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.

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  • Greg Sawicki

    Truly one of the best competitions out there. Updates were received every step of the way. The script feedback is second-to-none. It was informative, thorough, concise and -- above all else -- constructive. We've received feedback/coverage from other competitions where characters were mixed up or names were incorrect, and it felt like the reader wasn't paying attention. But, the feedback we received from the Boston Screenplay Awards was incredibly helpful. It felt like the reader went over the script 2-3 times or more. It provided specific strengths and weaknesses, but even went in depth regarding small items that could make a big difference. The insight they provided sparked a number of ideas we will use for our rewrite. We highly recommend this competition.

    November 2023
  • The Cruise of the Amberjack got selected. I got a well written review that stated they could not believe how detailed and specific this bio-pic was. And that it was very relevant and heartfelt.
    They've also offered a 10 minute Zoom together. So I just signed up for that.
    You can't ask for anything more than that.

    November 2023
  • Marianda VP

    What a unique experience! I've submitted to various competitions in the past, but it was the first time that I received feedback that impressed me and had an actual impact on how I view my script. Whether you place or not, I believe their approach is, and should be, the standard in the future.

    October 2023
  • Thank you for selecting "The Wednesday Killer" as QUARTER FINALIST in the BOSTON SCREENPLAY AWARDS. It's awesome to be included with such an amazing selection of talent. Congratulations to all the winners.

    October 2023
  • Linda Kampley

    An honor to be part of this Festival with my script The Color of the Evening Sky. - Thank you and Cheers!

    October 2023