Scriptwriting Scholarships 2020

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Every year, BlueCat provides a community for the unknown screenwriter to develop their work, giving undiscovered talent a path to professional success.

Deadline: 15 December

ScreenCraft Family Script Contest

ScreenCraft Family Script Contest

Writing a feature film that the entire family will love? Families are the most influential moviegoing audience, yet there’s a surprising lack of high-quality films that appeal to the whole family.

Deadline: 18 December

BBC Scriptroom

BBC Scriptroom

If you are a UK-based writer looking for some recognition, the BBC seeks out the best new writing talent, offering writers without a track record, representation, or contacts the opportunity to have their work considered by the BBC.

Deadline: 3 February

Slamdance Writing Competition

Slamdance Writing Competition

The Slamdance Screenplay Competition is dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging writing talent. We welcome screenplays in every genre, on any topic, from anywhere in the world. A unique feature of the competition is providing constructive feedback for every entrant.

Deadline: 18 February

Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosts an international screenwriting competition established to identify new talent in screenwriting. Fellowship recipients are expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the Fellowship year.

Deadline: 7 March

NBC’s Writers on the Verge

NBC’s Writers on the Verge

Writers on the Verge is a program focused on polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series. We are looking for writers who are “almost there” but need that final bit of preparation with their writing and personal presentation skills.

Deadline: 1 May

NBC’s Writers on the Verge

NBC’s Writers on the Verge

Writers on the Verge is a program focused on polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series. We are looking for writers who are “almost there” but need that final bit of preparation with their writing and personal presentation skills.

Nickelodeon Writing Program

Nickelodeon Writing Program

Our global Writing Program is one of the best in the biz. Consider the facts: alum have gone on to create their own Nickelodeon shows and write for all sorts of TV series and films.

Deadline: 1 August

BAFTA Rocliffe TV Drama Call

BAFTA Rocliffe TV Drama Call

This is a call for UK Based writers with a script. Your script could be selected for the Bafta showcase! We run four different competitions throughout the year: Film, Comedy, Writing for Children and TV Drama.

Deadline: 27 August

Upcoming Film Grants in your Mailbox

Never miss the opportunity to find funding for your film. Once a month you will receive the Film Grants with upcoming deadlines via email with lots of time to apply.



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