I’ve been researching short screenplay competitions, so I thought I’d share.
Y’all know about the BSSC, right? But what about the CSSC? - yes the Canadian Short Screenplay Competition. Like The BSSC they produce the winning screenplay, and it’s open to writers of all nationalities. Final deadline is 31ST December 2008, entry fee $35cdn
The Page International Screenwriting Awards have a short films category. They will begin accepting entries for the 2009 competition in December’
Gimme Credit Screenplay Competition provide feedback and produce the winning script, and are also an international competition. The extended late deadline is Monday December 1, 2008 entry fee for Super Short $29.50, Short $49.50
LA Comedy Shorts is also open to applicants living outside the US. Late Deadline: December 3, 2008 (fee $50) Extended Final Deadline: December 19, 2008 (Fee: $70)
There’s also the following contests that are now closed : The American Gem Short Screenplay Competition, and the Movie Script Short Contest.
Your local film agency runs Digital Shorts schemes - I think they’ve closed now. If you’re looking for feature competitions, then there’s this old post. A lot of these links come from moviebytes.com, and of course there Robin Kelly’s indispensable list.
Finally, I found this checklist from the 20/20 contest while I was looking, thought it might come in handy.
If any one else has knows of any short screenplay competitions, feel free to post below.