Welcome to IMDb qualifying Golden Pen Script Awards! We believe that the power of storytelling has the ability to inspire, educate, and connect us all. The festival has the goal of promoting and recognizing emerging screenwriting talent from around the world. Our festival brings together a diverse group of writers, industry professionals, and audiences to celebrate the art of storytelling and screenwriting. We are a team of film enthusiasts and professionals who are passionate about fostering a community of screenwriters and providing them with opportunities to showcase their work. Our festival is dedicated to discovering new voices and providing a platform for diverse and underrepresented perspectives in the film industry to promote their screenplays. We accept short, features, series and all genres of screenwriting. Our team of judges is composed of screenwriters, producers, and directors who are committed to identifying and rewarding the best in new and original screenplays. Each screenplay will be properly reviewed by our clear-sighted jury according to appropriate requirements of an expert analysis.

Best Short screenplay (Under 40 Pages)
Best Feature screenplay (Over 41 Pages)
Best Television Script
First Time Writer (Feature Script)
First Time Writer (Short Script under 40 pages)
Best Creative Writer
Best Student Script
Best Web/Series/Pilot Script

1. All scripts must be in English.
2. All entry fees are non-refundable.
3. 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 entrant’s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties.
6. Organizers have the right to use film posters or your photos on public social networks to promote your project and our festival.

Overall Rating
  • Great Opportunity and communication during such an odd time for our industry. Glad to be chosen and to be a part. Thanks for the acknowledgements!!

    June 2024
  • Darren Hawkins

    As an overseas submitter, and an online submitter, the most important thing is communication. To this I can say that Golden Pen were top shelf and on top of everything they needed to be. Met their deadlines when they said they would with letting us know about deadlines, submission results , no delays and it's all there on their website too .

    Hospitality and Networking is something that you can only speak from if you're there, so hence only three stars, because I can't comment either way . I'm not going to give a 1 star, but i can't give a five star (I wasn't there!!).

    I will say that this is very much worth while entering your script into and I would recommend this festival to anyone.

    Kindest regards,


    May 2024
  • I was happy to have my screenplay SALLY AND GLEN AT THE PALACE nominated for an award, and appreciated the information that it was one of 30 selections out of more than 120 submissions. It's not clear to me what networking opportunities are available for a program focused on screenwriters.

    May 2024
  • Julie Whalley

    I was so excited to see my screenplay had been chosen as an award winner. Turning my short story into a screenplay was a great experience. I will display my first laurel with pride. Thank you Golden Pen Script Awards. I hope to one day produce my short.

    March 2024
  • Entering the Golden Pen Script Awards was the best entry I have ever made. I entered with a screenplay and I left with a Best Screenplay Award. Thank you Golden Pen Script Awards. Love you all!

    October 2023