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 TWO writers 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!

Two screenwriters 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! Producers have made more than 350 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.

The ISA (International Screenwriters Association) is sponsoring Script Summit 2020! They have committed to awarding 30 of our winners a free 6-month membership to the ISA Connect Network!

Indie Film Hustle and IFHTV will award a 6-month subscription to their channel for 30 winners. Their online film courses through IFHAcademy.com will award a free course on properly formatting a screenplay to 30 winners.

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.

If the writer of the submitted screenplay is optioned/produced within the past 3 years they will not qualify for the Cash Prize or Talent Manager award.

All genres are welcome. Multiple Genres will be awarded. Only the top best in show awards are a cash prize. All other winners will receive a physical award at the awards show. If you can not attend, your award can 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).

Awards shipped outside of the US must be paid for by the winner.

Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.

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  • The Real Thing - Finalist: Feature Comedy Screenplay.

    It's an honor to be chosen as one of the seven finalists in this category. A top-class screenwriting competition...

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for participating!

  • Joaquin Hernandez

    Attending the festival for the first time, I got to hear from many other participants about their own screenplays. I wish everyone the best of luck, even to those who didn't win any awards.

    October 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for being part of the summit!

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

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Fantastic! Thank you!

  • 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.