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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  • Amazing time so much fun I can't wait to enter again next year

    August 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Selena. We hope to see you next year!

  • I was a finalist but didn’t get to attend the festival but the communication on their part was great. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves!

    August 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Ray! Congratulations on being a finalist. That is quite the achievement! Hopefully, you can make it out to the summit next time. It is a blast!

  • Christopher OBryant

    What a great festival! In addition to the event itself they offer support, direct contact and cool extras— But most of all this event supports the writing community from start to finish (and even beyond). Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of this!

    August 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Christopher! We love our Summiters!

  • Thank you Script Summit for awarding my feature-length true dramatic screenplay about my dear mother's mental illness, cancer, and homelessness an Official Selection in your 2019 scriptwriter's competition. Your gorgeous animated laurel gif complete with my title will be showcased on all of my websites and my IMDB page. Thank you, Geoffrey D. Calhoun and JoAnn Esposito Hess.

    Sincerely,
    Entertainment industry veteran of forty-three years,
    Marneen Fields

    August 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Marneen! So glad you love our unique gif Laurels! They are so fun to post on social media!

  • Amazing people, great collection of scripts, and amazing communication from the festival and it's very own coordinator.

    August 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Patrick!