The Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition is a vehicle for aspiring screenwriters to get their script read by established film producers, managers, and agents who are actively working at the top level of the film industry. The Vail Film Festival Screenplay Competition welcomes unproduced feature length screenplays in the below categories, as well as TV and Web series in any genre. Feature Scripts must be between 70-130 pages in length. TV or Web series must be between 10 and 60 pages in length. Feature screenplay categories: Animated, Comedy, Drama, Faith-Based, Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction.

"Winning 1st Place at the Vail Screenplay Competition helped us get the film made." - Andrew Kightlinger, 1st place winner, Vail Screenplay Competition

Awards & Prizes

1st place winner in each category will be included in a national press release and have their scripts read by key decision-makers at leading entertainment companies. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each category will receive VIP Passes to the 2018 Vail Film Festival.

Rules & Terms

The Vail Film Festival Feature Screenplay Competition welcomes unproduced feature length screenplays in the below categories. Feature Scripts must be between 70-130 pages in length. TV or Web series must be between 10 and 60 pages in length. Include only the Title and entry number on the cover page. Feature screenplay categories: Animated, Comedy, Drama, Faith-Based, Horror, Thriller, Science Fiction. TV series or Web series can be any genre.