The 2023 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! Get media promotion. International submissions accepted. For more information and guidelines regarding the 2023 Hollywood Jumbo Film & Screenplay Festival, please visit 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 and pay the initial entry fee provided (listed on the website) at

Prizes: trophies or certificates, media promotion, list of Finalists, and screenplay coverage. An awards ceremony and get-together to be announced for Peerspace Warehouse in Burbank (7:00 pm - 8:30 pm). You do not have to attend the awards ceremony to win. To attend the awards ceremony, merely forward an email to for instructions and seating availability.



All submissions must be original work.

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

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.

Overall Rating
  • I am thrilled and I feel very honored to announce that my faith-base/horror/drama screenplay At The Mercy Of Faith was a top 4 award winner in the Hollywood: Jumbo festival.

    December 2022
  • Great to be a part of an up-and-coming contest. Hopefully awards and prizes can be added to future sessions, but it's always nice to add a win from a national contest to the resume.

    December 2021
  • 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