Open Screenplay is proud to provide opportunities for our writers to showcase their talent and hone their skills with exciting contests that get them paid & produced! Below is a list of the contests that have been confirmed so far for the year, but this is by no means a complete list. We are regularly announcing additional contests with even more exciting topics and partnerships. We hope you will share your talent with us!
M Film Lab is a free-to-join screenwriting workshop and mentorship opportunity for storytellers and filmmakers committed to fair artistic representation of minorities in film & television. Using an online format and advanced tools, The M Film Lab aims to discover and provide opportunities to aspiring minority storytellers to write, learn and share their stories, hone their screenwriting skills, and create a pipeline of authentic, compelling, and meaningful content. We are delighted to announce the M Film Lab’s Fall 2022 program, focused on amplifying Latinx Stories!
Despite comprising a significant and rapidly increasing segment of the audience, and a higher-than national average of the spend on entertainment (streaming services, box office), Latinx stories continue to be underrepresented on the screen. Beyond the increase in demand, and the economic argument for creating more Latinx content, there is an immense depth and richness of stories, with varied cultural nuances and breadth of experiences, that remains largely untapped. Hollywood continues to forgo this veritable goldmine of stories for exhausted tropes of narco-culture. The M Film lab’s goal is to explore genuine and authentic stories from a Latinx perspective, that defy this reductionist trend. We are looking for stories of any genre and subject matter, so long as they are delivered with a uniquely latinx voice.
15 min (15 pages)
September 30th, 2022
Contest Entry Fee
Six (6) talented writers will be selected to participate in the M Film Lab Fall 2022 program, where they will work with and learn from experienced mentors to develop their screenplay.
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Happy New Year to you our valued community of storytellers! While 2021 teased us with glimpses of hope and recovery, we hope that 2022 will the year of prosperity for all. We are incredibly excited to launch our line up of screenwriting contests, giving you more chances to show off your creativity, get paid & produced. These are but a glimpse of some of the exciting opportunities we will be announcing throughout the year, so please stay tuned and keep checking back in! Happy Writing!
Join us as we #WriteABetterWorld.