๐‚๐ก๐ข๐œ๐š๐ ๐จ ๐’๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐ฉ๐ญ ๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐ is a screenplay ๐ˆ๐Œ๐ƒ๐›-๐ช๐ฎ๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐  competition that presents the best screenwriters in the world. We are looking for screenplays that we offer as a product to the world's independent film directors, producers, film investors and film productions.

Screenwriting is a business and the best screenwriters have a brand. A special writing style or talent that makes them unique and easy to recognize. Filmmakers needing a story that centers on a big idea or great characterization or engaging dialogue or a compelling theme are able to seamlessly identify the best writer for the project when the writer is branded as a specialists in one of those needed areas. The Chicago Script Awards recognizes writers who specialize on a specific writing element and works to elevate their overall brand awareness. We are part of the ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐’๐œ๐ซ๐ž๐ž๐ง๐ฐ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ' ๐€๐ฌ๐ฌ๐จ๐œ๐ข๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง.

Through the screenwriting competition, presented by Chicago Script Awards offers writers the opportunity to submit feature scripts to the category/categories they feel are strongest within their script, which will be reviewed by readers at top Hollywood talent agencies and management companies.

Our website is followed by many film producers who are looking for suitable scripts for their film productions. Our festival offers a space for screenwriters to promote their screenplay through our web address. ๐–๐ž ๐š๐ฅ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ๐จ๐ญ๐ž ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง 80 ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฆ ๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐ฉ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ. ๐‚๐ก๐ž๐œ๐ค ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ž:

https://chicagoscriptawards.com/i-am-a-producer

Previous winners of our competition were well-know screenwriters such as ๐‡๐ž๐ง๐ซ๐ฒ ๐Œ๐ฒ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ (United States), ๐’๐ญ๐ž๐ฉ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ ๐“๐ซ๐ž๐š๐œ๐ฒ (United States), ๐ƒ๐ž๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ž ๐€๐ฅ๐ž๐ฑ๐š๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ (United States), ๐Œ๐ข๐ค๐ž ๐๐š๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐œ๐ค ๐‰๐จ๐ก๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ง (United Kingdom), ๐‰๐จ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐•๐ข๐œ๐ค๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ (United Kingdom), ๐‰๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ข๐š๐ง ๐๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ (United Kingdom), ๐Œ๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐š ๐Œ๐š๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐‘๐š๐ง๐ž๐ฒ (United States), ๐‹๐ฒ๐ง๐ง ๐•๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง (United States), ๐‘๐ฒ๐š๐ง ๐‚๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ (United States) and others.

๐’๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ญ ๐๐ซ๐จ ๐€๐ง๐š๐ฅ๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ - Standard contest submission + up to 3 pages of major Hollywood studio-style coverage with a 10-point professional analysis of character, conflict, marketability, dialogue, emotional investment, theme/premise, pacing, structure/plot, tone, and concept.

The reviewer has been at the forefront of competitions such asย ๐…๐ข๐ง๐š๐ฅ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ ๐๐ข๐œ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐…๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉย ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐žย ๐€๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง ๐…๐ข๐ฅ๐ฆ ๐…๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ฅ ๐ข๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—. ๐’๐ก๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ง ๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐งย ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ๐ž๐š๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฆ๐ฌย ๐ข๐ง ๐š ๐ฏ๐š๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ญ๐ฒ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ ๐ž๐ง๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ - ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐š, ๐œ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐๐ฒ, ๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ซ๐จ๐ซ, ๐ญ๐จ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ฌ๐ฒ. ๐’๐ก๐ž ๐ก๐š๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค๐ž๐ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐š๐ง ๐Ž๐’๐‚๐€๐‘ ๐–๐ˆ๐๐๐ˆ๐๐† ๐๐‘๐Ž๐ƒ๐”๐‚๐„๐‘.

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The Best Project of the Year is nominated for the ๐†๐จ๐ฅ๐๐ž๐ง ๐€๐ซ๐ญ ๐…๐ข๐ฅ๐ฆ ๐€๐œ๐š๐๐ž๐ฆ๐ฒ, which redistributes $ ๐Ÿ“,๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ.๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ which they will receive in the form of various movie rewards.

๐Ÿฅ‡ GRAND PRIX: Feature Screenplay
๐Ÿฅ‡ GRAND PRIX: Short Script
๐Ÿฅ‡ GRAND PRIX: Television Script - Pilot

๐’๐”๐-๐‚๐€๐“๐„๐†๐Ž๐‘๐ˆ๐„๐’
โญ๏ธ ๐–๐€๐๐“ ๐“๐Ž ๐’๐„๐‹๐‹ ๐˜๐Ž๐”๐‘ ๐’๐‡๐Ž๐‘๐“/๐…๐„๐€๐“๐”๐‘๐„ ๐’๐‚๐‘๐„๐„๐๐๐‹๐€๐˜? + ๐ƒ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐›๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐€๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐
โœ๏ธ Best Super Short Script (under 10 pages)
โœ๏ธ Best First Time Screenwriter (Short)
โœ๏ธ Best First Time Screenwriter (Feature)
โœ๏ธ Best Drama Screenplay
โœ๏ธ Best Comedy Screenplay
โœ๏ธ Best Horror Screenplay
โœ๏ธ Best Thriller Screenplay
โœ๏ธ Best LGBTQ Screenplay
โœ๏ธ Best Female Screenwriter
โœ๏ธ Best Scifi Screenplay
โœ๏ธ Best Young Screenwriter (under 30y.)
โœ๏ธ Best Chicago Screenplay
โœ๏ธ Best American Screenplay
โœ๏ธ Best Foreign Screenplay
โœ๏ธ Best Psychological Screenplay
โœ๏ธ Best Historical Screenplay
โœ๏ธ Best War Screenplay
โœ๏ธ Best Crimi Screenplay
โœ๏ธ Best Fantasy Screenplay
โœ๏ธ Best Action Screenplay
โœ๏ธ Best Romantic Screenplay
โœ๏ธ Best Western Screenplay
โœ๏ธ Best Stage Play
โœ๏ธ Best Story
โœ๏ธ Best Book

Each winner will receive a digital diploma + special official laurels

1. All scripts must be in English.
2. Multiple entries from the same submitter are accepted.
4. The decision of the festival selection committee will be final.
5. Scripts that are submitted must be the entrantโ€™s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties.
6. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.
7. Organizers have the right to use film posters or your photos on public social networks to promote your project and our festival.

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  • Shelley Coleman

    Delighted to have been selected with my pilot "Luckless!" Great festival, great communication!

    February 2024
  • Thank you!! I'm really happy to be selected in the competition with Pampero. It was an honor. Congrats! to all the winners.

    February 2024
  • Brian Lange Stemmler

    Thank you for the recognition and the wonderful certificate! It now hangs on my office wall.

    February 2024
  • Samantha Lee Howe

    So thrilled to have won an HONORABLE MENTION for BEST THRILLER SCREENPLAY - -โ€˜The Stranger In our Bedโ€™. Itโ€™s been an amazing journey. Thank you to the festival and the judges.

    February 2024
  • Big thanks for another great experience!

    February 2024