The Golden Script Competition is a yearly international competition for short, feature and TV pilot screenplays from all around the world. Recognized by MovieBytes as one of the ๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฃ ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜๐—ก๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—”๐—ฌ ๐—–๐—ข๐—ก๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—ฆ ๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ.

You will be submitting to the 2023 edition, and the best scripts of this edition will be read by some of the most renowned production companies and literary agencies (including some that have won several OSCARS and BAFTAS), giving you the chance to have your script produced or represented ๐ŸŽฌ. Our mentors include OSCAR and BAFTA-winner Bobby Moresco and three-time EMMY-nominee Jessica Sharzer.

๐—ช๐—›๐—ข'๐—ฆ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—”๐——๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ ๐—ง๐—ข๐—ฃ ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—ง๐—ฆ:

โœฆ Scott Free Productions (Gladiator, The Martian)
โœฆ Reliance Entertainment (1917, Ready Player One)
โœฆ Killer Films (Still Alice, Carol)
โœฆ Amblin Partners (Green Book, The Girl on the Train)
โœฆ Benaroya Pictures (Lawless, Margin Call)
โœฆ 21 Laps Entertainment (Stranger Things, Arrival)
โœฆ Davis Entertainment (The Blacklist, I, Robot)
โœฆ Broken Road Productions (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Next)
โœฆ Shoreline Entertainment (The Man from Earth, The Signal)
โœฆ Simon West Productions (The Expendables 2, Tomb Raider)
โœฆ West Coast Film Partners (Olympus Has Fallen, Donnie Darko)
โœฆ MadRiver Pictures (The Trial of the Chicago 7, Ad Astra)
โœฆ Lit Entertainment Group (Prisoners, Free Guy)
โœฆ Fremantle (American Gods, The Young Pope)
โœฆ Stone Village Productions (The Lincoln Lawyer, Runner Runner)
โœฆ Knight Hall Agency (repr. writers of In Bruges, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
โœฆ Signature Entertainment (Predestination, The Guilty)
โœฆ Perfect World Pictures (50/50, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)
โœฆ Bully Pictures (Milk, Defending Jacob)
โœฆ Salon Pictures (McQueen, Churchill)
โœฆ Affirm Films (Hachi: A Dog's Tale, Soul Surfer)
โœฆ Bellevue Productions (repr. writers of Mr. Robot, The Man in the High Castle)
โœฆ Julia Tyrrell Management (repr. writers of Downtown Abbey, The Musketeers)
โœฆ Hurricane Films (A Prayer Before Dawn, Sometimes Always Never)
โœฆ Curzon (Enemy, Son of Saul)
+30 more...

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Each year in July, we promote our best scripts in the competition by creating a list called a Golden List. We then make the list available to most of our partners, as well as to creative executives, producers or directors who can find more information about the scripts there with the option to request them. Note that except from our partners and our direct contacts, no one will be able to read the scripts without the consent of the writer/s.

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There will be quarter-finalists, semifinalists and finalists out of which a second runner up, a runner up and a WINNER will be designated. Only one script from each category can win THE GOLDEN SCRIPT award. Note that our mentors and partners are subject to change without notice.

โœฆ๐—™๐—˜๐—”๐—ง๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—ง๐—ฆโœฆ

THE GOLDEN SCRIPT WINNER (1st PLACE) - 1on1 MASTERCLASS with OSCAR and BAFTA-winner BOBBY MORESCO + Trophy + Award Certificate + one 4 month InkTip Pro Membership worth $130 + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 1yr Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $130 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2023) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

2nd PLACE - Trophy + Award Certificate + one 4 month InkTip Pro Membership worth $130 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2023) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

3rd PLACE - Trophy + Award Certificate + one 4 month InkTip Pro Membership worth $130 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2023) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusionโ€‹

FINALISTS - Award Certificate + 20% off discount @ Filmarket Hub (upcoming call for entries) + 50% off discount @ FILMUSTAGE (2023) + Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th to 15th place)

โœฆ๐—ง๐—ฉ ๐—ฃ๐—œ๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ง๐—ฆโœฆ

THE GOLDEN TV SCRIPT WINNER (1st PLACE) - 1on1 MASTERCLASS with three-time EMMY-nominee JESSICA SHARZER + Trophy + Award Certificate + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 + one 4 month InkTip Pro Membership worth $130 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 1yr Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $130 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2023) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

2nd PLACE - Trophy + Award Certificate + one 4 month InkTip Pro Membership worth $130 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2023) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

3rd PLACE - Trophy + Award Certificate + one 4 month InkTip Pro Membership worth $130 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2023) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

FINALISTS - Award Certificate + 50% off discount @ FILMUSTAGE (2023) + Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th to 9th place)

โœฆ๐—ฆ๐—›๐—ข๐—ฅ๐—ง ๐—ฆ๐—–๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—ง๐—ฆโœฆ

THE GOLDEN SCRIPT WINNER (1st PLACE) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 + 1yr Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $130 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2023) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

2nd PLACE - Trophy + Award Certificate + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2023) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusionโ€‹

3rd PLACE - Trophy + Award Certificate + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2023) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

FINALISTS - Award Certificate + 50% off discount @ FILMUSTAGE (2023) + Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th, 5th or 6th place)

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1) Submitted scripts must be original screenplays, and the sole property of the applicant(s). Screenplays submitted must not have been previously sold or produced. Adapted or based on screenplays are also accepted. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to register their screenplay and secure clearance from the copyright holders of any copyrighted materials included within the submitted screenplay. All entrants, including the nominees and winners, retain complete and exclusive rights to their work.
2) All ages are eligible, and you can submit from any country.
3) All entries must be in English.
4) We accept screenplays between 1-140 pages in length. For scripts over 140 pages, you would need to pay an additional fee.
5) There is no limit to the number of screenplays you may submit.
6) All entries must be uploaded in PDF/FDX format.ย Contact details or names are allowed to be on the title page, but not recommended.
7) All screenplays should be written in industry standard format (Courier 12 pt font).
8)ย Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entry screenplay(s) are accepted. However,ย you would need to pay an additional fee: https://goldenscript.net/extra
9) Competition judges, readers and employees of our competition, past and present, and their immediate friends and families, are NOT eligible to enter. Previous winning and finalist scripts are also NOT eligible.
10) Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. Entry fees (including services fees) are non-refundable and we do not provide any feedback (except for paid feedback).
11) By entering The Golden Script Competition you agree to all the rules listed. Regardless of your status (winner or nominee), please note that your script, logline and contact information may be shared with our partners and sponsors, and by submitting you agree with that. You also agree to release and hold harmless The Golden Script Competition and its subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to damages and negligence to property and persons, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, copyright, infringement of trademark or other intellectual property rights relating to a participantโ€™s entry, participation in the contest and/or acceptance or use or misuse of the prize.

The Golden Script 2023 Edition NOMINEES will be announced on the 20th of June, 2023.

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  • This was an excellent competition! I was over the moon to be nominated as a semi-finalist. Thank you! Back to writing.

    July 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much, Tia!

  • Rudy Riveron Sanchez

    The Golden Script Competition is a serious and professional contest, with excellent communication. I would definitely recommend it to other colleagues. Personally, I enjoyed being part of the competition and having my short screenplay Holiday selected as a 2022 finalist. Long live The Golden Script!

    July 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Rudy!

  • Dezso Krisztics

    I had a very positive experience participating in The Golden Script Competition. It seems to be one of the very few competitions that do have a professional background and isn't only looking at taking money from screenwriters. Communications was flawless and I very much appreciated the fact that they were open to one-of-a-kind off-the-beaten-track scripts. Thanks and keep up!

    July 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much for the kind words, Dezso!

  • Once again the Golden Script Competition shows smart taste and a commitment to good writing. My Pilot "Cold Heat" will be the new hot read of the summer! Thanks a trillion, at the very least.

    July 2022
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much, John! Keep up the good work!

  • Rachel Thomas-Medwid

    Thank you for awarding my short script "Fenwick" The Bronze Award...I'm honored to have placed in such a prestigious competition! Communication was excellent and the rewards are top notch...I will definitely plan on submitting again.

    July 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much, Rachel! Congrats on your win!