Contests: Screenplays 2018

Status: Not Yet Open

The mission of the American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest is to find and promote new and innovative voices in cinema. Every script is read closely by a select handful of professional readers, and Francis Ford Coppola selects a grand prize–winner from among the top ten finalists. The grand prize–winner receives a cash prize, and the scripts of all top ten finalists are sent by Zoetrope to leading production companies and talent agencies for consideration.

The winner of the contest will receive the grand prize of $5000. The winner and nine honorable-mentions will be considered for representation by William Morris Endeavor, CAA, The Gersh Agency, Exile Entertainment, ICM, Oasis Media, UTA, The Radmin Company, Prolific Entertainment, Energy Entertainment, and Dontanville/Frattaroli. Their scripts will be considered for film option and development by leading production companies, including: American Zoetrope, Samuel Goldwyn Films, Fox Searchlight, Sony Pictures Classics, IFC Entertainment, Paramount Classics, Verisimilitude, Lionsgate, Icon Pictures, Lleju Productions and Films, Second and 10th, Working Title, Dimension Films, Frelaine, Michael London Productions, Hope for Film, Kulture Machine, Number 9 Films, Folo Films, Pretty Pictures, Roserock Films, Benderspink, Astrakan Films, Industry Entertainment, Anonymous Content, Jim Wedaa Productions, Robert Evans Company, Fortis Films, Jean Doumanian Productions, Agape Media International, FX, and Ziskin Productions.

Before you enter the contest, please read the Official Rules. Answers to commonly asked questions about the contest can be found on our FAQ page.

With further questions, please email contests@zoetrope.com.

Thanks for your interest, and good luck!

Submissions Not Yet Open
Date Entry Fee Time Remaining
Contest Opens Friday, June 1
Early Deadline Saturday, June 30 $40
Submission Deadline Saturday, September 1 $50
Winners Announced Friday, February 1

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