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The SWN Screenplay Competition has some of the most respected judges in the industry. Enter your script and receive many of our submission benefits.
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Screenwriters Network wants to bridge the gap between YOU and the industry with hundreds of our esteemed connections.  

Get your script seen by some of the most respected judges in the industry. Collectively our judging panel has written award-winning films such as Toy Story, cult classics like Fight Club, and even Netflix Originals like Secret Obsession, bringing their wealth and experience of the film industry to our competition.

 

OUR JUDGES

Jim Uhls the legendary screenwriter who wrote cult classic Fight Club directed by David Fincher, Jumper directed by Doug Limon, and Semper FI  produced by himself and Steven Spielberg.

 

Kraig Wenman has sold 63 feature scripts and 27 produced films. Kraig’s recent psychological thriller Secret Obsession scored 40 million views in 28 days putting it into the Top 10 most-watched Netflix Originals ever. Kraig’s other screenwriting credits include Cyberstalker, Absolute Deception and Bandit, starring Mel Gibson, that will be released this year.

 

Aaron Abrams is a Canadian actor and screenwriter who has appeared in roles for TV, including Masters of SexThe L.A. ComplexBlindspot and bingeworthy series Hannibal.

Aaron has also written and produced several films such as Netflix Original, The Love Birds, The Go-Getters and episodes for The LA Complex.

 

Luke Harvis is a writer and actor whose credits include Netflix Original movie, Clinical and The Diabolical. Luke has also written Mile 81 adapted from the popular Stephen King novel.

 

Tamara Chestna is a screenwriter and producer, known for writing and producing Netflix Originals such as After and Moxie. Tamara has also written Sneakerella, a Cinderella adaptation movie that will be released in May 2022 on Disney +.

 

CATEGORIES

- Feature-Length script up to 200 pages

 

We offer the choice of receiving feedback on your screenplay at an extra cost. Feedback will be provided by our qualified script consultants.

 

SCRIPT FEEDBACK

We provide an in-depth and thorough analysis of your screenplay. Passing through not one, but two pairs of eyes!

 

Notes submitted by the judge of your script will be passed on directly to one of our professional script consultants (who reads it again).

 

For more information on our script consultants. 

 

 

NOTIFICATION DATES

Quarterfinalists | 4th March

Semi-Finalists | 11th March

Finalists | 18th March

Winners | 25th March

 

 

OUR PARTNERS

The 2022 SWN Screenplay Competition is proudly partnered with InkTip and Final Draft.

 

Final Draft is the industry-standard software for screenwriters, TV writers, playwrights, and more.

 

InkTip has a secure network of more than 4000 Industry Professionals. More than 393 films have been made from scripts and writers found through InkTip, and each year, an average of 28 movies go into production from scripts and writers found through InkTip.

Prices & Deadlines

Feb 5th
Regular Entry
Feb 20th
Late
Standard Entry
$60.00
$75.00
Script Coverage (Feature-Length) - Judging and Notes
$145.00
$150.00
In-depth Script Coverage (Feature-Length) - Judging and Notes
$165.00
$170.00

Benefits

BENEFITS 

For entering alone, you will receive all three of our submission benefits:

 

Every script submitted gets registered with SWN for free. No need to register with the writers’ guilds (WGA, WGUK etc.).

FREE eBook

You will receive a $10 gift card from us to be redeemed on our Script Coverage services.

 

★★★ PRIZES ★★★

 

Grand Prize Winner

 

$500 Cash prize

 

Automatically qualify for our annual screenplay competition ($1200 Award)

 

Your script listed in InkTip’s script directory (4000+ producers, reps & execs)

 

A lifetime subscription to Final Draft Pro screenwriting software (worth $249.99)

 

The SWN hanging frame award with your winning script and laurels inside

 

A promotion in InkTip’s magazine (15,000+ producers, reps & execs)

 

Your script will be sent to our judges and select members of our contacts

Announcements

Mar 11th
Semi Finalists
Mar 18th
Finalists
Mar 25th
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.

All submissions must be written in English.

All ages are eligible.

Material submitted must be written and owned by the person submitting. You may submit as many entries as you like.

All entries must be uploaded in PDF format.

You may resubmit your entered script once at the discretion of Screenwriters Network. This will be dependent on where the script is in our process and whether this has already been assigned to a reader/ judge.

If submitting as a team a singular prize package (only) will be made out to the initial person who submitted.

Scripts submitted to the SWN Screenplay Competition are protected and remain the owner of the person(s) that submitted.

If you have any further questions, please contact us.

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