Founded by local screenwriters, producers, directors, and other industry pros, the Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Contests knows just how difficult it can be to see a script go from an idea to the screen.
With an emphasis on character, story, and distribution, we work closely with our winners to turn their work into a viable project.
Rather than just acknowledge a winning script, we look to grow careers and nurture the best writers and talent.
Each contest cycle, winner of the short script contest will get their script optioned and produced (a value of up to $20,000)* and the winning feature and TV pilot scripts will get a proof-of-concept scene from their screenplay produced by our local, award-winning partner Mad Wife Productions.
Whether you’re an old pro or a burgeoning writer, we encourage you to submit, get our professional feedback, and join our growing community of writers.
Quarter-finalists will be announced mid-June, Semi-finalists, end of June, Finalists early July and Winners mid-July.
*The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.