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Short Film
Screenwriting Contest

One Room Challenge

WIN $1,500

+ Chance to be produced!


One Room Challenge

From classics like Rear Window and 12 Angry Men, to acclaimed recent films like Coherence and Devil, films set in one room pose an interesting challenge: a story has to unfold with a beginning, middle, and end - all taking place in one room.

We pose the same challenge to you: write a compelling and inventive screenplay that is set in a single room.


10 min or less


Submission Deadline is
March 2nd, 2021

Contest Entry Fee

See Guidelines



$1,500 USD

License fee cash award

+ Chance to be produced!

$500 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 Members of Open Screenplay only or by paying a $40 contest entry fee. Contest begins on Mar 2nd, 2021 at 12:00 AM (ET) and ends on March 2nd, 2021 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 $1500, and in Open Screenplay’s sole discretion, the option of production, one (1) Second Prize consisting of a license fee cash award of USD $500, 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: See full rules and entry details.

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 One Room Challenge 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 One Room Challenge'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 March 2nd, 2021