2020 Screenplay Contest Calendar

Following are just a few upcoming screenwriting contest deadlines. Follow the links for entry information, prizes available, and fees. Always do your due diligence by reading the terms and conditions of any contest to protect your screenplay from unscrupulous competitions.

Feb. 29

ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Competition – early

ScreenCraft SciFi & Fantasy Screenplay Competition – regular

StoryPros Awards Contest – early

Shore Film Fund – early 

March 1

Script Pipeline Screenwriting & TV Writing Competition – early

March 2

Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts Competition – late

March 6

Nicholl Fellowships – early

March 11

Stage 32 Comedy Writing Contest – final

March 15

CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat & Fellowship – late

March 20

Page International Screenwriting Awards – late

HollyShorts Screenplay Contest – regular

March 25

Stage 32 Microbudget Horror Script Competition – regular

March 27

Austin Film Festival Script Competition – early

Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition – early

Launch Pad Pilots Competition – regular

March 31

The Script Lab 2020 Screenplay Contest – early (FREE)

Stage 32 4th Annual SciFi/Fantasy Screenwriting Contest – early bird

ScreenCraft Animation Screenplay Competition – final

ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Competition – regular

ScreenCraft SciFi & Fantasy Screenplay Competition – final

ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenplay Competition – early

Humanitas New Voices – regular

StoryPros Awards Contest – regular

Shore Film Fund – regular

April 6

Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition – early

Slamdance Screenplay Competition – early

April 9

Nicholl Fellowships – regular

April 13

Scriptapalooza Features & Shorts Competition – final

Scriptapalooza TV Writing Competition – final

April 17

Austin Film Festival Script Competition – regular

Launch Pad Pilots Competition – late

April 19

CineStory Foundation Feature Retreat & Fellowship – extended

Page International Screenwriting Awards – final

April 28

Finish Line Script Competition – regular

April 29

Stage 32 4th Annual SciFi/Fantasy Screenwriting Contest – regular

April 30

The Script Lab 2020 Screenplay Contest – regular (FREE)

Humanitas New Voices – extended

ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Competition – final

ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition – early

StoryPros Awards Contest – final

May 1

Nicholl Fellowships – late

Script Pipeline Screenwriting & TV Writing Competition – regular

HollyShorts Screenplay Contest – late

May 2

Shore Film Fund – final

May 8

Launch Pad Pilots Competition – final

May 15

Script Pipeline Screenwriting & TV Writing Competition – late

Austin Film Festival Script Competition – final

May 20

Stage 32 4th Annual SciFi/Fantasy Screenwriting Contest – final

May 22

Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition – regular

HollyShorts Screenplay Contest – extended

May 30

Script Pipeline Screenwriting & TV Writing Competition – extended

May 31

ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenplay Competition – final

ScreenCraft Drama Screenplay Competition – early

ScreenCraft Animation Screenplay Competition – early

Warner Bros. Writers Workshop – final

Shore Scripts TV & Feature Screenplay Contests – early

June 8

Slamdance Screenplay Competition – regular

June 19

Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition – late

June 26

Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition – extended

June 30

The Script Lab 2020 Screenplay Contest – final (FREE)

ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition – final

Finish Line Script Competition – late

July 20

Slamdance Screenplay Competition – late

July 27

Slamdance Screenplay Competition – final

July 31

ScreenCraft Drama Screenplay Competition – final

ScreenCraft Animation Screenplay Competition – final

ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Screenplay Competition – early

Shore Scripts TV & Feature Screenplay Contests – regular

Aug. 1

Nickelodeon Writing Program

Aug. 31

ScreenCraft Action/Adventure Screenplay Competition – early

Shore Scripts TV & Feature Screenplay Contests – late

Sept. 30

ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Screenplay Competition – final

ScreenCraft Cinematic Book & Short Story Competitions – early

Oct. 31

ScreenCraft Action/Adventure Screenplay Competition – final

ScreenCraft Family Screenplay Competition – early

Nov. 30

ScreenCraft Cinematic Book & Short Story Competitions – final

Dec. 18

ScreenCraft Family Screenplay Competition – final

 Look for more contest listings on Coverfly or Moviebytes.

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