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August 28th, 2013

2014 Movie Title Contest
Top Ten Finalists 

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

All entries submitted by August 1st were eligible.

Based on the input we received from entrants on the 50 Semi-Finalists, BlueCat selected the ten finalists listed below.

We invite you to head over to our Facebook Page to let us know who you think should win.

The Top 3 titles will win $250 each.

Congratulations to our top ten finalists, and thanks to everyone who submitted.

Good Luck!


A Love So LoudbyHeather Ferrell
Fat YearbyMarcy Jarreau and Jessica Stickles
Lies To Get Laid BybyTorkjell Stromme
My Purple Bicycle of InsanitybyCurtis Torchia
Nobody In My Family Has SexbyCarol C. Farrand
Strange DickbyMatthew Kennedy
Take Your Grandma to Work DaybyDavid Ngo
The Devil's JokebookbyPhil Clarke Jr.
The Sunny Side of DownbyLuke Nuto
There is a Trampoline at the Bottom of the WellbyDejan Stankovic

2014 Call for Entries
We are now open for submissions!

Official Call for Entries
Next Deadline: Sunday, 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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