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Five of the Best Screenwriting Competitions of 2022

In honor of International Screenwriters Day 2022 we are sharing five of the top Screenwriting Competitions to submit your screenplay.

Faith In Film

"Mission: Faith in Film is dedicated to forging a film festival and screenwriting competition that will launch the careers of filmmakers focused on adding the element of faith to their films. Our aim is to inspire, showcase, and support filmmakers of all faith’s to make great faith based films that leave others touched, moved and inspired.

Our prayer is that our festival will open doors for filmmakers with a higher purpose."

Click here for more information on deadlines and how to submit.

New Media Film Festival


Honoring Stories Worth Telling.

All Scripts. Short or long form, animation, comedy, sitcom, drama, books, web series, reality, live, TV anything scripted, this is for you. There is not a limit on page numbers. Top 3 winners in this category win Industry memberships valued at $1000.00 each & are still considered for Grand Prize Award ($45,000.00 in awards).

Judges from Marvel, HBO, BBC, PBS, EMMYS and more."

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The Page Awards Screenwriting Competition

"One of the most frustrating things about so many screenwriting contests - both for the writers and for the judges - is that scripts of different genres are in competition with each other. But how can you compare a comedy to an action script? How do you rank a family film against a thriller? Moreover, why is it that most contests only reward the screenwriter who writes a powerful drama, while many of the most successful movies made in Hollywood are comedies, thrillers, action flicks and family films?

In order to address this problem, and to encourage a wide variety of screenwriting talent, each year the PAGE judges present a total of 31 Awards to new screenwriters in ten different genre categories:"

  • Action/Adventure

  • Comedy

  • Drama

  • Family Film

  • Historical Film

  • Science Fiction

  • Thriller/Horror

  • Short Film Scripts

  • TV Drama Pilot

  • TV Comedy Pilot

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Austin Film Festival

“For over twenty-eight years, Austin Film Festival has been catapulting writers into life-changing careers. With one of the most noteworthy competitions among Hollywood tastemakers, AFF consistently yanks newcomers from the isolation of their desks and ushers them into the bustling world of film and television. Whether your dream is to sign a contract, land an agent, learn from an industry icon, or take home the coveted Bronze Typewriter Award, it’s simple: you can’t win if you don’t enter.”

Click here for more information and how to submit.

Script Pipeline

“The 20th Annual Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition connects talented writers with production companies, agencies, and managers. As one of the longest-running and most successful screenplay contests, we focus specifically on finding writers' representation, supporting diverse voices, championing marketable, ambitious, storytelling, and pushing original projects into production.”

Click here for more information and how to submit.

Do you know of a great screenwriting competition to submit to? Be sure to post it in the comment section!

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