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Film Daily is a platform dedicated to connecting audiences with indie filmmakers.

Our aim is to herald the golden age of the auteur and give everyone the tools to become a creator.

We run a monthly screenwriting prize dedicated to finding and supporting new voices. Our competition is dedicated to underrepresented narratives such as disability, mental health, LGBTQI, race, class, religion, and more. If you think outside the box, we want to read your work.


$1000 overall winner
$500 first runner-up
$300 second runner-up

Comedy Feature Film Script

Drama Feature Film Script

Horror Feature Film Script

Sci-Fi Feature Film Script

Comedy Short Film Script

Drama Short Film Script

Horror Short Film Script

Sci-Fi Short Film Script

Comedy TV Pilot Script

Drama TV Pilot Script

Horror TV Pilot Script

Action Feature Film Script

Action Short Film Script

Action TV Pilot Script

Adventure Feature Film Script

Adventure Short Film Script

Adventure TV Pilot Script

Crime Feature Film Script

Crime Short Film Script

Crime TV Pilot Script

Historical Feature Film Script

Historical Short Film Script

Historical TV Pilot Script

Erotica Feature Film Script

Erotica Short Film Script

Erotica TV Pilot Script

Western Feature Film Script

Western Short Film Script

Western TV Pilot Script

Noir Feature Film Script

Noir Short Film Script

Noir TV Pilot Script

The winners also receive:

Professional screenwriting software from our sponsors


One hour facetime with industry professionals to kickstart winner’s career


Invitation to a special awards event within winner’s region




Late deadline
January 31st, 2019

Notification date
February 28th, 2019

The Event

Awards Presentation & Networking Mixer
Thursday, April 25th 2019
8pm – late
Brixton, London UK


Feature film scripts
Max 120 minutes

Short film scripts
Max 30 minutes

TV pilot scripts
Max 55 minutes


We are open to all writers, whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-timer with a great idea.

Submission Fees

We are dedicated to providing a platform for all. Our submission fees are low and go directly into competition prize monies and employing readers. As such, we do not provide any submission waivers.

Student fees will always be $10.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Authority to Enter into this Agreement.

Film Daily News needs confirmation that you have the right to enter into this contest. By entering this contest, you are expressing that:

1.1 You are 18 years old or have permission to enter this contest from your parent/guardian.
1.2 You have the full rights and power to enter into an exhibition agreement.
1.3 You are the sole creator of the project, an agent acting on behalf of the creator, or a designated representative working on behalf of an organization or collective with express permission to enter this festival.

  1. Submission Deadlines

Submissions will not be accepted after the deadline has passed. Early entry is encouraged, but will not guarantee acceptance.

  1. Submission Format

Scripts must be submitted via PDF ONLY.

  1. Submission Eligibility

We only accept work made after 2000.

  1. Submission Fees

Submission fees are non-refundable.
Submission fees are to be paid by secure online payment.

  1. Notification

We will try to notify all entrants by the closing date of our call to entry via email and your chosen submission portal.

  1. Scheduling

All live events are scheduled at the discretion of Film Daily News We will make every effort to assure the events go ahead on schedule but we do reserve the right to make changes to the schedule for any reason. Film Daily News will not be held liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.

  1. Prize Payments

Film Daily will endeavor to make all prize payments within 190 days of notifying winners. Prize payment dates are made at the discretion of Film Daily and are subject to change. Winners need a valid PayPal address to receive payment. Prize payments will be made on a Friday following the 16th of the payout month.

  1. Festival Events

All live events are scheduled at the discretion of Film Daily. We will make every effort to assure events occur on schedule, but we reserve the right to make changes to the schedule for any reason. Film Daily will not be held liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.