November 2015 BlueCat Screenwriting Competition

So here’s news of interest to you budding screenwriters out there. Go to it guys!


The Final Deadline for the 2016 BlueCat Screenplay Competition is November 15th 2015 at 11:59 p.m. PST. This is the last opportunity to enter your short or feature-length screenplay into the 2016 competition. We offer a $15,000 Grand Prize for the Best Feature-length Screenplay and a $10,000 Prize for the Best Short Screenplay. All entries will receive analysis on or by January 15th.

Please help us support all screenwriters, new and established, by making them aware of this upcoming deadline.  We truly appreciate your support and hope you will forward the below information to your communities.

All the best,

Claudia Summerfield


2016 BlueCat Screenplay Competition Final Deadline Nov 15th

Every entry receives script analysis.

Submit by 11:59 p.m. (PST) November 15th

Feedback will be sent on or by January 15th.

Entry Fee: $60 Shorts | $70 Features | $35 Student Shorts




Four Finalists: $2,500 Prize

BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY: $10,000 Grand Prize

Three Finalists: $2,000 Prize



Best Feature Screenplay from outside the USA, Canada or the UK

$2,000 Prize


Best Feature Screenplay from the UK

$2,000 Prize


Best Feature Screenplay from India

$2,000 Prize

Screenwriters Residing in India, please visit:



Recent Achievements by BlueCat Alumni Include:

  • The 2014 BlueCat Joplin Award Winning Screenplay, “The Longest Birthday” by Savion Einstein has been optioned for production by Victoria Films and was presented at the Venice Film Market Pitching Forum. It was also selected for the Film London Production Finance Market and will be participating at B’est Eave this year.
  • 2007 BlueCat Winner Ana Lily Amipour’s debut feature, “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night,” was produced by Elijah Wood and premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  It will be distributed by Kino Lorber (Oldboy, Manuscripts Don’t Burn) nationwide in Fall 2014. She is currently teaming up with Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures for her sophomore feature film THE BAD BATCH.
  • BlueCat Finalist Aaron Guzikowski’s #1 Film “Prisoners,” (Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Melissa Leo) was released in September 2013 through Warner Brothers. Guzikowski is also the creator of “The Red Road,” (Martin Henderson, Jason Momoa, Julianne Nicholson) which is SundanceTV’s second scripted original series. He was recently hired to scribe Universal’s upcoming THE WOLFMAN.
  • 2014 BlueCat Winner HF Crum has signed with manager Michelle Knudsen at MXN. Knudsen co-produced Jason Bateman’s “Bad Words” and also represents screenwriting team Yana Gorskaya & Maia Rossini, who are currently writing a film for FOX and director Paul Feig. Crum’s “3 Faces of Hunger & Thirst” won Best Feature Screenplay at the 2014 Slamdance Screenplay Competition.

BlueCat Screenplay Competition





Screenwriting Newsletter:

If any BWC members or random site visitors know of a competition that fits our bill (i.e., it’s international, includes publication, and doesn’t cost too much to enter), just leave a comment here and we’ll see about adding it to the list.

Disclaimer: we cannot speak for the legitimacy of this or any other competition published on this blog. They all seem bona fide, but we advise that you check the individual websites to make up your own mind!

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