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 six categories -- Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller/Horror, TV: Half Hour, TV: One Hour -- 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 dramas” that win the accolades. In the real world, people love comedies, action pictures, thrillers and horror flicks as much as they love dramas. 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 be honored at a ceremony held at a film festival in Los Angeles. Not only do our winners get red carpet pics, they get their time before an audience to talk about their script!

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
  • Virginia Travers

    We only just now March 2022, noticed that we were listed as Finalist in the competition. I'm not sure why it took several months to notify us. But we are pleased with the result and excited to move to the second round for our series Three of a Kind. On behalf of my partners CV Herst and Ruben Maria Soriquez " Thank-you"

    March 2022
  • V.R. Marianne Zahn

    The Festival was clear and easy to enter and priced affordably. My script The Desert Shrine was a finalist last year, and I was happy to see my rewrite move up to Honorable Mention this year. I hope to submit a new script next year! Also, I was able to attend the awards ceremony (as part of Sherman Oaks FF) and it was tiny but quite lovely and fun. I would definitely attend again. (The lower mark for networking is purely because I haven't yet gotten to speak with any managers/agents/producers as was promised for the winners, but I understand the festival director is working on it, so stay tuned...)

    December 2021
  • I am really honored that my screenplay "Are you Sirius?" has received an honorable mention. Many thanks to all.

    December 2021
  • Janna Jones

    I am so impressed by the Screenplay Competition. Communication was clear, thoughtful and transparent. I am so honored that my screenplay MALLed received an honorable mention—

    November 2021
  • Unfortunately, I didn't get to attend but I am honored that my very first screenplay "B.L.A.C.K." made it through all rounds to Honorable Mention in the action category of my very first festival. Thank you to all the judges that gave this young man a chance with a young screenplay. I have more to come & will attend next time.

    November 2021