2014 Bluecat Screenplay Competition

This competition is out of California, but worth the share for all you Screenwriters out there…


The BlueCat Screenplay Competition is excited to announce the opening of the 2014 Competition!

This year, BlueCat will accept short screenplays and establish one of the largest cash prizes in the world for a short screenplay contest, with the winner being awarded $10,000. Three Finalists will be receiving $1500 each.

Overall, the cash prizes will nearly double to over $43,000, with the Grand Prize for the Best Feature Screenplay increasing to $15,000. Four finalists will receive $2500 each.

Each Short Screenplay submission will receive one written analysis, while each Feature Screenplay entry will receive two.

Students will be eligible to submit their short screenplay at a discounted rate of $29 for the duration of the competition.

Entrants will be able to submit a short screenplay with an option not to receive feedback, and all submissions will be eligible for a Resubmission entry if received by the October 15th deadline.

All Short Screenplay submissions received by June 1st will receive their feedback by June 15th. ($40 entry fee)  Entries must be received electronically by midnight PST

All Feature Screenplay submissions received by June 15th will receive their feedback by July 1st. ($55 entry fee)

BlueCat prides itself in its leading reputation as a community for developing screenwriters. We hope these great changes will cement our mission—-to support and develop the undiscovered screenwriter——in all of us, today and days ahead.

Best Feature Screenplay
$15,000 Grand Prize
Four Finalists
$2500 Prize
Best Short Screenplay
$10,000 Grand Prize
Three Finalists
$1500 Prize
The Cordelia Award
Best Feature Screenplay from the UK
$1500 Prize
The Joplin Award
Best Feature Screenplay from outside the USA, Canada or the UK
$1500 Prize
Movie Title Contest:
Three Winners $250 each
All screenplays entered by August 1 are eligible.
Recent achievements by BlueCat Alumni include:
  • Young Il Kim’s script, “Rodham”, a 2012 Blacklist Script, recently attached director Jason Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”). Young recently won the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant from Sundance, where he will write a biopic on Stephen Hawking.
  • Elijah Wood produced Ana Lily Amipour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night”, set for release in late 2013.
  • Aaron Guzikowski’s “Prisoners”, starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Melissa Leo, will be released September 2013.  The Sundance Channel recently bought Aaron’s TV pilot, “The Descendents”, making it their second scripted show after “Rectify.”
  • Ashleigh Powell sold her script, “SomaCell”, to Warner Brothers, with David Goyer attached to produce.
  • “SomaCell”, along with “Rodham”, were two 2012 Blacklist Scripts written by BlueCat Alumni.

For full competition details, please visit the Rules & Guidelines and FAQ.

SUBMIT YOUR SCREENPLAY: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/2014-call-for-entries.

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Multimedia Producer. Social Media Advocate. Filmmaker. Volunteer. I am the Producer and Host of the monthly Florida filmmaker screening series, FilmSlam at Enzian Theater, and Managing Editor of one of Central Florida's oldest, most trusted websites, the award-winning CentralFloridaTop5.com! I am also a proud committee member of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a member of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer's Florida State Advisory Committee, Orlando Tech Association Marketing Committee, Valencia College's Digital Media Advisory Board, as well as on several Film Florida committees. Additionally, I am a Google #GlassExplorer, techie, purple lover and #caregiver. View all posts by jenvargas

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