***Two scripts got optioned from the Spring 2021 cycle and one writer got hired to write a feature screenplay! ***

The Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Fall cycle is now accepting submissions. The winning SHORT SCRIPT GETS OPTIONED AND PRODUCED!

We will also produce proof-of-concept scene(s) from winning feature and TV pilot scripts.

The Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Contest is one of a kind contest that strives to connect local and international screenwriters with producers in an effort to create world-class content.

***All entries receive script analysis through Scriptmatix!***

Or upgrade to the full analysis that helps you identify any issues and how to fix them.

All entrants will also get an IMDb Thank You credit in the short film!!!

NEW!!! The 3 winning writers will also receive 1-year premium membership from Screenwriting Staffing (https://www.screenwritingstaffing.com/premium-membership)

The winners will get produced by our partner Mad Wife Productions. https://madwifeproductions.com/

Mad Wife Productions got 6 unproduced writers produced in 2020 (including Ramon Geronimo, writer of Capture Narcos and Allan Tamshen, writer of Black Eyes), 3 this year (including Rachel Tanezler -- one of our contest winners) as well as the 3 winners from the spring and 3 winners from the Summer contest!
No other contest offers this!

You can see their previous films here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5fsQhxfThTEuzYp4bG9Tfg

Our goal is not only to find the best scripts possible, but to provide resources that edify creators from Nevada and across the globe, and bring them to the forefront of our rapidly growing film community.

Claim your free guide "Top Ten Mistakes Screenwriters Make and How to Fix Them" here: https://renoscreenplays.com/

Access our Spring 2021 winners' proof of concepts here (all three scripts are in pre-production and casting is underway): https://renoscreenplays.com/spring_2021_winners/

Feature script winner
--Gets a proof-of-concept scene from their screenplay produced (a value of up to $5,000)*
--1-year Screenwriting Staffing premium membership (value of $130)
--Introductory phone call with an industry pro
--Media exposure across multiple platforms

TV script winner
--Gets a proof-of-concept scene from their screenplay produced (a value of up to $5,000)*
--1-year Screenwriting Staffing premium membership (value of $130)
--Introductory phone call with an industry pro
--Media exposure across multiple platforms

Short script winner
--Gets their winning script optioned and produced (a value of up to $20,000)*
--1-year Screenwriting Staffing premium membership (value of $130)
--Introductory phone call with an industry pro
--Media exposure across multiple platforms

*Screenplay/scenes will be produced by our local, award-winning partner Mad Wife Productions. https://madwifeproductions.com/. The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes

SPRING 2021 WINNERS
--Short script winner: Tree o'mine by Bernhard Riedhammer
--TV Pilot winner: Heritage by Anna Maues
--Feature winner: Aunt Jeannie by David Gray

Stay tuned for updates on the production of these scripts: https://renoscreenplays.com/blogs/

SPRING 2021 Honorable mentions:
Short scripts:
--Into the Jungle by Chelsea Hazzard
--Beyond the Door by James Norris

TV Pilots:
--Snowflakes by Ryan Costello
--Lady in the Woods by Tracy Mason
--Deadline by Phil Valentine

Feature scripts:
--Wendigo by David Zuckerman
--Glow Stick by Michael Raymond
--The Angelic Rebellion by Paul Skinner

See all finalists here: https://renoscreenplays.com/spring-2021-finalists-and-winners-coming-soon/

All writers, without regard to age and country of origin, are eligible.

The material submitted must be in English and in PDF format.

All material submitted to other competitions or contests is eligible.

There are no limitations or restrictions as to date of authorship.

The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, any third party prior to entering the competition.

Material should be submitted in standard screenplay format, font, spacing and margin.

Adaptations of source material or other literary work must be properly referenced and credited.

Feature scripts that exceed 130 pages may be disqualified.

TV scripts that exceed 75 pages may be disqualified.

Short scripts that exceed 30 pages may be disqualified.

By submitting to this contest you agree to receive email messages from Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Contest or its partners, including Mad Wife Productions, regarding contest updates and other related services. If you wish to stop receiving these communications, you need to request to be removed from the email list in writing: info@renoscreenplay.com

You also agree to our Terms and Conditions as stated on our website: https://renoscreenplays.com/

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  • Finally a contest that offers production! MJ Palo is a class act and true professional. My notes were well executed. And I'm very grateful to have such a great opportunity.

    October 2021
  • Erin Elizabeth Keefer

    This is a fantastic screenplay contest with true opportunities and a professional staff!!! Definitely recommend!!!

    August 2021
  • Pamela PerryGoulardt

    This was a fun festival and I love Reno/Tahoe! Very grateful two of my scripts, 'Calamity Jane: Queen of Spades" and "Dance of the Gypsy" were recognized. Thank you Reno Tahoe Screenplay Contest! Fun!

    August 2021
  • Sean Fox

    Excellent first experience with Reno Tahoe Screenplay Contest.

    July 2021
  • Thank you for the Quarter-Finalist Award for my screenplay, ALTA CALIFORNIA. Valued and encouraging. altacaliforniamovie.com

    July 2021