DISCOVERING THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD

How do we do that?

- We’ve helped 80+ Writers gain representation, sell, and have their screenplays produced.
- 30 Oscar, Golden Globe, EMMY & BAFTA Winning Judges will read the final round of submissions.
- 160 Production Companies, Agents & Managers are signed up to read this year’s best scripts.
- 80+ Award-Winning Directors are on our roster to read the best Features & TV Pilots.
- $28K in Cash to giveaway to 2021’s Winners. Thousands more in prizes.
- There will be 6 Feature Genre Prizes in 2021! Best Action/Adventure, Best Comedy, Best Drama, Best Sci-Fi, Best Thriller, and Best Horror.
- PLUS, every writer who enters will receive a FREE 18 Page booklet on HOW TO GET YOUR SCREENPLAY PRODUCED.

*2021’s PRIZES INCLUDE THESE INDUSTRY MEETUPS!

*Our ½-Hour TV Pilot Grand Prize Winner will meet with James Cristiano | Seven Summits Films.

James represents a variety of comedic writers and actors who work on shows such as THE DAILY SHOW on Comedy Central, PATRIOT ACT on Netflix, ADAM RUINS EVERYTHING on truTV, TRL on MTV, BIGGER on BET, and BROCKMIRE on IFC.

*Our 1-Hour TV Pilot Grand Prize Winner will meet with Mike Vanderhei | Rain Management Group.

Mike Vanderhei is a literary manager/producer from Chicago. Mike’s clients have written on many popular series including THE BLACKLIST, CHARMED, DOCTOR DEATH, LOVECRAFT COUNTRY, THE NEVERS, HAPPY!, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, MARCO POLO, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., and WESTWORLD to name a few.

And with Peter Katz | Story Driven.

Peter Katz is a manager and producer, and CEO of the management/production company Story-Driven, where he supports the vision of writers and directors for film, TV, and emerging mediums. Known for the award-winning POP SKULL, Peter likes to focus on serious genre stories.

*Our Feature Contest Grand Prize Winner will meet with Julia Berg | Untamed Stories.

Julia is a Development Producer based in Australia and the UK. Before setting up Untamed Stories, she was an Executive at Maven Pictures. She has worked on projects for Charlie Kaufman, Jonathan Glazer, and Lynne Ramsay, including the Cannes award-winning film YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE.

Take a look at our Alumni and see how winning Shore Scripts can jump-start your screenwriting career: http://www.shorescripts.com/alumni/

All our FEATURE & TV-PILOT FINALISTS will have their script sent to our roster of industry award-winning Judges.

6 of our 15 Feature Judges:
- Kasi Lemmons, Black Film Critics Circle Winner - HARRIET, EVE’S BAYOU, TALK TO ME.
- Ben Hardy, Screen Actors Guild Nominee Actor - X MEN, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, THE GIRL BEFORE.
- Stephen Woolley, Oscar-nominated Producer - CAROL, THE CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE.
- Patrick Lussier, Writer, Editor & Director – SCREAM, HALLOWEEN H20, TERMINATOR GENISYS.
- Liza Marshall, Bafta-nominated Producer – TABOO, WELCOME TO THE PUNCH.
- Tony Grisoni, Bafta-winning Writer - FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, TIDELAND, THE RED RIDING TRILOGY.

6 of our 15 TV Pilot Judges:
- Daisy Haggard, Writer & Actress – EPISODES, BREEDERS, BACK TO LIFE.
- Chris Provenzano, Emmy-nominated Writer & Producer – MAD MEN, JUSTIFIED, GET LOW, SILICON VALLEY.
- Paula Jai Parker, Actress - THEM, INSECURE, HUSTLE & FLOW.
- Chris Lang, Writer - INNOCENT, UNFORGOTTEN, DARK HEART, THE TUNNEL, PRIMEVAL.
- Joseph Mallozzi, Writer & Producer - DARK MATTER, STAR TREK SG-1, TRANSPORTER, UTOPIA FALLS.
- Randall Keenan Winston, Writer & Producer - MIXED-ISH, GRACE & FRANKIE, AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE, SCRUBS.

See the full list of our Judges here - http://www.shorescripts.com/shore-scripts-judges/

Following each contest, we begin the process of sending this year’s scripts to our Industry Roster. You don’t need to be one of our winners to have your script sent out.

We will always consult with you before we send out your work.

NOTE: Shore Scripts never has any rights over a writer’s work.

Our Industry Roster includes:
BLUMHOUSE, ANONYMOUS CONTENT, GERSH, NUMBER 9 FILMS, VERVE & many more.

See our complete Industry Roster - http://www.shorescripts.com/production-companies/ and Directors Roster - https://www.shorescripts.com/directors-roster/

MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN HERE: http://www.shorescripts.com/

FEATURE PRIZES
* $10,000 in cash to our Grand Prize Winner.
* $1000 to each of our 6 Genre Prize Winners.
° Best Action/Adventure Screenplay
° Best Comedy Screenplay
° Best Drama Screenplay
° Best Sci-Fi Screenplay
° Best Thriller Screenplay
° Best Horror Screenplay
* Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers. Including a guaranteed meeting with Julia Berg at Untamed Stories for our Grand Prize Winner.
* Your script will be sent out to our Judges, Industry & Directors Roster.
* Script development with Shore Scripts.
* Free Enrollment into the Ultimate Screenwriting Course.
* Each of our 7 winners will receive a FREE copy of Final Draft 12.

Top 5 Finalists in each Genre category - Your script will be sent to our Judges, Directors & specially chosen members of our Industry Roster AND you will receive FREE access to our Ultimate Screenwriting Course led by former UCLA Head of Screenwriting, Richard Walter.

PLUS, our Grand Prize Winner will also receive TWO FREE ONLINE FESTIVAL PASSES to RAINDANCE 2022, the independent filmmakers festival.

TV PILOT PRIZES

* $10,000 in cash shared between our two Grand Prize Winners
- $5K to our 1-Hour Pilot Winner
- $5K to our ½-Hour Pilot Winner
* $1000 in cash for each of our 1-Hour & ½-Hour runners-up.
* Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers. Including a guaranteed meeting with James Cristiano at Seven Summits for our ½-Hour TV Pilot Grand Prize Winner. Plus, a guaranteed meeting with Mike Vanderhei at Rain Management Group and Peter Katz at Story Driven for our 1-Hour TV Pilot Grand Prize Winner.
* Your script will be sent out to our Industry & Directors Roster.
* Script development with Shore Scripts.
* Free Enrolment into the Ultimate Screenwriting Course.

Top 10 Finalists in both categories - Your script will be sent to our Judges, Directors & specially chosen members of our Industry Roster AND you will receive FREE access to our Ultimate Screenwriting Course led by former UCLA Head of Screenwriting, Richard Walter.

PLUS, our Grand Prize Winners and our two runners-up will receive a FREE copy of Final Draft 12.

AND, both our Grand Prize Winners will each receive TWO FREE ONLINE FESTIVAL PASSES to RAINDANCE 2022, the independent filmmakers festival.

MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN HERE: http://www.shorescripts.com/

IMPORTANT: WE ONLY ACCEPT SUBMISSION UPDATES OR RESUBMISSIONS VIA OUR WEBSITE OR COVERFLY.

FEATURE RULES

To help the environment, Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.

Feature scripts should be within 80-120 Pages.

Writers from all countries are welcome to enter the Shore Scripts. All scripts must be in English.

The script must be the writer's original work. They must own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work.

All ages are welcome.

Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $50,000 in screenwriting fees in the preceding 18 months. This clause is in place to help us support emerging talent. (Contest & Fellowship awards do not count toward this total).

You may enter a newer draft of an already submitted script. There will be a small fee involved. You may re-enter your script through our Resubmission page or via our industry partner’s platforms.

If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then that script will no longer be eligible for the awards. The entry fee will not be refunded.

Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.

Scripts must be submitted in PDF format.

Please ensure your Feature script is as close to the standard 80-120 pages as possible. See below in regard to the TV Pilot Competition. If you have any questions about the length of your script, please email us. contact @ shorescripts.com

We accept all genres.

The winners agree to allow Shore Scripts to use their name and script title on the website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.

The decision of Shore Scripts is final. By applying to this contest each participant agrees to hold Shore Scripts, our judges and sponsors immune from any competition disputes, claims, liabilities, and expenses.

If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline for the competition.

By entering Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition, 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).

ADDITIONAL TV PILOT SUBMISSION RULES

Web Series should be submitted to the ½-Hour TV Pilot Contest category.
½-Hour Pilots should be within 5-30 Pages.
1-Hour Pilot should be within 40-70 Pages
All the above Rules apply

MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN HERE: http://www.shorescripts.com/

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  • Alan Lambert

    Excellent (and some biting) feedback. Nice that difficult script like Journey to Fisterra ranked a quarter-finalist rating.

    December 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Alan! Keep Writing.

  • Peter Sheldrick

    Without a doubt the most positive team I have met all year!! Every single correspondence with them made sure that I wasn't lost during each phase of the contest, and their genuine and positive vibes were felt with each message.

    I feel my words don't do justice, but my heart was certainly filled with the care and attention the Shore team provided me.

    They're the best!!!

    December 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you! We're proud to continue to support new writing talent.

  • Jacob Wehrman

    There are a lot of screenwriting competitions out there. Shore Scripts is the one you need to enter. They are good communicators, your script will get multiple reads, and they dispersed the promised prizes in a timely fashion. Best of all, they really do put your script into the hands of industry professionals. If you have a great story and want it to be discovered, make sure to enter this competition.

    December 2019
  • Adam S

    It was a pleasure to be involved in ShoreScripts 2019. The communication, support and feedback was excellent. To be announced as a semifinalist was fantastic. In addition, ShoreScripts has also shared my screenplay with an industry pro since the competition ended, so the relationship really does continue. Great contest! :)

    December 2019
  • Great festival to have my screenplay accepted into the quarterfinals. Really positive experience and thank you to the team at Shore Scripts.

    December 2019