The Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards were created to locate and expose up-and-coming TV and web-series writers, as well as to empower and educate passionate and talented screenwriters still waiting for their invitation into the mainstream TV industry.

* Dan Seco, Manager/Partner at Empirical Evidence, will guest judge this season, and will also provide our overall winner with a zoom consultation regarding their project and career.

Competition is open to TV pilots, webisodes and inventive TV-series scripts of all genres.

Season 5 results will post by November 15, 2021.

Thanks to our sponsors: Script Reader Pro, Screenwriting Staffing, Filmmatic, Monday on Main Street, and The Script Coverage Co!

- $1000 Cash Prize for the Overall Winner

- Screenwriting Staffing Premium Membership for the Overall Winner

- Lit manager consultation for the Overall Winner with Dan Seco of Empirical Evidence

- Filmmatic (11th Annual) Sundance Networking Event invites for all ENTRANTS

- Organized Press and Exposure on behalf of each season's Finalists and Winners.

1) Judges and employees of,, Script Reader Pro, Screenwriting Staffing, and Jungle Software are not eligible to enter the competition, nor are their affiliates or immediate family members.

2) This is a "green" contest, as such we do not accept hardcopy submissions by mail. Thanks!

3) All writers' names should be listed in the online entry form. By submitting online to the Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards, entrant warrants that all writers have authorized the submission. If a screenplay has been written by multiple writers, all prizes and awards will be remitted to the entrant of record, with all proceeds to be divided at the entrant's risk and discretion. Filmmatic will reach out for additional credit details when necessary for press and publicity purposes.

4) Entrants are not required to list writer/contact information on their title page. Entrants may list such information at their discretion. Filmmatic will utilize entry form contact information when sending notice to entrants/Finalists/Winners.

5) Uploaded entries will not be returned. Be sure to retain a copy of all material submitted.

6) Entrants of the Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards competition retain all rights to their work.

7) You may submit your entry and payment through FilmFreeway.

8) Entries must be received by the applicable Entry Deadline to be counted accordingly.

9) Once a screenplay has been entered into competition, we will not accept substitutions or revisions. If you wish to submit a revised version of your project, you must enter it as a new submission, and note that it is a replacement.

10) The Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards staff will not share your work with anyone except staff and the official judges of the competition without prior permission. All screenplay and contact requests will be forwarded to the entrant.

11) By entering the Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards Competition, you represent that your entry is your original work, and does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people or legal entities. Entrant indemnifies and its employees and subsidiaries and holds them harmless from any claims regarding infirngement or dissemination of materials.

12) Entry fees are non-refundable.

13) Entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars. Entry in the competition is void where prohibited by law.

14) The decisions of the Filmmatic judges' panel are final.

15) The Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards reserves the right to make any necessary changes, postponements, or cancellations to competition scheduling at our discretion. Competition staff reserves the right to substitute any advertised prize for another prize of the same or similar value.

16) Notification of official Finalists and Winners will be sent by email and posted on our website. It is the responsibility of the winners to redeem any prizes allotted to them by the Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards or our sponsors. Entrants will be responsible for providing current contact information and mailing addresses for prize redemption purposes.

Overall Rating
  • Great feedback and communication from the festival producers!

    November 2020
  • Amaris Gagnon

    Awesome! I do wish they could communicated more though.

    November 2020
  • Thank you so much for having La Santera at your festival.

    November 2020
  • Fantastic competition! Very honored to get finalist on my first ever entry - and SUPER excited to go to Sundance Networking Event!! Thank you, Filmmatic TV Pilot Awards!

    November 2019