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Script Competition 2024

Southwest Film Productions (SWFP) celebrates writers from all over the world in this first annual film festival.  This event is supported by established creatives in Austin, Texas with extensive experience producing, writing, directing and consulting, and whose companies have been operating for over a decade.  The SWFP readers have been jurists and readers at prestigious festivals prior to joining SWFP.

Our 2024 Script Competition is open to short scripts (30 pages max.) and feature scripts (120 pages max.). 

SWFP Script Competition Rules


Categories are Best Drama Screenplay, Best Comedy Screenplay, Best Drama Short Screenplay and Best Comedy Short Screenplay.  One winner from each category will be selected among the finalists.  

Game Changer Winner

At the Festival's sole discretion a winner may be chosen as a Game Changer.  This is a screenplay that the jurists agree stands out in style or subject matter.  The award will be stated as "Best Screenplay - Game Changer" and will be awarded $500. 

By entering the Southwest Film Festival you agree that the jurists may bestow a unique award on your script if it's recognized as a standout but doesn't truly fit into a listed category.  For example, "Best Screenplay - Historical Fiction."

Page Count

We accept Short Screenplays 30 pages or less. 

We accept Feature Screenplays 120 pages or less.

If your screenplay is over the page count, please email us before submitting at or your screenplay will be disqualified automatically.

Genres Accepted/Not accepted

Most genres are accepted however, please do not submit horror, pornography, musicals or  a combination thereof.  

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