Shore Scripts Feature Contest
2020 season opens March 1st

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DISCOVERING THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD

How do we do that?
- We’ve helped 60+ Writers gain representation, sell, and have their screenplays produced.
- 20 Oscar, Golden Globe Winning Judges will read the final round of submissions. 
- 120+ Production Companies, Agents & Managers are signed up to read this year’s best scripts.
- 70+ Award-Winning Directors are on our roster to read the best Features. 
- Over $17K in Cash to giveaway to 2020’s Winners. Thousands more in prizes. 
- 7 New Genre Prizes in 2020! Best Action/Adventure, Best Comedy, Best Drama, Best Family Screenplay, Best Sci-Ii, Best Thriller, and Best Horror.
- Plus, every writer who enters receives a 20-page booklet on How to Get Your Screenplay Produced & FREE access to our Definitive Screenwriting Course led by former UCLA Head of Screenwriting, Richard Walter. 

Take a look at our Alumni and see how winning Shore Scripts can kickstart your screenwriting career: http://www.shorescripts.com/alumni/

All our FEATURE FINALISTS will have their script sent to our roster of industry award-winning Judges.

Our Judges include:
- OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, STEPHEN WOOLLEY - THE CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
- BAFTA WINNING PRODUCER, FINOLA DWYER - BROOKLYN, QUARTET, AN EDUCATION.
- WRITER/DIRECTOR, PATRICK LUSSIER – SCREAM, HALLOWEEN, TERMINATOR GENISYS
- BAFTA WINNING WRITER, TONY GRISONI - FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, TIDELAND, THE RED RIDING TRILOGY
- SUNDANCE NOMINATED WRITER & DIRECTOR, NICOLAS PESCE – THE GRUDGE, PIERCING, THE EYES OF MY MOTHER

Following each contest, we begin the process of sending this year’s scripts to our Industry Roster. You don’t need to be one of our winners to have your script sent out. We will always consult with you before we send out your work. 

NOTE: Shore Scripts never has any rights over a writer’s work.

See the full list of our Judges here - http://www.shorescripts.com/shore-scripts-judges/ 

Our Industry Roster includes:
BLUMHOUSE, ANONYMOUS CONTENT, 3ARTS, GERSH, NUMBER 9 FILMS, VERVE, BLACK PILLS, & many more.

Benefits

* $10,000 in cash to our Grand Prize Winner.
* $1000 to each of our 7 Genre Prize Winners. 
° Best Action/Adventure Screenplay
° Best Comedy Screenplay
° Best Drama Screenplay
° Best Family Screenplay
° Best Sci-Fi Screenplay
° Best Thriller Screenplay
° Best Horror Screenplay
* Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers. 
* Your script will be sent out to our Judges, Industry & Directors Roster.
* Script coverage and development with Shore Scripts.
* Free Enrollment into the Ultimate Screenwriting Course.
* Each of our 8 winners will receive a FREE copy of Final Draft.

PLUS, our Grand Prize Winner will also get the choice of receiving a FREE Pass to one of these film festivals:
RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, LONDON
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Rules

To help the environment, Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.

Feature scripts should be within 80-120 Pages. If you have any questions about the length of your script, please email us. contact @ shorescripts.com

Writers from all countries are welcome to enter the Shore Scripts. All scripts must be in English.

The script must be the writer's original work. They must own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work.

All ages are welcome.

Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $30,000 (£24,000 approx.) in writing fees since 2017. This clause is in place to help us support emerging talent. Screenwriting contest awards do not count toward this total.

You may enter a newer draft of an already submitted script. There will be a small fee involved. You may re-enter your script through our Resubmission page or via our industry partner’s platforms.

If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then that script will no longer be eligible for the awards. The entry fee will not be refunded.

Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.

Scripts must be submitted in PDF format.

We accept all genres.

The winners agree to allow Shore Scripts to use their name and script title on the website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.

The decision of Shore Scripts is final. By applying to this contest each participant agrees to hold Shore Scripts, our judges and sponsors immune from any competition disputes, claims, liabilities, and expenses.

If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline for the competition.

By entering Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition, you authorize us to use any trusted third-party online and cloud-based services and databases for hosting, managing, and/or transmitting your submission file(s).

MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN HERE: http://www.shorescripts.com/