The Short Screenplay Challenge is a competition that challenges writers around the world to create short screenplays no longer than five pages based on genre, location,
The Short Screenplay Challenge is a competition that challenges writers around the world to create short screenplays no longer than five pages based on genre, location, and object assignments in 48 hours. Each writer will participate in at least two writing challenges and as many as four depending on how well they place in each challenge. When the competition begins, writers are placed in groups where they will be judged against other writers within their same group. Each group receives its own unique genre, location, and object assignments. After two challenges, the top five writers that score the highest advance to the next challenge
In Challenge #3, writers are placed in new groups and given a new genre, location, and object assignment. The top five writers from each of the groups in Challenge #3 advance to the fourth and final challenge of the competition where they are given the final genre, location, and object assignment and compete for thousands in cash and prizes. Sound like fun? Learn more on the organizer’s competition page.
Not only does every writer receive feedback from the judges for every screenplay that is submitted, but a special review forum is available for the participants to submit their screenplays for review from fellow writers throughout the competition. During the last Short Screenplay Challenge, there were over 3,600 comments made on the 350+ screenplays shared on the forum.
There is currently over $7,000 in cash and prizes for the winners of the 2021 competition and more great prizes will be announced soon.