The Military Script Showcase recognizes feature screenplays, television scripts, and shorts in all genres that feature stories about warfare or the military experience.


Each submission entry requires:

SCREENPLAY, TELEPLAY or SHORT - Feature screenplays must not exceed 135 pages. Television scripts must not exceed 75 pages. Shorts must not exceed 25 pages.

LOGLINE - A brief description of your script’s story (up to 50 words).

WRITER’S BIO - A Writer’s Bio may include background, resume, accolades, training, experience, as well as any upcoming projects.

Winning scripts receive
* “Winner” Recognition Laurel
* Script title, logline and bio listed on the showcase sponsor's website

* Entrant(s) must be 18 years of age or older.
* All entries must be in English.
* All entries must be submitted in PDF format. No exceptions.
* Title Page: Include title and writer’s name.
* Scripts must be in standard screenplay format. No exceptions.
* Both produced and unproduced scripts are eligible.
* Both represented and non-represented writers are eligible.
* Teams of writers are eligible.
* Scripts that have previously won a competition are eligible.
* Substitutions of corrected pages, revised material, or new drafts, require a new entry and payment.
* We DO NOT offer deadline extensions.
* We DO NOT offer fee waivers or discounts.
* We DO NOT offer individual feedback on script submissions.
* All submission payments are final. We do not provide refunds.
* By submitting a script you confirm that you own the rights to the material submitted.
* By submitting a script you confirm that you have read and agree to our eligibility and rules. Judges decisions are final.


How do I submit my film?
Submissions are accepted via FilmFreeway.

Is there a way I can enter the showcase for free? Do you provide fee waivers for writers with financial hardships?
No, we do not offer fee waivers of any kind.

What if I change my mind about entering the showcase after making payment, can I receive a refund?
No, we do not offer refunds for any reason. No exceptions. Be sure to carefully read and verify your submission meets all criteria prior to entry.

Where does the money go for the entry fee?
Entry fees are used to pay professional readers, administrative labor fees, promotional expenses, and delivery costs.

Does the entrant retain rights to the submitted script?
Yes, entrants retain all the rights to their works.

If I win will I have to assign any rights to my script or any percentage of sales or future profits?
Absolutely not. Entrants retain all the rights to their works. Neither Military Script Showcase nor its readers, judges or sponsors will attach themselves to your material as a condition of you being designated a winner, nor will we demand any percentage of any sales you make as a result of entering or winning the showcase.

How will you use my contact information?
Rest-assured, we will never sell, rent or share your contact information to anyone.

Can I submit script in Final Draft or Word?
No, all entries must be submitted in PDF format. No exceptions.

How do I turn my screenplay document into a PDF file?
If you are using screenwriting software such as Final Draft or Movie Magic Screenwriting, the software will allow you to save your script as a PDF file. If you have written your script in Microsoft Word, you also have the option to save the document as a PDF file or to print as a PDF file (which saves the document in PDF format).

Do I have to include a Copyright or WGA registration number with my script submission?
No, it is not required, however we recommend you obtain a copyright or WGA registration number (or foreign equivalent) for your material.

Overall Rating
  • patrick gillespie

    Overall a good contest, I would try again in the future.

    November 2020
  • I didn't get to network. Thanks for the Honorable Mention for Angelina's Feather. I was pleased with everything.

    March 2020
  • Prompt communications! Followed their set event dates- that's a big one! Was an honor to take part!

    March 2020

    It was an honor to be a part of this festival and to be a winner has allowed me to showcase Battle Cries in a whole new light. I am quite happy that the Military Script Showcase supports so many military artists in this way. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

    March 2020
  • Christopher Willis

    This was a special competition for me. Not only was my screenplay “Human Terrain” picked as one of the winning scripts, another of my scripts, “Camouflage” was picked as a finalist. Communication with the Showcase was easy and quickly answered. While there was no pretense of awards, the recognition (of both scripts) is very much appreciated.

    March 2020