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Mar 21st
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Mar 29th
Extended
The Golden Script Competition
The Golden Script Competition
2023
Active Since 2016
Mentors include an OSCAR and BAFTA-winner. THE BEST SCRIPTS will be read by +50 production companies & agencies (SCOTT FREE, AMBLIN, RELIANCE, etc.)
Accepting Features, TV Pilots, Shorts, and Web Series
Enter Now
Enter on or before October 27th to save $5

About

The Golden Script Competition is a yearly international competition for short, feature and TV pilot screenplays from all around the world. It is recognized by MovieBytes as one of the TOP SCREENPLAY CONTESTS for 2022.


You will be submitting to the 2023 edition, and the best scripts of this edition will be read by some of the most renowned production companies & literary agencies (including some that have won several OSCARS and BAFTAS), giving you the chance to have your script produced or represented! 2023 mentors include OSCAR and BAFTA-winner Bobby Moresco and three-time EMMY-nominee Jessica Sharzer.


Who's reading our top scripts:

Scott Free Productions (Gladiator, The Martian)
Reliance Entertainment (1917, Ready Player One)

- Killer Films (Still Alice, Carol)

- Amblin Partners (Green Book, The Girl on the Train)

- Benaroya Pictures (Lawless, Margin Call)

- 21 Laps Entertainment (Stranger Things, Arrival)

- Davis Entertainment (The Blacklist, I, Robot)

- Broken Road Productions (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Next)

- Shoreline Entertainment (The Man from Earth, The Signal)

- Simon West Productions (The Expendables 2, Tomb Raider)

- West Coast Film Partners (Olympus Has Fallen, Donnie Darko)

- MadRiver Pictures (The Trial of the Chicago 7, Ad Astra)

- Lit Entertainment Group (Prisoners, Free Guy)

- Fremantle (American Gods, The Young Pope)

- Stone Village Productions (The Lincoln Lawyer, Runner Runner)

- Knight Hall Agency (repr. writers of In Bruges, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

- Signature Entertainment (Predestination, The Guilty)

- Perfect World Pictures (50/50, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom)

- Bully Pictures (Milk, Defending Jacob)

- Salon Pictures (McQueen, Churchill)

- Affirm Films (Hachi: A Dog's Tale, Soul Surfer)

- Bellevue Productions (repr. writers of Mr. Robot, The Man in the High Castle)

- Julia Tyrrell Management (repr. writers of Downtown Abbey, The Musketeers)

- Hurricane Films (A Prayer Before Dawn, Sometimes Always Never)

- Curzon (Enemy, Son of Saul)

+30 more...

Prices & Deadlines

Oct 27th
Earlybird
Mar 21st
Final
Mar 29th
Extended
Feature OR Short OR TV Pilot Screenplay + 1ON1 ONLINE CONSULTATION
$179.99
$184.99
$199.99
Short Screenplay
$35.99
$39.99
$45.99
Short Screenplay + REVIEW (+700 w.)
$53.99
$59.99
$64.99
Short Screenplay + FEEDBACK (+400 w.)
$44.99
$49.99
$54.99
Short Screenplay + IN-DEPTH CRITIQUE (+1000 w.)
$69.99
$74.99
$79.99
TV Pilot Screenplay
$44.99
$49.99
$54.99
Feature Screenplay
$49.99
$54.99
$59.99
Feature OR TV Pilot Screenplay + REVIEW (+700 w.)
$66.99
$72.99
$79.99
Feature OR TV Pilot Screenplay + FEEDBACK (+400 w.)
$59.99
$64.99
$69.99
Feature OR TV Pilot Screenplay + IN-DEPTH CRITIQUE (+1000 w.)
$79.99
$84.99
$89.99

Benefits

GOLDEN LISTS

Each year in July, we promote our best scripts in the competition by creating a list called a Golden List. We then make the list available to most of our partners, as well as to creative executives, producers or directors who can find more information about the scripts there with the option to request them. Note that except from our partners and our direct contacts, no one will be able to read the scripts without the consent of the writer/s.


AWARDS

There will be quarter-finalists, semifinalists and finalists out of which a second runner up, a runner up and a WINNER will be designated. Only one script from each category can win THE GOLDEN SCRIPT award. Note that our mentors and partners are subject to change without notice.


FEATURE SCRIPTS

THE GOLDEN SCRIPT WINNER (1st PLACE) - 1on1 MASTERCLASS with OSCAR and BAFTA-winner BOBBY MORESCO + Trophy + Award Certificate + one 4 month InkTip Pro Membership worth $130 + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 1yr Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $130 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion


2nd PLACE - Trophy + Award Certificate + one 4 month InkTip Pro Membership worth $130 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228  + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion


3rd PLACE - Trophy + Award Certificate + one 4 month InkTip Pro Membership worth $130 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion​


FINALISTS - Award Certificate + 20% off discount @ Filmarket Hub (upcoming call for entries) + 50% off discount @ FILMUSTAGE + Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th to 15th place)


TV PILOTS

THE GOLDEN TV SCRIPT WINNER (1st PLACE) - 1on1 MASTERCLASS with three-time EMMY-nominee JESSICA SHARZER + Trophy + Award Certificate + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 + one 4 month InkTip Pro Membership worth $130 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 1yr Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $130 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion


2nd PLACE - Trophy + Award Certificate + one 4 month InkTip Pro Membership worth $130 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion


3rd PLACE - Trophy + Award Certificate + one 4 month InkTip Pro Membership worth $130 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion


FINALISTS - Award Certificate + 50% off discount @ FILMUSTAGE + Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th to 9th place)


SHORT SCRIPTS

THE GOLDEN SCRIPT WINNER (1st PLACE) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 + 1yr Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $130 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion


2nd PLACE - Trophy + Award Certificate + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion​


3rd PLACE - Trophy + Award Certificate + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2023) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion


FINALISTS - Award Certificate + 50% off discount @ FILMUSTAGE + Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th, 5th or 6th place)

Writer Success

2022 Winners on Coverfly

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Announcements

Jun 25th
Semifinalists
Jun 30th
Finalists
Jul 5th
Winners

Rules

At the program's request, Coverfly will automatically remove your title page for you if you include one when submitting to this program.

1) Submitted scripts must be original screenplays, and the sole property of the applicant(s). Screenplays submitted must not have been previously sold or produced. Adapted or based on screenplays are also accepted. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to register their screenplay and secure clearance from the copyright holders of any copyrighted materials included within the submitted screenplay. All entrants, including the nominees and winners, retain complete and exclusive rights to their work

2) All ages are eligible, and you can submit from any country.

3) All entries must be in English.

4) We accept screenplays between 1-140 pages in length. For scripts over 140 pages, you would need to pay an additional fee. 

5) There is no limit to the number of screenplays you may submit.

6) All entries must be uploaded in PDF/FDX format. Contact details or names  are allowed  to be on the title page, but not recommended.

7) All screenplays should be written in industry standard format (Courier 12 pt font).

8) Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entry screenplay(s) are accepted. However, you would need to pay an additional fee.

9) Competition judges, readers and employees of our competition, past and present, and their immediate friends and families, are NOT eligible to enter. Previous winning and finalist scripts are also NOT eligible. 

10) Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. Entry fees (including services fees) are non-refundable and we do not provide any feedback (except for paid feedback).

11)  By entering The Golden Script Competition you agree to all the rules listed. Regardless of your status (winner or nominee), please note that your script may be shared with our partners and sponsors, and by submitting you agree with that. You also agree to release and hold harmless The Golden Script Competition and its subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to damages and negligence to property and persons, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, copyright, infringement of trademark or other intellectual property rights relating to a participant’s entry, participation in the contest and/or acceptance or use or misuse of the prize.

The Golden Script 2023 Edition NOMINEES will be announced on the 20th of June, 2023.

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Official Sponsors

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