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.

Virtual Pitch Fest
Grand Prize winners receive 3 Pitches on VPF, the platform for TV/Film professionals seeking scripts and writers to represent. With VPF, writers can submit Written Pitches to 500+ networks/studios, producers and agents with the assurance of a guaranteed response. Honorable Mention winners receive 1 Pitch on VPF.

Live Awards Ceremony
Every Grand Prize Winner and every Honorable Mention winner in each category will be announced at a live ceremony in Los Angeles!

Screenplay Festival has established the following rules for the competition:

Standard title page with author information is preferred.

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
  • Carl Burcham

    Thanks much for recognizing my screenplays for Curl Ling and Meet Les! A wonderful festival!

    December 2022
  • John Layne

    Grateful for my selection. A wonderful experience!

    December 2022
  • Sophia Lee

    What a wonderful experience this festival was! Was thrilled to win the grand cash prize for my pilot! The people I met are fabulous. Top notch festival run beautifully. Definitely inspired to write something new to participate again next year!

    December 2022
  • Sandra Moonias

    Thanks Screenplay Festival for giving recognition for my script.

    December 2022
  • I'm thrilled Minerva Claus was named a Semi-finalist. Great festival!

    December 2022