The 2021 Hollywood Jumbo Screenplay Festival is here! Enter your script from a collection of categories: shorts, TV Pilots (TV pilots), and features. 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 2021 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) to be announced at Peerspace Warehouse in Burbank (7:00 pm - 8:30 pm). You do not have to attend to win any trophies or finalist awards. It will simply be mailed to you if you cannot attend the awards ceremony, otherwise. To attend the awards ceremony, forward an email to hollywoodjumbo@gmail.com for instructions and 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 - 69 pages.

TV Pilots - format length.

Feature length screenplays are traditionally between 70 - 125 pages (but please, no longer than 165 pages).

Short films - under 70 minutes.

Feature films - over 70 minutes.

All screenplays must be written in professional screenplay format.

Films can be shot in any 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 or film 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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  • Fred G Stemme

    I am most grateful to the Hollywood Jumbo Screenwriting Contest for assigning my screenplay "A Siren's Sweet Whisper" the Third Place Award. The contest is exceptionally well run and I highly recommend it to all screenwriters.

    October 2021
  • The Hollywood Jumbo Film Festival is an exciting festival to be apart of last year and again this year having won 2nd place for my feature The Heist and How to Get It. The energy around it keeps me motivated and eager to step out of my comfort zone.

    October 2021
  • We were honored that our screenplay La Famiglia e Tutto: Family is Everything was an official selection.

    October 2021
  • Project has been selected as a semi-finalist in festival.

    April 2021
  • 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