NEW PRIZES!!!

The winning short screenplay will get produced!

The winning feature and TV pilot screenplays will get an audio production of their full screenplay directed and read by professional actors!

WATCH the previous winners here: https://www.youtube.com/@renotahoescreenplay

The Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Contest is one of a kind contest that strives to connect undiscovered screenwriters with producers and other industry professionals and get them produced!

Stats from our 2021-2022 seasons:
--9 writers produced!
--3 new winners will be announced February 2023
--8 of our writers have been optioned or hired on assignment since our contest launched!

Our prize package is worth over $20,000!

--The winning SHORT SCRIPT GETS OPTIONED AND PRODUCED!
--NEW!!! The winning FEATURE AND TV SCREENPLAYS will get an audio production (also called table read) of their full script directed and read by professional actors
--Screenwriting Staffing and Virtual Pitch Fest are our official sponsors and will give additional prizes to our winners!
--All entries receive complimentary basic screenplay analysis!

No other contest offers this!

Don't forget to claim your free guide "Top Ten Mistakes Screenwriters Make and How to Fix Them" here: https://renoscreenplays.com/

Short script winner
--Gets their winning script optioned and produced*
--10 free pitches from Virtual Pitch Fest
--1-year Screenwriting Staffing premium membership
--Introductory phone call with an industry pro

Feature script winner
--Gets a table read of their full script directed and read by professional actors (winners will receive a recording of the table read)
--10 free pitches from Virtual Pitch Fest
--1-year Screenwriting Staffing premium membership
--Introductory phone call with an industry pro

TV script winner
--Gets a table read of their full script directed and read by professional actors (winners will receive a recording of the table read)
--10 free pitches from Virtual Pitch Fest
--1-year Screenwriting Staffing premium membership
--Introductory phone call with an industry pro

ALL FINALISTS
--1 free pitch from Virtual Pitch Fest

ALL ENTRANTS
--All entries receive complimentary basic screenplay analysis!

*The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes

SEASON 2022 WINNERS: TBD

FALL 2021 WINNERS
--Short script: Beyond the Door by P James Norris
--Feature: The Killer Script by David Pierotti
--TV Pilot: Bullet Proof Money by David Healy

SUMMER 2021 WINNERS
--Short script: The Other Side by Joe Thayer
--Feature: Nidstang by Jared Lamp
--TV pilot: Quantum Entanglement by KC Kramer

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

See winning films here: https://www.youtube.com/@renotahoescreenplay
See all results here: https://renoscreenplays.com/

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.

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 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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  • Susan Brannigan-Rampp

    Thank you for the thorough review of Marilyn in the Mirror and the quarter finalist status.

    August 2022
  • James Barrett

    Glad I entered. It was awesome!

    July 2022
  • Cristina Rodríguez

    A great experience! I recommend it specially if you're beginning in filming industry

    July 2022
  • Jerry Kokich

    I can’t give any more ratings than those above. I was selected as a semi-finalist, which is nice, but means pretty much nothing in the grand scheme of things. Still, it’s nice to be recognized, so if you’re thinking of submitting to this festival, go ahead, and I hope you have better luck.

    June 2022
  • A real class act. This contest respects you and is timely with announcements. I was happy my Script 'The Part Host' was selected as a Semi-Finalist.

    June 2022