Shore Scripts’ mission is to discover new exciting screenwriting talent and help kickstart careers by putting each year’s best scripts into the hands of  their roster of the most respected industry Judges of any screenwriting contest in the world. They include 37 Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy & Bafta winners, and 79 Prod Comps, Agents and Managers.

Shore Scripts have helped a number of writers gain Representation, Option, Sell, and even have their screenplays Produced directly through entering Shore Scripts.

We have fantastic news, that The British Blacklist has teamed up with Shore Scripts to offer our creative audience an exclusive opportunity!

20% discount on all submissions

shore_scripts_tv200TV Pilot Submission Discount – £28 ($34)

Shore Scripts has 11 of the most successful filmmakers in the TV industry judging top entered pilots. These are writers, directors and producers who have been involved in some of the best shows in recent memory: The Sopranos, The Walking Dead, Doctor Who, Sherlock, House, Wallander, Stargate, Hannibal, to name a few.

As well as that, our roster of 79 TV production companies and agents will read the best pilot scripts that we send through to them. If your story stands out, we’ll get it to the people who can make a difference.

5 winners will receive cash and prizes valued at over $7000 (£5500) 

Deadlines:

  • Early: 31st May 2017
  • Regular: 1st June – 31st July 2017 – $43 (£35)
  • Late: 1st August – 31st August 2017 – $49 (£40)

Find out more and submit here.


shore_scripts_short200Short Category Submission Discount – £24 ($30)

The winning scripts will be read by a panel of judges, all of whom have a wealth of experience in short films.

The top short scripts will be sent to relevant production companies, producers and agents. With Shore Script’s connections, your work can get into the hands of people who can kick-start your career.

3 winners will receive cash and prizes valued at over $3000 (£2400)

Deadlines:

  • Early: 31st May 2017
  • Regular: 1st June – 31st July 2017 – $43 (£35)
  • Late: 1st August – 31st August 2017 – $49 (£40)

Find out more and submit here.


shore_scripts_features200Feature Submission Discount – £28 ($34)

Shore Scripts has the highest calibre of industry judges of any screenwriting contest in the world:

  • Winning feature scripts will be read by 37 of our Oscar, Bafta, Emmy, Golden Globe & Cannes award winning judges.
  • Top scripts entered will be sent to a roster of 79 production companies and agents from around the world.
  • Shore Script writers have gained representation, optioned, sold, and had their scripts made directly through entering Shore Scripts.

3 winners will receive cash and prizes valued at over $10,000 (£7950).

Deadlines:

  • Early: 31st May 2017
  • Regular: 1st June – 31st July 2017 – $43 (£35)
  • Late: 1st August – 31st August 2017 – $49 (£40)

Find out more and submit here.


shore_scripts_short_film_fund200Short Film Fund Discount – £28 ($35)

An Opportunity To Become A Produced Screenwriter

  • Shore Scripts will be commissioning at least one short film
  • with a budget up to $15,000 (£12,100)
  • Minimum budget of $6250 (£5000)

Deadlines:

  • Early: 31st May 2017
  • Regular: 1st June – 31st July 2017 – $43 (£35)
  • Late: 1st August – 31st August 2017 – $49 (£40)

Find out more and submit here.


Rules

  • Shore Scripts only accepts electronic entries.
  • Writers from all countries are welcome to enter.
  • All scripts must be written in English.
  • The script must be the writer’s original work. Adaptations are accepted but the writer must own all copyright. At no point will Shore Scripts ever have any rights over your work.
  • All ages are welcome.
  • We accept animations.
  • Each writer, or writing team, may not have earned more than $30,000 (£24,000 approx) in screenwriting fees since 2010. Previous screenwriting cash awards do not count towards this total.
  • You may enter a newer draft of an already submitted script. There is a small additional fee. You may re-enter you script through the Resubmission page.
  • A writer can enter as many scripts in as many categories as they wish.
  • If a script is optioned or purchased during the competition, then it will no longer be eligible for the contest.
  • Scripts should be formatted at size 12 Courier.
  • The script file formats we accept are: PDF (preferred) Celtx, Final Draft, MovieMagic, RTF, DOC & TXT.
  • Please ensure your script is as close to the standard 80-120 pages as possible. Email us if you have any questions over the length of your script.
  • We accept all genres.

Find out more and submit here.