What is Paperscreenplay?
Paperscreenplay is an IMDb approved bi-monthly writing challenge, one which comes with a very simple concept: all selected scripts get a ‘review box’ which summarises highlights and key production potential for all projects.

What is the writing challenge?
Nothing much… but a concept that the scripts being entered ‘fit’ a particular type. This is to ensure our team are judging scripts as a ‘block’ of a particular type and scale… I mean, shy of technique – how does one really compare a script set in space with one on a farm?

But, why Paperscreenplay?
We want to grow the event into a production arm. So, we have a dream here: establish a style for our competition, and ensure some of the writers we work with see their scripts pushed into production. Please note – this is a long term dream, and for now we are just a script competition.

All nominated films will be provided with a 'review' block on our site, which will summarise a variety of highlights we loved, as well as its nominations/wins within our current challenge category. Please find an example of our competition here: https://paperscreenplay.com/nominations-and-wins/

All screenplays must be your original work, and you must credit and have permission to submit the script to us (this is applicable to writing teams as well). All decisions by the jury of Paperscreenplay are final. All scripts remain the property of the writer. Refunds will be issued at the discretion of the festival.

Overall Rating
  • David Davidson

    This is a great screenplay contest. I say this not only because I won best dramatic script, but because the judges fairly evaluated the screenplay giving strengths and weaknesses. Communication was fantastic.

    June 2021
  • Great experience, really appreciated the feedback from the two judges, thank you very much!

    June 2021
  • Thank you for nominating my frantic witty absurd surreal comedy script/screenplay Loonatoona for "Best use of Comedy"

    June 2021
  • As a winner, I am shamelessly biased and love this festival and the judges. Their observations are astute, productive and insightful. Thank you!!!

    June 2021
  • Debbie Blouet

    I had a good experience with this festival. They gave great feedback and communicated well. I'm proud to have been a part of the first season and I wish them luck for the future.

    June 2021