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- Genres include: Drama, Comedy & Horror/Thriller
- Short Scripts: Under 45 pages.
- Feature Scripts: Over 45 pages.



2012 Screenwriting Contest Finalists Announced

We are so excited to announce our finalists in both short and feature categories. Thank you so much to everyone who submitted and congratulations to the finalists!

Winners will be announced on the Awards Night of our United Film Festival - Los Angeles at the Los Feliz 3 Cinemas on May 3, 2012.



This years complete list of finalists can be viewed here.

2012 United Screenplay Contest Finalists



2012 United Screenwriting Contest

Our second annual Screenwriting Contest is now open for submissions. After 9 years of running successful film festivals in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tulsa, Chicago, New York & London we've decided to build in a forum solely for screenwriters.


Over the years we've been able to build an extensive network of filmmakers but we wanted to go one step further and cater to those who often get overlooked in the world of film production - "the screenwriter".


We believe over time we'll be able to open more doors for screenwriters as we recently have for filmmakers in the way of distribution.


All 6 winners will be receiving some great prizes and will be honored at our Awards Night of the Los Angeles United Film Festival 2012.


Script Coverage

Submitters have the option to include Script Coverage, which is designed to give screenwriters valuable insight from our readers in the following categories: Originality, Story Structure, Characterization, Dialogue, Mechanics, and Overall Score.

Coverage will be received at the end of each festival season.






Postmark Dates

Special Deadline: July, 8th, 2011
($20 short scripts) & ($45 feature scripts)


Early Deadline: September 2nd, 2011
($25 short scripts) & ($50 feature scripts)


Regular Deadline: October 28th, 2011
($30 short scripts) & ($55 feature scripts)


Late Deadline: December 23rd, 2011
($35 short scripts) & ($60 feature scripts)


Extended Deadline: February 17th, 2012
($50 short scripts) & ($75 feature scripts)


With Coverage Add:
Short Scripts - $20 & Feature Scripts - $40



Hard Copy



Notification Date

April 13th, 2012



Screenwriters can also register @



Winners will receive software and equipment prizes from Apple and other great sponsors.

Last year's prizes included:


Write Brothers Software

All United Film Festival winners will be presented with the Write Brothers' Screenplay Studio for download.


InkTip Prizes (Feature Length Screenplays)

Feature Screenplay Winners also receive the following from InkTip:
1. Winning script on InkTip's password-protected website in the Executive Index (a $120/year value)
2. Winning script logline in the InkTip Magazine, sent to 4500 industry professionals, and emailed to thousands more (a $40 value/per issue)
3. Winning titles and loglines published in the InkTip weekly Entertainment Industry Newsletter (a service not for sale and not available to the public).



Short Length (under 45 pages)
Feature Length (over 45 pages)

Choose Your Appropriate Deadline

Add Coverage - $20


Choose Your Appropriate Deadline

Add Coverage - $40


Please include the following information with your screenplay submission:
If you are submitting a PDF please email it to us at .


Name of Screenplay
Genre (Drama, Comedy, Horror/Thriller)
Short Script or Feature Script
Short Synopsis
Contact Name
City, State, Zip Code
Screenwriter Name
Number of Pages
State / Country of Origin
Completion Date

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United Film Festivals
P.O. Box 360556
Los Angeles, CA 90036


*If you would rather pay with check or money order please make payable to:
Connell Creations, Inc.

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