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Registration Fee $45

Timeline

Early Deadline:

May 31, 2018

Regular Deadline:

Jul 31, 2018

Late Deadline:

Aug 31, 2018

CATEGORIES & FEES

Early Deadline
  • Standard Entry $45
  • ISAConnect Entry $40
Early Deadline
  • Standard Entry $45
  • ISAConnect Entry $40
Early Deadline
  • Standard Entry $37
  • ISAConnect Entry $32

Announcements

Quarter Finalists Announced

Oct 25, 2018

Top 5 Announced

Nov 05, 2018

Semi Finalists Announced

Nov 06, 2018

Winners Announced

Nov 10, 2018

2018 Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition was set up to help emerging writers from around the world break into the industry. We have Oscar winning judges and over 80 production companies and agents on-board to read the best scripts that are entered each year, along with cash prizes, special admission to pitching events and software prizes.

Read More at www.shorescripts.com

Why Enter?

HELPING GET SCRIPTS MADE
Shore Scripts has the highest calibre of industry judges of any screenwriter contest in the world. Our winning feature scripts will be read by 37 of our Oscar, Bafta, Emmy, Golden Globe & Cannes award winning judges.

The top scripts entered will be sent to our roster of 79 production companies and agents from around the world.

Our writers have gained representation, optioned, sold, and had their scripts made directly through entering Shore Scripts. Take a look at our Oscar winning Alumni.

PRIZES
We are giving away over $30,000 in cash and prizes to our Feature, TV Pilot & Short winners.

PRESTIGE
Because of our affiliation with a number of award winning judges and production companies, not to mention our success stories, Shore Scripts is known throughout the industry. Placing highly will help open doors and get your work read by the people who can make a difference.

PRIZES

We are giving away over $30,000 in cash and prizes to our Feature, TV Pilot & Short winners. 

Script sent to all Judges and affiliated Production Companies 

Copy of Final Draft 9

Free Script Coverage

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Feedback Type

Additional Fee Added to Entry

  • 5 Page Coverage: $125
  • 10 Page Coverage: $200

Feedback Type Description

Writers become so close to their material that they can’t help but lose perspective at times. It happens to everyone. A professional’s feedback is paramount in helping you take your script to the next level. Our screenplay reading and consultancy services are below. 

5-Page Feature Screenplay Coverage – 5 pages of constructive notes that focus on: Premise, Structure, Character, Dialogue, Pace, Marketability, and a Conclusion. It will give you a clear overview of your screenplay. 

10-Page Feature Development Coverage – 10 pages of feedback on all areas of your screenplay, including: Premise, Structure, Character, Dialogue, Pace, Visuals, Believability, Marketability, and a Conclusion. It also includes an industry scorecard. Great for a comprehensive critique of your screenplay.  

Rules

FEATURE SCRIPT RULES

To help the environment, Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.

Writers from all countries are welcome to enter the Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition. All scripts must be written in English.

The script must be the writer's original work. Adaptations are accepted but the writer must own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work.

All ages are welcome.

Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $30,000 in writing fees. Previous screenwriting cash awards do not count towards this total.

You may enter a newer draft of an already submitted script. However, there will be an additional fee involved. You may reenter you script through the Resubmission page.

If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then it will no longer be eligible for the contest.

Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.

The script file formats we accept are: PDF (preferred) Celtx, Final Draft, MovieMagic, RTF, DOC & TXT.

Please ensure your script is as close to the standard 80-120 pages as possible. Email us if you have any questions over the length of your script.

We accept all genres.

The winners agree to allow Shore Scripts to use their name and script title on the website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.

The decision of the judging panel is final. All judges and sponsors are immune from any competition disputes.

If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline of the competition.


SHORT CONTEST RULES

Scripts should approximately be within 2-30 Pages.

You may enter the same screenplay into both the Short Contest and Short Film Fund if it fits between both category page counts. There will be a discount for entering both contests.

To help the environment, Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.

Writers from all countries are welcome to enter the Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition. All scripts must be written in English.

The script must be the writer's original work. Adaptations are accepted but the writer must own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work.

All ages are welcome.

Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $30,000 in writing fees. Previous screenwriting cash awards do not count towards this total.

You may enter a newer draft of an already submitted script. However, there will be an additional fee involved. You may reenter you script through the Resubmission page.

If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then it will no longer be eligible for the contest.

Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.

The script file formats we accept are: PDF (preferred) Celtx, Final Draft, MovieMagic, RTF, DOC & TXT.

Please ensure your script is as close to 2-30 pages as possible. Email us if you have any questions about the length of your script.

We accept all genres.

The winners agree to allow Shore Scripts to use their name and script title on the website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.

The decision of the judging panel is final. All judges and sponsors are immune from any competition disputes.

If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline of the competition.

 

TV CONTEST RULES

Scripts should approximately be within 15-70 Pages.

Please only enter the first episode of your TV Pilot.

Web Series are accepted.

To help the environment, Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.

Writers from all countries are welcome to enter the Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition. All scripts must be written in English.

The script must be the writer's original work. Adaptations are accepted but the writer must own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work.

All ages are welcome.

Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $30,000 in writing fees. Previous screenwriting cash awards do not count towards this total.

You may enter a newer draft of an already submitted script. However, there will be an additional fee involved. You may reenter you script through the Resubmission page.

If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then it will no longer be eligible for the contest.

Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.

The script file formats we accept are: PDF (preferred) Celtx, Final Draft, MovieMagic, RTF, DOC & TXT.

Please ensure your script is as close to 15-70 pages as possible. Email us if you have any questions about the length of your script.

We accept all genres.

The winners agree to allow Shore Scripts to use their name and script title on the website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.

The decision of the judging panel is final. All judges and sponsors are immune from any competition disputes.

If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline of the competition.

 

SHORT FILM FUND RULES

Scripts should approximately be within 4-12 Pages.

Your short must realistically be able to be filmed for the budget.

We accept all themes and genres.

Short Scripts will produce the film.

We are open to Writer/Directors, so if the writer wishes to direct his or her own script, then there is a strong possibility that this will be possible.

Short Scripts will have final call on cast, crew and edit.

You may enter the same screenplay into both the Short Contest and Short Film Fund if it fits between both category page counts. There will be a discount for entering both contests.

To help the environment, Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.

Writers from all countries are welcome to enter the Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition. All scripts must be written in English.

The script must be the writer's original work. Adaptations are accepted but the writer must own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work.

All ages are welcome.

Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $30,000 in writing fees. Previous screenwriting cash awards do not count towards this total.

You may enter a newer draft of an already submitted script. However, there will be an additional fee involved. You may reenter you script through the Resubmission page.

If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then it will no longer be eligible for the contest.

Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.

The script file formats we accept are: PDF (preferred) Celtx, Final Draft, MovieMagic, RTF, DOC & TXT.

Please ensure your script is as close to 4-12 pages as possible. Email us if you have any questions about the length of your script.

The winners agree to allow Shore Scripts to use their name and script title on the website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.

The decision of the judging panel is final. All judges and sponsors are immune from any competition disputes.

If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline of the competition.

 

Do get in touch with any other questions.

FAQs

http://www.shorescripts.com/shore-scripts-rules/

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.

Shore Scripts

Shore Scripts was setup to help emerging screenwriters break into the industry.

Producers, production companies and agents won’t read unsolicited material. However, all of the former is needed 99% of the time in order to gain that first credit. So, if they won’t read your work, how do you go about getting anything made! It’s a catch 22 situation.

Shore Scripts is made up of a small number of filmmakers working in the industry, both in the UK and US. Along with our Oscar, Cannes & BAFTA nominated judges, we have strong business relationships within the industry.

What we can ensure is that if a script leaps off the page, asking to be made, we have the means to get it into the hands of the most suited individual or company. There are obviously no guarantees after that point, but it will be out there and stand a chance.

We want to help writers create a career for themselves doing what they love to do!

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