winners of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition are not eligible.
- Scripts, including outlines, treatments, pitches, log lines or any developmental material related to the script, that has previously won any contest, competition, grant, lab, fellowship, mentorship, reading or award of any kind, are not eligible.
- Screenplays that have been submitted to any competition or contest prior to November 15th, 2015 are not eligible.
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