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Screenwriting Contest

Collaborative Feature Film

WIN $2,000

+ Chance to be produced!


Collaborative Feature Film

If Orson Welles didn’t have Herman Mankiewicz would we have had Citizen Kane? If Martin Scorcese never met Nicholas Pileggi would we have Goodfellas and Casino? If Seth Rogan didn’t have Evan Goldberg would we have ever met McLovin? Needless to say that the right chemistry between collaborators can yield magic on the screen. That’s why we invite you to find your great writing partner or partners, the Damon to your Affleck, and collaborate on a feature film together. You choose the genre, subject matter, and whether it’s public or private. Just make sure you work with at least one collaborator, and write it using our guided process (sorry folks, no uploads allowed for this one). The topic is open, just be sure to follow the rules and guidelines.Happy Writing!


120 min


Submission Deadline is
Aug 30th, 2021

Contest Entry Fee

See Guidelines



$2,000 USD

License fee cash award

+ Chance to be produced!

$750 USD

License fee cash award

+ Chance to be produced!


$250 USD

License fee cash award

+ Chance to be produced!


Contest Mini-Rules

This contest is open to This contest is open to Members of Open Screenplay only or by paying a $40 contest entry fee. Contest begins on Apr 7th, 2021 at 12:00 AM (ET) and ends on Aug 30th 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 $2,000, and in Open Screenplay’s sole discretion, the option of production, one (1) Second Prize consisting of a license fee cash award of USD $750, and one (1) Third Prize consisting of a license fee cash award of USD $250. Open to Open Screenplay Members, 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 number and quality of eligible entries received before contest closes. Limitations apply. Full rules and entry details available at full 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 Collaborative Feature Film contest to enter your screenplay into the competition. 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 SHORT FILM and CONTEST ENTRY. Select any short film screenplays with Short Film Contest II contest's label below it. If the screenplay is public, you can contribute right away. If it’s private, 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.

(Optional) Refer to win!

As part of our contest, we are also offering a very special incentive: refer someone and, if they win, you can earn the same amount of money they earn.

Yes, if you refer someone who participates in the contest and their contribution earns them part of a cash award, you will receive an amount of money equal to what they earn.

For example, if you refer one person who earns $50 – you receive $50. If you refer 15 people who collectively earn $1,250 – you receive $1,250

Hurry! Contest closes Aug 30th, 2021