One of the most frustrating things about so many screenwriting contests – both for the writers and for the judges – is that scripts of different genres are in competition with each other.  But how do you compare a comedy to a sci-fi script?  How do you rank a family film against a thriller?

And why is it that so many screenwriting contests award prizes only to powerful dramas, while so many of Hollywood’s most successful movies are comedies, thrillers, action flicks, and family films?

In order to address this problem, the PAGE Awards competition presents prizes in ten different genre categories:

FEATURE FILM CATEGORIES


ACTION/ADVENTURE
All types of action scripts, war stories, westerns, and adventure tales (80-120 pages)

COMEDY
Light and dark comedies, romantic comedies, farces, spoofs, satires (80-120 pages)

DRAMA
All types of dramatic tales, coming-of-age stories, dramedies, romances, and tragedies (80-120 pages)

FAMILY FILM
Live-action and animated children’s tales, fantasies, spiritual movies, heartwarming and “feel-good” stories for all ages (80-120 pages)

HISTORICAL FILM
Scripts based on true historical characters and events, biopics, docudramas (80-120 pages)

SCIENCE FICTION
Stories about time and space travel, advanced technology, extraterrestrials, post-apocalyptic and alien worlds (80-120 pages)

THRILLER/HORROR
Murder and mystery tales, psychological thrillers, ghost stories, creature features, and monster movies (80-120 pages)

SHORT FILM CATEGORY


SHORT FILM SCRIPTS
Live-action and animated short film scripts of all genres (under 30 pages)

TV PILOT CATEGORIES


TV DRAMA PILOT
Pilot episodes for original drama series (50-70 pages)

TV COMEDY PILOT
Pilot episodes for original single-camera comedy series and multi-camera sitcoms (25-45 pages)

You may enter your script in whichever category or categories you deem appropriate.  The price of the first category is included in your entry fee; and if you’d like to enter your script in more than one category, you may do so for a small additional fee.

PLEASE NOTE:  We do not accept novels, short stories, stage plays, treatments, synopses, reality show concepts, or spec scripts for existing TV series.  Your script must be an original screenplay or teleplay.

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