Founded by a filmmaker in 1998, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition will now accept short films and screen the finalists at the Landmark Theatre in Los Angeles on June 19, 2018, with the best short receiving a cash prize of $2500.

Our previous Winners and Finalists of our screenplay competition have been signed by major talent agencies like UTA, CAA and WME, sold their work to studios like Warner Bros., Paramount, and Universal, and won major awards at the Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals, all after being discovered by and winning BlueCat.

The finalists (between 5-10 films) will be screened at the Landmark Theatre in Los Angeles on June 19th, 2018.

The winner for Best Short will receive $2500, which will be announced the night of the screening of the finalists on June 19th, 2018.

Submitted films must be original, and the sole property of the applicant(s).

All ages are eligible.

All submissions must be in English or provide English subtitles.

Short submissions must be under 50 minutes.

There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.

Films must be produced after January 1st, 2014.

Competition judges, readers and employees of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, past and present, and their immediate friends and families are not eligible to enter.

Previous winners of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition are not eligible.

Shorts submitted under a pen name will be immediately disqualified.

Past and present produced scripts consulted on through Gordy Hoffman’s screenplay consultation service or the BlueCat workshops are not eligible.

Past and present USC and UCLA students of Gordy Hoffman are not eligible.

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