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

You will be submitting to the 2021 edition and the winning scripts of this edition will be read by some of the best production companies and literary agencies (including some that have one several OSCARS and BAFTAS), giving you the chance to have your script produced or represented 🎬.

Who's reading our top scripts (please note that the list below may change until June 2021):

✦ Scott Free Productions (Gladiator, The Martian)
✦ Reliance Entertainment (1917, Ready Player One)
✦ Killer Films (Still Alice, Carol)
✦ Amblin Partners (Green Book, The Girl on the Train)
✦ Benaroya Pictures (Lawless, Margin Call)
✦ Broken Road Productions (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Next)
✦ Shoreline Entertainment (The Man from Earth, The Signal)
✦ Simon West Productions (The Expendables 2, Tomb Raider)
✦ West Coast Film Partners (Olympus Has Fallen, Donnie Darko)
✦ Lit Entertainment Group (Prisoners, Free Guy)
✦ Stone Village Productions (The Lincoln Lawyer, Runner Runner)
✦ Knight Hall Agency (repr. Martin McDonagh - In Bruges, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
✦ Signature Entertainment (Predestination, The Guilty)
✦ Salon Pictures (McQueen, Churchill)
✦ Affirm Films (Hachi: A Dog's Tale, Soul Surfer)
✦ Bellevue Productions (repr. writers of Mr. Robot, The Man in the High Castle)
✦ Hurricane Films (A Prayer Before Dawn, Sometimes Always Never)
✦ 1821 Pictures (The Invention of Lying, Machete Kills)
✦ Curzon (Enemy, Son of Saul)
✦ Tempo Productions (The Wife, Churchill)
✦ Met Film Production (God's Own Country, Little Ashes)
✦ Corona Content (Truth or Dare, The Liability)
✦ Cinelou Films (Cake, The Comedian)
✦ Gemma Hirst Associates (The Crown, Father Brown)
✦ Two Brothers Pictures (Fleabag, The Missing)
✦ Sid Gentle Films (Killing Eve, The Durrells)
✦ Sundial Pictures (Obvious Child, Amazing Grace)
✦ Blake Friedmann (repr. Matthew Chapman - Runaway Jury, The Ledge)
✦ Grade A Entertainment (Gifted, Untraceable)
✦ Cedar Park Entertainment (Bright, The Tax Collector)
✦ Cinema Libre Studio (Betty Blue, Worlds Apart)
✦ Unstoppable (The Anomaly, Adulthood)
✦ Freestyle Digital Media (Tomorrow, When the War Began, Samsara)

Golden Lists

Each year at the end of July, we promote our best scripts in the competition by creating a list called a Golden List. We make the list available to producers/directors who can find more information about the scripts there, with the option to request them. Please note that no one will be able to read the scripts without the writers' consent.

Awards

There will be quarter-finalists, 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.

➡FEATURE SCRIPTS⬅

THE GOLDEN SCRIPT WINNER (1st Place) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub + 1 Yearly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership worth $130 + 1 Free FadeIn license worth $79.95 + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE SILVER SCRIPT WINNER (Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 1yr Subscription @ Filmarket Hub worth $90 + 1 Monthly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership + 1 Free FadeIn license worth $79.95 + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE BRONZE SCRIPT WINNER (Second Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 6mo Subscription @ Filmarket Hub worth $60 + 1 Monthly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

FINALISTS - Award Certificate + 20% off discount @ Filmarket Hub + Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th to 15th place)

➡SHORT SCRIPTS⬅

THE GOLDEN SCRIPT WINNER (1st Place) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 + 1 Yearly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership worth $130 + 1 Free FadeIn license worth $79.95 + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE SILVER SCRIPT WINNER (Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 Monthly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership + 1 Free FadeIn license worth $79.95 + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE BRONZE SCRIPT WINNER (Second Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 Monthly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

FINALISTS - Award Certificate + Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th, 5th or 6th place)

➡TV PILOTS⬅

THE GOLDEN TV SCRIPT WINNER (1st Place) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 1 Yearly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership worth $130 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub + 1 Free FadeIn license worth $79.95 + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE SILVER TV SCRIPT WINNER (Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 1 Monthly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership + 1 Free FadeIn license worth $79.95 + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE BRONZE TV SCRIPT WINNER (Second Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 1 Monthly ScreenwritingStaffing Membership + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

FINALISTS - Award Certificate + Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th to 9th place)

RULES

1) Submitted scripts must be original screenplays, and the sole property of the applicant(s). Adapted or based on screenplays are also accepted. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to secure clearance from the copyright holders of any copyrighted materials included within the submitted screenplay. All entrants, including the nominees and winners, retain complete and exclusive rights to their work.
2) All ages are eligible, and you can submit from any country of the world.
3) All entries must be in English.
4) We accept screenplays between 1-140 pages in length.
5) There is no limit to the number of screenplays you may submit.
6) All entries must be uploaded in PDF/FDX format. Contact details or names are allowed to be on the title page.
7) All screenplays should be written in industry standard format (Courier 12 pt font).
8) Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entry screenplay(s) are not encouraged.
9) Competition judges, readers and employees of our competition, past and present, and their immediate friends and families, are NOT eligible to enter. Previous winning scripts are also NOT eligible.
10) Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable and we do not provide any feedback (except for paid feedback).

The Golden Script 2021 Edition NOMINEES will be announced on the 5th of June, 2021.

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  • I'm thrilled to be a semifinalist when there were so many entries. The instant and human response I got when I emailed a question already puts this in a different league to other contests. They seem just lovely, it's clearly well-organised - experienced international judges, a clear website, and proper prizes, including the chance for winners to get work read by people who can really make a difference. Good luck to everyone else who's made it this far. Fingers crossed!

    June 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much, Suzanna! Wish you the best!

  • Fantastic Festival! Very honored for the Finalist Award for WHITE WOLF, BLACK WOLF. Will submit again shortly. All the best.

    June 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Many thanks, Florence!

  • It was an honor to be selected. Thank you!

    James B. Saunders

    June 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much!

  • The Golden Script Competition is one of the best screenwriting competitions I've ever entered. Their communication is transparent, comprehensive and timely, and the staff care very much about writers. A well run contest with all the earmarks of becoming a long running staple in the industry.
    This was a great experience, two thumbs up!

    June 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks so much, Alberto!

  • Victoria Morgan

    Excellent experience! Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your competition.

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Victoria!