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Creative Screenwriting
Creative Screenwriting Shoot Your Short Screenplay Competition
2024
Active Since 2020
IS YOUR SHORT READY FOR PRODUCTION? The Grand Prize Winner will receive $75,000+ in cash and resources to produce a polished premiere-ready short.
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We want to bring your script to life with our highly experienced creative executives, top-tier production equipment and services, plus a screening at Hollyshorts, an Oscar-qualifying film festival.

As the Grand Prize Winner, you’ll have a fully-produced film that is not only ready to submit to festivals or short film platforms, but primed to present to our list of agents, managers and producers as we champion you as an award-winning writer.

Not a director or producer? No problem! We can find a director for you and our consulting producers will guide you through the production. Use this experience to gain new knowledge needed to produce features and television.

Writers of all levels are encouraged to apply. If you don't have an existing short script, we also encourage you to adapt a scene from one of your feature screenplays. Accepting shorts in multiple genres up to 15 pages in length.

Benefits

$75,000+ IN CASH AND RESOURCES
Fully Funded Short Script Production: $5,000 Value
We’ve got you covered, from $5,000 to fund the production to many of the necessary resources, including consulting from Creative Screenwriter Productions, to produce a polished premiere-ready short.

PRG Camera & Lighting Package: $15,000+ Value
Selection of Sony, Panasonic, Canon and ARRI cameras.

Virtual Environment Design: $50,000 Value
SMASH Virtual Production Studios will provide an LED volume virtual production studio (1x shoot day, 1x prep day) and 12 hours of virtual environment design. They will be on hand to consult and offer advice/answer questions about the process.

Mentoring from Production Consultants: $7,500+ value
Are you a first-time filmmaker? No problem, our production consultants will support you through the production process and in creating an eye-catching short from start to finish. You will have access to three consulting production managers, a development consultant, a consulting line producer and a consulting editor to answer all of your questions, and help you find a director if needed.

We Make Movies
We Make Movies will provide insurance, vendor relationships,discounts and production consulting.

Screening at Hollyshorts
Hollyshorts is an Oscar-qualifying film festival.

Set Scouter Location Services
- The Grand Prize Winner receives $500 credit on Set Scouter and a 1 year subscription to Simple Callsheet. ($2,600 Value)
- The Top 10 receive a 3-month subscription to Simple Callsheet.

Set Scouter simplifies production, starting with film locations. Discover an ever-expanding catalog of unique North American locations, designed to make scouting a breeze. We’re all about making it easier, faster and more affordable to book film sets.

Scriptation
- The Grand Prize Winner will receive team licenses for the production.
- The Top 10 will get subscriptions to Scriptation Industry Pro.

Videomaker
- The Top 10 will receive VideoMaker Pro.
All entrants get one free year of the digital edition of Videomaker.

Announcements

Jul 11th
Semifinalists
Jul 18th
Top 10 Finalists
Jul 25th
Grand Prize Winners