The BlueCat Screenplay Competition: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Deadline: October 15th (Regular $60) November 15th (Final $65)

Latest News:

BlueCat Winner The Man in the Rearview Mirror sells for low six figures. (October 2011)
Michael Fassbender (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS) attaches to BlueCat Finalist Aaron Guzikowski's Blacklist Script.

BlueCat Finalist Jim Beggarly currently has two feature films in post-production: FREE SAMPLES which stars Jesse Eisenberg (THE SOCIAL NETWORK) and Jason Ritter (Oliver Stone's W.) and THE KITCHEN, which stars Laura Prepon (THAT 70s SHOW).

Discovering and Developing Writers Since 1998
Founded by a writer, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition’s passionate commitment to develop and discover the unknown screenwriter continues to define our work today.

Our Winners and Finalists have been signed by major talent agencies like UTA, CAA and WME, sold their work to studios like Warner Bros., Paramount and Universal, and won major awards at the Sundance, Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals, all after being discovered by and winning BlueCat.

We provide each writer who enters BlueCat two written analyses, ensuring each entry is reviewed by two readers, while supporting screenwriters of all levels and stages of development with the constructive feedback all writers require.

All entries submitted by October 15th will receive their written analyses by November 11th. Screenplays submitted after October 15th and before our final deadline of November 15th will receive their analyses by March 1, 2012.



Grand prize $10,000, with four Finalists winning $2000 each.

The Cordelia Award will be given to the best screenplay from the UK and will win $1000.

The Joplin Award will be given to the best screenplay from outside the USA, Canada and UK and will win $1000.

One writer will be awarded a live, staged reading with professional local actors at Screenplay Live in Rochester, New York, as part of the 360|365 George Eastman House Film Festival. The prize includes travel, hotel and a $250 stipend.

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