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

You will be submitting to the 2018 edition.

Awards & Prizes


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.

THE GOLDEN SCRIPT WINNER (1st Place) - Trophy + Award Certificate + Promo Review + 1 Robert McKee Scholarship worth $865 in Boston, Austin, NY, LA or London during fall 2018 + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 (InkTip package only for feature scripts) + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 (one for feature and one for short scripts)

THE SILVER SCRIPT WINNER (Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + Promo Review + 1 Annual Membership to Storylogue online education for writers worth $197 + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 (InkTip package only for feature scripts)

THE BRONZE SCRIPT WINNER (Second Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 (InkTip package only for feature scripts)

FINALISTS - Award Certificate

Rules & Terms


1) Submitted scripts must be original screenplays, and the sole property of the applicant(s).
2) All ages are eligible, from any country of the world.
3) All entries must be in English.
4) We are accepting 1 to 150 pages long scripts.
5) There is no limit to the number of screenplays you may submit.
6) You may only submit a screenplay one time.
7) All entries must be uploaded in PDF/FDX format.
8) All screenplays should be written in industry standard format (Courier 12 pt font).
9) Under absolutely no circumstances will substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entry screenplay(s) be made. Screenplays will not be returned.
10) Competition judges, readers and employees of our competition, past and present, and their immediate friends and families, are not eligible to enter.

The Golden Script 2018 Edition WINNER will be announced on the 5th of June, 2018.

11 Reviews

Overall Rating
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    Ian Robinson

    Great opportunity for writers to have people read their script, and they make a big deal of anyone shortlisted. The cash prize is only for the overall winner, but it is cool to get a digital certificate for 2nd and 3rd places. As a second place prize winner the organisers also promoted the script for me, recommending me for other contests on Film Freeway, and a this gave me a nice discount for the entry too. Was thrilled to be shortlisted, even more thrilled to be second, my confidence as a writer was waning, but its back up to the brim after entering this contest.

    July 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thanks Ian for this amazing review!

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    Nir Shelter

    This was a good screenplay to enter, as the founders are genuinely interested in promoting the writing talent involved. They communicated very clearly with us throughout the process of submissions, judging, and placement. I recommend others to submit as well.

    June 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Nir!

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    Robert Cole

    Great experience. The communication was spectacular. Soon to be one of the premier contests on the circuit.

    June 2017
    Response from festival:

    Cheers, Robert!

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    Callum Bryce

    Great competition! The trophy was much appreciated and high quality.

    June 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Callum!

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    David Barbeschi

    Loved it! Participating to the competition was a privilege!
    Looking forward to next year's edition!

    June 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, David!