The WeScreenplay Shorts Competition is dedicated to connecting talented short film writers with Oscar-nominated short film directors and creators for advice on how to create emotionally impactful storytelling in short-form content.


WeScreenplay believes that every entrant of a contest should benefit from entering – whether the writer wins or not. That is why we offer one page of feedback on every short script that is entered.

Submissions Now Closed.

Thank you to everyone who entered. We’re reading all of the entries now. If you’d like updates on next year’s shorts competition, just click here.

Deadlines and Fees

Early Bird – May 15th 2019 – $29
Regular – June 15th, 2019 – $39
Final – July 15th, 2019 – $49


Quarterfinalists – August 14th, 2019
Semifinalists – September 11th, 2019
Finalists – October 2nd, 2019
Winners – October 30th, 2019


Receive notes from Oscar-winning and nominated short film directors in the WeScreenplay Shorts Jury!

Receive up to $3,000 in crowdsource matching funding for your short screenplay.

The focus of short scripts is to get them produced to highlight the writer’s skill. As such, the prize is particularly focused on the Oscar contenders in the jury. The winners will receive notes and advice from these Oscar nominees and winners about their project.

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2019 Jury

Vincent Lambe

Academy Award-nominated for his short film DETAINMENT. Recently signed with ICM.

Reed Van Dyk

Academy Award-nominated for his short film DEKALB ELEMENTARY before signing with his reps at Writ Large and CAA.

Serena Armitage

Won Academy Award for her short film STUTTERER, and currently heads her production company Red Breast Productions.

How to contact us

You can contact us with anything related to script coverage or this contest and we'll get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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