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.
Winners and finalists will receive prizes and services from our industry leading partners as well as priceless industry exposure to some of New York and Hollywood’s biggest production companies and talent managers. In fact, we promise to deliver our winners’s scripts to over 40 production companies and talent representatives.
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. 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.
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!
RESPECT and EXPOSURE
Our competition’s finalists will be distributed to our database of gay friendly talent agents and producers 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.
Winter 2019 Winners
Grand Prize Winner - Summer 2019
Out of Nowhere by Matthew Barker
Finalists - Winter 2019
The Shroud Trinity by Frank McEvoy
Boy Most Wanted by Tuck Tucker
Semi Finalists - Winter 2019
Last Man Standing by J Woodard
Without Borders by Jen Russi & Chris Gebhardt
Loving Out Loud by Christina Inserra
Hyacinth by Marcin Ciaston
Small Steps in Black Birkenstocks by Alexia Kosmider & Marianne Messina
Term Limits by Spencer Janes
Piano Lessons by Nevada McPherson
The Mentor by Andrew Stone & Meredith Gerson Levine
Le Mecano by Lukas Hassel
Woodbridge by Michael C Bryan
2-12-Delta by David Brichetto
Revelations by M Tylicki
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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