The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 23rd year, is open for submissions for its 2021 competition. BlueCat remains committed to the undiscovered writer and continues its tradition of providing written analysis on every script submitted.
Final Deadline: October 25th, 2020.
Late Deadline: December 13th, 2020.
Final Resubmission Deadline: February 15th, 2021.
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About BlueCat Screenplay Competition
Founded in 1998 by WGA writer Gordy Hoffman, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition continues its mission of developing the undiscovered writer. BlueCat’s winners and finalists have gone on to sign with agencies including ICM, CAA, and WME, with their work sold to several major studios such as Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., and Universal. BlueCat writers have won awards at Sundance, Berlin, and Tribeca all following their recognition with BlueCat.
Ana Lily Amirpour (2007 Winner, CAA), writer and director of A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, is slated to direct the remake of CLIFFHANGER produced by Neal Moritz and starring Jason Momoa.
Kimi Lee (2015 Winner) is a staff writer at Amazon Studios for THE EXPATRIATES, produced by Nicole Kidman.
Aaron Guzikowski (2005 Finalist), writer of PRISONERS and the remake of PAPILLON, is currently working on Ridley Scott’s TV series RAISED BY WOLVES.
Fergal Rock (2011 Fellini Award) recently saw his BlueCat winning script DEPARTURES produced, starring Nina Dobrev and Maisie Williams.
Ashleigh Powell (2012 Finalist), wrote Disney’s THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS, starring Keira Knightley.
Young Il Kim (2006 Winner), recent staff writer on BILLIONS, is writing the adapted screenplay THE RISE OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT, directed by Alex Timbers (MOZART IN THE JUNGLE).
Kateland Brown (2014 Finalist) wrote for Warner Bros. FAMOUS IN LOVE, starring Bella Thorne.
Savion Einstein (2014 Joplin Award), recently had her script SUPERFECUNDATION picked up by Sony’s Screen Gems.
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.
DEADLINES and FEES:
Early Bird Deadline: June 28th, 2020. Feature $50, Pilot $45, Short $35.
Midsummer Deadline: August 9th, 2020. Feature $55, Pilot $50, Short $40.
Regular Deadline: September 13th, 2020. Feature $60, Pilot $55, Short $45.
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.
Resubmission fees remain the same throughout the competition.
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