OUR FOCUS IS TO DISCOVER THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD

How do we do that?
- We’ve helped 65+ Writers gain representation, sell, and have their screenplays produced.

- 33 Oscar, Golden Globe, EMMY & BAFTA Winning Judges will read the final round of submissions.

- 120+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers are signed up to read this year’s best scripts.

- 70+ Award-Winning Directors are on our roster to read the best Features & TV Pilots.

- $28K in Cash to giveaway to 2020’s Winners. Thousands more in prizes.

- There will be 7 New Feature Genre Prizes in 2020! Best Action/Adventure, Best Comedy, Best Drama, Best Family Screenplay, Best Sci-Ii, Best Thriller, and Best Horror.

- MORE, every writer who enters receives a FREE 18-page guide on HOW TO GET YOUR SCRIPT PRODUCED.

Take a look at our Alumni and see how winning Shore Scripts can kickstart 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.

Our Judges include:
- OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, STEPHEN WOOLLEY - CAROL, THE CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
- WRITER/EDITOR/DIRECTOR PATRICK LUSSIER – SCREAM, HALLOWEEN H20, TERMINATOR GENISYS
- BAFTA WINNING WRITER, TONY GRISONI - FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, TIDELAND, THE RED RIDING TRILOGY
- EMMY NOMINATED WRITER & PRODUCER, CHRIS PROVENZANO – MAD MEN, JUSTIFIED, GET LOW. SILICON VALLEY
- SUNDANCE NOMINATED WRITER & DIRECTOR NICOLAS PESCE – THE GRUDGE, PIERCING, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER

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.

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

Our Industry Roster includes:
BLUMHOUSE, ANONYMOUS CONTENT, 3ARTS, GERSH, NUMBER 9 FILMS, VERVE, BLACK PILLS, & many more.

See our complete Industry Roster - http://www.shorescripts.com/production-companies/ and Directors Roster - https://www.shorescripts.com/directors-roster/
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FEATURE PRIZES
* $10,000 in cash to our Grand Prize Winner
* $1000 to each of our 7 Genre Prize Winners.
° Best Action/Adventure Screenplay
° Best Comedy Screenplay
° Best Drama Screenplay
° Best Family Screenplay
° Best Sci-Fi Screenplay
° Best Thriller Screenplay
° Best Horror Screenplay
* Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers.
* Your script will be sent out to our Judges, Industry & Directors Roster
* Script development with Shore Scripts
* Free Enrolment into the Ultimate Screenwriting Course.
* Each of our 8 winners will receive a FREE copy of Final Draft.

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 get the choice of receiving a FREE Pass to one of these film festivals:
• RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, LONDON
• VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
• FLICKERFEST, SYDNEY

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
* $500 in cash for each of our 1-Hour & ½-Hour runners-up.
* Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers.
* 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.

AND, our Grand Prize Winners will also get the choice of receiving a FREE Pass one of these film festivals:
• RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, LONDON
• VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
• FLICKERFEST, SYDNEY

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

FEATURE RULES

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

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 $30,000 (£24,000 approx.) in writing fees since 2017. This clause is in place to help us support emerging talent. Screenwriting contest 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

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  • 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
  • This festival opened many doors. My script was a quarter finalist, but even more importantly; I received the best and most in depth analysis that I have experienced. I felt welcome and that my script was valued.

    Billy Baxter - Writer - A Kind of Victory

    December 2019
  • Justin Scott

    Had a very exciting time entering this contest, was lucky enough to reach the later rounds and got a chance to do a re-write and re-submit before the finals. Got some good feedback too. I would not hesitate to enter this contest again. Very good.

    July 2019