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.

Deadlines and Fees

Early Bird – April 15th 2020 – $39.99
Regular – May 15th, 2020 – $49.99
Late – June 15th, 2020 – $59.99
Final – July 15th, 2020 – $69.99


Quarterfinalists – August 15th, 2020
Semifinalists – September 15th, 2020
Finalists – October 15th, 2020
Winners – November 15th, 2020

Prizes and Benefits

The top scripts will receive notes from the Oscar-winning and nominated filmmakers in the WeScreenplay Shorts Jury!

Plus, the grand prize winner receives 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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2020 Jury

Vincent Lambe

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

Bryan Buckley

Bryan wrote, directed, and produced the 2020 Academy Award-nominated short film SARIA. Bryan is also the Executive Director of the production company Hungry Man.

Yves Piat

Yves wrote and directed the 2020 Academy Award-nominated short film NEFTA FOOTBALL CLUB.

Marie-Hélène Panisset

Marie-Hélène produced the 2019 Academy Award-nominated short film MARGUERITE.

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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