Screenwriting Challenge

Screenwriting Challenge

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 5.00pm

The 17th Annual Screenwriting Challenge is a competition open to screenwriters around the world. There are 3 rounds of competition. In the 1st Round (April 17-25), writers are placed randomly in heats and are assigned a genre, subject, and character assignment (see examples of past assignments here).

Writers have 8 days to write an original short screenplay no longer than 12 pages. The judges choose a top 5 in each heat to advance to the 2nd Round (June 11-14) where writers receive new assignments, only this time they have just 3 days to write an 8 page (maximum) short screenplay.

Judges choose a top 5 in each heat from the 2nd Round to advance to the 3rd and final round of the competition where writers are challenged to write a 5 page (maximum) screenplay in just 24 hours (July 17-18). A panel of judges review the final round screenplays and winners are selected to share in thousands in cash and prizes.

Not only does every writer receive feedback from the judges for each screenplay submitted, but a special review forum is available for the participants to submit their screenplays for review from fellow writers throughout the competition. During the Screenwriting Challenge 2019, there were over 2,700 comments made on the 220+ screenplays submitted on the forum.

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