The 2020 Hollywood Jumbo Screenplay Festival is here! Enter your script from a collection of categories: shorts, featurettes (long shorts or TV pilots), features, and fan scripts. You could be the next winner! Prizes: trophies, promotional articles on website for winners, list of Finalists, and screenplay coverage for all entries from Industry Professionals. International submissions accepted. For more information and guidelines regarding the 2020 Hollywood Jumbo Film & Screenplay Festival, please visit hollywoodjumbo.com and submit your screenplay online!

SPECIAL NOTE: Overseas submissions (outside of the USA) if you are unable to submit on FilmFreeway, please submit manuscript directly to hollywoodjumbo@gmail.com and pay the initial entry fee provided (listed on the website) at hollywoodjumbo.com

Prizes: trophies, promotional articles on website for winners, list of Finalists, and screenplay coverage for all entries from Industry Professionals. Plus, all winning scripts get read by a Hollywood Agent. An awards ceremony and get-together will be either online or at the actual location (depending on the pandemic) July 31st, 2020 at the Peerspace Warehouse in Burbank (7:00 pm - 8:30 pm). Despite the pandemic, the show goes on-- either online or as originally planned. You do not have to attend to win any trophies or finalist awards. It will simply be mailed to you, otherwise. To attend, you must RSVP to hollywoodjumbo@gmail.com for seating availability.

(PLEASE REVIEW GUIDELINES BEFORE SUBMITTING).

GUIDELINES

All submissions must be original work, except for the fan scripts category.

Overseas submissions(anywhere outside of the USA) you can submit your manuscript directly on the website at hollywoodjumbo.com

Please note that plagiarism is a serious offense unless otherwise public domain - unoriginal works will be dismissed immediately.

Works that fall under public domain, of course, have no copyright. You are free to submit anything within the general public domain.

Short film scripts must be between 3 - 35 pages.

Featurettes are between 32 - 69 pages (these are just longer short films or TV pilots).

Feature length screenplays are between 70 - 125 pages (but please, no longer than 155 pages).

Fan short scripts are between 3 - 35 pages (based on any popular movie or TV franchise).

All screenplays must be written in professional screenplay format.

Any valid screenwriting software can be used. Final Draft is the Industry standard.

Microsoft Word has a screenplay template bundled into the Word package.

Just learning screenwriting format? Visit Final Draft on Youtube for some insightful videos.

Also, consider reading The Screenwriter's Bible (this book is available on Amazon) which can be purchased there.

All screenplays will receive professional Hollywood coverage (which will be emailed back to you as a .pdf file).

Submission of a screenplay is for the purpose of festival awards and complimentary criticism (for helpful insights, improvements and writer growth) of written works (and of course, coverage provided with each entry).

We apologize, there are no refunds. Our Judges begin reading the scripts as soon as we get them, and then go immediately into doing coverage from there.

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  • I still cannot believe they took the time to do coverage on a screenplay of mine that got an Honorable Mention. How did they find time to do this for me and all the Award winners??? Very thorough and thoughtful. Hollywood Jumbo RULES the Screenplay Festivals!!!

    September 2020
  • Sharon J Geyer

    I enjoyed participating in the Hollywood Jumbo Film & Screenplay competition, I plan to use the suggestion given in some way. When I submitted, I was only expecting to recieve feedback and surprisingly, I wound up placing 1st in the Fan Film category! Thank-you Hollywood Jumbo!

    September 2020
  • Mike Angus

    Glad to be selected, looking forward to great things.

    August 2020
  • Very good festival. Having my script for The 12th Race selected as a semi-finalist. was great. Good, useful feedback too.

    August 2020
  • Kimberly Cronkite

    This is a good contest, well worth the entry fee. The coverage was very good and helpful. I was pleasantly surprised and happy to receive Honorable Mention for my script. One suggestion for your next contest is to put out an email to the contestants with the semi-finalists and finalists names. Also, if you haven’t yet, putting the finalists and winners names on the home page of your website would be good too, so one doesn’t have to look for the page with the names.

    Overall, a good and valuable contest and I look forward to entering my next script in it for next year.

    August 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Kimberly. Be assured all winners, finalists and semi-finalists as well as our honorable mentions are listed on the website and social media.
    Best regards to your future!
    - Hollywood Jumbo