List of Top Scriptwriting Scholarships

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List of Top Scriptwriting Scholarships

Are you ready to take your script to the next level? These scriptwriting scholarships will pair you with the best scriptwriters to guide you to a well-polished script.

Funding for Scriptwriters

Nickelodeon Writing Program

Nickelodeon Writing Program

Consider the facts: alum have gone on to create their own Nickelodeon shows and write for all sorts of TV series and films. While in the Program, writers meet our series creators, work in writers’ rooms, attend storyboard pitches, show tapings and more.

Grant Deadline: 1 January

Slamdance Writing Competition

Slamdance Writing Competition

The Slamdance Screenplay Competition is dedicated to discovering and supporting emerging writing talent. We welcome screenplays in every genre, on any topic, from anywhere in the world. A unique feature of the competition is providing constructive feedback for every entrant.

Grant Deadline: 18 January

BBC Scriptroom

BBC Scriptroom

If you are a UK-based writer looking for some recognition, the BBC seeks out the best new writing talent, offering writers without a track record, representation, or contacts the opportunity to have their work considered by the BBC.

Grant Deadline: 3 February

Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosts an international screenwriting competition established to identify new talent in screenwriting. Fellowship recipients are expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the Fellowship year.

Grant Deadline: 1 March

NBC’s Writers on the Verge

NBC’s Writers on the Verge

Writers on the Verge is a 12-week program focused on polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series. We are looking for writers who are "almost there" but need that final bit of preparation with their writing and personal presentation skills.

Grant Deadline: 7 April

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

Every year, BlueCat provides a community for the unknown screenwriter to develop their work, giving undiscovered talent a path to professional success.

Grant Deadline: 26 July


Upcoming Film Grants in your Mailbox

Never miss the opportunity to find funding for your film. Once a month you will receive the upcoming Film Grants via email with lots of time to apply.

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Best Scriptwriting Books to Download

Best Scriptwriting Books to Download

You so ready to write your film screenplay, but where to begin? The best way is to learn from professional scriptwriters. Here you can download books to your device that will teach you step by step how to write your screenplay.

How to Write a Logline for Your Film

How to Write a Logline for Your Film

The logline is the short summary of your film which must entice the interest of your audience in under 40 words. It makes the reader, producer and audience want to know more about your story. Here is how to write your exciting #logline.


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