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Bluecat Screenplay Competition   

August 23, 2013

2014 Title Contest 
All the President's Men

Every year, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition holds a Title Contest for all of our early submissions.

All entries submitted by August 1st were eligible.

We sent ballots to all current entrants to vote for the Semi-Finalists, which are listed below.

Please visit our Facebook Page
to vote on what titles should advance!

The Top 3 Winners will receive $250 each.

Congratulations to our Semi-Finalists, and thanks to everyone who submitted.

Good Luck!


A Love So Loud
byHeather Ferrell
A Second Last Breath
byAmanda Creiglow
American Buddha
byAndrew Quinn
Asshole by Choice
byAnil Gonnabathula
Backstabbing Betty
byKimberley Sutton
Blind and Dangerous
byLeon Tidwell
Bury 'Em Deep
byStephen L. Stafford
byJosh Bassett
Children of the Sky
byJamie Duneier
Coney Island Whitefish
byBart Teracino & Dan Spellacy
byLiam Goulding
Dating Picasso
byNicole Barrett
Drinking In Church
byKieran Angelini
Drunken Rat Bastards
byLuis Cordoba
Fat Year
byMarcy Jarreau and Jessica Stickles
Fountain of Ruth
byDante Savoy Love
From Somewhere
byTim Shaw
Guns and Butter
byAdam Vander Schaaf
He Was a Teenage Sex Demon!
byScott Mooney
Hush The Moon Is Sleeping
byJohn Preuss
If The Trees Could Talk
byMichael Weinstein
In Between the Shades of Truth
byDelilah Karenina Gámez
Killing Dolph Lundgren
byBilly Good and Adam Kowal
Lies To Get Laid By
byTorkjell Stromme
Motor City Burning
bySean O'Reilly
My Purple Bicycle of Insanity
byCurtis Torchia
Nobody In My Family Has Sex
byCarol C. Farrand
Once, Before I Knew You
byDavid Anthony
Pretty Ugly Things
byKate Maracle
Requiem for a Beauty Queen
byWayne Coughlin
Rolling Dark
byPaul J. Williams
Southern Discomfort
byMatt Torina
Strange Dick
byMatthew Kennedy
Superheroine and Her Father
byTerezia Kontova
Take Your Grandma to Work Day
byDavid Ngo
The Devil's Jokebook
byPhil Clarke Jr.
The Graveyard Girl
byJamie Michael Perrington
The Incredible Frog Boy Is On the Loose Again!
byZach Jansen
The Postman's Letter
byEllen Johnson
The Sunny Side of Down
byLuke Nuto
The Zombie Psychic
byGary Phillips
There is a trampoline at the bottom of the well
byDejan Stankovic
Tina Fey is My Friend
byMelissa Kong
Turn Your Head And Cough
byBarry Kelly
Unplugging Aunt Vera
byAngela Page
Walking Cities
byAnna Abrashina
Winning Isn't Anything
byRich Ehrenreich
Yankee Doodle Dandy, Mon
byDebra Ehrhardt
You Don't Know Dick
byChristine Lucas
Zen and the Supermarket Sample Lady
byScott Burton

2014 Call for Entries
We are now open for submissions!

Official Call for Entries
Next Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2013
Entry Fee: ($60 Features, $40 Shorts)
All entry fees increase after September 1.

This year, BlueCat establishes one of the largest cash prizes in the world for a Short Screenplay, with a Grand prize of $10,000, along with an increase in our Feature prize to $15,000.

Students will be eligible to submit their short screenplay at a discounted rate of $29 for the duration of the competition.


Each Short Screenplay submission will receive one written analysis, while each Feature Screenplay entry will receive two.


All submissions will be eligible for a Resubmission entry if received by the October 15th deadline.


Best Feature Screenplay

 $15,000 Grand Prize
Four Finalists

$2,500 Prize


Best Short Screenplay

$10,000 Grand Prize

Three Finalists

$1,500 Prize


The Cordelia Award

Best Feature Screenplay from the UK

$1,500 Prize


The Joplin Award

Best Feature Screenplay from outside the USA, Canada or the UK

$1,500 Prize



Recent achievements by BlueCat Alumni include:
  • Young Il Kim's script, RODHAM, a 2012 Blacklist Script, recently attached director James Ponsoldt (THE SPECTACULAR NOW). Young recently won the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant from Sundance, where he will write a biopic on Stephen Hawking.

  • Elijah Wood produced Ana Lily Amipour's A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, set for release in late 2013.

  • Aaron Guzikowski's PRISONERS, starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Melissa Leo, will be released September 2013.  The Sundance Channel recently bought Aaron's TV pilot, THE DESCENDANTS, making it their second scripted show after RECTIFY.

  • Ashleigh Powell sold her script, SOMACELL, to Warner Brothers, with David Goyer attached to produce.

  • SOMACELL, along with RODHAM, were two 2012 Blacklist Scripts written by BlueCat Alumni.
BlueCat Workshops
BlueCat Screenplay Workshops are a one-day, intensive opportunity to certifiably improve your script in a small group environment, led by award winning screenwriter and BlueCat founder Gordy Hoffman.
Your script will be read in advance both by Gordy as well as the other workshop participants; everyone receives in-depth feedback on their script from a number of different perspectives.  


2013 Workshop Calendar

Omaha - Sept 5th
Online Workshop - Sept 26th 
Los Angeles - October 26th 
Austin - October 30th
Austin - November 3rd
Los Angeles - November 23rd
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