Short Screenplay Challenge


Take the BlueCat Short Screenplay Challenge! 




Write an entire short screenplay over the MLK holiday weekend:


January 13-15, 2018.


BlueCat is encouraging all writers to create an original short screenplay over the holiday weekend.

You can write on any topic you like! There are no genre restrictions!

You can write as much (or as little) as you want!

Participating in the challenge doesn’t cost a thing!

To keep you on your game, BlueCat will be posting messages of encouragement and routinely asking for status updates in our BlueCat Writers Group. Join the conversation!

Help spread the word! Tell everyone what you are up to on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram using the hashtag:  



If you find yourself writing the same sentence over and over again, check out our blog post on writing a short film!

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14 Responses to “Short Screenplay Challenge”

  1. Lachlan Says:

    January 8th, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Hi. Can I submit now? Or do I need no wait for the 13th?

  2. BlueCat Says:

    January 9th, 2018 at 11:24 am

    You don’t need to submit it, as its a writing challenge, but if you’d like to submit your short screenplay to the competition, you can find the link under COMPETITION.

  3. Kristeen Tadich Says:

    January 9th, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Looking forward to a busy weekend of writing!

  4. Sandra Metcalf Says:

    January 9th, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    I’d like to do the challenge. I have a good idea for a script.

  5. Ariel Mayer Says:

    January 11th, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    OH wow! I was just about to start writing a short that I’ve had an idea for for a while. This is perfect timing! Getting on it ASAP. Thanks!

  6. Glenn Bundy Says:

    January 12th, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    I just sat down and started

  7. Cynthia Says:

    January 13th, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Where do we submit our entries? I checked under competition, and that’s for submissions on the contest from 2017 and requiring a fee.

  8. BlueCat Says:

    January 13th, 2018 at 11:26 am

    The challenge is for our writers to write! There are no fees. The 2018 Competition is open for submissions as well. But that is separate from the challenge! Good luck!!

  9. What’s the challenge if you don’t submit the script? Says:

    January 13th, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    What’s the challenge if you don’t submit a script?

  10. BlueCat Says:

    January 13th, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    It’s a challenge to write the script. If you want to submit, you can!

  11. Tara Tyler Says:

    January 14th, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    I get it. It’s like NANO – a writing challenge for our own fulfillment, but not a contest/competition… too bad it’s not judged. I guess we could critique each other…

    It got me to write one! It’s good practice =)

  12. Raymond Archie Davenport Says:

    January 14th, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    I would like to join the challenge, I have one all ready for it. But what are the rules on page length.

  13. BlueCat Says:

    January 14th, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Come join our Facebook group!

  14. mychal umi cox Says:

    January 15th, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    This came up at a good time. It was definitely time to get back to putting pen to paper.

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