Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition is focused on discovering new screenwriting talent from around the world.

Our goal is to get our writers' scripts into the hands of the production companies and agents who can get them made.

Recent success stories include setting up Feature Winner Louis Ackerman's horror/thriller script, FLESH & BLOOD, with industry roster company, Blumhouse. The film will be part of Hulu's 'Into the Dark' series and be released 2nd Nov 2018 starring Dermot Mulroney (Shameless, New Girl).

Claire Fowler won our inaugural Short Film Fund. She went onto Premiere her short film, SALAM, at 2018's Tribeca Film Festival.

2017 TV Pilot screenplay contest winners, Ella Roby & Lachlan Marks, have received Development Funding for their winning pilot SMALL TOWN.

Rob Lambert, 2016's TV Pilot Winner, has had his pilot LOS NINOS SICARIOS picked up by Sony Crackle. He is currently developing the show with their team.

Take a look at the full list of our Alumni here: http://www.shorescripts.com/alumni/

Shore Scripts has the highest caliber of industry judges of any screenwriter contest in the world. These are just some of the 35+ judges who will read the winning scripts:

* OSCAR WINNING ACTOR, JEREMY IRONS - THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN, REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, DIE HARD +

* PRODUCER, LIZA MARSHALL – TABOO, WELCOME TO THE PUNCH, BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP

* MICHELLE WRIGHT - IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION @ WORKING TITLE FILMS

* OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, STEPHEN WOOLLEY - THE CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE +

* BAFTA WINNING WRITER, TONY GRISONI - FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, TIDELAND, THE RED RIDING TRILOGY +

* OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, PAUL WEBSTER - EASTERN PROMISES, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN +

We have a strong relationship with the production companies signed up to read the years best scripts. These scripts do not necessarily need to be winning scripts. If we feel a script is suited to a companies slate, we will send it on. This will always be with the writers prior consent, and can be at any point during and after the competition.

FEATURE PRIZES

* $10,000 (£7950) in cash and prizes to our 5 winners
* Your script will be sent out to all 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
* Each of our 5 winners will receive a free copy of Final Draft 10
* The Grand Prize Winner will receive a free 1-year subscription to WriterDuet Pro, a Free enrollment into Good in A Room’s ‘How to Network in Hollywood’ course, a 1-year Free Subscription to IMDB Pro, AND a Free 2019 Raindance Film Festival Pass.
* Introduction and Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers
* Each of our 5 winners will also receive a free InkTip script listing and a free InkTip Magazine listing so that producers & reps can find you.
* Free Script Development with Shore Scripts
* Plus, a free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association.

TV PILOT PRIZES
* Our 5 winners will receive cash and prizes valued at over $7000 (£5500)
* Your script will be sent out to Production Companies, Agents & Managers
* Each of our 5 winners will receive a free copy of Final Draft 10
* The Grand Prize Winner will receive a free 1-year subscription to WriterDuet Pro, a Free enrollment into Good in A Room’s ‘How to Network in Hollywood’ course, and a 1-year Free Subscription to IMDB Pro
* Introduction and Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers
* Each of our 5 winners will also receive a free InkTip script listing and a free InkTip Magazine listing so that producers & reps can find you.
* Free Script Development with Shore Scripts
* Plus, a free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association.

SHORT SCRIPT PRIZES
* Our 3 winners will receive cash and prizes valued at over $3000 (£2400).
* Your script will be sent out to Production Companies, Agents & Managers
* Each of our 3 winners will receive a free copy of Final Draft 10
* The Grand Prize Winner will receive a free 1-year subscription to WriterDuet Pro, a Free enrollment into Good in A Room’s ‘How to Network in Hollywood’ course, a 1-year Free Subscription to IMDB Pro, AND 2 Free Passes to the 2019 Encounters Film Festival.
* Each of our 3 winners will also receive a free InkTip script listing and a free InkTip Magazine listing so that producers & reps can find you.
* Plus, a free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association.

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 Screenwriting Competition. All scripts must be in English.

The script must be the writers 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 2010. Previous screenwriting cash awards do not count towards this total.

We will not accept any new drafts of a script once it has already been entered.

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.

The script file formats we accept for upload are: .PDF (preferred) Final Draft, MovieMagic, .RTF, .DOC, .TXT

Please ensure your script is as close to the standard 80-120 pages as possible. See below in regards to the Short 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 the judging panel is final. All judges and sponsors are immune from any competition disputes.

If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline of 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 SHORT SCRIPT SUBMISSION RULES

Scripts must be within 2-30 Pages.
All the above Rules apply.

ADDITIONAL TV TELEPLAY SUBMISSION RULES

Script must be within 15-70 Pages.
All the above Rules apply.

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  • Robert Thompsett

    Very, very well run festival, just a little slow on completing and scoring and I wish that they offered feedback. Nonetheless, my performance certainly gave me confidence. After a whole series of other UK film festivals gave very poor and unprofessional behaviour, this one was like a breath of fresh air and I would certainly recommend this to other writers as one of the very best the UK has to offer.

    May 2016