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Program Description

Founded by a writer, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition’s passionate commitment to develop and discover the unknown screenwriter continues to define our work today. We provide each writer who enters BlueCat one written analysis while supporting screenwriters of all levels and stages of development with the constructive feedback all writers require.

Deadlines and Fees

Early
Nov. 30, -0001
Regular
Sept. 13, 2020
Final
Oct. 25, 2020
Late
Dec. 13, 2020
Category 1
Standard Fee
$0
$60
$70
$80
$0
$55
$65
$75
Category 3
Standard Fee
$0
$55
$65
$65
$0
$50
$60
$60
Category 12
Standard Fee
$0
$55
$65
$75
$0
$50
$60
$70
Category 13
Standard Fee
$0
$55
$65
$75
$0
$50
$60
$70

Program Benefits

Every script submission will receive a complimentary written analysis.


The Grand Prize Winner will receive $5,000. All scripts submitted (Features, Pilots and Shorts) are eligible.


The Feature Screenplay Winner will receive $2,000. 


The Pilot Winner will receive $2,000. 


The Short Script Winner will receive $2,000. 


The Fellini Award will be awarded to the Best Screenplay from any category (Feature, Pilots or Short) of the 2021 Competition written by a screenwriter residing outside the USA and will receive $1000. 




Announcement Dates

Quarter-Finalists

Mar. 16, 2021

Semi-Finalists

Apr. 13, 2021

Finalists

May 11, 2021

Winners

May 18, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit: https://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/competition/faq/ 

Rules

All submissions must be original, and the sole property of the applicant(s).


All ages are eligible.


Must be in English.


Feature screenplays must be between 65-125 pages in length.


Pilot scripts must be between 20-75 pages.


Short screenplays must be between 1-29 pages in length.


There is no limit to the number of entries you may submit.


You may submit a script once. You may not submit the same script more than once.


All script entries must be uploaded in PDF format.


Under absolutely no circumstances will substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entry script(s) be made. Scripts will not be returned.


If a submitted script becomes optioned, produced or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the judging period, that script will no longer be eligible


Competition judges, readers and employees of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, past and present, and their immediate friends and families are not eligible to enter.


Previous winners of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition are not eligible.


Scripts, including outlines, treatments, pitches, log lines or any developmental material related to the script, that has previously won any contest, competition, grant, lab, fellowship, mentorship, reading or award of any kind, are not eligible.


Screenplays that have been submitted to any competition or contest prior to December 13th, 2017 are not eligible.


Past and present scripts consulted on through Gordy Hoffman’s screenplay consultation service or the BlueCat workshops are not eligible.


Past and present USC and UCLA students of Gordy Hoffman are not eligible.

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