Cash prize, manager and producer intro's, project mentorship.

*Dan Seco, lit manager/partner at Empirical Evidence will guest judge this season, and will also provide our Season 6 Fellow with a zoom consultation regarding their project and career.


The INROADS SCREENWRITING FELLOWSHIP competition was created to locate, expose and nurture up-and-coming screenwriters who have yet to receive their invitation to the mainstream industry. The competition is proudly sponsored by InkTip , Screenwriting Staffing, Monday on Main Street and

It's not what you know, it's who you know, and we want you to meet the right people, right now.

- Accolades including the Inroads Fellow announced 5/15/2023

* $1,000 Cash to the Overall Winner

* Lit Manager intro and zoom consultation

* InkTip Screenplay Listing Packages (all Finalists)

* A 1-Year Premium Screenwriting-Staffing Membership for the Overall Winner

* Press and Exposure for all Finalists and Honorees (to our list of 50k industry professionals + outside media + our growing list of reviewing managers and producers)

* Accolades will be awarded to: QUARTERFINALISTS, 100+ SEMIFINALISTS, 10 FINALISTS ,1 FELLOW each season

* All entrants will receive an invitation to Filmmatic's annual Sundance networking Event.

1) Judges and employees of or InkTip are not eligible to enter the competition, nor are their affiliates or immediate family members.

2) All scripts must be submitted in English, and entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.

3) All writers' names should be listed in the online entry. By submitting online to the Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship Competition, entrant warrants that all writers have authorized the submission. If a screenplay is written by multiple authors, all cash and awards will be remitted to the entrant of record, with all proceeds to be divided at the writers' discretion.

4) To enter your script electronically, you must submit in one of the following formats: .PDF (preferred), Final Draft, Movie Magic Screenwriter, Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format, or Text.

5) Entries will not be returned. Be sure to retain a copy of all material submitted.

6) Entrants of the Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship Competition retain all rights to their screenplays.

7) You may submit your entry and payment either online through this website (see homepage) or through FilmFreeway. No preference will be given to either any of submission.

8) Entries must be received by the applicable Entry Deadline.

9) Once a script has been entered into competition, we will not accept substitutions or revised drafts. If you wish to submit a revised draft of your script, you must enter it as a new submission.

10) The Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship will not share your screenplay with anyone except the official judges of the competition without prior permission.

11) By entering the Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship Competition, you represent that your entry is your original work, and does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people or legal entities. Entrant indemnifies and its employees and subsidiaries and holds them harmless from any claims regarding infringement or dissemination of materials.

12) Entry fees are non-refundable.

13) For environmental reasons, we no longer accept hardcopy submissions by mail.

14) Entrants can include author and/or contact information on their entry's cover page at their own discretion, but it is not required.

15) The decisions of the judges are final.

16) The Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship reserves the right to make any necessary changes, postponements, or cancellations to competition scheduling at our discretion. Competition staff reserves the right to substitute any advertised prize for another prize of similar value.

17) Notification of winners and official finalists will be sent by email and posted on our website. It is the responsibility of the winners to redeem any prizes allotted to them by the Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship or our sponsors. Applicants will be responsible for providing current contact information and mailing addresses for prize redemption purposes.

Overall Rating
  • Michael Diamond

    I was not able to attend but was happy STAR WITNESS was a quarter-finalist in their screenwriting competition. Recognition keeps one working at turning out meaningful and entertaining screenplays.

    April 2022
  • Totally thrilled my Action-Adventure Feature Screenplay PREACHER’S DAUGHTER; GIANT SLAYER made the Quarter-Finals! My first Action Script, so to have Inroads Fellowship recognize my work is encouraging and inspiring! Thank you, again!

    April 2022
  • Thank you for awarding my challenging screenplay, ALTA CALIFORNIA, a QUARTER-FINALIST AWARD. Hopefully, one day, the truth about the first contact between the Spaniards (padres and soldiers) in the Mission Era in California will be told.

    April 2022
  • Maggie Craig

    Thank you for recognising AIMO as a Quarter Finalist for the Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship. I think this is an amazing idea for a festival. With AIMO being my first feature screenplay, I was truly honoured to make it so far in this competitive festival. I look forward to entering again.

    May 2021
  • While waiting for the results of any contest can be a daunting one, my overall experience with Inroads was a great one. And successful. Thank you again!!!

    May 2021