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Mar 15th
Regular
Screenwriters Network
SWN Screenplay Competition
Goldman Award
The SWN Screenplay Competition has some of the most respected judges in the industry. Enter your script and receive many of our submission benefits.
Accepting Shorts, TV Pilots, Web Series and Features
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About

All Contestants

Screenwriters Network (SWN) are dedicated to support all contestants, rather than just the winners. For simply entering, you will receive:


  1. Every script submitted gets registered with SWN for free. No need to register with the writers guilds (WGA, WGUK etc.).
  2. You will receive a £10 gift card from us to be redeemed on our Script Coverage services.
  3. Receive 15% off of all subsequent SWN Screenplay Competitions. 


Our Judges

We are proud to be working with some of the most respected screenwriters and production executives in the industry. The top scripts will be read by our judges:


Ed SolomonEd Solomon is a producer, director and multi award-winning screenwriter. Most known for penning many classic and genre defining films, such as Men in Black (1997), Now You See Me (2013) and also co-writing on Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989).

Kenneth KokinKenneth's career broke out when he Produced and Directed second unit on the Oscar winning and Emmy nominated film, The Usual Suspects. His other producing and directing credits include films with Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Torro, Juliette Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow. Recently he worked as an executive that co-financed such films as US, Glass, Darkest Hour, and Jurassic World 2.

Peter AperloPeter is a screenwriter and author. His supernatural feature-length thriller, Devil’s Gate, premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. He has feature films under development with such producers as Gianni Nunnari, Lloyd Levin, and Zack Snyder, and his current project is a Norse mythology anime series for Netflix. He also wrote the stories and screenplays for the console video games Watchmen: The End is Nigh and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.

Fleur Costello: Fleur has written feature films, documentaries and in many popular TV shows including Waterloo Road and River City. She was a Comedy Development Producer at the BBC and also a Script Developer at the Walt Disney Company. Fleur also judges for the Writers Guild Awards.


Our Network Outreach

The top scripts in our competition get sent to some of the most prestigious production companies in the industry, including:


➤   Aardman (Chicken Run, Wallace & Gromit,  Flushed Away, Arthur Christmas)

➤   Baby Cow Productions (Northern Soul, Philomena, A Cock and Bull Story )

➤   Big Talk Pictures (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Grimsby, Baby Driver)

➤   Cloud Eight (Steve Jobs, 127 Hours, Selma, T2 Trainspotting, Trance)

➤   DNA (28 Weeks Later, Dredd, Ex Machina,  The Beach, Trainspotting)

➤   DMG Entertainment (Twilight, Iron Man 3, Looper, Point Break)

➤   Ealing Studios (The Hitman's Bodyguard, Black Mirror, Darkest Hour, Downton Abbey)

➤   Heyday Films (Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood, I Am Legend, Gravity)

➤   Manage-ment (Garden State, The Art of War, The Virgin Suicides, Nixon)

➤   Number 9  (Colette, On Chesil Beach, Youth, Carol)

➤   Pulse Films (Gangs of London, Beastie Boys Story, XY Chelsea, PIG)

➤   Red Production Company (Traces, Happy Valley, Cucumber, Last Tango in Halifax) 

➤   Ruby Films (Saving Mr. Banks, Jane Eyre, Suffragette, Tulip Fever)

➤   Scott Free Productions (Gladiator,  Blade Runner 2049,  The Martian,  Alien: Covenant)

➤   Seesaw Films (The King's Speech, Shame, Lion, Macbeth)

➤   Vertigo (Monsters, Bronson, The Football Factory, Pusher)

Prices & Deadlines

Mar 15th
Regular
Short Film
$39.99
TV Pilot
$42.99
Feature-Length
$49.99
Short Film (Receive Feedback)
$94.99
TV Pilot (Receive Feedback)
$118.99
Feature-Length (Receive Feedback)
$138.99

Benefits

All of our winners and top 9 placers are added to SWN's promotional list. Every opportunity we get, we promote and push these scripts out to our various connections and contacts. 

Contestants that place in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals will also be mentioned in Screenwriters Network's competition blog post.


Top Prizes


1st Place


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

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

➤  Production development consultation with an industry producer (worth $199) 

➤  1 year 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) 

➤  1 year membership at Screenwriter Staffing (worth $130) 

➤  $50 gift card for WritersMerch online store​


 2nd Place


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

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

➤  1 year subscription to Final Draft Pro screenwriting software (worth $249.99)

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

➤  1 month membership at Screenwriter Staffing 

➤  $25 gift card for WritersMerch online store​


 3rd Place


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

➤  1 year subscription to Final Draft Pro screenwriting software (worth $249.99)

➤  1 month membership at Screenwriter Staffing

➤  $15 gift card for WritersMerch online store​


Announcements

Mar 25th
Semifinalists
Mar 30th
Finalists
Apr 3rd
Winners

Rules

All submissions must be written in English.

Material submitted must be written and owned by the person submitting.

You are allowed to submit as many entries as you like.

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 via: info@screenwritersnetwork.co.uk

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