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Screenwriting Contest

The Film Daily Screenwriting Contest is now closed.

Film Daily is looking for the voices of the new generation. Each month, we launch a new opportunity in a genre for talented screenwriters to win, and are delighted to announce our first competition.

Film Daily Screenwriting Contest

Awards event hosted in Leeds, UK
Friday, December 1st 2017

Eleven chances to win

Comedy Feature Film Script

£1000 award

Comedy Short Film Script

£700 award

Comedy TV Pilot Script

£500 award

Drama Feature Film Script

£1000 award

Drama Short Film Script

£700 award

Drama TV Pilot Script

£500 award

Horror Feature Film Script

£500 award

Horror Short Film Script

£500 award

Horror TV Pilot Script

£250 award

Sci-Fi Feature Film Script

£500 award

Sci-Fi Short Film Script

£400 award

Your work will be judged by a panel of over 20 industry professionals. Each screenplay entered gains valuable script coverage.

The winners also receive:
  • Professional screenwriting software from our sponsors
  • 1 hour facetime with industry professionals to help kickstart your career
  • An invitation to a special awards event within their region

Opening date
May 29th

Closing date
October 13th

Announcement Date
November 30th

Announcement event
Friday, December 1st

We focus on narratives highlighting:

  • Disability
  • Mental health
  • Trans
  • Race
  • Class
  • Religion
  • and more

All writers are welcome, whether black, white, brown, pink, gay, straight, non-binary, abled, differently abled, female, identifying as female, male, extraterrestrial or anything else.


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


Feature film scripts: Max 120 mins.
Short film scripts: Max 30 mins.
TV pilot scripts: Max 55 mins.

Submission Fees:

$20 reader fee

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.