Whether you’re writing a contained science fiction drama, epic fantasy saga, or anything in-between, we want to read your feature screenplay or TV pilot!

ScreenCraft is honored to welcome writer, director, and producer duo Scott Beck and Bryan Woods whose credits include A QUIET PLACE franchise, the upcoming Adam Driver starrer 65, and the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King's THE BOOGEYMAN, as our special Grand Jurors!

Last year's winner signed with a literary manager at Empirical Evidence, and past winners and finalists have signed with reps at companies like CAA and Circle of Confusion. Others have been hired to write features and signed shopping agreements for their projects.

We're also excited to present an incredible add-on prize opportunity with literary manager Kegan Schell of Navigation Media Group.

The top scripts are considered by our incredible industry jury.

Writer/Directors, A QUIET PLACE, 65

Filmmakers Scott Beck & Bryan Woods burst onto the Hollywood scene with Paramount Pictures’ A QUIET PLACE, based on their original screenplay. Next up for Beck & Woods is Sony Pictures’ sci-fi thriller 65 with Academy Award® nominee Adam Driver starring based on their original screenplay, which they also serve as directors and producers on. Also on deck is THE BOOGEYMAN, based on Stephen King's iconic short story of the same name. They wrote the screenplay and serve as Executive Producers on the film.

Co-Founder & CEO, Navigation Media Group

James Engle is co-founder and CEO of Navigation Media Group. He has been a Literary Manager representing television and film directors and writers for over a decade. James spent the last nine years at Echo Lake Entertainment where he helped guide and shape countless projects for his clients and extended the company’s foray into new mediums. Additionally, he began producing film and television projects, most recently the film OXYGEN for Netflix. He joined Echo Lake Entertainment in 2013 after stints at ICM, Benderspink and Artist International, and left to co-found Navigation Media Group in 2022.

Literary Manager, Good Fear Content

Scott is a literary manager at Good Fear Film + Mgmt, a management and production company best known for producing The Ring franchise, Hangover franchise, History of Violence and many more. Good Fear has a first look deal at New Line (The Conjuring) in features and Universal Cable (Mr Robot) in TV. They represent writers and directors such as David Robert Mitchell who wrote/directed It Follows.

Creative Executive, The Donners' Company

After first cutting his teeth as a development intern at Marvel Studios, he moved over to The Donners’ Company where he quickly worked his way up to become a creative executive, aiding in the development of films and shows in the X-Men cinematic universe as well as the upcoming Lethal Weapon 5 among several other projects.

Literary Manager & Producer, Wonder Street

Austin Aronson is a talent/literary manager and producer at Wonder Street in Los Angeles. He reps writers/directors such as James Bird (We Are Boats, Wifelike), George K. Burns (Yes We Cannabis), and George Kareman (Man Thinkers, Long Haired Businessmen). He has a knack for breaking new talent into the industry, bringing creatives and performers from outside the industry, into the entertainment fold. He most recently Executive Produced the film Wifelike (starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers & Elena Kampouris), written and directed by his client James Bird.

Creative Executive, Pride of Gypsies

Paris Herbert-Taylor is the Creative Executive at Pride of Gypsies, founded by Jason Momoa, star of beloved tentpole film and television series Aqua Man, Game of Thrones, and Dune.


Grand Prize Winner

The overall grand prize winner in either feature or TV category will be welcomed to the ScreenCraft Writer Development Program and receive personal introductions and phone calls with one or more top Hollywood literary manager(s) who are looking for talented emerging Film & TV screenwriters.

ScreenCraft's genre specific relationships include companies like Scott Free Productions, MGM, Lionsgate, HBO Max, and over 150 other Hollywood managers, agents, producers, and development executives.

ScreenCraft has a proven track record for getting writers signed with managers, agents, and staffed in writing rooms.

They'll also receive:
- Personal Introduction to top literary managers
- Accepted into the ScreenCraft Development Program
- $1,000 cash award
- An exclusive invitation to a Finalist only workshop to position yourself and your writing to the industry

Feature & TV Winners
- $500 cash award
- Accepted into the ScreenCraft Development Program
- An exclusive invitation to a Finalist only workshop to position yourself and your writing to the industry

- An exclusive invitation to a Finalist only workshop to position yourself and your writing to the industry


ScreenCraft Mentorship Program with Kegan Schell of Navigation Media Group

This optional add-on prize category will grant one eligible writer the opportunity to learn, develop, and strengthen their project with guidance from an industry professional. This unique add-on benefit is separate from the ScreenCraft Sci-fi & Fantasy Competition prizes and placements.

We welcome manager Kegan Schell of Navigation Media Group who will select one writer/writing team with an outstanding concept from the ScreenCraft Sci-fi & Fantasy Competition for development guidance, including notes, strategy suggestions, and more.

Only projects submitted to the ScreenCraft Sci-fi & Fantasy Competition AND that select this add-on are eligible for consideration in this category. Additionally, all projects that place in the Top 10 of the competition will automatically be considered.


Please visit https://screencraft.org/scifi/ for all rules, terms, and eligibility requirements.

1. Submissions are accepted via electronic submission only.

2. Entry fees are as listed on the site and checkout form. No coupon or discount is applicable on a previous entry.

3. Optional feedback from a professional reader may be requested at the time of entry. Requests for feedback can be done through Coverfly.

4. Entries may be any length -- the standard 1/2 hour is between 20 - 40 pages, and the standard hour long is between 40 - 70 pages, and the standard feature is between 85 - 120 pages. Any script submission longer than 120 pages will incur a $.50 per page overage fee for each page over 120 if it does not include feedback and $1 per page if the entry does include feedback. Entries over 120 pages must be submitted to the competition via Coverfly.

5. There is no limit to the number of projects you may submit.

6. Entries must be received on or before the deadline dates by 11:59PM Pacific Time, and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.

7. All submitted material must be owned by the writer(s), however the material may be based on other works not owned by the writer(s).

8. Material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s).

9. If a writing team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the person who submits the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing any prizes awarded as they deem fair (whether there is a cash value or not).

10. Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entered material will be allowed for a limited time with a $6 reentry fee through Coverfly. Please proofread your script carefully before submitting.

11. It is recommended that original material be registered with the WGA or The Library of Congress before submitting to any competition, however we do not require registration.

12. Contact info may be included on the cover page of the screenplay, however it is not required. ScreenCraft uses Coverfly to manage submissions and automatically removes cover pages before scripts are read by the judges.

13. ScreenCraft claims no ownership nor option on your work. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remains with the original rights holders.

14. The decision of the judges will be final and cannot be contested in any manner. There is no score on a scorecard that guarantees advancement to the next level as advancement will be based on all scores in the competition.

15. In the event a juror, partner organization, mentor, or prize partner is no longer able to serve in their specified capacity, ScreenCraft will make its best effort to secure a replacement.

16. ScreenCraft reserves the right to change deadline and announcement dates at any time.

17. ScreenCraft reserves the right to amend these rules at any time.