The BlueCat Screenplay, now in its 19th year, is now accepting submissions for its 2017 competition. Founded by award winning writer/director Gordy Hoffman in 1998, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition’s passionate commitment to develop and discover the unknown screenwriter continues to define our work today. Our Winners and Finalists have been signed by major talent agencies […]

F​ilm by Former BlueCat Winner Ana Lily Amirpour Wins Special Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival

The Bad Batch, a film by former BlueCat competition winner Ana Lily Amirpour, was awarded the Special Jury Prize at the 73rd Venice Film Festival on September 10. The movie tells the story of an off-kilter romance set within a cannibal community, and stars the likes of Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey, and Suki Waterhouse. It […]

Guest Post: 5 Tech Tools Budding Screenwriters Should Invest In

  The internet has transformed the world of screenwriting. There is a plethora of technologies to support budding writers to hone their craft and create the best possible material. Whether they’re taking care of the formatting so you don’t have to worry about it, supporting you in your research or aiding your planning and brainstorming, […]

UK Script Rewrite Course

Fall 2016 – The BlueCat Screenplay Competition Launches 10-Week Online Writing Course! DATE: Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 – Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 TIME: 19:00 – 22:00 London Time (GMT+01:00) / 11:00 a.m. – 02:00 p.m. L.A. Time (PST) FEE: $895 / £680 (Payment plan available) REGISTER HERE! Limited to 7 participants
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Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining: Who is the Antagonist?

Kubrick’s film adaptation of “The Shining” focuses on how thin the line between rationality and irrationality can be in the human psyche. This theme is frequently reinforced by symbols such as the big maze outside the Hotel that illustrates the ease with which one can lose their own essence. The director is so clever that […]

Cinequest Screenwriting Competition

  Check out our friends at the CINEQUEST Screenwriting Competition who empower writers to GET DISCOVERD & GET PRODUCED! $8,000 in cash prizes is up for grabs for the winning features, shorts, and teleplays. BlueCat members can enjoy promo code CINEQUEST5 for $5 off screenplay and teleplay entries to Cinequest! “Cinequest was thrilled to connect […]

London Screenwriters’ Festival 2016

Disconnect from reality and reconnect with inspiration!   September 2-4   Get £53 off with code BLUECAT-16X It’s not just about the amazing people at the front of the room, it’s about you and the people you are sitting next to. You will see a lot of people smiling at the London Screenwriters’ Festival and […]

New GoalPost Video: Gordy introduces Screenplay Writing Challenge

Gordy Hoffman, judge and founder of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, talks about GoalPost, starting August 1st. Throughout the whole month, BlueCat’s writers will write 3 pages per day, every day, sharing their daily progress on our Facebook Group and encouraging each other in the pursuit of completing an entire screenplay in one month. What to […]

GoalPost: write a screenplay in 31 days!

This August, join the BlueCat’s GoalPost writing challenge and complete a feature-length screenplay in one month! It’s completely free. All you have to do is to write 3 pages per day, join our Facebook Group and share your daily progress within our creative community of writers led by BlueCat’s judge and founder Gordy Hoffman. No […]

Table Reading of 2016 Winner in New Orleans

  “MONA. RICHY. ROBBY. AND RAY”, Orethia C. Smith’s screenplay has grabbed the winner’s spot in the 2016 BlueCat feature competition. However, it’s success doesn’t end there. After discovering these upcoming talented writers, we do all we can to bring their screenplays to life. To let the writers hear and see the words they have […]

2015 Feature Finalist Palmer Horton premieres new short film on ESPN about Elvis Presley’s passion for racquetball

  ESPN Films’ 30 for 30 Shorts Continues With Slate of Five New Films 2015 Feature Finalist Palmer Horton’s film, “When The King Held Court,” is about Elvis Presley’s passion for racquetball and the impact it had on his life.    WATCH NOW  “When The King Held Court” Directed by Palmer Holton The name Elvis […]

2015 Shorts Finalist Darren Tibbits Launches Kickstarter Campaign!

  Watch the trailer for 2015 Finalist D. R. Tibbits Kickstarter campaign and learn more about his acclaimed short script PINEBOX, starring Clifton Collins, Jr., Ann Magnuson and Brian T. Finney. Watch on Kickstarter    

PRESS RELEASE: BlueCat Screenplay Competition Announces 2016 Winners

BlueCat Screenplay Competition Announces 2016 Winners LOS ANGELES, CA —  Oreathia C. Smith’s screenplay, MONA. RICHY. ROBBY. AND RAY, has been selected as the winner of the 2016 BlueCat Screenplay Competition. Smith’s script was selected from 4,523 submissions and will be awarded a $15,000 cash prize. Smith received an MFA in Writing at USC in […]

Meet 2016 Cordelia Winner Haydn Fox

  Title IX by Haydn Fox   As a couple’s marriage heads towards a disastrous end, the story reflects on the events that brought them to the present.   Email: haydnfoxscreenwriter at   My name is Haydn Fox; I am the screenwriter of TITLE IX. I’m 22 years old and live in the United […]

Meet 2016 Short Screenplay Finalist Tess Carroll

  I Sleep Easy by Tess Carroll   A young girl demonstrates her method of appeasing the yellow-eyed beast that haunts her town.   Email: tess.carroll8 at     “I Sleep Easy” is composed of two conflicting narratives: the story we are told, and the story that unfolds visually. The narrator, a young girl […]

Meet 2016 Joplin Winners Chad J. Nelson & Alexander Ellerston

    Parody by Chad J. Nelson & Alexander Ellerston   After a chance encounter with his identical twin’s mistress, a curious psychologist begins to unravel a web of deceit leading to fatal consequences.   Contact chadjamesnelson at Alex Twitter:  Chad Twitter     Alex on left, Chad on right. After meeting at film […]

Meet 2016 Roshan Winner Paras Borgohain

Deepest, Darkest or How Not to Lie by Paras Borgohain When a public relations executive discovers a note from her deceased best friend, she must find the trigger for his untimely death – revealing his long-distance relationship with a man, while confronting her own fears of unrequited love.   Email:  pborgohainster at Twitter I’ve […]

Meet 2016 Short Screenplay Finalist Nikki Tran

  When We Run by Nikki Tran Saigon, 1978. A young girl learns the meaning of sacrifice during an impromptu escape out of Vietnam.   Email: nikki at   “When We Run” is a story born from experiences in my family’s history as well as current global events concerning refugees and the mass […]

Meet 2016 Short Screenplay Finalist Nic Yulo

  Changelings  by Nic Yulo   Struggling to keep his dysfunctional family afloat, a teenage boy challenges his immature father by threatening to ruin a family tradition.   Email: nic  at InstagramVimeoLinkedin     In my very first screenwriting class, a Professor gave me this advice: ‘Write the story that only you can tell; the story […]

Meet 2016 Short Screenplay Winner Elizabeth Capot

    Apart by Elizabeth Capot   A woman wakes up to find that she is literally falling apart—again.   Email: elizabeth.capot at gmail.comTwitter | Instagram     My name is Elizabeth Capot (or Betty, if you’re not one of my family members or a telemarketer or a barista when they catch me off guard). […]