Screenplay Festival now features the following categories:

Movie Scripts: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller/Horror
Television Scripts: Half Hour, One Hour

One of the highest rated screenwriting competitions online, Screenplay Festival offers writers an honest opportunity to get their work the recognition it deserves.

The competition’s categories ensure that a truly wonderful script is not punished or ignored because it is in a genre that does not usually win awards. It always seems to be “important” films that win the accolades. In reality, people love dramas, but they also love comedies, action pictures, thrillers and horror flicks. Writing for a fun genre should not forbid a writer from having their talents acknowledged.

It is with these policies that Screenplay Festival greatly assists legitimate agents, producers, directors and investors. By allowing them to view the Grand Prize Winners and Honorable Mentions from each category, Screenplay Festival goes out of its way to get winning scripts into the hands of professionals who will make something happen for that script.

Screenplay Festival Award Winners will receive the following Prizes:

Movie Scripts: $500.00 Grand Prize in each category.
Television Scripts: $500.00 Grand Prize in each category.

Honorable Mention winners do not receive a cash prize.

Every Grand Prize winning contestant will receive the following prizes from sponsor
An e-mail announcement about their winning screenplay to approximately 6,500 industry professionals.
Placement of at least the scripts logline and synopsis on’s password protected web site. Grand Prize winners may also place their treatment and/or script. will include a logline (pitch) for Grand Prize winning screenplays in their printed publication, which is snail-mailed to approximately 5,000 Industry Professionals.

Even More recognition:
Every Grand Prize Winner and every Honorable mention winner in each category will be put in contact with the production companies, agents, and managers who reach out to Screenplay Festival on a regular basis. These contacts happen for years after a script becomes a Screenplay Festival Winner.

Award Certificate - at a LIVE EVENT!
Every Grand Prize Winner and every Honorable Mention winner in each category will receive a personalized 8.5″ x 11″ Screenplay Festival certificate. There will be a ceremony in Los Angeles for all winners to receive their certificates and/or Prize Money. Those who cannot attend will have these things mailed to them.

Screenplay Festival has established the following rules for the competition:

All writers of submitted material must be 18 years or older, including co-authored material.

Screenplays written by teams of two or more writers are eligible for Screenplay Festival. Any award won by a co-authored script will be divided evenly among the writers listed on the entry form.

Screenplays that are currently optioned or have been produced are not eligible to compete in Screenplay Festival.

Screenplays must be the original work of the author.

Screenplays adapted from other sources that were written by other authors (such as but not limited to books or plays) are not eligible to compete in Screenplay Festival, regardless of the source author’s permission.

Screenplays adapted from other sources that were written by the author of that source are eligible to compete in 100 Screenplays.

Screenplays adapted from source material that is in the public domain are eligible.

Submissions of new drafts or corrected pages will not be accepted.

Screenplays must be submitted in English.

A writer may enter more than one screenplay; however, a separate entry form and fee are required for each script submitted.

Overall Rating
  • Tina Love

    Nice to be a finalist in this festival... and I was given contacts to send my logline. Don't know if much will come of that as I never got any response. The competition included the writers in a small ceremony at the Film Invasion Fest in LA, and it was nice to share about our projects to the the audience briefly. But there was no real networking opportunity.

    June 2018
  • David Kurtz

    Screenplay Festival is a highly rated (Moviebytes) competition and highly rated by me. I placed well with an action/adventure screenplay "Breakout to Mexico" and would encourage anyone to submit a script. SF IS thoughtful and professional in every way.

    April 2018
  • Jim Norman

    This festival is worthy of consideration by every screenwriter. The timeliness and clarity of communications was much appreciated.

    April 2018