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Short Film
Screenwriting Contest
in partnership with

WIN $1500

& chance to get produced


Mental Health

Open Screenplay has partnered with Layla to shed light on a critical topic that affects all of us, mental health. When it comes to mental health, each of us is living our own unique story. For those struggling with their mental health, it is often too difficult to speak openly about it.

We invite you to write a mental health screenplay. What does it look like to live with mental illness? What steps do you take to overcome challenges and thrive? How can positive mental health communities be formed? What does mental health advocacy look like? How does the current system or societal structure help or fail people living with mental health challenges? Tell us a mental healthy story and help us change lives for the better.




$1500 CAD

License fee cash award

+ Chance to be produced!


$500 CAD

License fee cash award

+ Chance to be produced!


$250 CAD

License fee cash award

+ Chance to be produced!



Layla empowers you to take greater control of your mental health, bridging the gap between wanting care and getting it. We're a human-first, tech-powered service that makes it simpler to connect with the right mental health support.

For more information, visit www.layla.care.


Submission period begins on
April 1st, 2020

and ends on June 30th, 2020


Enter to Win

Participating is easy! There are two ways you can contribute:

START a new short film screenplay: simply sign in to Open Screenplay and click START on the main menu. Under type, choose SHORT FILM and enter your screenplay into the competition.

FIND a short film screenplay to contribute to: on to the Find Page and under type, select SHORT FILM and COMPETITION ENTRY. Select the short film screenplays that have a ribbon identifying them as competition screenplays.

Chance to get produced!

The screenplay awarded the first prize will be considered for production! The screenplay must be original and must be written on www.openscreenplay.com.

(Optional) Refer to win!

As part of our contest, we are also offering a very special incentive: refer someone and, if they win, you can earn the same amount of money they earn.

Yes, if you refer someone who participates in the contest and their contribution earns them part of a cash award, you will receive an amount of money equal to what they earn.

For example, if you refer one person who earns $50 – you receive $50. If you refer 15 people who collectively earn $1,250 – you receive $1,250

Hurry! Contest closes June 30 2020

Layla Care Corporation