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Jul 31st
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SWN Screenplay Competition
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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 Features, Shorts and TV Pilots
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Final Deadline is 1 week from now

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The SWN Screenplay Competition has some of the most respected judges in the industry. Enter your script and receive many of our submission benefits.


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 (Philomena, Northern Soul, 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)


★ PRIZES ★

1st Place

 ➤ 1-1 one-hour workshop with Jessica Sharzer – The chance to go through YOUR   winning script with a talented industry professional.                                                 ➤ Automatically qualify for our annual screenplay competition ($1200 Award)         ➤ Your script listed in InkTip's script directory (4000+ producers, reps & execs)     ➤ A lifetime 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)

2nd Place

➤ Automatically qualify for our annual screenplay competition ($1200 Award)
➤ Your script listed in InkTip's script directory (4000+ producers, reps & execs)
➤ A lifetime subscription to Final Draft Pro screenwriting software (worth $249.99)
➤ A promotion in InkTip's magazine (15,000+ producers, reps & execs)
➤ 1-year membership at Screenwriter Staffing

3rd Place

➤ Automatically qualify for our annual screenplay competition ($1200 Award)
➤ A lifetime subscription to Final Draft Pro screenwriting software (worth $249.99)
➤ 1-month membership at Screenwriter Staffing


CATEGORIES

There are three main categories you may enter your script into:

- SHORT FILM: Up to 45 pages.

- FEATURE-LENGTH: Up to 200 pages

- TV PILOT : Up to 75 pages.

We offer the choice of receiving feedback on your screenplay at an extra cost. Feedback will be provided by our qualified script consultants.


SCRIPT FEEDBACK

We provide an in-depth and thorough analysis of your screenplay. Passing through not one, but two pairs of eyes!

Notes submitted by the judge of your script will be passed on directly to one of our professional script consultants (who reads it again).

For more information on our script consultants:


NOTIFICATION DATES

Quarter-Finalists | 5th August
Semi-Finalists | 10th August
Finalists | 15th August
Winners | 2nd September


OUR PARTNERS

The 2021 SWN Screenplay Competition is proudly partnered with InkTip and Final Draft.
Final Draft is the industry-standard software for screenwriters, TV writers, playwrights and more.

www.finaldraft.com

InkTip has a secure network of more than 4000 Industry Professionals. More than 393 films have been made from scripts and writers found through InkTip, and each year, an average of 28 movies go into production from scripts and writers found through InkTip.

www.inktip.com

Prices & Deadlines

Jul 24th
Late
Jul 31st
Final
Feature-Length
$68.75
$68.75
Short Film
$37.50
$37.50
TV Pilot
$56.25
$56.25
Short Film - Submission & Feedback
$97.50
$97.50
Feature-Length- Submission & Feedback
$158.75
$158.75
TV Pilot - Submission & Feedback
$132.25
$132.25
Short Film - Submission & In-depth Feedback
$137.50
$137.50
Feature-Length - Submission & In-depth Feedback
$227.75
$227.75
TV Pilot - Submission & In-depth Feedback
$187.25
$187.25

Benefits

Screenwriters Network (SWN) are dedicated to supporting all contestants, rather than just the winners.

For entering alone, you will receive all three of our submission benefits:

 Every script submitted gets registered with SWN for free. No need to register with the writers guilds (WGA, WGUK etc.).

 FREE Ebook  How to Sell Your Screenplay.

 30% discount code for Final Draft 12 

 You will receive a $10 gift card from us to be redeemed on our Script Coverage services.

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Announcements

Aug 10th
Semifinalists
Aug 15th
Finalists
Sep 2nd
Winners

Rules

Contest Eligibility

 – All submissions must be written in English.

 – All ages are eligible.

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

– You may submit as many entries as you like.

– All entries must be uploaded in PDF format.

– You may resubmit your entered script once at the discretion of Screenwriters Network. This will be dependent on where the script is in our process and whether this has already been assigned to a reader/ judge.

– 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.


FAQs 

1) Submissions are welcome from any country.

2) There is no limit to the number of materials you may submit.

3) We do not issue refunds.


Terms

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