Posts Tagged ‘screenwriting competitions’

2014 BlueCat Screenplay Competition Call For Submissions

16 August 2013
Kubrick on his first feature.

Kubrick on his first feature.

 

In the spirit of our commitment to the development of screenwriters worldwide, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition holds a longstanding tradition of giving written notes to every screenplay submitted. Each Feature screenplay entered receives two analyses, while each Short screenplay receives one.

 

All screenplays submitted by September 1st, 2013 will receive their feedback by October 1st, 2013  ($60 features, $40 shorts)

 

 

 

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

 

Entrants will be able to submit a short screenplay with an option not to receive feedback, and all submissions will be eligible for a Resubmission entry if received by the October 15th, 2013 deadline.

 

 

 

This year, BlueCat will accept short screenplays and establish one of the largest cash prizes in the world for a short screenplay contest, with the winner being awarded $10,000. Three Finalists will be receiving $1500 each. The Grand Prize for the Best Feature Screenplay increased to $15,000.

 

BlueCat prides itself in its leading reputation as a community for developing screenwriters. We hope these great changes will cement our mission—-to support and develop the undiscovered screenwriter——in all of us, today and days ahead.

 

 

 

 

 

 SUBMIT YOUR SCREENPLAY

 

 

 

 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.

Advertisements

Last Call for Entries! BlueCat Screenwriting Competition: Deadline is Nov 15th, 2012

29 October 2012
Discovering and Developing Writers Since 1998
Founded by a writer, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition’s passionate commitment to develop and discover the unknown screenwriter continues to define our work today.We provide each writer who enters BlueCat two written analyses, ensuring each entry is reviewed by two readers, while supporting screenwriters of all levels and stages of development with the constructive feedback all writers require.

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 and winning BlueCat.

Rules & Guidelines

Awards:

The Winner of the 2013 Competition will receive $10,000. Four Finalists will receive $2000 each.

The Cordelia Prize will be awarded to the best screenplay written by a screenwriter residing in the UK and will receive $1000.

The Joplin Award will be awarded to the best screenplay written by a screenwriter residing outside the USA, Canada or the UK and will receive $1000.

All screenplays entered by August 1st, 2012 will be automatically entered in our Title Contest. Three winners will be determined by the votes of current 2013 BlueCat entrants and awarded $250 each.

Screenplay Analysis Schedule:

Screenplays submitted early will receive their analysis as follows:

Scripts submitted on June 15th, 2012 will receive their written analysis by June 25th, 2012.

Scripts submitted by July 1st, 2012 will receive their written analysis by July 15th 2012.

Scripts submitted by August 1st, 2012 will receive their analysis by September 1, 2012.

Scripts submitted by September 16th 2012 will receive their analysis by October 1st, 2012. ($60 entry fee)

Scripts submitted by October 15th, 2012 will receive their written analysis by November 9th, 2012. ($65 entry fee)

All analyses will be returned by March 1, 2013.

Deadlines and Fees:

The early bird entry fees are $55 and $60 per screenplay. The regular entry fee is $65 per screenplay.  Submissions are accepted via electronic submission. There is no limit to the number of screenplays you may submit. Final entry fee is $70 per screenplay. Resubmission fee of entry submitted early in competition is $40.

Each regular entry will receive two sets of analysis.

Early Deadline: Entries must be postmarked or received electronically on or before June 15th, 2012 and July 1st, 2012.

Regular Deadline: Entries must be postmarked or received electronically on or before October 15th, 2012.

Final Deadline: Entries must be postmarked or received electronically on or before November 15th, 2012.

Each applicant will receive an e-mail notifying them of the writing competition results.

Quarter-Finalists will be announced February 1, 2013. Semi-Finalists will be announced March 1, 2013. Five Finalists will be announced April 1st, 2013. The Winner will be announced April 10th, 2013.

About us: Since our formation in 1998 by award winning screenwriter Gordy Hoffman, our winners and finalists have launched careers in the industry. Recent BlueCat winner THE MAN IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR, by Andy Pagana and Justin Thomas, sold for low-mid six figures, and BlueCat Finalist Aaron Guzikowski’s CONTRABAND, starring Mark Wahlberg, was released by Universal. We have had a distinct track record of identifying undiscovered writing talent, paving the way for these writers to be signed by UTA, CAA and WME and sell their work to Warner Bros., Paramount and Universal. We are more than a competition; we are a community that serves to support each other and the development of the unknown screenwriter.

For Details Visit the Website: www.bluecatscreenplay.com 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BlueCatScreenplayCompetition