Regular Deadline: Oct 31, 2021

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Timeline

Deadlines

  • Regular
    Oct 31, 2021
Regular Deadline:

Oct 31, 2021

CATEGORIES & FEES

Regular Deadline
(10/31/21)
  • Standard Entry $45.00
  • ISAConnect Entry $40
Regular Deadline
(10/31/21)
  • Standard Entry $45
  • ISAConnect Entry $40
Regular Deadline
(10/31/21)
  • Standard Entry $45
  • ISAConnect Entry $40

Announcements

Quarter-Finalists

Nov 11, 2021

Semifinalists

Nov 18, 2021

Finalists

Nov 26, 2021

Winners

Dec 01, 2021

SWN Short Film Screenplay Competition

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

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

SUBMISSION 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

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

CATEGORIES

- SHORT FILM: Up to 45 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: https://www.screenwritersnetwork.org/script-coverage/

OUR JUDGES

Ronan Blaney is a BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated screenwriter and producer, known for A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019), award-winning short film Boogaloo and Graham (2014), and Sisters. Boogaloo and Graham won the BAFTA film award for Best British Short Film, and this was also nominated for an Oscar, Best Short Film in the Live-Action Category.

Bastien Dubois is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter and director, known for Souvenir Souvenir (2020), Cargo Cult (2013), and Madagascar, a Journey Diary (2010). Bastien's Oscar nomination was for Best Short Film in the Animated category, his nomination was for Madagascar, carnet de voyage.

Samuel James is an English actor best known for playing the role of Garth Stubbs in the ITV sitcom Birds of a Feather. He has also starred in other popular UK TV programs, Casualty, Doctors, Coronation Street and EastEnders.

NOTIFICATION DATES

Quarterfinalists | 10th November
Semi-Finalists | 18th November
Finalists | 26th November
Winners | 1st December

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

PRIZES

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Grand Prize Winner

- $1000 cash prize
- 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)
- Your script will be sent to our judges and select members of our contacts

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GENRES: Action, Adventure, Animation, Biography, Children, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Thriller, Western, Young Adult, Dramedy, Holiday, Rom-Com, Comedy/Rom-Com, Family/Animated, Period/Historical/War, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller/Horror, Action/Adventure

Announcements

  • Quarter-FinalistsNov 11, 2021laurels

Rules

All submissions must be written in English.

 – All ages are eligible.

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

– 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.
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Regular Deadline
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  • Standard Entry $45
  • ISAConnect Entry $40
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  • Standard Entry $45
  • ISAConnect Entry $40

Rules

All submissions must be written in English.

 – All ages are eligible.

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

– 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.

There are no success stories linked to this contest. Please ask writers to tag your contest in their Success Stories so that you can brag about the great things happening with your contest and the writers you are helping.

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