Shore Scripts Feature Contest
2019 season now open
Next Deadline May 31st
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OUR FOCUS IS TO DISCOVER THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

Our winning Feature scripts will be read by 19 of our Oscar and BAFTA award-winning Judges. Our most recent success story is setting up Feature Winner Louis Ackerman's thriller script, Flesh & Blood, with industry roster company, Blumhouse. The film is currently screening on HULU.


Take a look at the full list of our Alumni here: http://www.shorescripts.com/alumni/ 

Benefits

- Winning Feature scripts will be read by our 19 OSCAR & BAFTA winning Judges.

- Over $10k in Cash & Prizes is up for grabs in our Feature contest.

- 2019’s best Feature scripts will be read by our roster of 75 production companies, agents and managers.

50+ Directors are on our roster to read the best of this year's entries.

- Each entry is read twice in each round by our team of professional script readers. Once we announce our Quarter-Finalists, you will be able to view your personal script score.

- Plus, every writer who enters will receive a Free 20-page booklet on How to Get Your Screenplay Produced!

- We have helped 60+ writers gain representation, option, sell, and even have their screenplays produced.

Prizes:

1st

• $3000 Cash

• Your script read by our Judges & Industry Roster

• Introduction and Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers

• Script development with Shore Scripts

• 1-year Subscription to WriterDuet Pro

• Final Draft 10 Software

• InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing

• 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association.

• PLUS, 2 FREE Passes to the 2020 Moscow International Film Festival.


2nd

• $1000 Cash

• Your script read by our Judges & Industry Roster

• Script development with Shore Scripts

• Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing

• Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association.

• Final Draft 10


3rd

• $500 Cash

• Your script read by our Judges & Industry Roster

• Script development with Shore Scripts

• Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing

• Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association.

• Final Draft 10


4th

• $250 Cash

• Your script read by our Judges & Industry Roster

• Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing

• Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association.

• Final Draft 10


5th

• Your script read by our Judges & Industry Roster

• Free InkTip script listing and InkTip Magazine listing

• Free 6-month membership to The International Screenwriters’ Association.

• Final Draft 10

Rules

* Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries. * Screenwriters from all countries are welcome to enter. All scripts must be written in English. * The script must be the writer’s original work. Adaptations are accepted but the writer must own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work. * All ages are welcome. * We accept animations. * Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $30,000 (£24,000 approx) in screenwriting fees since 2013. Previous screenwriting cash awards do not count towards this total. * You may enter a newer draft of an already submitted script. There is a small additional fee. You may re-enter you script through the Resubmission page. * A writer can enter as many scripts in as many categories as they wish. * If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then it will no longer be eligible for the contest. * Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier. * We prefer scripts to submitted as PDF’s. * Scripts should ideally be within 80-120 pages. We do accept longer scripts. * We accept all genres. * The winners consent to Shore Scripts using their name, script title, and any other relevant information for promotional purposes on their website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results. * If Shore Scripts helps a writer gain representation, option, sell, or have his/her screenplay produced, then we are entitled to state this on our website and on any other platform whenever we see fit. * Shore Scripts staff and associates are unable to enter. * The decision of the judging panel is final. All judges, staff, and sponsors are immune from any competition disputes. * By entering Shore Scripts, 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). * If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline for the competition.