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Shore Scripts
Shore Scripts Feature Contest
2022
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Active Since 2012
$11,000 in Cash Prizes, plus Guaranteed Industry Meetings & Mentorships. We've helped launch the careers of 90+Writers, including deals with Sony, Blumhouse, Film4, Hulu.
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DISCOVERING THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD

How do we do that?

There will be 6 Feature Genre Prizes in 2022!

  • Best Action/Adventure
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Drama
  • Best Science-Fiction
  • Best Thriller
  • Best Horror

*2022’s PRIZES INCLUDE MENTORSHIPS & GUARANTEED INDUSTRY MEETINGS!

Our Feature Contest Grand Prize Winner will be offered Guaranteed Meetings with 10 industry execs from the following companies – Film Nation, Elation, The Gotham Group, Radical Media, Bellevue, Verve, Independent Talent, Wild Card, Sugar 23, Adam Mirels, and Aldamisa.

And win a mentorship with screenwriter Antony JohnstonATOMIC BLONDE, RESIDENT EVIL, DEAD SPACE.

Plus, our 6 Feature Genre Winners will also be offered at least 3 Guaranteed Meetings with Producers, Managers, and Agents on our roster who are best suited to your work.

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

Take a look at our Alumni and see how winning Shore Scripts can jump-start your screenwriting career: http://www.shorescripts.com/success-stories/

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

Our Judges include:

  • Kasi Lemmons, Black Film Critics Circle Winner -  HARRIET, EVE’S BAYOU, TALK TO ME. 
  • 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 - http://www.shorescripts.com/judges/

Following each contest, we begin the process of sending 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 claims 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 http://www.shorescripts.com/industry-roster/ and Directors Roster https://www.shorescripts.com/directors-roster/

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

Prices & Deadlines

May 31st
Early
Jul 31st
Regular
Aug 31st
Final
Standard Contest Entry
$45.00
$55.00
$65.00
Contest Entry + 3-Page Feedback Report
$140.00
$150.00
$160.00
Contest Entry + 6-Page Feedback Report
$185.00
$195.00
$205.00
Contest Entry + 10-Page Feedback Report
$255.00
$265.00
$275.00

Benefits

* $5,000 in cash to our Grand Prize Winner and an opportunity to be mentored by screenwriter Antony Johnston – ATOMIC BLONDE, RESIDENT EVIL, DEAD SPACE.

* $1000 to each of our 6 Genre Prize Winners. 
  • Best Action/Adventure
  • Best Comedy
  • Best Drama
  • Best Science-Fiction
  • Best Thriller
  • Best Horror


* Guaranteed meetings with Hollywood Agents and Managers specially selected from our Industry Roster and who are best suited to your work. 


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

* Script development with Shore Scripts.

* Each of our 7 winners will receive a FREE copy of the latest Final Draft screenwriting software and FREE access to our exclusive Writers Forum - The Script Hub.

Top 5 Finalists in each Genre category - Your script will be sent to our Judges, specially chosen members of our Industry Roster and Directors. AND you will receive FREE access to our exclusive Writers Forum - The Script Hub.

PLUS, our Grand Prize Winner will also receive two FREE 1-Year Pro Raindance Memberships.

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Announcements

Nov 10th
Semifinalists
Nov 25th
Finalists
Dec 10th
Winners

Rules

* Scripts should ideally be within 80-120 pages. There is a small additional fee for scripts over this length.

* 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 $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 more recent draft of an already submitted script. There is a small additional fee as the script will be reread. You may re-enter your 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 be submitted as a PDF file.

* Our overall Grand Prize Winner can be from any genre. 

* We accept entries in any genre but only award Feature prizes in our 6 genre categories: Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller & Horror. If you feel your script doesn’t fit into any of these genres, please contact us to discuss so together we can ensure your project is appropriately categorized. You can make a note of any sub-genres in the Comments field on the submission form. 

* 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 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.

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

* If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline for the competition. (Please note that this has never yet happened).