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 2021 edition and the winning scripts of this edition will be read by some of the best production companies and literary agencies (including some that have one several OSCARS and BAFTAS), giving you the chance to have your script produced or represented 🎬.

Who's reading our top scripts:

✦ Scott Free Productions (Gladiator, The Martian)
✦ Reliance Entertainment (1917, Ready Player One)
✦ 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)
✦ Lit Entertainment Group (Prisoners, Free Guy)
✦ 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)
✦ Salon Pictures (McQueen, Churchill)
✦ Affirm Films (Hachi: A Dog's Tale, Soul Surfer)
✦ Bellevue Productions (repr. writers of Mr. Robot, The Man in the High Castle)
✦ Julia Tyrrell Management (repr. writers of Downtown Abbey, The Musketeers)
✦ Hurricane Films (A Prayer Before Dawn, Sometimes Always Never)
✦ 1821 Pictures (The Invention of Lying, Machete Kills)
✦ Curzon (Enemy, Son of Saul)
✦ Tempo Productions (The Wife, Churchill)
✦ Sui Generis Pictures (Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette)
✦ 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)
✦ Two Brothers Pictures (Fleabag, The Missing)
✦ Sid Gentle Films (Killing Eve, The Durrells)
✦ Sheil Land Associates (repr. writers of Cloud Atlas, Torchwood)
✦ Sundial Pictures (Obvious Child, Amazing Grace)
✦ Linda Seifert Management (repr. writers of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Small Soldiers)
✦ Blake Friedmann (repr. Matthew Chapman - Runaway Jury, The Ledge)
✦ Grade A Entertainment (Gifted, Untraceable)
✦ Cedar Park Entertainment (Bright, The Tax Collector)
✦ Cinema Libre Studio (Betty Blue, Worlds Apart)
✦ Unstoppable (The Anomaly, Adulthood)
✦ Collective Talent (repr. writers of The Truth about Love, Hollyoaks)
✦ Freestyle Digital Media (Tomorrow, When the War Began, Samsara)

Golden Lists

Each year in July, we promote our best scripts in the competition by creating a list called a Golden List. We make the list available to producers/directors who can find more information about the scripts there, with the option to request them. Please note that except from our partners, no one will be able to read the scripts without the writers' consent.

Awards

There will be quarter-finalists, 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 InkTip Package worth $100 + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub + 1 Yearly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership worth $130 + 1 WriterDuet License + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE SILVER SCRIPT WINNER (Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 1yr Subscription @ Filmarket Hub worth $90 + 1 Monthly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership + 1 WriterDuet License + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

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 + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

FINALISTS - Award Certificate + 20% off discount @ Filmarket Hub + Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th to 15th place)

✦SHORT SCRIPTS✦

THE GOLDEN SCRIPT WINNER (1st Place) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 + 1 Yearly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership worth $130 + 1 WriterDuet License + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE SILVER SCRIPT WINNER (Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 Monthly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership + 1 WriterDuet License + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

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

FINALISTS - Award Certificate + Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th, 5th or 6th place)

✦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 WriterDuet License + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE SILVER TV SCRIPT WINNER (Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 1 Monthly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership + 1 WriterDuet License + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

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

FINALISTS - Award Certificate + Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th to 9th place)

RULES

1) Submitted scripts must be original screenplays, and the sole property of the applicant(s). Screenplays submitted must not have been previously sold or produced. Adapted or based on screenplays are also accepted. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to register their screenplay and secure clearance from the copyright holders of any copyrighted materials included within the submitted screenplay. All entrants, including the nominees and winners, retain complete and exclusive rights to their work.
2) All ages are eligible, and you can submit from any country of the world.
3) All entries must be in English.
4) We accept screenplays between 1-140 pages in length.
5) There is no limit to the number of screenplays you may submit.
6) All entries must be uploaded in PDF/FDX format. Contact details or names are allowed to be on the title page.
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. However, should you resubmit, then you would need to pay an additional fee. Note that besides the new score, the score of the previous version of your script will also be taken into consideration. You may resubmit no later than 40 days before the deadline. 
9) Competition judges, readers and employees of our competition, past and present, and their immediate friends and families, are NOT eligible to enter. Previous winning and finalist scripts are also NOT eligible.
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).
11) By entering The Golden Script Competition you agree to all the rules listed. Regardless of your status (winner or nominee), please note that your script, logline and contact information may be shared with our partners and sponsors, and by submitting you agree with that. You also agree to release and hold harmless The Golden Script Competition and its subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to damages and negligence to property and persons, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, copyright, infringement of trademark or other intellectual property rights relating to a participant’s entry, participation in the contest and/or acceptance or use or misuse of the prize.

The Golden Script 2021 Edition NOMINEES will be announced on the 5th of June, 2021.

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  • Jaclyn Lopez

    “Nefertiti” - TV Pilot - This was my first ever competition and so honored to have been a Semi -Finalist. Thank you GSC!

    July 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much, Jaclyn!

  • The Golden Script Competition is a competition I hold in very high regard. I felt incredibly honoured to have my short script, Escapement, finish as a semi-finalist.

    Great communication, they always keep you updated and truly promote the winners. Always worth entering.

    July 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks you, Phil! It means a lot!

  • The Real Thing - Semi-Finalist: Feature Screenplay. Thank you for the honour...

    July 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you too, Matthew!

  • Invaluable feedback from TGSC, personable, and encouraging.
    Looking forward to entering again and hopefully attending next year...

    July 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much, Darren!

  • Carlo Liberatore

    One of the best script competitions I've ever participated. My script In Your Hands won the Silver Short Script Prize and I would like to thank you all the team involved in the selection process. Grazie mille!

    July 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Cheers, Carlo! And congrats once again!