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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Discovering new screenwriting talent from around the world.
Shore Scripts Screenplay Contest 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.
Recent success stories include setting up Feature Winner Louis Ackerman's horror/thriller script, FLESH & BLOOD, with industry roster company, Blumhouse. The film will be part of Hulu's 'Into the Dark' series and be released 2nd Nov 2018 starring Dermot Mulroney (Shameless, New Girl).
Claire Fowler won our inaugural Short Film Fund. She went onto Premiere her short film, SALAM, at 2018's Tribeca Film Festival.
2017 TV Pilot screenplay contest winners, Ella Roby & Lachlan Marks, have received Development Funding for their winning pilot SMALL TOWN.
Rob Lambert, 2016's TV Pilot Winner, has had his pilot LOS NINOS SICARIOS picked up by Sony Crackle. He is currently developing the show with their team.
Take a look at the full list of our Alumni here: http://www.shorescripts.com/alumni/
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
We have the highest calibre of industry judges of any screenwriting competition in the world. Our 37 judges include OSCAR, GOLDEN GLOBE, EMMY & BAFTA Winners. We also have OVER 80 PRODUCTION COMPANIES, AGENTS & MANAGERS attached to read this year's best scripts.
* OSCAR WINNING ACTOR, JEREMY IRONS - THE FRENCH LIEUTENANT'S WOMAN, REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, DIE HARD +
* PRODUCER, LIZA MARSHALL – TABOO, WELCOME TO THE PUNCH, BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP
* MICHELLE WRIGHT - IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION @ WORKING TITLE FILMS
* OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, STEPHEN WOOLLEY - THE CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE +
* BAFTA WINNING WRITER, TONY GRISONI - FEAR & LOATHING IN LAS VEGAS, TIDELAND, THE RED RIDING TRILOGY +
* OSCAR NOMINATED PRODUCER, PAUL WEBSTER - EASTERN PROMISES, SALMON FISHING IN THE YEMEN +
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.
Shore Scripts (Festival Registrar)
Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.
Screenwriters from all countries are welcome to enter. All scripts must be written in English.
The script must be the writer’s original work. Adaptations are accepted but the writer must own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work.
All ages are welcome.
We accept animations.
Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $30,000 (£24,000 approx) in screenwriting fees since 2010. Previous screenwriting cash awards do not count towards this total.
You may enter a newer draft of an already submitted script. There is a small additional fee. You may re-enter you script through the Resubmission page.
A writer can enter as many scripts in as many categories as they wish.
If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then it will no longer be eligible for the contest.
Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.
The script file formats we accept are: PDF (preferred) Celtx, Final Draft, MovieMagic, RTF, DOC & TXT.
Please ensure your script is as close to the standard 80-120 pages as possible. Email us if you have any questions about the length of your script.
We accept all genres.
The winners consent to Shore Scripts using their name, script title, and any other relevant information for promotional purposes on their website. This will be used to inform other contestants and the media of the results.
If Shore Scripts helps a writer gain representation, option, sell, or have his/her screenplay produced, then we are entitled to state this on our website and on any other platform whenever we see fit.
Shore Scripts staff and associates are unable to enter.
The decision of the judging panel is final. All judges, staff, and sponsors are immune from any competition disputes.
If we see fit, we can extend the final deadline for the competition.
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.
By entering Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition, you authorize us to use any trusted third-party online and cloud-based services and databases for hosting, managing, and/or transmitting your submission file(s).