We are a screenplay competition based in Boston and servicing the local filmmakers. Our goal is to provide an avenue for screenwriters to get exposure and recognition.

Our sponsors and jurists are comprised of local producers and professors, along with a staff with ties to Emerson college, one of the premier film schools in Boston.

All our winners receive consultation with a bonafide literary representative and producer, as well as earn media publicity.

The material must be written in English and submitted as a PDF file. The file must not be encrypted or password protected.
There is no limit to the number of competitions you may submit and the number of times you may submit one project.
All entry fees are non-refundable.
All submitted material must be original to the screenwriter.
All copyright, ownership, and derivative rights to the material submitted to any Screenplay Awards Network competition remains with the original rights holders and/or author.
The material submitted must not have been optioned or produced and must be fully owned by the screenwriters.
All scripts should be written per industry-standard screenplay format.
Prior winners cannot win the same contest twice, while there is no limit to the number of times a previous finalist, semi-finalists, and quarter-finalists may resubmit.
Feature scripts should not exceed 130 pages.
TV Pilots should not exceed 75 pages
Short scripts should not exceed 30 pages.

Overall Rating
  • Kathryn Orzech

    So happy I entered the Boston Screenplay Awards 2021-Summer competition. The experience was most enjoyable, the communication excellent, and the two-page Analysis—included in the entry fee—was helpful and encouraging. I’m honored to have my feature screenplay ASYLUM, set near Boston, chosen as a Finalist. Thank you BSA!

    December 2021
  • I'm truly honored to have my science fiction feature "Voyager" selected as a Finalist! Thank you so much!

    October 2021
  • Joseph L Harrison

    I feel honored and it is my great pleasure to receive this award. I appreciate and want to thank all the judges for choosing my screenplay Here To Stay for this awesome Semi-Finalist award. Thank you so very much for a fantastic experience, for recognizing my potential, and for giving me an opportunity to be a part of your amazing festival.

    September 2021
  • tommy anderson

    Great Opportunity and communication during such an odd time for our industry. Glad to be chosen and to be a part. Thanks for the acknowledgements!!

    September 2021
  • Great experience! Enjoyed being part of this festival. Feedback was very helpful

    May 2021