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Beginner Screenplay Competition

script for movieDo you have the Great American Screenplay inside you, itching to come out?

Maybe the next big film sensation is currently an idea floating around in your head.

Do you want to share your screenplay with the world, and maybe win a cash prize by doing so?

If so, then here is a competition tailor-made for you!

2015 BlueCat Screenplay Competition CALL FOR ENTRIES

Since 1998, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition has provided a community for the unknown screenwriter to develop their work, giving undiscovered talent a path to professional success.

BlueCat accepts both feature length and short screenplays, and in keeping with our longstanding tradition, every screenplay will receive one written analysis, with our best screenplays receiving over $40,000 in cash prizes.

All submissions received by June 15th will receive their written analysis by July 1st.

Students will be eligible to submit their short screenplay at a special rate of $35.

The final deadline for the competition is November 15th, 2014.

Awards

  • $15,000 Best Feature Screenplay
  • $2500 Four Feature Finalists
  • $10,000 Best Short Screenplay
  • $1500 Three Short Finalists
  • $1500 The Cordelia Prize. (Best Feature Screenplay from the UK)
  • $1500 Joplin Award Prize, (Best Feature Screenplay from outside the USA, Canada or the UK)
  • Movie Title Contest: Three Winners $250 each

All screenplays entered by August 1st are eligible
The BlueCat Screenplay contest is well known and credible. The list of past winners who have achieved true success is quite remarkable.  The contest claims to be an entryway for beginners and unknown screenwriters to have their works read. Judging by this list, it does seem to be effective with that goal.

Recent achievements by BlueCat Alumni

  • Young Il Kim’s script, “Rodham”, a 2012 Blacklist Script, recently attached director Jason 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.

Here is a list of links so you can tap into the  BlueCat social network for more information.
BlueCat Website
BlueCat Facebook 
BlueCat Twitter:

The deadlines are fast approaching, so if you have an eligible screenplay, dust it off and get it ready for a critique.  As the rules posted above state, even if you do not win anything, you will get a written analysis by a professional to help you perfect your screenplay.  If you’re serious about sharing your movie ideas with the world, I encourage you to go for it!

Lorraine Grula

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Lorraine Grula


Lorraine Grula enjoyed a fast-paced, multifaceted career in the television and video business, producing, shooting, writing, and editing documentary-style videos in both news and corporate settings. Later, she got to teach media and video production in two high schools, which then morphed into instructional design and corporate training. Lorraine is now dedicated to sharing her vast knowledge with others who wish to learn the art of video making, with an emphasis on storytelling and creating professional-quality videos for the internet as simply, yet creatively as possible.

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