The Cinema Street Women’s Short Screenplay Competition invites women screenwriters to submit short screenplays (20 minutes and under) to CinemaStreet Pictures for production consideration. The winning screenplay will be offered an option for the film for $1,000.

The first winner, 6:18 FROM OMAHA by Leah Curney, was shot in late 2020, and is currently in distribution. The production photo above features 6:18 to Omaha director Dana Offenbach, actors Vincent Piazza and Andrea-Rachel Parker, and crew.


• Applicants must be female-identified.
• Applicants may be from any country, but screenplays must be written in English.
• Submissions must be 20 pages or less, in customary screenplay format, and typed in no less than 12 point font. (No script fragments, treatments, synopses, TV scripts, stage plays, book excerpts, or documentaries.)
• Screenplays by more than one writer will be considered, but all writers must be female-identified.
• Applicants may submit as many screenplays as desired, with a separate application and submission fee for each screenplay submitted.
• Screenplays across all genres of fiction (drama, comedy, horror, action, thriller, science fiction, animation, musical, etc.) are eligible. Scripts may be about any topic, but MUST HAVE A SIGNIFICANT FEMALE CHARACTER.
• CinemaStreet seeks submissions from all racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural groups.

The following materials are required for your application and must be submitted electronically:
• Basic Information (name, email address, contact phone number, mailing address)
• Genre
• Two or three sentence description of screenplay
• PDF of a narrative screenplay, 20 PAGES OR LESS screenplay

Overall Rating
  • Thank you for placing my script as a quarterfinalist! This was the first script competition I've ever entered, so it's inspired me to keep writing!

    October 2022
    Response from festival:

    So glad that you will keep writing!

  • Teja VanWicklen

    Great people, great competion! Highly recommend.

    October 2022
  • The nicest let down I've ever received! They loved my short script, The Last Shred of Daylight and, though I didn't win, the festival operators offered to shop the script around for me! Would enter again.

    January 2020