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

How do we do that?
* 34 Oscar, Golden Globe, EMMY & BAFTA Winning Judges will read the final round of submissions.
* 120+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers are signed up to read each year’s best scripts.
* 50+ Directors are on our roster to read the best Features, TV Pilots and Shorts.
* Over $40K in Cash & Prizes to giveaway in 2019.
* Each writer who enters receives a Free 20-page booklet on How to Get Your Screenplay Produced.
* We’ve helped 60+ Writers gain Representation, Option, Sell and have their screenplays Produced.

Our most recent success story is setting up Feature Winner Louis Ackerman's thriller script, Flesh & Blood, with industry roster company, Blumhouse. The film is currently screening on HULU.

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

Our Judges include:

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

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

Our Production Companies include:
BLACK PILLS, BLUMHOUSE, MADHOUSE, 3ARTS, GERSH, NUMBER 9 FILMS, WILDGAZE FILMS, VERVE and many more!

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

FEATURE PRIZES
* $10,000 (£7900) in cash and prizes to our 5 winners
* Your script will be sent out to our Judges, Industry & Directors Roster
* Each of our 5 winners will receive a free copy of Final Draft & Writer Duet 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 
* A free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association.
* PLUS, our Grand Prize Winner will also 2 FREE Festival Passes to the 2020 Moscow International Film Festival.

TV PILOT PRIZES

* Our 6 winners will receive cash and prizes valued at over $7000 (£5500)
* 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Prizes will be awarded in each of the following categories:
° One-Hour Pilot
° Half-Hour Pilot
* Your script will be sent out to our Judges, Industry & Directors Roster
* Each of our winners will receive a free copy of Final Draft 10 & Writer Duet Pro
* Introduction and Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers
* Each of our 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
* A free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association.
* PLUS, our Grand Prize Winners will also win a FREE Festival Pass to the 2020 Series Mania International TV Festival.

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 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 2014. Previous screenwriting cash awards do not count towards 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.

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

Please ensure your Feature script is as close to the standard 80-120 pages as possible. See below in regards 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 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 TV TELEPLAY SUBMISSION RULES

1/2 Hour Pilots and Web Series should be within 15-35 Pages.
1 Hour Pilot should be within 40-70 Pages

All the above Rules apply.

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  • 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
  • It's a great and very professional festival

    January 2019
  • Emily Vere Nicoll

    Excellent screenplay contest on all fronts. Exciting to be a part of it!

    December 2018
  • Lukas Hassel

    This is a screenwriting competition i had heard a lot about and was happy to submit my TV Pilot to. With frequent communication, high caliber of readers, I was thrilled to be a part of this contest. That my pilot won the grand prize was an added bonus. I highly recommend this contest.

    December 2018
  • Matthew Muchka

    I was fortunate enough to place third in the Short Script competition. Excellent communication along the entire process. The scoring updates for each round gave a great snapshot of the response to the script. Upon being announced as a finalist Shore Scripts has made a very strong push to get my script seen by as many people as possible.

    December 2018