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Feature Screenplays
Feature Screenplay Competition
Short Screenplays
Shore Scripts Short Screenplay Competition.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition 2015.

Discovering new screenwriting talent from around the world.

DATES FOR BOTH FEATURE & SHORT COMPETITION.

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS: 1st MARCH 2015
EARLY DEADLINE: 1st MARCH – 31st MAY 2015
REGULAR DEADLINE: 1st JUNE – 31st JULY 2015
LATE DEADLINE: 1st AUGUST – 31st AUGUST 2015

QUARTER FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: 25th OCTOBER 2015
SEMI FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: 5th NOVEMBER 2015
WINNERS ANNOUNCED: 10th NOVEMBER 2015
ORDER OF OUR WINNERS ANNOUNCED: 25th NOVEMBER 2015

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Discovering new screenwriting talent from around the world.

Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition is focused on unearthing the best scripts from around the world and getting them into the hands of the producers and production companies who have the ability to get them made.

Patrick Tobin, the writer of CAKE starring Jennifer Aniston is one of our most recent successes. The film is to be released in Jan 2015 by Warner Bros. Have a look at our Alumni here: http://www.shorescripts.com/alumni/

We have the highest calibre of industry judges of any screenwriting competition in the world. Our 21 judges include OSCAR & BAFTA Winners. We also have OVER 100 PRODUCTION COMPANIES & AGENTS attached to read this years best scripts.

* OSCAR WINNING ACTOR, JEREMY IRONS - THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN, REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, DIE HARD +

* OSCAR NOMINATED WRITER, JEFFREY CAINE - THE CONSTANT GARDENER, GOLDENEYE +

* BAFTA WINNING WRITER, TONY GRISONI - FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, TIDELAND, THE RED RIDING TRILOGY +

* AFI WINNER & CANNES PALME D'OR NOMINATED DIRECTOR, RAY LAWRENCE - LANTANA, JINDABYNE +

* DIRECTOR PHYLLIDA LLOYD - MAMMA MIA, THE IRON LADY

* LIZA MARSHALL - HEAD OF FILM @ RIDLEY SCOTT'S, SCOTT FREE

* MICHELLE WRIGHT - IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION @ WORKING TITLE FILMS

* OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, PAUL WEBSTER - EASTERN PROMISES, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN +

* OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, STEPHEN WOOLLEY - THE CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE +

We have a strong relationship with the production companies signed up to read the years best scripts. These scripts do not necessarily need to be winning scripts. If we feel a script is suited to a companies slate, we will send it on. This will always be with the writers prior consent, and can be at any point during and after the competition.

ORGANIZERS

Shore Scripts (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES

To help the environment, Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.

Writers from all countries are welcome to enter the Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition 2014. However all scripts must be in English.

The script must be the writers original work and they own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work.

All ages are welcome.

Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than £20,000 in writing fees as of the time of this competition. Previous screenwriting cash awards do not count towards this total.

We will not accept any new drafts of a script once it has already been entered.

Any script sent after the final deadline will be disqualified.

If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then that script will no longer become eligible for the awards. The entry fee will not be refunded.

Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.

The script file formats we accept for upload are: .PDF (preferred) Final Draft, MovieMagic, .RTF, .DOC, .TXT

Please ensure your script is as close to the standard 80-120 pages as possible.

If you have any questions about the length of your script please email us. contact@shorescripts.com

We accept all genres.

The winners agree to allow Shore Scripts to use their name and script title on the website to inform other contestants of the results.

The decision of the judging panel is final. All judges and sponsors are immune from any competition disputes.

Shore Scripts can extend the final deadline of the competition if they see fit.

Entrants understand that the concept and characters in your script may contain similar elements to projects being developed by any individual or company working with Shore Scripts; and that you will not attempt to claim against Shore Scripts, or their associates and judges, at any time.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The winners agree to allow Shore Scripts to use their name and script title on the website to inform other contestants of the results. The decision of the judging panel is final. All judges and sponsors are immune from any competition disputes. Shore Scripts can extend the final deadline of the competition if they see fit. Entrants understand that the concept and characters in your script may contain similar elements to projects being developed by any individual or company working with Shore Scripts; and that you will not attempt to claim against Shore Scripts, or their associates and judges, at any time.