If you’ve written a great script we want to read it. We are run by a passionate team of artists who get our winners the exposure they deserve. Our goal is to connect writers with agents, managers, and producers. Most of the world’s best cinema has come out of California and most of our Award winning films have been made here and the vast majority of Award winning artists live here as well so it makes sense to get your script read by the people who have access to the people who can get it made.
We don’t care where you’re from or what sort of past you have, we just want to read great scripts, so if you’ve written something really special, we want to read it. Please submit today!
Some of film’s biggest names are on our distribution list. Our winners are read by the agents and talent managers on both coasts and producers all over the world. And what’s more our distribution list is growing every day because people respect us for our taste and integrity. We only recognize great scripts and our recognition means a lot.
Please note, we are an independent screenwriting competition. Our city is home to thousands of artists of all shapes and sizes, in addition to hundreds of organizations designed to support those artists, including, but not limited to various theaters, museums, universities, acting schools, conferences, galas, award shows, development workshops, and film festivals of all shapes and sizes. We are not affiliated with any of them. We are an independent screenwriting competition. If you are looking to connect with one of those organizations, please reach out to them directly.
This competition is a class act. It's their primary purpose to support, endorse, advance and encourage their winning writers. I've experienced this with the phone calls, emails and promotion from them that left me feeling thankful and pumped up. They keep me informed when they forward my script to industry contacts. This win is more than just a pat on the back. Much, much more. Two thumbs up from me!
Great Competition! Great Opportunity! Will definitely recommend it to my peers.
Sending your work here, especially for a first time writer, can be very beneficial!
Most Recent Winners
GRAND PRIZE WINNER - 2019
Shapeshifter by James Sweeney
FINALISTS - 2019
Parousia by Todd Sorrell
Totem by Heidi Morrell
SEMI FINALISTS - 2019
True Destiny by Joe Leone
The Tide by Mitchell C. Oppenheim
Mania by Greg Mania
The Sound of Silence by Thomas Louis Castiglione
Mantis by Janese Taylor
Seven Days by John T. Frederick
There is a Season by Stuart Creque
Secrets of the South by Walter Richardson & Kathy Berardi
McDonald’s Massacre by Brandon Young
Bad Persian Daughter by Sara Gharagozlou
Dr. Franka by Scott Nabat
Purlieu by Emily Fohr
2019's winners were distributed to over forty industry executives and received personal introduction to three separate talent managers in addition to our grand prize winner receiving script notes and a personal consultation from none other than Alex Robb at Insignia Entertainment.