All our FEATURE FINALISTS will have their script sent to our roster of industry award-winning Judges.
Our Judges include:
-OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, STEPHEN WOOLLEY - THE CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
-BAFTA WINNING PRODUCER, FINOLA DWYER - BROOKLYN, QUARTET, AN EDUCATION.
-WRITER/DIRECTOR, PATRICK LUSSIER – SCREAM, HALLOWEEN, TERMINATOR GENISYS
-BAFTA WINNING WRITER, TONY GRISONI - FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, TIDELAND, THE RED RIDING TRILOGY
-SUNDANCE NOMINATED WRITER & DIRECTOR, NICOLAS PESCE – THE GRUDGE, PIERCING, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER
Following each contest, we begin the process of sending this year’s scripts to our Industry Roster. You don’t need to be one of our winners to have your script sent out. We will always consult with you before we send out your work.
NOTE: Shore Scripts never has any rights over a writer’s work.
* Your script will be sent out to our Judges, Industry & Directors Roster.
* Script coverage and development with Shore Scripts.
* Free Enrollment into the Ultimate Screenwriting Course.
* Each of our 8 winners will receive a FREE copy of Final Draft.
Top 5 Finalists in each Genre category - Your script will be sent to our Judges, Directors Roster & specially chosen members of our Industry Roster AND win FREE access to our Ultimate Screenwriting Course led by former UCLA Head of Screenwriting, Richard Walter.
PLUS, our Grand Prize Winner will also get the choice of receiving a FREE Pass to one of these film festivals:
•RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, LONDON
•VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
To help the environment, Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.
Feature scripts should be within 80-120 Pages. If you have any questions about the length of your script, please email us. contact @ shorescripts.com
Writers from all countries are welcome to enter the Shore Scripts. All scripts must be in English.
The script must be the writer's original work. They must own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work.
All ages are welcome.
Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $30,000 (£24,000 approx.) in writing fees since 2017. This clause is in place to help us support emerging talent. Screenwriting contest awards do not count toward this total.
You may enter a newer draft of an already submitted script. There will be a small fee involved. You may re-enter your script through our Resubmission page or via our industry partner’s platforms.
If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then that script will no longer be eligible for the awards. The entry fee will not be refunded.
Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.
Scripts must be submitted in PDF format.
We accept all genres.
The winners agree to allow Shore Scripts to use their name and script title on the website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.
The decision of Shore Scripts is final. By applying to this contest each participant agrees to hold Shore Scripts, our judges and sponsors immune from any competition disputes, claims, liabilities, and expenses.
If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline for the competition.
By entering Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition, you authorize us to use any trusted third-party online and cloud-based services and databases for hosting, managing, and/or transmitting your submission file(s).