WATCH the Spring and summer 2021 feature and TV pilot WINNERS here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRoRT93c_oOxlTpDhbJ02rw

The winning shorts will be released publicly via several platforms Q4 2022. The Fall 2021 winners are in pre-production.

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 first year:
--6 writers produced!
--3 writers are in pre-production
--Eight of our writers were optioned or hired on assignment!

The Reno-Tahoe Screenplay 2022 cycle is now accepting submissions.

--The winning SHORT SCRIPT GETS OPTIONED AND PRODUCED!

--The winning FEATURE AND TV SCREENPLAYS will get a proof-of-concept scene/short film produced.

--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!

Our prize package is worth over $30,000!!!! 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/

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.

Short script winner
--Gets their winning script optioned and produced (a value of up to $20,000)*
--10 free pitches from Virtual Pitch Fest (value of $100)
--1-year Screenwriting Staffing premium membership (value of $130)
--Introductory phone call with an industry pro

Feature script winner
--Gets a proof-of-concept scene from their screenplay produced (a value of up to $5,000)*
--10 free pitches from Virtual Pitch Fest (value of $100)
--1-year Screenwriting Staffing premium membership (value of $130)
--Introductory phone call with an industry pro

TV script winner
--Gets a proof-of-concept scene from their screenplay produced (a value of up to $5,000)*
--10 free pitches from Virtual Pitch Fest (value of $100)
--1-year Screenwriting Staffing premium membership (value of $130)
--Introductory phone call with an industry pro

ALL FINALISTS
--1 free pitch from Virtual Pitch Fest (a value of around $3000)

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

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/channel/UCRoRT93c_oOxlTpDhbJ02rw
See all results 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.

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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  • 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