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ScreenCraft Feature Competition
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Active Since 2021
Jury includes literary reps from Circle of Confusion & Verve. Grand Prize Mentors include Meg LeFauve (CAPTAIN MARVEL), Stephany Folsom (TOY STORY 4), & Samuel D. Hunter (THE WHALE).
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ScreenCraft has helped feature script writers of all different genres and voices find representation, earn paid writing assignments, land high profile options, and even sell their work. 

3 Grand Prize Winners will be selected for this year's competition. One by Oscar-nominated writer Meg LeFauve (Captain Marvel, Inside Out), one by writer Stephany Folsom (Toy Story 4, The Rings of Power), and the other by Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale). Each Grand Prize winner will receive from their respective mentor: a virtual meeting, and project development insight.

Past Feature competition Winners and Finalists have signed with managers at Epicenter, Stride Management, Schulman Management Group, and more.

So whether it's a blockbuster that thrills, an indie that inspires, or a feature of any genre in-between, our jury is excited to connect with your voice as a writer!




Oscar-nominated writer, INSIDE OUT, CAPTAIN MARVEL

Nominated for a Best Screenplay Oscar for the blockbuster INSIDE OUT, LeFauve won an Annie Award for that screenplay. She also wrote Pixar’s Golden Globe nominated THE GOOD DINOSAUR and is currently writing a series for Hulu as well as the animated film MY FATHER’S DRAGON for Netflix and Cartoon Saloon. She wrote on Marvel’s box office hit, CAPTAIN MARVEL. She began her career as a producer and President of Egg Pictures, Jodie Foster's film company. Her produced films were nominated for an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and she was awarded a Peabody for the Showtime film, THE BABY DANCE. LeFauve has taught at AFI and served as co-chair of the Graduate Producers Program at UCLA's School of Film and TV, where she taught master level story and development classes for over seven years.



Stephany Folsom has written on Marvel’s THOR: RAGNAROK, Lucasfilm’s STAR WARS RESISTANCE series, and co-wrote the Academy Award-winning TOY STORY 4. She also created and executive produced PAPER GIRLS for Amazon Prime. She serves as consulting producer and writer on LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER. In her spare time, she is executive producing, showrunning and writing a KING KONG series for Disney+ with James Wan also executive producing.



Samuel D. Hunter is the recipient of a 2014 MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship for his work as a playwright. His full-length plays include The Whale (Drama Desk Award, Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, GLAAD Media Award, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Play). A film version of The Whale, directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Brendan Fraser, was released by A24 Films. His other full-length plays include, A Case for the Existence of God, A Bright New Boise, Greater Clements, The Few, and Lewiston/Clarkston, among others.

The top scripts are considered by our industry jury that love feature films.



Manager, Circle of Confusion

Zach Cox is a Sierra Nevada-loving Chico State graduate and Northern California native who’s been at Circle of Confusion for over 14 years. He started as an intern in the Fall of 2006 and became a manager by the Fall of 2010. Zach has an unquenchable thirst for character-driven stories regardless of genre and believes great storytelling is a gift that can be honed but not outright taught.



MP Lit Agent, Verve

Born and raised in China, Jessica holds a Master in Communication Management from USC. During school years, she interned at Legendary and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. She started in the mailroom at UTA, moving on to assist agents in the Motion Picture Literary department who represent writers, directors, and producers. She also focuses on finding diverse voices and bridging different cultures within Hollywood. In 2020, Jessica joined Verve as an MP Lit agent.


Writer, Director, Producer

Eric Appel co-wrote, produced and directed WEIRD: THE AL YANKOVIC STORY, which premiered to rave reviews at TIFF and won the TIFF People’s Choice Award in the Midnight Madness section. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe and Evan Rachel Wood. He’s currently in post on DIE HARTER, the follow up to DIE HART for Roku. The sequel stars Kevin Hart and Jon Cena. He recently directed episodes of season 2 of the Lord Miller produced Sony/Apple+’s series THE AFTERPARTY. Eric has also directed episodes of SON OF ZORN, HAPPY ENDINGS, SILICON VALLEY, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, NEW GIRL, THE OFFICE and many other hit shows.



Original Series, Drama Development team at Netflix

Kristen Kiasaleh is currently in the Original Series, Drama Development team at Netflix. Prior to Netflix, she worked in feature development at Denver & Delilah Productions, Charlize Theron's productions company. She also worked for the head of casting at Amblin Partners where they oversaw the casting process for both film and TV. Kristen began her career at ICM Partners working for a motion picture talent agent. She's a graduate of New York University.


Grand Prize

3 Grand Prize Winners will be selected for this year's competition. One by writer Meg LeFauve (Captain Marvel, Inside Out) one by writer Stephany Folsom (Toy Story 4, The Rings of Power), and the other by Samuel D. Hunter (The Whale). Each Grand Prize winner will receive from their respective mentor: a virtual meeting, and project development insight.

Winners will be welcomed to the ScreenCraft Writer Development Program and receive personal introductions and calls with one or more top Hollywood literary manager(s) who are looking for talented emerging screenwriters.

Winner will also receive:

-  Personal Introduction to top literary managers

-  Accepted into the ScreenCraft Development Program

 - $1,000 Cash

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


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

Mentorship Prize with Ian McKnight and Collin Litts of Anonymous Content

This optional add-on prize category will grant one eligible writer the opportunity to learn, develop, and strengthen their project with guidance from an industry professional. This unique add-on benefit is separate from the ScreenCraft Feature Competition prizes and placements.

We welcome Ian McKnight and Collin Litts, part of the literary department of Anonymous Content. Ian and Collin will select one writer/writing team with an outstanding concept from the ScreenCraft Feature Competition for a mentorship opportunity.

Only projects submitted to the ScreenCraft Feature 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.

Writer Success

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  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. Only Feature screenplays are eligible for submission. 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.

    In the event a juror, partner organization, mentor, or prize partner is no longer able to serve in their specified capacity, ScreenCraft will make its best effort to secure a replacement.

  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.