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Mar 28th
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The Golden Script Competition
The Golden Script Competition
2025
Active Since 2016
$10,000 in CASH PRIZES! Our BEST SCRIPTS will be read by 60+ production companies like SCOTT FREE & AMBLIN. Mentorship with OSCAR and EMMY-nominees.
Accepting Features, Web Series, TV Pilots, and Shorts
Enter Now
Enter on or before October 24th 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 2023 & 2024.


You will be submitting to the 2025 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 EMMYS), giving you the chance to have your script produced or represented! On top of that, we will offer cash prizes totaling $10,000. 2025 mentors include OSCAR-nominee Mark Fergus and three-time EMMY-nominee Jessica Sharzer (TBC).


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)

+40 more...


SUCCES STORIES


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Prices & Deadlines

Oct 24th
Earlybird
Mar 21st
Final
Mar 28th
Extended
Feature Screenplay
$59.99
$64.99
$69.99
Feature OR TV Pilot Screenplay + FEEDBACK (2-3 pages of notes)
$69.99
$74.99
$79.99
Feature OR TV Pilot Screenplay + PROMO REVIEW (3 pages of notes)
$74.99
$79.99
$84.99
Feature OR TV Pilot Screenplay + IN-DEPTH CRITIQUE (4-5 pages of notes)
$89.99
$94.99
$99.99
Feature OR TV Pilot OR Short Screenplay + 1ON1 ONLINE CONSULTATION (1 hour)
$189.99
$194.99
$199.99
TV Pilot Screenplay
$54.99
$59.99
$64.99
Short Screenplay
$44.99
$49.99
$54.99
Short Screenplay + FEEDBACK (2-3 pages of notes)
$54.99
$59.99
$64.99
Short Screenplay + PROMO REVIEW (3 pages of notes)
$64.99
$69.99
$74.99
Short Screenplay + IN-DEPTH CRITIQUE (4-5 pages of notes)
$79.99
$84.99
$89.99

Benefits

GOLDEN LISTS

Each July, we unveil our top 30 scripts in the competition with a list called the GOLDEN LIST​. This list is shared with many of our partners and industry professionals such as creative executives, producers, and directors, who can access more information about the scripts and request them. However, access to the scripts is limited and requires the writer's permission for anyone outside of our partners and direct contacts.


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) - $4,500 CASH PRIZE + 1on1 MASTERCLASS with OSCAR-nominee MARK FERGUS + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion + one 4 month InkTip Pro Membership worth $130 + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $120 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 1yr Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $130 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $468 + 10 Pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest (VPF) + Trophy + Award Certificate


2nd PLACE - GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion + 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 $468 + 5 Pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest (VPF) + Trophy + Award Certificate


3rd PLACE - GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion + 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 $468 + 5 Pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest (VPF) Trophy + Award Certificate


FINALISTS Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th to 15th place) + 20% off discount @ Filmarket Hub (upcoming call for entries) + 50% off discount @ FILMUSTAGE +  1 Pitch on Virtual Pitch Fest (VPF) + Award Certificate


TV PILOTS

THE GOLDEN TV SCRIPT WINNER (1st PLACE) $4,500 CASH PRIZE + 1on1 MASTERCLASS with three-time EMMY-nominee JESSICA SHARZER + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $120 + 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 $468 + 10 Pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest (VPF) + Trophy + Award Certificate


2nd PLACE - GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion + 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 $468 + 5 Pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest (VPF) Trophy + Award Certificate


3rd PLACE - GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion + 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 $468 + 5 Pitches on Virtual Pitch Fest (VPF) + Trophy + Award Certificate


FINALISTS Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th to 9th place)+ 50% off discount @ FILMUSTAGE + 1 Pitch on Virtual Pitch Fest (VPF) + Award Certificate


SHORT SCRIPTS

THE GOLDEN SCRIPT WINNER (1st PLACE) $1,000 CASH PRIZE + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $120 + 1yr Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $130 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $468 + Trophy + Award Certificate


2nd PLACE - GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $468 + Trophy + Award Certificate


3rd PLACE GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $468 + Trophy + Award Certificate


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

Writer Success