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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:

Mental health
and more.

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

$100 prize for the winner of each category, $1000 prize for the overall winner

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.

Prize Payments:
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.

Submission Fees:
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.

Festival Events:
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.

Overall Rating
  • Film Daily's passion for television shows in their commitment to the writers who enter the Film Daily Screenwriting Competition.

    May 2019
  • The Film Daily Screenwriting Contest was an absolute joy to have been a part of! the communication and joyful emails were a highlight of my writing career!

    April 2018
  • I didn't win and didn't travel to the festival, but it was a GREAT experience! Loved it and will do it again and again!

    March 2018
  • Elise D'Haene

    The staff at Film Daily are professional, personable, responsive, and just plain cool. They were always helpful, courteous, and made the process a lot of fun. It's been an incredibly rewarding experience. BRAVO!

    March 2018
  • Mike Porter

    Film Daily ran an awesome screenwriting contest the first year out of the gate! Throughout the submission and notification process, the staff at Film Daily were professional, friendly and always communicative. After our script was selected as a winner, they also set up a meeting for us, which was an incredible networking opportunity. Highly recommend this competition!

    March 2018