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Film Daily is a platform dedicated to connecting audiences with indie filmmakers. Our aim is to herald the golden age of the auteur and give everyone the tools to become a creator. We run a monthly screenwriting prize dedicated to finding and supporting new voices. Our competition is dedicated to underrepresented narratives such as disability, mental health, LGBTQI, race, class, religion, and more. If you think outside the box, we want to read your work.
We focus on “outside the box” storytelling in film & TV foregrounding stories which include themes such as:
We launched our screenwriting competition to help provide a platform for these voices: the voices of this generation. Each quarter we launch a new opportunity for talented screenwriters and their genre work. Our judges are geeks, obsessives, and industry survivors assembled to help you break into this crazy business.
We are delighted to announce our second screenwriting competition:
Film Daily Screenwriting Contest
Comedy Feature Film Script: $300 award
Drama Feature Film Script: $300 award
Horror Feature Film Script: $300 award
Sci-Fi Feature Film Script: $300 award
Comedy Short Film Script: $300 award
Drama Short Film Script: $300 award
Horror Short Film Script: $300 award
Sci-fi Short Film Script: $300 award
Comedy TV Pilot Script: $300 award
Drama TV Pilot Script: $300 award
Horror TV Pilot Script: $300 award
The winners also receive:
Professional screenwriting software from our sponsors,
1 hour face time with industry professionals to help kickstart their career
An invitation to a special awards event within their region
Lifetime free access to our Film Daily craft members only education institute
We are open to all writers; whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-timer with a great idea.
Feature film scripts: Max 120 mins.
Short film scripts: Max 30 mins.
TV pilot scripts: Max 55 mins.
Film Daily will endeavor to make all prize payments within 190 days of notifying winners. Prize payments dates are made on the discretion of Film Daily and can be subject to change. Winners need a valid PayPal address to receive payment. Prize payments will be made on a Friday following the 16th of the payout month.
We are dedicated to providing a platform for all. Our submission fees are low and go directly into competition prize monies and employing readers. As such we do not provide any submission waivers.
All live events are scheduled at the discretion of Film Daily. We will make every effort to assure the events go ahead on schedule but we do reserve the right to make changes to the schedule for any reason. Film Daily will not be held liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.