ScreenCraft is known for holding some of the most highly anticipated screenwriting competitions, and for the second year in a row they're giving short form screenwriters a chance to win cash prizes as well as introductions to major film industry players.

Anyone in the world can compete as long as they're at least 18. Your submission must be between 5 and 35 pages and be in English. There is no limit to how many scripts you can submit, however, keep in mind that there is an entry fee of $29 ($39 for late entries).


  • Top 10 finalists will receive a one-year subscription to screenwriting software WriterDuet Pro ScreenCraft Edition
  • Runner-up will get $500 and a phone call to talk about content development with one of the judges
  • Grand Prize Winner will get $1000 and a phone call to talk about content development with one of the judges


ScreenCraft has made it their mission to gather a panel of judges that can help writers take their skills and career to the next level. This year's judges include Academy Award winning short filmmaker Benjamin Cleary, SnapChat creative executive Alex Leibowich, Slamdance short film programmer Michael Felker,  Assembly executive producer Rebecca Bourke, Disney's Maker Studios executive Kamran Kamjou, and Alice Kharoubi, Head of Court Métrage, an entity dedicated to Short Films developed by the Cannes Film Festival.

How to enter

So, if you're got a short screenplay between 5 and 35 pages and a few bucks to throw at an entry fee, fill out the Short Screenplay Contest entry form here. ScreenCraft is taking entries between now and August 1st, so get a move on! And be sure to check out the rules before you apply.

Source: ScreenCraft