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 our literary agent(s) who will advise and answer your questions on how to best proceed with your script.

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
  • Nick Larice

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

    May 2021
  • Thank you for selecting my script (The Last Day of Paradise), such an honor!

    April 2021
  • Joey Maranto

    What a great experience, thank you! Will definitely enter future BSA competitions.

    April 2021
  • Great festival, thank you very much, honored and humbled!

    April 2021
  • Sean Chandler

    Boston Screenplay Awards is an outstanding program! They care very much for the development of the writer! I am so honored to have "At The Flash" be a Quarter-Finalist!

    April 2021