Rules and Eligibility

We accept submissions exclusively through partner websites like FilmFreeway.

Script cover pages must contain author name(s), script title, email, and phone number of at least 1 writer.

No limit to the length of the scripts

Scripts can be in script or treatment form; feature, stage play, or teleplay.

No limit to the number of projects you may submit.

Scripts must be written in English.

Entrants are prohibited from contacting the judges during the competition.

All fees are non refundable.

Employees, friends, and family members of the film festival are not eligible.

Entrants must be eighteen years or older to enter the contest.

Submitted material must be original, and all rights must be wholly owned by the writer(s). Material can be based on the work of others, if you wholly own the new creation.

All entries must be the original, and unpublished, un-produced, un-optioned work of the entrant and entrant’s writing partner. The entrant and or partnership ensures that he or she is the sole author of the work.

The competition, its judges, and its officers accept no liability whatsoever for any claims of damages, real or perceived, by any entrant(s) as a result of their participation in this contest.

Material submitted to other competitions or contests are eligible.

Professional writers, journalists, poets, and previous contest winners are eligible as well as amateur writers.

There are no requirements as to when the material was written.

We reserve the right to revoke recognition status at any time with or without cause.

Only our Grand Prize Winner and top two Finalists will receive industry distribution and prizes. Semi-Finalists will only be rewarded by recognition like in most screenwriting competitions.

Material must be your original work. And all work must be wholly owned by the writer(s).
The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, a third party prior to entering the competition.

By submitting your material you agree to be added to our email list, but can remove yourself by unsubscribing at anytime.

We do not provide feedback, notes, grades, or rankings of any kind. We assume you already know how to write at a professional level and that is why you are entering this contest.

Please note that the LGBTQ Screenwriting Competition is in no way affiliated with any other film festival, screenwriting competition, writing group, networking group, film school, or film related enterprise or organization.