About the Contest

The winner will receive up to $10,000 to fund production of the winning short. The amount will be completely determined by the budget requested by the writer, and not by the contest. The $10,000 will be paid to the writer directly and can be used toward the budget of the film however the filmmakers see fit. The prize money will be paid in installments as the production of the film progresses.

Deadlines and Fees



Quarter-Finalists – March 20th, 2017
Semi-Finalists – April 20th, 2017
Finalists – May 20th, 2017
Winners – June 20th, 2017


Grand Prize - Cash Prize of up to $10,000 based on budget request and completed film.

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The WeScreenplay Shorts Screenwriting Competition‘s mission is to provide talented writers and filmmakers the financial means to turn their amazing short scripts into short films. The large budget of the contest will be used to cover the budget of the short film as determined by the creators of the film, not by the contest.

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StoryBoard Development Group

Storyboard Development Group is an in-person discussion about the screenplays of films about to be release to talk about the writing before people are influenced by what is on the screen. It’s an incredible way to learn what to do (and not to do) from scripts in production.

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International Screenwriter’s Association

ISA CONNECT was developed to connect you with Producers, Directors, Agents and Managers who are actively looking for screenplays or screenwriters. It’s a fast and efficient way to let approved industry pros find out about you and your work. As they say, whether you’re a new writer or well on your way, it’s never too late to CONNECT.

Good In a Room

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LA Screenwriter

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Always on the cutting-edge of advancements in the craft, The Writers Store knows that the one-of-a-kind products and services available from The Writers Store will benefit you with the artistic process.

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