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Screenwriters Network wants to bridge the gap between YOU and the industry with hundreds of our esteemed connections.

Get your script seen by some of the most respected judges in the industry. Collectively our judging panel has written award-winning films such as TOY STORY, cult classics like FIGHT CLUB, and even Netflix Originals like SECRET OBSESSION, bringing their wealth and experience of the film industry to our competition.

OUR JUDGES

Jim Uhls the legendary screenwriter who wrote cult classic Fight Club directed by David Fincher, Jumper directed by Doug Limon, and Semper FI produced by himself and Steven Spielberg.

Kraig Wenman has sold 63 feature scripts and 27 produced films. Kraig’s recent psychological thriller Secret Obsession scored 40 million views in 28 days putting it into the Top 10 most-watched Netflix Originals ever. Kraig’s other screenwriting credits include Cyberstalker, Absolute Deception and Bandit starring Mel Gibson, that will be released this year.

Aaron Abrams is a Canadian actor and screenwriter who has appeared in roles for TV, including Masters of Sex, The L.A. Complex, Blindspot and bingeworthy series Hannibal.
Aaron has also written and produced several films such as Netflix Original, The Love Birds, The Go-Getters and episodes for The LA Complex.

Luke Harvis is a writer and actor whose credits include The Diabolical and the Netflix Original movie Clinical. Luke has also written Mile 81 adapted from the popular Stephen King novel.

Tamara Chestna is a screenwriter and producer, known for writing and producing Netflix Originals such as After and Moxie. Tamara has also written Sneakerella, a Cinderella adaptation movie that will be released in May 2022 on Disney +.

CATEGORIES

- Feature-Length script up to 200 pages

We offer the choice of receiving feedback on your screenplay at an extra cost. Feedback will be provided by our qualified script consultants.

SCRIPT FEEDBACK

We provide an in-depth and thorough analysis of your screenplay. Passing through not one, but two pairs of eyes!

Notes submitted by the judge of your script will be passed on directly to one of our professional script consultants (who reads it again).

For more information on our script consultants: https://www.screenwritersnetwork.org/script-coverage/

NOTIFICATION DATES

Quarterfinalists | 18th March

Semi-Finalists | 25th March

Finalists | 1st April

Winners | 8th April

BENEFITS

For entering alone, you will receive all three of our submission benefits:

➤ Every script submitted gets registered with SWN for free. No need to register with the writers’ guilds (WGA, WGUK etc.).

➤ FREE eBook

➤ You will receive a $10 gift card from us to be redeemed on our Script Coverage services.

★★★ PRIZES ★★★

Grand Prize Winner

➤ $500 Cash prize

➤ Automatically qualify for our annual screenplay competition ($1200 Award)

➤ Your script listed in InkTip’s script directory (4000+ producers, reps & execs)

➤ A lifetime subscription to Final Draft Pro screenwriting software (worth $249.99)

➤The SWN hanging frame award with your winning script and laurels inside

➤ A promotion in InkTip’s magazine (15,000+ producers, reps & execs)

➤ Your script will be sent to our judges and select members of our contacts

--- Contest Eligibility ---

– All submissions must be written in English.

– All ages are eligible.

– Material submitted must be written and owned by the person submitting.

– You may submit as many entries as you like.

– All entries must be uploaded in PDF format.

– You may resubmit your entered script once at the discretion of Screenwriters Network. This will be dependent on where the script is in our process and whether this has already been assigned to a reader/ judge.

– If submitting as a team a singular prize package (only) will be made out to the initial person who submitted.

– Scripts submitted to the SWN Screenplay Competition are protected and remain the owner of the person(s) that submitted.

- Feature-Length up to 200 pages.

-- FAQs ---

1) Submissions are welcome from any country.

2) There is no limit to the number of materials you may submit.

3) We do not issue refunds.

--- Terms ---

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  • Cristina Rodríguez

    A really good experience! Good communication, professional team and a really reliable contest. It's worth to take part!

    January 2022
  • Elyssa Catalfano

    A wonderful opportunity to submit my scripts to. I would highly recommend you try it out for yourself.

    January 2022
  • Joe Leone

    I'd like to thank the SWN Screenplay Competition for recognizing Short Screenplay (FARM CLUB) as a Semi-Finalist. I highly recommend this competition for all screenwriters

    December 2021
  • I'm truly honored to have my drama/fantasy feature "The Seedling", my sci-fi thriller "The Celestial Highway", my thriller "Protector of the Emerald City" and my horror feature "Faithful Shadow" selected as a Quarter-Finalists! Thank you so much!

    October 2021
  • Beth Marston

    Great festival! Was thrilled to be a quarter-finalist and will definitely be submitting again :) Thank you!!

    August 2021