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Screenwriting Contest

Short Film Comedy

WIN $1000 USD

+ Chance to be produced!

By clicking Enter Contest you hereby accept the contest rules & guidelines.

CONTEST TOPIC:

Short Film Comedy

They say that laughter is the best medicine; and after what we have collectively gone through over the last 18 months, we could certainly use some! Beyond the sheer enjoyment of a good laugh, comedy illuminates humanity like no other genre can. It shows us our greatest flaws and vulnerabilities, and allows us to examine the absurdities of our world with levity.

This is your chance to show off your comedic chops in our Short Film Comedy. Your comedy screenplay can be lighthearted or dark, cerebral or slapstick, romantic or shocking, so long as the jokes work and it earns the highly coveted sound of an audience laughing! Just be sure to follow the contest rules and guidelines and you can win one of the following cash prizes and a chance to have your screenplay produced. Happy writing!

Duration

10 min or less

Deadlines

Submission Deadline is
Nov 30th, 2021

Contest Entry Fee

See Guidelines

PRIZES

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

$1000 USD

License fee cash award

+ Chance to be produced!

$500 USD

License fee cash award

+ Chance to be produced!

2nd PRIZE

$250 USD

License fee cash award

+ Chance to be produced!

3rd PRIZE

Contest Mini-Rules

This contest is free to participate in for active Open Screenplay Members, or by paying a 1-time Entry Fee of $40 USD per submission to participate. Contest begins on Sep 6th, 2021 at 12:00 AM (ET) and ends on Nov 30th at 11:59 PM (ET). There are a total of four(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, and in Contest Partner’s sole discretion, the option of production, one (1) Third Prize consisting of a license fee cash award of USD $250 and in Contest Partner’s sole discretion, the option of production. 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 contest closes. Limitations apply. 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 Short Film Comedy 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 Comedy 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