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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

Ella Greenwood is an award-winning filmmaker and the Founder of Broken Flames Productions. Her work has screened at BAFTA and Oscar Qualifying festivals and has been featured by the likes of Variety, Deadline, Grazia and Refinery29. Recent films include 'Self-Charm' starring BAFTA Winner Bukky Bakray (Rocks), 'Why Wouldn't I Be?' with Harry Collett (House of the Dragon), 'Smudged Smile' with Mia Mckenna-Bruce (Vampire Academy) and 'Bibimbap for One' with Ioanna Kimbook (Wedding Season). She is Co-Director of the Lucas A. Ferrara Film Fund and recently produced 'Once Upon a Riot' which shot in London & Los Angeles and is made by Dreamotion Studios & Broken Flames. She is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Honouree and a Women of the Future Award Winner.

Aidan Tanner is a director and photographer based out of Los Angeles & Toronto. His work consists of short-format and feature-length narrative films, music videos, and other branded content. He has worked extensively on producing social media content for major names like Will Smith, Jessica Chastain, and Star Wars, to name a few. Many of his film credits include experimental work, and Aidan has said that he is always looking to push the boundaries of visual storytelling. Notably, he has received multiple awards for his work, including Best Narrative Film as part of the TIFF Next Wave Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase. His most recent film, The Sands Between, a mind-bending short starring Jessica Chastain has garnered numerous awards at film festivals and recognition as a Vimeo Staff Pick. Check more of Aidan's work here: https://aidantanner.com/

Tony Radevski is an Australian writer, director, and producer.
His films have screened at Oscar, BAFTA and FIAPF accredited festivals; been broadcast in Australia; and picked up Dendy, ATOM and IF Award wins along the way.
As a storyteller, he is drawn to complex and relatable characters within peculiar worlds, both real and elevated.
His work champions meaningful diversity and highlights the complicated (and often humorous) intersectional nature of familial and personal relationships. His films cross genres and mediums and have screened on television and at film festivals internationally.

CATEGORIES

- Short Film script up to 60 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 | 31st January

Semi-Finalists | 7Th February

Finalists | 14th February

Winners | 23rd February

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 ★★★

Finalist

➤ A lifetime SWN PRO membership giving unlimited access to script market where you can upload your winning script, script library, job board and more.


Grand Prize Winner


➤ A lifetime SWN PRO membership giving unlimited access to script market where you can upload your winning script, script library, job board and more.


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

➤$50 Gift card to be redeemed on Fimmania Gifts

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

➤ 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.

-- 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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  • An excellent competition. Communicative. Very supportive. Timely results. Was thrilled that my short script "Survive The Night" placed as a Finalist. I would definitely recommend this contest to my fellow writers.

    July 2022
  • 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