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ScreenCraft
ScreenCraft Animation Competition
2022
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Active Since 2019
Past finalists and winners have signed with literary managers and secured shopping agreements for their scripts!
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Accepting TV, Feature, and Short Scripts

ScreenCraft has relationships with top animation companies and has generated meetings for writers with Pixar, Disney Animation Studios, Fox Animation, Rooster Teeth, and Titmouse to name a few. 

This year's jury features industry professionals from the companies or clients behind FAMILY GUY, DUCK TALES, STAR WARS: REBELS, GRAVITY FALLS, BOB'S BURGERS, PHINEAS AND FERB, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, ABOMINABLE, OVER THE MOON, and more.

ScreenCraft’s winners and finalists are also highly sought after by literary managers and agents who are open to signing to new writer clients. Over 275 ScreenCraft writers have signed with top management companies and agencies like CAA, Anonymous Content, Verve, Bellevue Productions, WME, UTA, Lit Entertainment, and many more.

So whether you’re writing a family-friendly animated movie or an adult-oriented animated series, our jury is ready to read great material with fresh voices!

Benefits

JURY
The top scripts are considered by our incredible industry jury looking for Animation projects.
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SAM HOFFMAN

Creative Executive, Fuzzy Door

Sam Hoffman is the creative executive for Fuzzy Door, Seth MacFarlane’s production company behind iconic animated series FAMILY GUY and AMERICAN DAD.

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EDWARD MEJIA

Director, Current Series at Disney TV Animation

Edward Mejia is Executive Director of Current Series for Disney TV Animation where he oversees multiple shows for Disney Channels and Disney+, including the Emmy Award-winning MICKEY MOUSE cartoons, the critically acclaimed DUCKTALES reboot, and the upcoming MONSTERS AT WORK series. Disney+ is also home to some of the top animations like GRAVITY FALLS, PHINEAS AND FERB and PROUD FAMILY: LOUDER AND PROUDER.

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JUSTIN LITTMAN

Literary Manager, Gotham Group

Justin is a literary manager at Gotham Group, a management and production company that has produced major award-winning animated films THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, CORALINE and more.

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MITCHELL BENDERSKY

Literary Manager, Gramercy Park Entertainment

Mitchell Bendersky is a literary manager for Gramercy Park Entertainment, a management company whose writers have written on successful animated movies such as ABOMINABLE and OVER THE MOON.

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NADYA PANFILOV

Coordinator - Writ Large

Nadya Panfilov works in development and management for Writ Large, whose roster of writers + directors have worked on major animation projects like Bob’s Burgers, Star Wars: Rebels, Central Park, and Duck Tales.

LAUREN HYNEK & ELIZABETH MARTIN

Screenwriters, MULAN

Lauren Hynek & Elizabeth Martin are writing partners who have been friends since high school. They love stories about fierce women. They co-wrote Disney’s live-action Mulan. They are currently working on a biopic about computer pioneer Grace Hopper, as well as writing Spellbound for Skydance Animation, directed by Vicky Jenson, music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Glenn Slater. Currently, Lauren co-chairs the Committee of Women Writers at the WGAW.

THE PRIZES

Grand Prize Winner

The overall grand prize winner in either Feature, TV, or Short category will be welcomed to the ScreenCraft Writer Development Program and receive personal introductions and phone calls with one or more top Hollywood literary manager(s) who are looking for talented emerging Film & TV screenwriters.

ScreenCraft's genre specific relationships include companies like Disney, Pixar, Fox Animation Studios, Netflix, Rooster Teeth, and over 150 other Hollywood managers, agents, producers, and development executives. 

ScreenCraft has a proven track record for getting writers signed with managers, agents, and staffed in writing rooms.

They'll receive:

  • Personal Introduction to top literary managers
  • Accepted into the ScreenCraft Development Program
  • $1,000 cash award
  • An exclusive invitation to a Finalist+ only workshop to position yourself and your writing to the industry


Feature, TV, & Short Winners

  • $500 cash award
  • Accepted into the ScreenCraft Development Program
  • An exclusive invitation to a Finalist+ only workshop to position yourself and your writing to the industry


Finalists

  • An exclusive invitation to a Finalist+ only workshop to position yourself and your writing to the industry

NEW ADD-ON PRIZE OPPORTUNITY

Option Prize with Story Warrior

ScreenCraft is excited to present this optional add-on prize category that will grant one eligible writer/writing team the opportunity to receive an option from Story Warrior. This will be an invaluable opportunity to learn, develop, and strengthen your project with guidance from industry Producers. This unique add-on benefit is separate from the ScreenCraft Animation Competition prizes and placements.

Story Warrior

Amy Taylor is a partner at Story Warrior, a production company focusing on high concept kids animation content with an emphasis on rich character development. Story Warrior has a vast network of capital partners they work with. The team's past projects include movies like HOLES, DESIGNED WITH LOVE, and more. They are currently working with production companies to find the next IP like Lord of the Rings or Ducktales.  

Only projects submitted to the ScreenCraft Animation Competition AND that select this add-on are eligible for consideration in this category. Additionally, all projects that place in the Top 10 of the competition will automatically be considered.

2022 Winners on Coverfly

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Announcements

Oct 5th
Semifinalists
Nov 2nd
Finalists
Nov 30th
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. Submissions are accepted via electronic submission only.

  2. Entry fees are as listed on the site and checkout form. No coupon or discount is applicable on a previous entry.

  3. Optional feedback from a professional reader may be requested at the time of entry. Requests for feedback can be done through Coverfly.

  4. Entries may be any length --  the standard 1/2 hour is between 20 - 40 pages, and the standard hour long is between 40 - 70 pages, and the standard feature is between 85 - 120 pages. Any script submission longer than 120 pages will incur a $.50 per page overage fee for each page over 120 if it does not include feedback and $1 per page if the entry does include feedback.

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

  6. Entries must be received on or before the deadline dates by 11:59PM Pacific Time, and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.

  7. All submitted material must be owned by the writer(s), however the material may be based on other works not owned by the writers.

  8. Material must be submitted by the writer. Material written by writing teams must be submitted by one of the writers, with consent of the other(s).

  9. If a writing team is chosen as a winner, prizes will be given to the person who submits the project. Each team is responsible for dividing or sharing any prizes awarded as they deem fair (whether there is a cash value or not).

  10. Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entered material will be allowed for a limited time with a $6 reentry fee through Coverfly. Please proofread your script carefully before submitting.

  11. It is recommended that original material be registered with the WGA or The Library of Congress before submitting to any competition, however we do not require registration.

  12. Contact info may be included on the cover page of the screenplay, however it is not required. ScreenCraft uses Coverfly to manage submissions and automatically removes cover pages before scripts are read by the judges.

  13. ScreenCraft claims no ownership nor option on your work. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remains with the original rights holders. 

  14. The decision of the judges will be final and cannot be contested in any manner. There is no score on a scorecard that guarantees advancement to the next level as advancement will be based on all scores in the competition.

  15. ScreenCraft reserves the right to change deadline and announcement dates at any time.

  16. ScreenCraft reserves the right to amend these rules at any time.

    For a full list of rules and eligibility please visit ScreenCraft.