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?
As of Jan 2022 we have become very selective, with only five awards per season. Meaning, per year - we only hand out 20 prizes. The entry costs reflect this - we are aiming to keep this a cheap competition... but a hard one to win. Nominations however are at the judges discretion (i.e. determined by them, and as many as appropriate per categorisation).

*This is an IMDb approved event - https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0031000/overview/

As of Jan 2022 - we only had out 5 awards per season (20 per year), making this a cheap but very selective 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
  • D.K. Nwosu

    My short film script entitled "Magi" was nominated!
    Thank you Paperscreenplay. I really like you. Keep up the great work.

    August 2022
  • Troy Randall-Kilpatrick

    Absolutely fantastic festival! I was delighted to be a part of this wonderful competition and to receive a nomination with my screenplay, "Abrupt." Great, courteous communication and insightful feedback! Thank you for an exceptional experience!

    August 2022
  • Matt Bailey

    Thank you for the Best Horror Shocker Nomination for Motica. It means the world. An absolutely wonderful festival!

    August 2022
  • Robert Craig

    This a great festival. We were happy to be a part of this with our screenplay submission. We were especially happy to win an award for our screenplay. Go Go Film Festival! Thanks for a great experience.

    August 2022
  • Charles Kaufmann

    This is a unique competition, well-run and plucky. It's nice to see judge's comments posted with the nominations and winners. I had the impression that the submissions were being carefully and fairly read. I'd recommend this screenplay competition.

    August 2022