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The Red River Script Competition is your opportunity to have your screenplay made into a short film and entered into festivals! 

Our foundation for veterans has partnered with The International Screenwriters' Association to provide this contest as a career stepping-stone for writers: not only will your script be made into a short film, but your entry fee is tax-deductible and there is also a $1,000 cash prize for the winning selection.

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We hope to receive original screenplays with stories that involve poignancy, sentimentality, compassion, and/or diversity and inclusion. Special consideration will be given to entries with elements involving veteran-related issues (PTSD, suicide prevention, treatment and recovery).

Though this is just the first season for The Red River Script Competition, we already have a phenomenal crew in Louisiana ready for the shoot. We plan to film in Spring 2023 with a projected budget of $15,000.

The Red River Script Competition is open to all screenwriters regardless of age or nationality. We are expecting a large number of entries, so please follow these guidelines:

Length: Please limit the length of your screenplay to 20 pages (or less) that are suited for a 15-20 minute short film.

Entry Fee Schedule: 
$20 before August 30 (earlybird) 
$45 before September 30

Final Deadline: September 30, 2022 
Finalists announced: October 15, 2022 
Grand Prize Winner announced: October 21, 2022

Every screenwriter who enters this contest will be listed in the credits of the film. We look forward to reading your submission!