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September 28, 2014

London Screenwriters' Festival 2014 Badge Giveaway Contest!


BlueCat Screenplay Competition is giving away a festival badge to:
Regent's School of Drama, Film & Media 
Regent's University, London, UK

To Enter the Contest: 
Write an original 1-3 page scene about London and submit it to:
by Wednesday October 8th at 11:59pm PST.

The person who submits the best 1-3 page scene will be the lucky winner and get to work the BlueCat table at the festival with 2014 Cordelia Award Winner, Jason Pittock. 

The winner will be announced on

Friday, October 10th

We can't wait to read your scenes!

*The winner will need to arrange travel and accommodations to London for their stay and the badge is conditional on working the BlueCat table to promote the competition*



 OCTOBER 15th @ 11:59 PM PST

All submissions received by October 15 will receive their written analysis by November 10th.


Entry Fee:  Features $65 / Shorts $50 / Student Shorts $35   




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



For full competition details, please refer to the FAQs and

BlueCat Screenwriting Workshops
BlueCat Screenplay Workshops are an 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.

Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival for LOVE LIZA, Gordy Hoffman has taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, as well as led workshops all over North America, Poland, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. He has served as a panelist for the IFP Script to Screen Conference in NYC, Women in Film's Script DC Conference in Washington, DC, and the George Eastman House Film Festival, as well as a judge for the McKnight Screenwriting Fellowships in Minnesota. Gordy Hoffman founded the BlueCat Screenplay Competition in 1998 and remains its judge.



Participants read all screenplays in advance of the workshop. During the workshop, Gordy provides direct and in-depth feedback on each screenplay, with everyone encouraged to contribute his or her own thoughts and concerns.


Each writer will leave with a great sense of what they can do specifically to improve their screenplay, as well as a better awareness of where they might properly develop as a professional screenwriter as a whole. Writers benefit from the direct focus placed on their screenplays by the workshop, along with the analysis of the other scripts.


Screenplays can be first drafts or rewrites, incomplete or partial, with first time writers and veterans all welcome. Scripts are due 10-14 days prior to the date of the workshop.


Note: Screenplays submitted to the workshop are not eligible to be entered into the BlueCat Screenplay Competition.



Regular Registration Option

Do you want to participate, but do not have a script to submit at this time? Regular registration for the workshop allows you to attend without submitting written material, read the scripts in advance and still participate in the discussion.


Online - September 25th - REGISTER  

(Full registration SOLD OUT,  
regular registration still available)


New York - October 4th - REGISTER
(only 2 spots left)


 San Francisco - November 15th - REGISTER  

(Full registration SOLD OUT,  
regular registration still available)


Online - November 6th - REGISTER 


Los Angeles - November 8th - REGISTER

(Full registration SOLD OUT,  

regular registration still available)


Denver - November 24 -  REGISTER 

(only 2 spots left)  


Denver - November 25 - REGISTER  


Online - December 4th - REGISTER  


Charlotte - December 13th - REGISTER 

(only 6 spots left) 


Los Angeles - February 21st - REGISTER 


Salt Lake City - March 5th - REGISTER 


Please let us know if 


you'd like the BlueCat Workshop 


 to come to your town!


See you soon.  


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