Screenplay Contest

The Call for Entries for the American Movie Awards screenplay competition is now open. We accept both domestic and international submissions. Click the button below to enter the contest using FilmFreeway. The American Movie Awards Winners, Nominees, and Official Finalists will be announced on April 15, 2019.

Mission and Prizes

The American Movie Awards screenplay contest was created to discover and recognize emerging independent screenwriters and to identify and help launch the careers of top, new talent in both film and television scriptwriting. In addition to the awards bestowed, over $5,000 in prizes will be presented to this year's Winners across multiple competition categories along with benefits packages from our sponsors.

Entry in one competition category is included with your entry fee. You may also choose to enter into more than one category. If work is entered in multiple categories, it may win multiple times.

Entry Deadlines and Fees

Early Entry Deadline July 31, 2018 $30
Regular Entry Deadline November 30, 2018 $40
Late Entry Deadline January 31, 2019 $50
Final Entry Deadline March 31, 2019 $65

Screenplay Competition Categories

  • Feature Screenplay
  • Short Screenplay (under 75 pages)
  • Original Television Pilot
  • Spec Television Script
  • First-Time Screenwriter
  • Stage Play

Sumission Methods / Formats

The American Movie Awards proudly accepts entries via, the world's best online submissions platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more.

Acceptable screenplay formats for upload include: .PDF, Word, Final Draft, Movie Magic, and Text.

Screenplay Contest Rules and Guidelines

Screenplays written by up to four people may be entered in the script contest. Only one entry fee is required for such entries. All authors' names should be listed.

The American Movie Awards will not share your script with anyone except the judges of the competition.

Hardcopy script materials will not be returned.

Scripts should be no longer than 185 pages.

Scripts may be uploaded via electronic file through FilmFreeway.

Entrants may submit multiple script entries.

Screenplay entrants retain all of their rights, title and interest in their works, screenplays, and intellectual property.

Once you have submitted your screenplay, we cannot accept a new or updated version.  If you wish to submit a new version you will have to re-submit the project using the same entry process.

Entrants of all ages are elegible to participate in our screenplay contest.

How To Enter

To get started, simply click on the below button to submit your work using FilmFreeway.  Good luck!


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