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Shore Scripts
Shore Scripts Feature Contest
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$16,000 Cash Prizes, guaranteed industry meetings. We've helped launch the careers of 80+Writers, includes deals with Sony, Blumhouse, Film4, Hulu.
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How do we do that?

$16K in Cash to giveaway to 2021’s Winners. Thousands more in prizes.

There will be 6 Feature Genre Prizes in 2021!

  • Best Action/Adventure
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Drama
  • Best Sci-Fi
  • Best Thriller
  • Best Horror

PLUS, every writer who enters will receive a FREE 18 Page booklet on HOW TO GET YOUR SCREENPLAY PRODUCED.


Our Feature Contest Grand Prize Winner will meet with Julia Berg | Untamed Stories.

Julia is a Development Producer based in Australia and the UK. Before setting up Untamed Stories, she was an Executive at Maven Pictures. She has worked on projects for Charlie Kaufman, Jonathan Glazer, and Lynne Ramsay, including Cannes award-winning YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE.

Take a look at our Alumni and see how winning Shore Scripts can jump-start your screenwriting career:

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

Our Judges include:

  • Kasi Lemmons, Black Film Critics Circle Winner -  HARRIET, EVE’S BAYOU, TALK TO ME. 
  • Ben Hardy, Screen Actors Guild Nominee Actor - X MEN, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, THE GIRL BEFORE.
  • Stephen Woolley, Oscar-nominated Producer - CAROL, THE CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE.
  • Patrick Lussier, Writer, Editor & Director – SCREAM, HALLOWEEN H20, TERMINATOR GENISYS.
  • Liza Marshall, Bafta-nominated Producer – TABOO, WELCOME TO THE PUNCH.

See the full list of our Judges here -

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.

Our Industry Roster includes BLUMHOUSE, ANONYMOUS CONTENT, GERSH, NUMBER 9 FILMS, VERVE & many more.

See our complete Industry Roster - and Directors Roster -



* $10,000 in cash to our Grand Prize Winner.

* $1000 to each of our 6 Genre Prize Winners. 
  • Best Action/Adventure
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Drama
  • Best Sci-Fi
  • Best Thriller
  • Best Horror
* Meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers. Including a guaranteed meeting with Julia Berg at Untamed Stories for our Grand Prize Winner.

* Your script will be sent out to our Judges, Industry & Directors Roster.

* Script development with Shore Scripts.

* Free Enrollment into the Ultimate Screenwriting Course.

* Each of our 7 winners will receive a FREE copy of Final Draft 12.

Top 5 Finalists in each Genre category - Your script will be sent to our Judges, Directors & specially chosen members of our Industry Roster AND you will receive FREE access to our Ultimate Screenwriting Course led by former UCLA Head of Screenwriting, Richard Walter.

PLUS, our Grand Prize Winner will also receive TWO FREE ONLINE FESTIVAL PASSES to RAINDANCE 2022, the independent filmmakers festival.

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

Feature scripts should be within 80-120 Pages.

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 $50,000 in screenwriting fees in the preceding 18 months. This clause is in place to help us support emerging talent. (Contest & Fellowship 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.

Please ensure your Feature script is as close to the standard 80-120 pages as possible. See below in regard to the TV Pilot Competition. If you have any questions about the length of your script, please email us. contact @

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).

See the full list of Rules & FAQs on our website