The Golden Script Competition is a yearly competition founded in Glasgow, UK, of short, feature and TV pilot screenplays from all around the world.

You will be submitting to the 2022 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. 2022 Edition Mentors include Paul Haggis, the two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter.

One script will receive a $10,000 option fund from Lucky Elephant Media (Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Pieces of a Woman). The best scripts of 2022 will also be read and could be potentially considered for further options and development by the same company.

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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 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 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 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 1821 Pictures (The Invention of Lying, Machete Kills)
โœฆ Curzon (Enemy, Son of Saul)
โœฆ Goalpost Pictures (The Invisible Man, Upgrade)
โœฆ Schemers Entertainment (The Greatest Showman, Mara)
โœฆ Tempo Productions (The Wife, Churchill)
โœฆ Sui Generis Pictures (Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette)
โœฆ Underground Films (Remember Me, Deep Blue Sea)
โœฆ Met Film Production (God's Own Country, Little Ashes)
โœฆ Corona Content (Truth or Dare, The Liability)
โœฆ Cinelou Films (Cake, The Comedian)
โœฆ Gemma Hirst Associates (The Crown, Father Brown)
โœฆ American High (Big Time Adolescence, The Binge)
โœฆ Two Brothers Pictures (Fleabag, The Missing)
โœฆ Sid Gentle Films (Killing Eve, The Durrells)
โœฆ Sheil Land Associates (repr. writers of Cloud Atlas, Torchwood)
โœฆ Sundial Pictures (Obvious Child, Amazing Grace)
โœฆ Linda Seifert Management (repr. writers of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Small Soldiers)
โœฆ Blake Friedmann (repr. Matthew Chapman - Runaway Jury, The Ledge)
โœฆ Grade A Entertainment (Gifted, Untraceable)
โœฆ Slick Films (The Silent Child, A Glimpse)
โœฆ Cedar Park Entertainment (Bright, The Tax Collector)
โœฆ Cinema Libre Studio (Betty Blue, Worlds Apart)
โœฆ Unstoppable (The Anomaly, Adulthood)
โœฆ Collective Talent (Steven Russell)
โœฆ Freestyle Digital Media (Tomorrow, When the War Began, Samsara)

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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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The option fund is a $10,000 guaranteed fund to be given by Lucky Elephant Media to one FEATURE or TV PILOT script in 2022, right after the Golden List announcement (July 10th, 2022). The option fund recipient will also receive creative development from The Golden Script Competition. Our top 15 FEATURES and 9 TV PILOTS of 2022 are eligible for the option fund. All eligible scripts will be read by Lucky Elephant Media, and thus more than one script can be considered for further options and development. Note that the option fund winning script can be different from our 1st, 2nd or 3rd place winner.

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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.

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THE GOLDEN SCRIPT WINNER (First Place) - 1on1 MASTERCLASS with two-time OSCAR-winner PAUL HAGGIS + Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 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 (2022) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE SILVER SCRIPT WINNER (Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2022) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE BRONZE SCRIPT WINNER (Second Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2022) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusionโ€‹

FINALISTS - Award Certificate + 20% off discount @ Filmarket Hub (upcoming call for entries) + 50% off discount @ FILMUSTAGE (2022) + Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th to 15th place)

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THE GOLDEN TV SCRIPT WINNER (1st Place) - 1on1 MASTERCLASS with three-time EMMY-nominee JESSICA SHARZER (to be reconfirmed in early 2022) + Trophy + Award Certificate + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 + 1 InkTip Package 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 (2022) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE SILVER TV SCRIPT WINNER (Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate +1 InkTip Package worth $100 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2022) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE BRONZE TV SCRIPT WINNER (Second Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2022) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

FINALISTS - Award Certificate + 50% off discount @ FILMUSTAGE (2022) + Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th to 9th place)

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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 (2022) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

โ€‹THE SILVER SCRIPT WINNER (Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2022) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusionโ€‹

THE BRONZE SCRIPT WINNER (Second Runner Up) - 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + Trophy + Award Certificate + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2022) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

FINALISTS - Award Certificate + 50% off discount @ FILMUSTAGE (2022) + 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.
7) All screenplays should be written in industry standard format (Courier 12 pt font).
8) Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entry screenplay(s) are not encouraged. However, should youย resubmit, please note that ONLY ONE resubmission is possible (you would need to pay an additional fee) and that you may do so no later than 10 days before the deadline.ย 
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 2022 Edition NOMINEES will be announced on the 5th of June, 2022.

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  • 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!

  • Sean Chandler

    The Golden Script Competition is ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING! We were thrilled that "At The Flash" won the TV Pilot Script Golden 1st Place Award and completely thrilled to have a terrific, extremely helpful one-on-one with the Incredible Jessica Sharzer as part of the prize package! This competition truly cares about the successful development of its writers!!!

    July 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much, Sean! Glad you and David enjoyed the meeting with Jessica!

  • T.J. Barkwill

    The potential rewards of this competition are very impressive.

    July 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks for your review!

  • Thanks so much for making The Half-ling a semi-finalist in your 2021 competition. I wish the winners all the best!

    July 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Noel!

  • Jaclyn Lopez

    โ€œNefertitiโ€ - TV Pilot - This was my first ever competition and so honored to have been a Semi -Finalist. Thank you GSC!

    July 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much, Jaclyn!