Call for Entries

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 21st year, is accepting submissions for its 2019 competition. BlueCat remains committed to the undiscovered writer and continues its tradition of providing written analysis on every script submitted.

Regular Deadline: November 18th, 2018

Submit your script by Sunday, November 18th at Midnight PST. Every entry receives written analysis by Thursday, December 6th!

Short Film Festival 

BlueCat accepts short films! Five to ten finalists will be screened at the Landmark Theatre in Los Angeles on April 30th, 2019. 



All scripts will be eligible to be resubmitted after receiving your written analysis. All resubmissions will be counted as a separate entry to the competition.


  • Short Script Winner $5,000. Four Shorts Finalists will receive $500 each.
  • Pilot (Hour) Winner $5,000. Four Pilot Finalists will receive $500 each.
  • Pilot (Half-Hour) Winner $5,000. Four Pilot Finalists will receive $500 each.
  • Short Film Festival Winners (Best Short, Best Director, Best Script, Best Performance)

Feature Screenplay Winner

Feature Screenplay Winner $10,000. Four Feature Finalists will receive $1,000 each.

The Fellini Award

Our international award, the Fellini Award, will be given to the best screenplay from any category (Feature, Pilots or Short) by a writer living outside the U.S. and will win $5,000.

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