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ScreenCraft
ScreenCraft Feature Competition
2022
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Active Since 2021
Featuring a jury that includes an Oscar-winning screenwriter, top literary reps, and a big time screenwriter of hit studio films.
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Whether it's a blockbuster that thrills, an indie that inspires, or a comedy that delights an audience, our Hollywood judges are excited to connect with your voice as a writer! ScreenCraft has helped feature script writers of all different voices find representation, earn paid writing assignments, land high profile options, and even sell their work. We're looking for the best feature voices to elevate.

We’re taking this year’s Feature competition to the next level! We’ve expanded both our Grand Prize and Finalists opportunities to help writers transform their careers.

2 Grand Prize Winners will be selected for this year's competition. One by Oscar-winning writer Diana Ossana (Brokeback Mountain) and the other by Matthew Lieberman (Free Guy). Each Grand Prize winner will receive from their respective mentor: a personalized round of notes, virtual meeting, and project development insight.

All 10 Finalists will receive written feedback from one of the following industry jurors: Parker Davis (Agent at Verve), Halle Mariner (Agent at APA), or Kate Sharp (Manager at Bellevue Productions). Finalists will also have a virtual meeting with that jury member.

Benefits

THE JUDGES

Our Hollywood judges are excited to connect with your voice as a writer!


MATTHEW LIEBERMAN

Screenwriter, FREE GUY

In a span of two years, Matt Lieberman has had seven screenplays produced by major studios. These include his Black List script, Free Guy (starring Ryan Reynolds), Rumble (starring Will Arnett), Scoob! (starring Will Forte, Zac Efron and Mark Wahlberg), Playing with Fire (starring John Cena), and The Addams Family.

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PARKER DAVIS

Agent, Verve

Parker Davis is a Motion Picture literary agent at Verve Talent & Literary Agency, a major agency representing the producers, writers, and directors of recent projects Mortal Kombat, The Christmas Chronicles, and the Sherlock Holmes franchise.

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HALLE MARINER

Agent, APA

Halle Mariner is an agent for APA, one of the largest diversified talent agencies in entertainment industry, representing the writers and directors of major features such as The John Wick franchise and Sonic the Hedgehog.

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DIANA OSSANA

Screenwriter, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

Diana Ossana is the Oscar winning co-writer and producer of Brokeback Mountain who has collaborated on writing screenplays, teleplays, and novels with author Larry McMurtry.

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KATE SHARP

Manager, Bellevue

Kate is a Literary Manager & Producer for Bellevue Productions. Bellevue clients have written and/or directed such films as Heavy Trip, Body Cam, Summer of '84, Splinter, Eli, Office Uprising, Better Watch Out, Cobweb, Infinite, Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2022), and The Novice.

MORE GRAND PRIZE BENEFITS

Each Grand Prize Winner will also receive a $1,000 cash prize, as well as be welcomed to the ScreenCraft Development Program. They'll receive personal introductions and calls with one or more top Hollywood literary manager(s) who are looking for talented emerging writers.

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


NEW ADD-ON PRIZE OPPORTUNITY

Option Prize with Traction Pictures

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 Traction Pictures. 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 Feature Competition prizes and placements.

Traction Pictures

Traction is an entertainment brand, development, and production company based in Los Angeles with a focus on elevated content for film, television, and beyond. Traction is currently in post-production on Mo McRae's A LOT OF NOTHING which they produced alongside Anonymous Content. Their Producer's portfolio includes EL CHAPO for Netflix, DEADTECTIVES for Shudder, and more.

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

2021 Winner on Coverfly

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Announcements

Aug 10th
Semifinalists
Sep 14th
Finalists
Oct 12th
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. 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.

  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.