The Golden Script Competition is a yearly competition founded in Glasgow, UK, of short, feature and TV pilot screenplays from all around the world.

You will be submitting to the 2020 edition and the winning feature scripts of this edition will be read by some of the best UK & US production companies & literary agencies, giving you the chance to have your script produced or represented 🎬.

Who's reading our top 3 scripts:

✦ Killer Films (Still Alice, Carol)
✦ Amblin Partners (Green Book, The Girl on the Train)
✦ Benaroya Pictures (Lawless, Margin Call)
✦ Broken Road Productions (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Next)
✦ Shoreline Entertainment (The Man from Earth, The Signal)
✦ Simon West Productions (The Expendables 2, Tomb Raider)
✦ West Coast Film Partners (Olympus Has Fallen, Donnie Darko)
✦ Salon Pictures (McQueen, Churchill)
✦ Stone Village Productions (The Lincoln Lawyer, Runner Runner)
✦ Knight Hall Agency (repr. Martin McDonagh - In Bruges, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
✦ Signature Entertainment (Predestination, The Guilty)
✦ Affirm Films (Hachi: A Dog's Tale, Soul Surfer)
✦ 1821 Pictures (The Invention of Lying, Machete Kills)
✦ Curzon (Enemy, Son of Saul)
✦ Met Film Production (God's Own Country, Little Ashes)
✦ Corona Content (Truth or Dare, The Liability)
✦ Cinelou Films (Cake, The Comedian)
✦ Gemma Hirst Associates (The Crown, Father Brown)
✦ Sundial Pictures (Obvious Child, Amazing Grace)
✦ Blake Friedmann (repr. Matthew Chapman - Runaway Jury, The Ledge)
✦ Bellevue Productions (repr. writers of Mr. Robot, The Man in the High Castle)
✦ Cedar Park Entertainment (Bright, The Tax Collector)
✦ Cinema Libre Studio (Betty Blue, Worlds Apart)
✦ Freestyle Digital Media (Tomorrow, When the War Began, Samsara)

Awards

There will be semifinalists and finalists out of which a second runner up, a runner up and a WINNER will be designated. Only one script from each category can win THE GOLDEN SCRIPT award.

➡FEATURE SCRIPTS⬅

THE GOLDEN SCRIPT WINNER (1st Place) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 Raindance Screenwriting Course worth $350 in London or online during 2020 (autumn) + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub + 1 Yearly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership worth $130 + 1 Free FadeIn license worth $79.95

THE SILVER SCRIPT WINNER (Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 Raindance Screenwriting Course worth $350 in London or online during 2020 (autumn) + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 1yr Subscription @ Filmarket Hub worth $90 + 1 Monthly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership + 1 Free FadeIn license worth $79.95

THE BRONZE SCRIPT WINNER (Second Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 6mo Subscription @ Filmarket Hub worth $60 + 1 Monthly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership

FINALISTS - Award Certificate + 20% off discount @ Filmarket Hub

➡SHORT SCRIPTS⬅

THE GOLDEN SCRIPT WINNER (1st Place) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 Raindance Screenwriting Course worth $350 in London or online during 2020 (autumn) + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 + 1 Yearly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership worth $130 + 1 Free FadeIn license worth $79.95

THE SILVER SCRIPT WINNER (Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 Raindance Screenwriting Course worth $350 in London or online during 2020 (autumn) + 1 Monthly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership + 1 Free FadeIn license worth $79.95

THE BRONZE SCRIPT WINNER (Second Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 Monthly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership

FINALISTS - Award Certificate

➡TV PILOTS⬅

THE GOLDEN TV SCRIPT WINNER (1st Place) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 1 Yearly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership worth $130 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub + 1 Free FadeIn license worth $79.95

THE SILVER TV SCRIPT WINNER (Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 1 Monthly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership + 1 Free FadeIn license worth $79.95

THE BRONZE TV SCRIPT WINNER (Second Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 1 Monthly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership

FINALISTS - Award Certificate

RULES

1) Submitted scripts must be original screenplays, and the sole property of the applicant(s). It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to secure clearance from the copyright holders of any copyrighted materials included within the submitted screenplay.
2) All ages are eligible, from any country of the world.
3) All entries must be in English.
4) We are accepting 1 to 140 pages long scripts (including TV pilots).
5) There is no limit to the number of screenplays you may submit.
6) All entries must be uploaded in PDF/FDX format.
7) All screenplays should be written in industry standard format (Courier 12 pt font).
8) Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entry screenplay(s) are not encouraged.
9) Competition judges, readers and employees of our competition, past and present, and their immediate friends and families, are not eligible to enter.
10) Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable and we do not provide any feedback (except for paid feedback).

The Golden Script 2020 Edition NOMINEES will be announced on the 5th of June, 2020.

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  • Fantastic Festival! Very honored for the Finalist Award for WHITE WOLF, BLACK WOLF. Will submit again shortly. All the best.

    June 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Many thanks, Florence!

  • It was an honor to be selected. Thank you!

    James B. Saunders

    June 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much!

  • The Golden Script Competition is one of the best screenwriting competitions I've ever entered. Their communication is transparent, comprehensive and timely, and the staff care very much about writers. A well run contest with all the earmarks of becoming a long running staple in the industry.
    This was a great experience, two thumbs up!

    June 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much, Alberto!

  • Victoria Morgan

    Excellent experience! Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your competition.

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Victoria!

  • Heidi Walter

    How delightful to finally deal with professional people who actually READ my screenplay. I got wonderful feedback about my screenplay and a helpful suggestion to improve one little part. And they were right! I highly recommend submitting your screenplay to this group. They were quite helpful to me.

    August 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Heidi, and best of luck with your script!