BlueCat Screenplay Competition
Now Accepting Submissions for 2021 BlueCat Screenplay Competition
The BlueCat Screenplay Competition is now accepting submissions for 2021 with its 23rd annual competition. BlueCat's winners and finalists have gone on to sign with high-profile agencies, including ICM, CAA and WME with their work being sold to several major studios such as Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. and Universal. Writers have won awards at Sundance, Berlin, and Tribeca following their success with BlueCat. As a result, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition has become one of the largest and most prestigious screenplay competitions in the world.
- Every script submission will receive a complimentary written analysis.
- The Grand Prize Winner will receive $5,000. All scripts submitted (Features, Pilots and Shorts) are eligible.
- The Feature Screenplay Winner will receive $2,000.
- The Pilot Winner will receive $2,000.
- The Short Script Winner will receive $2,000.
- The Fellini Award will be awarded to the Best Screenplay from any category (Feature, Pilots or Short) of the 2021 Competition written by a screenwriter residing outside the USA and will receive $1000.
- All cash prizes will be disbursed 30 days after the winners are announced.
- Final Deadline: October 25th, 2020. Feature Screenplay $70, Pilot $65, Short $55.
- Late Deadline: December 13th, 2020. Feature $80, Pilot $75, Short $65.
- Final Resubmission Deadline: February 15th, 2021. Feature $50, Pilot $45, Short $35.
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