Book to Screen Opportunity – Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition


Contest now closed.

However Screencraft continues to host contests.

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Most authors will undoubtedly love to have their book(s) made into a film. It is a goal many aspire too but few, very few, ever see accomplished. The Screencraft competitions are therefore very welcome, especially as there are not many such opportunities available.

Caveat: The following information is provided ‘As Is’. No endorsement or guarantee of validity is implied.

Screencraft have announced their
‘Cinematic Short Story 2019 Competition’
is now open for submissions.

Deadline: Saturday 30 November 2019

Note 1: The judges are looking for short stories (not scripts) with special cinematic potential.

Note 2: Links to appropriate information and forms are provided at the end of this article.


Winner: $1,000 and and personal introductions to literary agents, managers, producers and publishers.

Top 5 finalists: Details will be shared with network of over 60 literary and entertainment industry professionals.


  • Short story of no more than 20,000 words.
  • May have been published.
  • Author must hold all rights.
  • Author must be eighteen or over.


  • May only submit electronically.
  • Must be in PDF format without any unusual fonts or font size.
  • Must be submitted by author.
  • Fee must accompany.

Entry Form

Following details required:

  • Name: First and Last.
  • Project title.
  • PDF & Page Count.
  • Format: Dropdown list defaulted to ‘Short Story (Prose).
  • Genre: Choose from dropdown list.
  • Logline: e.g. 1 – 2 sentences similar to book blurb.
  • Optional Reader Comment: May be left blank.


$59 per submission. (No limit to number of submissions.)

Regrettably the ‘early bird’ deadline, when a reduced fee was payable, has passed.


In all instances copyright remains with the author.


The information provided above is an overview. Full details may be viewed at the following:

Complete Rules and Eligibility may be accessed by clicking anywhere within this line.

Entry Form may be accessed by clicking anywhere within this line.

Books over 20,000 words

For those who have books longer than 20,000 words, Screencraft also have a Cinematic Book Contest.


Both competitions ‘Short Story’ and ‘Book’ are great opportunities for authors who do not generally have access to film agents and producers.

Submission is easy and the fee, per submission, is reasonable.

Disclaimer: Neither T. R. Robinson Publications nor T. R. Robinson have any affiliation to Nor do either receive any remuneration for publishing the information or for referring to This notification is simply designed to offer assistance to authors.

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