Our rules are simple:

1) Submitted scripts must be original screenplays, and the sole property of the applicant(s). Screenplays submitted must not have been previously sold or produced. Adapted or based on screenplays are also accepted. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to register their screenplay and secure clearance from the copyright holders of any copyrighted materials included within the submitted screenplay. All entrants, including the nominees and winners, retain complete and exclusive rights to their work.
2) All ages are eligible, and you can submit from any country.
3) All entries must be in English.
4) We accept screenplays between 1-140 pages in length. For scripts over 140 pages, you would need to pay an additional fee. 
5) There is no limit to the number of screenplays you may submit.
6) All entries must be uploaded in PDF/FDX format. Contact details or names are allowed to be on the title page.
7) All screenplays should be written in industry standard format (Courier 12 pt font).
8) Substitutions of either corrected pages or new drafts of the entry screenplay(s) are not encouraged. However, should you resubmit, please note that ONLY ONE resubmission is possible (you would need to pay an additional fee) and that you may do so no later than 10 days before the deadline. 
9) Competition judges, readers and employees of our competition, past and present, and their immediate friends and families, are NOT eligible to enter. Previous winning and finalist scripts are also NOT eligible. 
10) Entries must be received on or before the deadlines and submission fee payment must be made in full at time of the submission. Entry fees (including services fees) are non-refundable and we do not provide any feedback (except for paid feedback).

11) By entering The Golden Script Competition you agree to all the rules listed. Regardless of your status (winner or nominee), please note that your script, logline and contact information may be shared with our partners and sponsors, and by submitting you agree with that. You also agree to release and hold harmless The Golden Script Competition and its subsidiary, parent and affiliated companies from and against any and all claims, expenses, and liability, including but not limited to damages and negligence to property and persons, including but not limited to invasion of privacy, defamation, slander, libel, violation of right of publicity, copyright, infringement of trademark or other intellectual property rights relating to a participant’s entry, participation in the contest and/or acceptance or use or misuse of the prize.

The Golden Script 2022 Edition NOMINEES will be announced on the 5th of June, 2022.

 

Golden Lists

Each year at the end of July, we promote our best scripts in the competition by creating a list called a Golden List. We then make the list available to most of our partners, as well as to creative executives, producers or directors who can find more information about the scripts there with the option to request them. Note that except from our partners and our direct contacts, no one will be able to read the scripts without the writers' consent.

$10,000 Option Fund

The option fund is a $10,000 guaranteed fund to be given by Lucky Elephant Media to one FEATURE or TV PILOT script in 2022, right after the Golden List announcement (July 10th, 2022). The option fund recipient will also receive creative development from The Golden Script Competition. Our top 15 FEATURES and 9 TV PILOTS of 2022 are eligible for the option fund. All eligible scripts will be read by Lucky Elephant Media, and thus more than one script can be considered for further options and development. Note that the option fund winning script can be different from our 1st, 2nd or 3rd place winner.

Awards

There will be quarter-finalists, semifinalists and finalists out of which a second runner up, a runner up and a WINNER will be designated. Only one script from each category can win THE GOLDEN SCRIPT award.

FEATURE SCRIPTS

THE GOLDEN SCRIPT WINNER (1st Place) - 1on1 MASTERCLASS with two-time OSCAR-winner PAUL HAGGIS + Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 1 Free WriterDuet license + 1yr Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $130 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2022) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE SILVER SCRIPT WINNER (Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 1 Free WriterDuet​ license + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2022) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE BRONZE SCRIPT WINNER (Second Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2022) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

FINALISTS - Award Certificate + 20% off discount @ Filmarket Hub (upcoming call for entries) + 50% off discount @ FILMUSTAGE (2022) + Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th to 15th place)

TV PILOTS

THE GOLDEN TV SCRIPT WINNER (1st Place) - 1on1 MASTERCLASS with three-time EMMY-nominee JESSICA SHARZER (to be reconfirmed in early 2022) + Trophy + Award Certificate + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 1 Free WriterDuet​ license + 1yr Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $130 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2022) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE SILVER TV SCRIPT WINNER (Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate +1 InkTip Package worth $100 + 1 Free WriterDuet​ license + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2022) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE BRONZE TV SCRIPT WINNER (Second Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 InkTip Package worth $100 + Unlimited Subscription @ Filmarket Hub & Spotlight Mailing to Filmarket Hub's International Database + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2022) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

FINALISTS - Award Certificate + 50% off discount @ FILMUSTAGE (2022) + Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th to 9th place)

SHORT SCRIPTS

THE GOLDEN SCRIPT WINNER (1st Place) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1yr ISAConnect Membership worth $100 + 1 Free WriterDuet​ license + 1yr Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $130 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2022) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE SILVER SCRIPT WINNER (Runner Up) - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1 Free WriterDuet​ license + 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2022) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

THE BRONZE SCRIPT WINNER (Second Runner Up) - 6mo Screenwriting Staffing Membership worth $80 - Trophy + Award Certificate + 1yr FILMUSTAGE subscription worth $228 (2022) + GUARANTEED Golden List Inclusion

FINALISTS - Award Certificate + 50% off discount @ FILMUSTAGE (2022) + Golden List Inclusion (if placed on the 4th, 5th or 6th place)

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