2014 BlueCat Screenplay Competition Call For Entries

This year, BlueCat establishes one of the largest cash prizes in the world for a Short Screenplay, with a Grand prize of $10,000, along with an increase in our Feature prize to $15,000.

Students will be eligible to submit their short screenplay at a discounted entry fee of $29 for the duration of the competition.

Each Short Screenplay submission will receive one written analysis, while each Feature Screenplay entry will receive two.

All Short Screenplay submissions received by June 1st will receive their feedback by June June 15th. ($40 entry fee)

Entries must be received electronically by midnight PST


All Feature Screenplay submissions received by June 15th will receive their feedback by July 1st. ($55 entry fee)


Best Feature Screenplay

$15,000 Grand Prize

Four Finalists

$2500 Prize


Best Short Screenplay

$10,000 Grand Prize

Three Finalists

$1500 Prize


The Cordelia Award

Best Feature Screenplay from the UK

$1500 Prize


The Joplin Award

Best Feature Screenplay from outside the USA, Canada or the UK

$1500 Prize


Movie Title Contest: Three Winners $250 each

All screenplays entered by August 1 are eligible






Recent achievements by BlueCat Alumni include:


  • Young Il Kim’s script, “Rodham”, a 2012 Blacklist Script, recently attached director James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”). Young recently won the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant from Sundance, where he will write a biopic on Stephen Hawking.
  • Elijah Wood produced Ana Lily Amipour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night”, set for release in late 2013.
  • Aaron Guzikowski’s “Prisoners”, starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Melissa Leo, will be released September 2013. The Sundance Channel recently bought Aaron’s TV pilot, “The Descendents”, making it their second scripted show after “Rectify.”
  • Ashleigh Powell sold her script, “SomaCell”, to Warner Brothers, with David Goyer attached to produce.
  • “SomaCell”, along with “Rodham”, were two 2012 Blacklist Scripts written by BlueCat Alumni.


For full competition details, please visit the Rules & Guidelines and FAQ.


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