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The Official Newsletter of the
Bluecat Screenplay Competition
September 5th, 2013
|Every year, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition holds a Movie Title Contest for all our early submissions. All entries submitted by August 1st were eligible.
Out of the 1,847 submissions BlueCat has received, we are proud to announce the top three as our winners. Each will receive a $250 cash prize.
In alphabetical order:
A Love So Loud by Heather Ferrell
Lies To Get Laid By by Torkjell Stromme
The Sunny Side Of Down by Luke Nuto
Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to everyone who submitted!
|2014 Call for Entries
We open for submissions!
Official Call for Entries
Next Deadline: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Entry Fee: ($65 Features, $50 Shorts)
All entry fees increase after October 15.
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
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Best Short Screenplay
$10,000 Grand Prize
The Cordelia Award
Best Feature Screenplay from the UK
The Joplin Award
Best Feature Screenplay from outside the USA, Canada or the UK
Recent achievements by BlueCat Alumni include:
- Aaron Guzikowski's PRISONERS, starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Melissa Leo, hits theaters September 20th and has gained Oscar buzz after screening at the Telluride Film Festival. The Sundance Channel recently bought Aaron's TV pilot, THE DESCENDANTS, making it their second scripted show after RECTIFY.
- Young Il Kim's script, RODHAM, a 2012 Blacklist Script, recently attached director James Ponsoldt (THE SPECTACULAR NOW). Young has also won the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant from Sundance, where he will write a biopic on Stephen Hawking.
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.