If you’ve written a great script we want to read it. We want our winners to get the recognition they deserve. Our goal is to find the best people first and watch as their careers take off. We hope our festival inspires you to keep writing and keep making movies. Most of the world’s best cinema has come out of California, literally countless Award winning films have been made here, let's hope your film is next.
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!
We reward our winners with consultation packages provided by RoadMap Writers that include meetings with top talent managers and or production executives. Our grand prize winner receives a one hour consultation with script notes. This is in addition to getting a page and a half of written script notes from our final round judges. We also give each of our top two finalists a consultation with script notes as well. Semi-finalists only receive online recognition like in most competitions.
We recognize winners in the following categories: Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Student Short Film, Best Dramatic Film, Best Comedy Film, Best Horror or Thriller, Best Action, Best Animation, Best Documentary, Best Web-Series, Best Pilot, Best Director, Best Indie Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Cinematography, and Best Editing.
The San Francisco Arts Community
Please note, we are an independent screenwriting competition and online awards festival. 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!
Our Most Recent Winners
Our most recent screenwriting grand prize winner was awarded a consultation package that included meetings with three top talent managers and development executives -including an hours worth of script notes with an established industry pro. All advertised consultation packages were provided by RoadMap Writers.
Winners will receive a 4-month InkTip Pro Membership. As an InkTip Pro Member, thousands of filmmakers can find and read your scripts, and you'll be able to pitch directly to production companies every week. With over 3,000 options and 400 movies made, InkTip is the place for independent film.