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 main awards per season. Meaning, per year - we only hand out 20 main 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
  • Delighted that my script JUST TALK won Best Concept and was nominated for Best Script. It was great to read a review of my script as well. I would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of entering. Thanks again to the guys at Paperscreenplay.

    September 2023
  • Hard Bargain Pictures

    I'm so glad that there are organizations like Paperscreenplay that writer/directors can reach out to for honest feedback, I told all my filmmaker colleagues about this resource.

    September 2023
  • Lois Banks

    My experience at the film festival was exciting and positive. I’m a first time female filmmaker and I did well. I’m so glad that my film entitled, Walking With God, by Lois Banks was accepted and placed well in the festival. Thank you for the opportunity to share my desire to heal the world at your film festival.

    Lois Banks

    September 2023
  • Honoured to have my script, BABY BLUE, be nominated for Best Script and Best Character Arc. The festival kept me well-informed, and to see a write-up for my script online is surreal. As this is an affordable festival, it's ideal for those new to entering their work into festivals, as I am. I will definitely be entering again.

    May 2023
  • Fantastic to have won Best Genre Script with my short The Tides. A great review too! Thank you Paperscreenplay! I recommend this competition for anyone looking to get a short and useful summary of their screenplay.

    May 2023