(Above: Filmmatic's annual Sundance networking event - "Monday on Main Street". ALL ENTRANTS are invited!)

The Filmmatic Screenplay Awards were created to locate and expose up-and-coming screenwriters, as well as to empower and educate those talented writers still waiting for their invitation to the mainstream industry.

*Dan Seco, lit manager/partner at Empirical Evidence will guest judge this season, and will also provide our overall winner with a zoom consultation regarding their project and career.

The Season 8 Filmmatic Drama Screenplay Competition is open to feature-length and short works, screenplays and teleplays.

You've worked hard on your screenplay, and our staff and industry judges are excited to read your work. All accolades will be announced by July 15, 2023.

* Quarter-Finalist, Semi-Finalist, 10 Finalists, and 1 Overall-Winner accolades will be awarded.



* $1000.00 Cash to the Overall Winner;

* Dan Seco, lit manager/partner at Empirical Evidence will provide our overall winner with a zoom consultation regarding their project and career.

* INKTIP Membership/Listing Packages for all Finalists;

* ALL ENTRANTS! receive invites to the next annual Filmmatic - Sundance Film Festival networking event (MONDAY ON MAIN STREET)!;

* Feature Story spotlighting the Overall Winner to be published on Filmmatic.com e-zine;

* Press Release regarding all Winning/Finalist Screenwriters to be distributed to major Film/TV agencies and studios, as well as our growing direct-contact producer/manager list;

* Press Release naming our Winner/Finalists/Semi-Finalists and their Works distributed to our 22,000+ Industry contacts and other media outlets.

1) Judges and employees who work for Filmmatic.com are not eligible to enter the competition, nor are their affiliates or immediate family members.

2) All scripts must be submitted in English, and entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.

3) All writers' names should be listed in the online entry. By submitting online to the Filmmatic Screenplay Awards Competition, entrant warants that all writers have authorized the submission. If a screenplay is written by multiple authors, all cash and awards will be remitted to the entrant of record, with all proceeds to be divided at the writers' discretion.

4) To enter your script electronically, you must submit in one of the following formats: .PDF (preferred), Final Draft, Movie Magic Screenwriter, Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format, or Text.

5) Entries will not be returned. Be sure to retain a copy of all material submitted.

6) Entrants to the Filmmatic Screenplay Awards Competition retain all rights to their screenplays.

7) You may submit your entry and payment either online through this website (see homepage) or through FilmFreeway. No preference will be given to either method of submission.

8) Entries must be received by the applicable Entry Deadline.

9) Once a script has been entered into competition, we will not accept substitutions or revised drafts. If you wish to submit a revised draft of your script, you must enter it as a new submission.

10) The Filmmatic Screenplay Awards will not share your screenplay with anyone except the official judges of the competition without prior permission.

11) By entering the Filmmatic Screenplay Awards Competition, you represent that your entry is your original work, and does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people or legal entities. Entrant indemnifies Filmmatic.com and its employees and subsidiaries and holds them harmless from any claims regarding infirngement or dissemination of materials.

12) Entry fees are non-refundable.

13) For environmental reasons, we no longer accept hardcopy submissions my mail.

14) Entrants can include author and/or contact information on their entry's cover page at their own discretion, but it is not required.

15) The decisions of the judges are final.

16) The Filmmatic Screenplay Awards reserves the right to make any necessary changes, postponements, or cancellations to competition scheduling at our discretion.

17) Notification of winners and official finalists will be sent by email and posted on our website. It is the responsibility of the winners to redeem any prizes allotted to them by the Filmmatic Screenplay Awards or our sponsors. Applicants will be repsonsible for providing current contact information and mailing addresses for prize redemption purposes.

Overall Rating
  • It was exciting to hear that my feature-length screenplay « Bilious » was selected as a Quarter-Finalist in the festival. Thank you!

    July 2022
  • A wonderful 5 starts experience, if you're looking to enter a screenwriting competition, I would highly recommend Filmmatic.

    July 2022
  • Thank you for including The Seeing Eye. Reasonably priced festival.

    July 2022
  • I am so grateful to Filmmatic for naming my newest screenplay The Long Dark Climb a finalist. I know how tough the competition is so I am touched.

    July 2022
  • Gregg Greenberg

    Great experience! Amazing notes on my script.

    July 2022