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Action Short

WIN $1000 USD

+ Chance to be produced!

By clicking Enter Contest you hereby accept the See Guidelines.


Action Short

Action films have come a long way from the stories of maverick police officers like Dirty Harry or The French Connection, or the hero-centric 90’s blockbusters of Arnold Schwarzenneger and Sylvester Stallone. Continuously pushing the envelope with elaborate action sequences, impossible car chases, big explosions, and even bigger budgets, action films have one purpose only: to entertain and excite audiences. And with the advent of modern special effects and CGI, action films are only limited by the imagination of the screenwriter. So if you’re a fan of this genre, this contest is for you. We want you to write an action-filled short film screenplay that gets us cheering for the hero, and marveling at their death-defying physical feats. Just be sure to read the contest guidelines. Happy writing and hasta la vista baby!


10 min or less


Submission Deadline is
30th Nov 2023

Contest Entry Fee

See Guidelines



$1000 USD

License fee cash award+ Chance to be produced!

$500 USD
License fee cash award

$250 USD
License fee cash award


By clicking Enter Contest you hereby accept the See Guidelines.



This contest is free to participate in for active Open Screenplay Members. Contest begins on Dec 21, 2022 at 12:00 AM (ET) and ends on Nov 30, 2023 at 11:59 PM (ET). There are a total of three (3) prizes available to be won as follows: one (1) First Prize consisting of a license fee cash award of USD $1,000, and in Contest Partner’s sole discretion, the option of production, one (1) Second Prize consisting of a license fee cash award of USD $500, (1) Third Prize consisting of a license fee cash award of USD $250. Contest is open to registered Open Screenplay users, excluding residents of Quebec, Canada, who are 13 years of age or older at the time of entry (parental or guardian consent required if entrant is under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry). Odds of winning depend on the number and quality of eligible entries received before the contest closes. Limitations apply. Full rules and entry details available at: Contest Rules & Guidelines

Enter to Win

Participating is easy! There are two ways you can contribute:

START a new short film screenplay: simply sign in to Open Screenplay and click START SCREENPLAY on the main menu. Choose Action Short contest to enter your screenplay into the contest. The screenplay must be completed on openscreenplay.com.

FIND a short film screenplay to contribute to: go to the Find Page and under type, select CONTEST ENTRY. Select any screenplays with Action Short label it. you have to request an invitation to the screenplay.

Chance to get produced!

The screenplay awarded the first prize will be considered for production! The screenplay must be original and must be written on www.openscreenplay.com.