Short Screenplay Competition

The Short Screenplay Competition of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition provides a unique opportunity for filmmakers to secure funds to make their short film. Like the Feature Screenplay Competition, all short submissions will receive one written analysis with the constructive feedback.

Many of BlueCat’s Winners and Finalists have industry success stories. Our Winners and Finalists have been signed by major talent agencies like UTA, CAA and WME, sold their work to studios like Warner Bros., Paramount and Universal, and won major awards at the Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals, all after being discovered by or winning BlueCat.

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Short Screenplay Competition Eligibility Requirements

  • Short screenplays must be between 1-49 pages.

For a full list of eligibility requirements, please visit here.

Short Screenplay Competition Prize Information

  • The Winner will receive $5,000.
  • Four Finalists will receive $500 each.

Short Screenplay Competition Deadline Information

  • Opening Deadline: October 15th, 2017. (Entry Fee: Short Script $35)
  • Early Script Deadline: November 19th, 2017. (Entry Fee: Short Script $45)
  • Regular Deadline:  February 1st, 2018. (Entry Fee: Short Script $50)
  • Final Deadline: February 20th, 2018. (Entry Free: Short Script $55)