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Short Film Fantasy

WIN $1,000 USD

+ Chance to be produced


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Short Film Fantasy

Our imaginations are powerful things, and throughout history storytellers let their dreams run wild and created the Fantasy genre. Amazing, larger-than-life ideas are key to fantasy stories, and we know and love them well. Magic, dragons, impossible worlds, unicorns, magical items, witches and warlocks, elves, trolls, golems, fairies, gnomes, myths, folklore, spirits, and even talking trees are just some of the concepts that are part of the Fantasy genre. So unleash your own imagination and create a 10-minute or less screenplay for your chance to win cash prizes and the possibility to be produced… while bringing some magic into the world.

Remember, Science Fiction is a different genre, so this contest is not about technology or aliens or theoretically possible scientific ideas, keep it to impossible and magical ideas.


10 minutes or less


Submission Deadline is
Oct 31st, 2022

Contest Entry Fee

See Guidelines



$1,000 USD

License fee cash award
+ Chance to be produced

$500 USD
Cash Prize

$250 USD
Cash Prize



Contest Mini-Rules

This contest is free to participate in for active Open Screenplay Members. Contest begins on Jul 1st, 2022 at 12:00 AM (ET) and ends on Oct 31st, 2022 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 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 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 Fantasy 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 Fantasy 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