Discovering new screenwriting talent from around the world.

Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition is focused on unearthing the best scripts from around the world and getting them into the hands of the producers and production companies who have the ability to get them made.

Have a look at our Alumni here: http://www.shorescripts.com/alumni/

We have the highest calibre of industry judges of any screenwriting competition in the world. Our 37 judges include OSCAR, GOLDEN GLOBE, EMMY & BAFTA Winners. We also have OVER 80 PRODUCTION COMPANIES, AGENTS & MANAGERS attached to read this year's best scripts.

* OSCAR WINNING ACTOR, JEREMY IRONS - THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN, REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, DIE HARD

* OSCAR NOMINATED WRITER, JEFFREY CAINE - THE CONSTANT GARDENER, GOLDENEYE

* BAFTA WINNING WRITER, TONY GRISONI - FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, TIDELAND, THE RED RIDING TRILOGY

* AFI WINNER & CANNES PALME D'OR NOMINATED DIRECTOR, RAY LAWRENCE - LANTANA, JINDABYNE

* DIRECTOR PHYLLIDA LLOYD - MAMMA MIA, THE IRON LADY

* LIZA MARSHALL - HEAD OF FILM @ RIDLEY SCOTT'S, SCOTT FREE

* MICHELLE WRIGHT - IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION @ WORKING TITLE FILMS

* OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, PAUL WEBSTER - EASTERN PROMISES, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN

* OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, STEPHEN WOOLLEY - THE CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE

We have a strong relationship with the production companies signed up to read the years best scripts. These scripts do not necessarily need to be winning scripts. If we feel a script is suited to a companies slate, we will send it on. This will always be with the writers prior consent, and can be at any point during and after the competition.

Awards & Prizes

FEATURE PRIZES

Grand Prize Winner
* $4000 cash (£3200 approx)
* Introduction and Meeting with Hollywood Managers & Agents
* Your script will be sent out to our 37 Judges & 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
* Final Draft Version 9 Software
* Scripts development with Shore Scripts

2nd Place
* $1000 cash (£800 approx)
* Your script will be sent out to our 37 Judges & 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
* Final Draft Version 9 Software
* Scripts development with Shore Scripts

3rd Place
* $500 cash (£400 approx)
* Your script will be sent out to our 37 Judges & 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
* Final Draft Version 9 Software
* Scripts development with Shore Scripts

4th Place
* $250 cash (£200 approx)
* Your script will be sent out to our 37 Judges & 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
* Final Draft Version 9 Software

5th Place
* Your script will be sent out to our 37 Judges & 80+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
* Final Draft Version 9 Software

TV PILOT PRIZES

Grand Prize Winner
* $2000 cash (£1600 approx)
* Your script will be sent out to our 37 Judges & 42+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
* Final Draft Version 9 Software
* Scripts development with Shore Scripts

2nd Place
* $500 cash (£400 approx)
* Your script will be sent out to our 37 Judges & 42+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
* Final Draft Version 9 Software
* Scripts development with Shore Scripts

3rd Place
* $250 cash (£200 approx)
* Your script will be sent out to our 37 Judges & 42+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
* Final Draft Version 9 Software
* Scripts development with Shore Scripts

4th Place
* Your script will be sent out to our 37 Judges & 42+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
* Final Draft Version 9 Software

5th Place
* Your script will be sent out to our 37 Judges & 42+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
* Final Draft Version 9 Software

SHORT PRIZES

Grand Prize Winner
* $1000 cash (£800 approx)
* Your script will be sent out to all 30+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
* Final Draft Version 9 Software

2nd Prize
* $500 cash (£400 approx)
* Your script will be sent out to all 30+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
* Final Draft Version 9 Software

3rd Prize
* $250 cash (£200 approx)
* Your script will be sent out to all 30+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers
* Final Draft Version 9 Software

MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN HERE: http://www.shorescripts.com/

Rules & Terms

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 writers 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 £20,000 in writing fees. Previous screenwriting cash awards do not count towards this total.

We will not accept any new drafts of a script once it has already been entered.

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 script is as close to the standard 80-120 pages as possible. See below in regards to the Short 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.

Entrants understand that the concept and characters in your script may contain similar elements to projects being developed by any individual or company working with Shore Scripts; and that you will not attempt to claim against Shore Scripts, or their associates and judges, at any time.

ADDITIONAL SHORT SCRIPT SUBMISSION RULES

Scripts must be within 3-20 Pages.
All the above Rules apply.

ADDITIONAL TV TELEPLAY SUBMISSION RULES

Script must be within 20-70 Pages.
All the above Rules apply.

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    Robert Thompsett

    Very, very well run festival, just a little slow on completing and scoring and I wish that they offered feedback. Nonetheless, my performance certainly gave me confidence. After a whole series of other UK film festivals gave very poor and unprofessional behaviour, this one was like a breath of fresh air and I would certainly recommend this to other writers as one of the very best the UK has to offer.

    May 2016