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BlueCat Screenplay Competition 2023

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, now in its 25th year, is open for submissions for its 2023 competition.

BlueCat remains committed to the undiscovered writer and continues its tradition of providing written analysis on every script submitted.

BlueCat accepts features, shorts, and pilots and will award $18,500 in cash prizes in 2023, including the Fellini Award, which gives $2,000 to the best script written by an international writer.

BlueCat Screenplay Competition 2023 awards include:

  • The Grand Prize Winner will receive $7,500. All scripts submitted (Features, Pilots and Shorts) are eligible.
  • The Feature Screenplay Winner will receive $3,000.
  • The Pilot Script Winner will receive $3,000.
  • The Short Script Winner will receive $3,000.
  • The Fellini Award will be awarded to the Best Screenplay from any category (Feature, Pilots or Short) of the 2023 Competition written by a screenwriter residing outside the USA and will receive $2,000.

Founded in 1998 by WGA writer Gordy Hoffman, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition continues its mission of developing the undiscovered writer. BlueCat’s ​winners and finalists​ have gone on to sign with agencies including ICM, CAA, and WME, with their work sold to several major studios such as Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros., and Universal. BlueCat writers have won awards at Sundance, Berlin, and Tribeca all following their recognition with BlueCat.

For complete information and submission details, please visit the official website, specifically the 2023 Rules and Guidelines page.

BlueCat Screenplay Competition 2023 Fees

  • Final Deadline: 30th October 2022
    • Feature Screenplay: $90
    • Pilot: $85
    • Short: $75
  • Late Deadline: 11th December 2022
    • Feature Screenplay: $95
    • Pilot: $90
    • Short: $80
    • Resubmission
      • Feature Screenplay: $65
      • Pilot: $60
      • Short: $50
  • Final Resubmission Deadline: 20th February 2023
    • Feature Screenplay: $80
    • Pilot: $75
    • Short: $65