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Quarter-Finalists

Nov 11, 2021

Semifinalists

Nov 18, 2021

Finalists

Nov 26, 2021

Winners

Dec 01, 2021

SWN Short Film Screenplay Competition

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

Screenwriters Network wants to bridge the gap between YOU and the industry with hundreds of our esteemed connections.  

Get your script seen by some of the most respected judges in the industry. Collectively our judging panel has written award-winning films such as Toy Story, cult classics like Fight Club, and even Netflix Originals like Secret Obsession, bringing their wealth and experience of the film industry to our competition.





OUR JUDGES


Luke Harvis is a writer and actor whose credits include Netflix Original movie, Clinical and The Diabolical. Luke has also written Mile 81 adapted from the popular Stephen King novel.

Tamara Chestna is a screenwriter and producer, known for writing and producing Netflix Originals such as After and Moxie. Tamara has also written Sneakerella, a Cinderella adaptation movie that will be released in May 2022 on Disney +.

Drew Nelson is best known to audiences for Guillermo del Toro's FX series, The Strain and the TBS comedy series, People Of Earth. He also recurred on two seasons of the Golden Globe nominated, The Girlfriend Experience starring Riley Keough and executive produced by Steven Soderbergh.

Aside from acting, Drew has a number of projects in development as a writer/producer, including the urban fantasy series Lost Ones.




 CATEGORIES


Short Film script up to 60 pages

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

 


SCRIPT FEEDBACK


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

For any coverage submitted after the competition has concluded, the notes of the judges of your script will be included and passed on directly to one of our professional script consultants (who reads it again).

For more information on our script consultants. 




NOTIFICATION DATES



Quarterfinalists | 10th June

Semi-Finalists | 17th June

Finalists | 24th June

Winners | 1st July

PRIZES

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

?The SWN hanging frame award with your winning script and laurels inside

? A Free SWN Membership to access jobs opportunities, the script library and site-wide discount

? Receive a 4-month InkTip Pro Membership. Thousands of filmmakers can find and read your scripts, and you'll be able to pitch directly to production companies every week.

? A lifetime subscription to Final Draft Pro screenwriting software (worth $249.99)

? A $40 Gift Card to be redeemed at Filmmania Gifts

? Your script will be sent to our judges and select members of our contacts

Categories:
GENRES: Action, Adventure, Animation, Biography, Children, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery, 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

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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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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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