Feature Film Screenplay Contest
Entry with Scores & Comments
Your script is read cover-to-cover by professional analysts with scoring of ten key script elements:Concept • Structure • Character • Dialogue • Pacing • Tone • Conflict • Marketplace Potential • Emotional Impact
Senior Judges review scores and forward them to you with their brief personalized comments.
This contest is fantastic! The communication is excellent and I appreciate the notes on my script. They were to the point and extremely helpful. I submitted my short film script and won the March 2021 competition. It is an honor and I am very pleased with every aspect of this contest. ~~Randy Levine, Atlanta
Entry with Writers Room Notes
Your script is read by multiple analysts and forwarded to the Senior Judging Team for evaluation of these critical elements: Concept • Storyline • Characters • Dialogue • •Pacing•
The scores and evaluation are reviewed by Senior Judges who provide you with your score sheet and 3-4 pages of Professional Hollywood Studio Writers Room Notes
I could tell that the reviewer actually read my script in detail by the feedback I received. They had helpful critiques which helps me be able to apply suggestions sooner. Anyway, I love this screenplay contest. ~~Donna Berkey, Seattle
Entry with Academy Analysis
Your entire script is read, broken down, and analyzed by multiple professional studio analysts and forwarded to the Senior Judging Team for reading and scoring. You receive your score sheet with 5-10 pages of extensive Academy Level Studio Notes covering all 10 primary screenplay elements with specific comments direct from the Judges.
(Most popular option)
If you want honest "feedback' this is where to get it. The Santa Barbara contest eclipses all the other contests with their feedback, and has set a new and better standard.
~~Jay Lamborne, Orlando
Live "Bottom Line" or "Line Notes" Consultation
Your script is personally read by an Award-winning WGA judge with a track record of helping writers
break into the business to become super-star talents.
You'll then schedule either a 30 or 60-90 minute live Zoom conference to go over your script line-by-line. "Line Notes" sessions provide written notes directly on your script with offers suggestions for improvement.
These are professional "notes" session sfrom a seasoned producer-writer.
You will receive an Mp4 recording of your session.
(Highly recommended to move to the professional level.)