Haydenfilms Screenwriting Competition – Call for Entries: $10,000 Grand Prize!

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Hi everyone,


Here’s information for SCREENWRITERS for the HAYDENFILMS SCREENWRITING COMPETITION, where you can compete to win the $10,000 GRAND PRIZE! 


Details are below – as always, there’s a great discount on submission fees for INFOLIST.com, and feel free to forward if you know someone who might be interested!


Good luck, have a great day, and don’t forget to dream big!




Jeffrey R. Gund


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EXTENDED DEADLINE – Submit no later than Friday, September 17th!


Haydenfilms Institute (HFI) announces a CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for the $10,000 Haydenfilms 1.0 Screenwriting Competition, featuring screenplay for FEATURES, PILOTS, and SHORT – open to all genres!


About the competition:

Since 2001, Haydenfilms holds the distinction of being host to one of the world’s first online film festivals.  Every year, film entries were submitted through the festival’s website, where the Top 50 entries were selected, competed, and voted upon by a global audience, which resulted in one winner taking the grand prize of $10,000.


HFI looks to empower the world’s future screenwriters in presenting their craft as we had done in the past (and into the future) with global award-winning filmmakers through our Haydenfilms Online Film Festivals and our multiple film labs hosted over a 15-year period.


HFI wants all screenwriters to bring their potential in our first Screenwriting Competition, and to join the legacy of worldwide film professionals who have emerged from our organization.  Not only will our winner receive a grand prize, but they’ll also have the potential to meet with producers and directors to make their vision come to fruition.




GRAND PRIZE:  One Winner will receive a $10,000 Cash Prize and an industry development meeting in Los Angeles, California.


The Top 20 finalists of the Haydenfilms 1.0 Screenwriting Competition will be invited to Los Angeles to participate in a three-day, three-round PITCH ELIMINATION EVENT with a travel stipend included.  If social distancing is still required at the time of the pitch event, it will be conducted virtually with the judging panel.


The Top Four Finalists (Pilots and Screenplays) will receive Final Draft Writing Software (valued at $250) plus a one-year Script Magazine subscription.


Short Scripts: 

–  The Top 10 finalists in the Short Film category will be invited to Los Angeles to participate in a three-day, three-round PITCH ELIMINATION EVENT with a travel stipend included.

–  The Top Four Finalists in the Short Film category will receive $1,000 each, plus a one-year Script Magazine subscription.



Short Scripts:  between 1 and 40 pages

Pilots:  Between 45 and 75 pages

Feature Length:  between 90 and 140 pages



–  Student screenwriters and group projects are welcome.  Both represented and non-represented writers are eligible.

–  Must be original work and property of the group or person submitting.

–  Foreign submissions allowed, however, must be translated to English.

–  For Short Scripts – Unpublished or published work is accepted, any genre allowed.



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Submit no later than Friday, September 17th, 2021, at:



Festival Director:  Hayden Craddolph
Producer:  Eric Vollweiler



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