100 SCREENPLAYS is a screenwriting competition from Screenplay Festival, running annually since 2002 and one of the highest rated screenwriting competitions on MovieBytes, where writers like you rate the reliability and significance of contests.
100 SCREENPLAYS has partnered with the film festival Film Invasion Los Angeles to hold a live ceremony for our three winners.
Each screenplay contest at 100 SCREENPLAYS has a First Prize Winner, a Second Prize Winner, and a Third Prize Winner. These winners are selected based solely upon the quality of each screenplay, and are awarded regardless of genre or subject matter.
100SCREENPLAYS features the following Prizes:
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100 SCREENPLAYS has established the following rules for the competition:
All writers of submitted material must be 18 years or older, including co-authored material.
Screenplays written by teams of two or more writers are eligible for 100 SCREENPLAYS.
Any award won by a co-authored script will be divided evenly among the writers listed on the entry form.
Screenplays that are currently optioned, or have been sold or produced are not eligible to compete in 100 SCREENPLAYS.
Screenplays which have previously won the First Prize in a 100 SCREENPLAYS contest are not eligible to entered into another 100 SCREENPLAYS contest.
Screenplays must be the original work of the author.
Screenplays adapted from other sources that were written by other authors (such as but not limited to books or plays) are not eligible to compete in 100 SCREENPLAYS, regardless of the source author’s permission.
Submissions of new drafts or corrected pages will not be accepted.
Screenplays must be submitted in English.
A writer may enter more than one screenplay; however, a separate entry form and fee are required for each script submitted.
What if I send my script and over 100 scripts have already been entered?
If one hundred scripts are submitted before that deadline, the contest will be closed to new entries. All fees for scripts sent after the competition has been closed will be refunded.
Is there an awards ceremony?
Yes! 100 SCREENPLAYS has partnered with the film festival Film Invasion Los Angeles to hold a live ceremony for our three winners.
Do I have to customize the Cover Page of my entry?
Please submit your script with a standard cover page.
What should the file name be?
We recommend that you name your script’s computer file with your script title (shortened if necessary). For example, a PDF of “A Great Script” would be best sent with the file name “A_Great_Script.pdf”.
Who are the judges for 100 SCREENPLAYS?
This is the second most frequently asked question. The readers who will be judging the scripts for 100 SCREENPLAYS are all industry professionals from the festival’s sponsors. This includes literary agents, literary managers, and development executives from production companies. Additionally, one feature-film Music Supervisor is reading scripts for 100 SCREENPLAYS because she loves to read scripts and we know she has good taste.
Can I submit more than one screenplay?
Yes, you can. Each screenplay submitted must be accompanied by its own entry form and payment.
What are the Prizes?
The First Prize Winner will receive a $500.00 cash prize. Additionally, every First, Second and Third Prize Winner will be announced and openly available to agents, producers, directors and investors. In all cases, the writer will be contacted either by 100 SCREENPLAYS or the inquiring party when interest is expressed in their material. Only Feature Length Screenplays are eligible for prizes. Short Length Screenplays are not eligible for prizes. There are additional prizes given to writers by our sponsors.
Can writers who live outside the USA enter Screenplay Festival?
Yes. If you live outside the USA, you are welcome to enter Screenplay Festival. All Entree Fees must be paid in United States Dollars.
If I am submitting for Script Coverage as well as the competition, do I send two scripts?
If you want written feedback on your script by submitting your script for Script Coverage and you want the script entered into the competition as well, you only need to send one copy of your script. The person who reads your script and provides the written feedback will be instructed to make certain that your script goes directly into the competition after they are done with it.
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