Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What do I need to enter the competition? A. An original feature film screenplay or short film or teleplay, a signed application with release form, and a US$ entry fee. Please check the prizes and deadlines page for appropriate cut off dates for all respective entry deadlines. * NOTE: Entrants also have the opportunity to…

Why Screenwriting Contests

Screenplay competitions can provide FEEDBACK, DEVELOPMENT & INDUSTRY RECOGNITION Whether you’re an established or up and coming screenwriter, you’ve probably learned that one of the toughest obstacles to overcome in the film industry is getting past the restricted channels that often arise within the business. In fact, you can have an immense amount of talent and yet remain virtually unknown…

Prizes

Special thanks to this year’s sponsors for a prize package worth over $30,000. GRAND PRIZE WINNER – $3,000 cash PLUS the opportunity to have their winning script produced into a short film. CWA in conjunction with The Moving Image Xchange Productions, will produce a short film version of the script to help generate interest for the feature script. PREMIERE: The short film will then get a guaranteed…

Rules & Guidelines

Entrants are offered the Judge’s Scorecard and a brief summary of notes for $40. Note: If you do not wish to receive the scorecard, select the entry only box at checkout. We will accept collaborative work, but by no more than two authors. Each writer, however, must fill out and sign the online entry application and release form individually. If selected as…