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Our Mission: We want to find the best writer from each season and connect them with professionals who are working in the industry. A career in the film industry is one connection away. We believe that talented writers are always on the cusp on meeting the right producer or director who sees their talent and wants to utilize it. We are the bridge that makes it happen.
Run by Contest Director, Hannah Reese, a Portland native, producer, writer, and actress, Hannah has established a network of producers and filmmakers from Portland down to Hollywood. This season's judge's include:
Stephanie Hough is an experimental filmmaker, commercial producer and director of photography whose work explores repetition, gender, relationships and emotional landscapes. She teaches Super 8 and 16mm filmmaking & hand-processing techniques to teens and adults, and currently serves as Vice President of the Board for Women in Film’s Portland chapter. Her latest short film, CENTURY, a documentary about her family’s Oregon farm, premiered at the 2020 Portland international Film Festival. She has worked as Producer and Camera Operator for Alpha Media managing an intimate live performance venue and creating content for clients like Skype, Microsoft, Bing, Intel, Keep Oregon Well, Bloodworks Northwest and Coors Light with artists like Lizzo, Post Malone, Maren Morris, Charlie Puth, Alice Cooper, Lana Del Rey, Portugal. The Man and Michael Franti.
Spiro Stamblouis has been in the entertainment industry for 25 years. His extensive resume includes Warning Shot (Bruce Dern/James Earl Jones/David Spade/2018) & Hunter’s Moon (Steven Morona/Holly Deveaux/2019). In the past ten years, he has expanded his knowledge & skill by combining a corporate financial background and extensive knowledge & experience in many facets of the entertainment realm.
Will Wallace has produced, written, & directed numerous award- winning films. He is a producer at Sunflower Films with Terrence Malick & Ed Pressman in L.A. His own film and TV projects include executive producing “Flatland” (Martin Sheen, Kristen Bell), producing “Rock Slyde”, (Patrick Warburton, Andy Dick, & Jason Alexander), “Clear Lake, WI”, (AMC theater limited release) and “The Appearing”, (Lionsgate release) amongst others. Will directed and produced the feature entitled, “Red Wing” (Bill Paxton, Frances Fisher and Luke Perry), and produced/directed “Trafficked” (Ashley Judd/Anne Archer) – both theatrically released. As an actor, Will has worked on over 40 films including: “Tree of Life”, “I Am Sam”, “The New World”, “The Thin Red Line”, and “Broke Sky” (Sundance Channel and best actor nomination, San Fran Indyfest). Will has also played roles on TV shows such as “Leverage”, “Beverly Hills 90210” (both series),”Pensacola” and “Baywatch”.
Kevin. J. Tighe, Founder and Executive Producer at Quake Content, has credits on his resume including “The Revenant”, directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, and “Bad Times at The El Royale” directed by Drew Goddard. Since forming Quake Content in 2014, Tighe has produced a number of pilots, short films, music videos, commercials, and web series, while also having several features in various levels of development and production. Currently, in the changing landscape of film production, he is working with other veterans of the business to find solutions to these new obstacles by exploring new filming techniques, technologies, and environments.
Winners from each category earn an introduction to the Portland Screenplay Awards directorial staff, a full analysis of their script through a film finance institution, and a phone introduction and free 6-month mentorship from an active producer in our Network.
Feature Script must not exceed 130 pages.
TV Scripts must not exceed 75 pages.
Short Script must not exceed 30 pages.
Scripts must be original work of the author.
Scripts must be written in English.
All submissions must be in PDF format.
There is no limit to the amount of times you may (re)submit your script.
All submissions must not be optioned, sold, or produced.
All ages and people from any country are welcome to enter.
There is no limit to the amount of times you may submit/resubmit your script.
Screenwriters of all ages and countries around the world may enter.
Results are announced one month after the final deadline.
All genres are welcomed and encouraged.
There is no limit to the amount of scripts a screenwriter may enter.