The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 24th year, is accepting submissions for its 2022 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!

- Every script submission will receive a complimentary written analysis.

- The Grand Prize Winner will receive $5,000. All scripts submitted (Features, Pilots and Shorts) are eligible.

- The Feature Screenplay Winner will receive $2,000.

- The Pilot Winner will receive $2,000.

- The Short Script Winner will receive $2,000.

- The Fellini Award will be awarded to the Best Screenplay from any category (Feature, Pilots or Short) of the 2022 Competition written by a screenwriter residing outside the USA and will receive $1000.

- All submissions must be original, and the sole property of the applicant(s).

- All ages are eligible.

- 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.

- 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 December 13th, 2018 are not eligible.

For a complete list of our Rules & Guidelines please visit our website:

Overall Rating
  • Thank you for having such a great competition where I share my creativity. Thank you for the feedback. See you again soon. Latina Made Media is so humbled and grateful for every acknowledgment.

    July 2021
  • I am forever grateful to BlueCat. From the time you submit your script, you know your screenplay is in good hands. Their notes are detailed and insightful. They tell you what works and what needs work, and it is a safe space in which to hear feedback. The chance to resubmit as you continue to implement changes was invaluable and only made my script better. I was honored to be a quarter finalist. Thank you BlueCat

    May 2021
  • Josue Berganza

    The feedback provided is very valuable to the process of improving as a writer and is very much appreciated.

    May 2021
  • Julia Maddox

    This is my first time reviewing a festival and I have to say BlueCat definitely gave me the most useful feedback to date on my script. I just didn't make enough time to make revisions by the cutoff date. The next time I have a new script, I'll definitely seek them out!

    May 2021
  • Shawna Baca

    This has become one of my favorite festivals to submit too. I placed as a 2020 Quarterfinalist in the TV script competition and what I love the most about this festival, is that they offer you notes, plus two rounds of re-submissions. The notes I received each time, helped me strengthen my script and the script went on to place higher in other festivals.

    March 2021