Script Summit is a festival dedicated to supporting screenwriters. As a participant in the Script Summit Screenplay Competition, you can build your network, expand your knowledge with in-depth seminars taught by professionals, gain tremendous insight from Q & A Panels, experience scene table reads with professional actors, and attend hundreds of film screenings at no additional cost! You will have the opportunity to connect with directors, producers, and other writers at the Script Summit Networking Event.

There's even a grand prize of $1,000 in cash and one writer will walk away with a contract of representation by a Hollywood Talent Manager!

Winners are announced at the Awards Show which is free to attend!

One screenwriter will win representation from a Hollywood Talent Manager!

Grand Prize - $1,000

Multiple genres will be awarded!

Best Feature, Tv pilot, Short, and Web Series will win screenwriting software from WriterDuet!

Our top 6 Winners will receive an InkTip Script Listing and have their logline featured in InkTip Magazine so they can promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. InkTip Magazine is sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives. Producers have made more than 350 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.

We are currently accepting written submissions for features, shorts, web-series, television pilots, synopsis, treatments, and pitch decks.

Golden age submissions for feature and television scripts are optional for writers over the age of 55.

All genres are welcome. Multiple Genres will be awarded. Only the three top best in show awards are cash prizes. All other winners will receive a physical award at the awards dinner. If you can not attend the dinner. Your award will be mailed to you.

One copy of an original feature film screenplay uploaded as a PDF file will be accepted. (Do NOT include more than 1 version). We do not accept hardcopy scripts.

The screenplay should be in standard industry format (12 point Courier).

By entering Script Summit], you authorize us to use any trusted third-party online and cloud-based services and databases for hosting, managing and/or transmitting your submission file(s)."

Only one copy, draft or version of any screenplay may be submitted by an entrant or entrants per submission.

Under no circumstances will substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of an entry screenplay be allowed under the original submission.

Corrected or edited screenplays must be resubmitted as a NEW entry and will require a separate submission fee.

Multi-part scripts should be submitted as separate, stand-alone screenplays.

Features that are over 120 pages must be submitted as 2 different entries.

Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.

Submissions must have been written originally in English; translations will not be accepted.

Multi-part scripts should be submitted unless each part can be read as a separate, stand-alone screenplay.

Submissions must be the original work of the entrant(s) and may not be based, in whole or in part, on any other fiction or nonfiction material, published or unpublished, produced or unproduced.

Entries may, however, be adapted from the entrant’s (or entrants’) original work, which should be noted in the logline required on the application form.

Entries lacking a logline on the application form will be disqualified.

If the script is based on a true story, historical or contemporary, the "based on true story/events" button should be noted in the logline.

Collaborative work by two writers who share equally in its creation is eligible.

The collaborator’s name must be added during the online application process.

All entries must be received by or before the Extended Deadline of July 18th, 2020.

Winners will be announced at the Writers Award Show and Dinner (Date TBD).

Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.

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  • Everything ran very smoothly. I'm also a member of their site now.
    Thank you!

    September 2020
  • Dale Griffiths Stamos

    Even though Script Summit had to be virtual this year, I applaud how well it was organized and managed. They did everything they could to keep the screenwriters engaged, informed and communicating/networking with each other. Thanks in particular to the amazing Geoffrey Calhoun! The only reason I haven't given it 5 stars in every category is a virtual festival can never be quite what a live one can be. The fault rests with Covid not with Script Summit - which is passionate about screenwriting and screenwriters, something clearly evident even though we were all sequestered in our own homes. I look forward to a chance to attend Script Summit live one year!!

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Dale! It was a challenge but we are glad everyone enjoyed it.

  • A well organized team. Swift reply to emails. A team, fueled with determination to succeed and to help other filmmaking creatives to succeed, too. That is Script Summit for you. I recommend every screenwriter enter. Namaste.

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Anthony! We try to put in the extra effort.

  • Janice Corran

    Been in many festivals over the years and Script Summit is in my top five best. Excellent, timely, so professional. Highly recommend it.

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    THANK YOU , JANICE!

  • If there's only one script contest you enter, it should be this one. This was absolutely the most supportive event for a screenwriter. Not only were there multiple levels of placements and multiple categories of awards, but the Summit event itself was outstanding; from seminars to Q&A to networking to a gala "Oscar style" awards ceremony. On top of everything, the contest director gets an A++ for communication, responsiveness, and sheer dedication. Great stuff !!!

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Aaron! This was a tough year because of Covid and we tried hard to make it unique and special.