About Us

As one of the few screenwriting competitions for the LGBTQ community, our aim is to discover and recognize the best emerging talent and most original voices from our community in film and television writing from around the world. We are proud to be LGBTQ and even prouder to support the LGBTQ community. Members from our community have long been known for being the best artists in the world and we want to not only recognize them for that, but to support them in being talented as well as a member of our community. We go out of our way to find great new talent and place top new screenwriters firmly on the industry’s radar by designating them as finalists and winners in our competition representing the heart of the motion picture industry.


We also accept scripts from writers of all shapes and sizes from all background and all countries. You can be any ethnicity and be of any sexual orientation. You do not even have to be "out" to enter. You just have to be a friend of our community to enter. And to win, you simply have to write a great script that is lgbtq friendly. Writers are like snowflakes, no two are ever the same, as such no two stories are ever the same. We love them all as long as they are good.


Working as a writer is one of the toughest things in the world to do, but if you’ve got the talent, we can get you the recognition you deserve and get you working as a writer instead of just looking for work. The LGBTQ Screenwriting Competition is a Cinema Public House production. We are a US based independent festival company that produces festivals all over the world.

Click here to submit your script and support our community today!

The World’s Most Fabulous Screenwriting Competition!

Win and Gain Unparalleled Industry Access!

The Gay and Lesbian communities have been a vibrant force in Hollywood for decades and in the arts for centuries and we felt it was about time we had our own screenwriting festival. Not enough stories are being told about our communities so the LGBTQ Screenwriting Competition was founded to further the craft of screenwriting in and about the LGBTQ community and to inspire and support writers and producers looking to produce more film and television projects about our communities. So if you've written a great project about our community or you are simply a talented writer who is a member of our community please submit your project today!




Our competition’s grand prize winner will be rewarded with a consultation package provided by Roadmap Writers that includes sessions with three top talent agents and or producers from around the world. These are agents and managers not only looking for the next generation of talented writers and writer/producers, they are people who are our allies and are looking to support the LGBTQ community in any way that they can.


2020 Winners

Grand Prize Winner - 2020

Dead Name by Audrey Webb

Finalists - 2020

Hick by Marianna Moneymaker

Closer by Steven Buchan

Semi Finalists - 2020

Drag Queen Ninjas by Michael Van Patten

Phil by Marissa Lessman

The Homestudy by Derek Nicoletto

Vengeance is a Lady by Michael Williams

Erased by Camille & Ambrealys Huot-Petonnet-Vincent

Circle of Illumination by Trisha DiFazio

One Night at the Morrison by Joan Beilstein

Aroused by Barry Jay

The Unordinary by Justin McLachlan

The Good Looking Bachelors by Brady Stanley





If you would like more information about supporting the festival, supporting the LGBTQ community, or information on how to invest in LGBTQ films, or would like to contact the festival for any other reason please use the contact form below.

    If you’ve got the talent, we will get you the recognition you deserve and the rest is up to you.

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