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2015 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Final Deadline: NOVEMBER 15th!

Since 1998, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition has developed and discovered thousands of writers through our commitment to providing written feedback to all entrants and substantial cash awards to their best screenplays:

  • Each Screenplay Receives Written Analysis

  • Feature and Short Screenplays Accepted

  • Over 40,000 in cash awards

  • All entries received by November 15th will receive written feedback by February 1st

November 15th Entry Fees:

$70 Features, $60 Shorts




$15,000 Grand Prize

Four Finalists

$2,500 Prize


$10,000 Grand Prize

Three Finalists

$1,500 Prize


Best Feature Screenplay from the UK

$1,500 Prize


Best Feature Screenplay from outside the USA, Canada or the UK

$1,500 Prize

Recent achievements by BlueCat Alumni include:

  • 2014 BlueCat Winner HF Crum has signed with manager Michelle Knudsen at MXN. Knudsen co-produced Jason Bateman's "Bad Words" and also represents screenwriting team Yana Gorskaya & Maia Rossini, who are currently writing a film for FOX and director Paul Feig.  Crum's "3 Faces of Hunger & Thirst" won Best Feature Screenplay at the 2014 Slamdance Screenplay Competition, as well as being selected as one of nine screenwriters for the 2014 IFC Lab.  

  • 2014 BlueCat Joplin Award Winner Savion Einstein  and her screenplay, THE LONGEST BIRTHDAY, was named as one of six fellows to the 2014 Black List Lab in Las Vegas. She was mentored by Jessica Bendinger (Bring it On, Stick It), Max Borenstein (Godzilla, Seventh Son), Jesse Wigutow (It Runs in the Family, The Prince) and Scott Myers (K-9, Alaska).

  • BlueCat Finalist Aaron Guzikowski's #1 Film "Prisoners," (Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Melissa Leo) was released in September 2013 through Warner Brothers. Guzikowski is also the creator of "The Red Road," (Martin Henderson, Jason Momoa, Julianne Nicholson) which is SundanceTV's second scripted original series.

  • 2006 BlueCat Winner Young Il Kim's script, "Rodham," attached director James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) after having been on the 2012 Black List. Young recently won the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant from Sundance, and is currently writing a biopic on Stephen Hawking.

  • 2007 BlueCat Winner Ana Lily Amipour's debut feature, "A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night," was produced by Elijah Wood and premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  It will be distributed by Kino Lorber (Oldboy, Manuscripts Don't Burn) nationwide in Fall 2014.

  • BlueCat Finalist Ashleigh Powell sold her script, "SomaCell," to Warner Brothers, with David Goyer (Batman Begins, Man of Steel) attached to produce.  Powell is repped by Daniel Vang at Benderspink.

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