BlueCat is now accepting submissions for our 2025 Competition!

For 26 years, BlueCat has sought to discover and develop the storyteller.

When you submit to BlueCat, you’re guaranteed a complete read of your script, as we provide a written analysis of your submission at no extra fee.

Our Winners and Finalists often find valuable connections within the industry, which help them begin professional careers.

In addition, our cash awards total $8000!

Please send your feature screenplay and short film script when you’re ready—-we look forward to reading your work!

- Every script submission will receive written analysis at no extra charge.

- The Feature Screenplay Winner will receive $3,000.

- The Short Script Winner will receive $3,000.

- The Fellini Award will be awarded to the Best Screenplay from any category (features or shorts) by a writer residing outside the USA and will receive $2000.

- 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.
-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, 2021 are not eligible.

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

Overall Rating
  • Dale Melgaard

    Well organized festival, great communication. An honor to be a quarter-finalist. Overall a very postitive experience.

    June 2024
  • Kim Taylor

    I try to submit every year. I have not yet been successful - outside of QF this year - but I really appreciate the comments that I get on my script. It has always helped me to improve and I love the re-send option when I can afford it.

    May 2024
  • The Blue Cat Screenplay Competition is one of the top five screenplay competitions in the world and I had the honor of winning the Quarter Finalist Laurels for all three of my short scripts. It's the best! 💯

    May 2024
  • Kristin Leary

    The insight and feedback from my script reviews with BlueCat transformed my screenplay from a rough draft to a polished piece that has received recognition in several film festival submissions including an official selection in the London International Screenwriting Competition. I wholeheartedly recommend the BlueCat group to any writer seeking to get meaningful and actionable advice to refine their scripts and bring their story to life.

    May 2024
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    August 2023