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Short Film
Screenwriting Contest

The World After COVID-19

WIN $1000

+ Chance to be produced!


The World After COVID-19

The global spread of COVID-19 is changing the world in significant and irreversible ways. We invite you to write a short film screenplay that envisions a world beyond COVID-19.

What lessons are there to be learned from this pandemic? How will they shape our lives and our livelihoods? Will we come out of this as a more united, resilient, and enlightened world? Can we stay positive and find joy, levity and connection among the angst and isolation? As we approach the unknown together, what stories of heroism will emerge?


5 min or less


Submission period begins on
April 1st, 2020

Submission Deadline is
June 30th, 2020

See Guidelines



$1000 USD

License fee cash award

+ Chance to be produced!

$500 USD

License fee cash award

+ Chance to be produced!


$250 USD

License fee cash award

+ Chance to be produced!


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 SCREENPLAY on the main menu. Choose The World After COVID-19 contest to enter your screenplay into the competition. The screenplay must be completed on openscreenplay.com.

FIND a short film screenplay to contribute to: go to the Find Page and under type, select SHORT FILM and CONTEST ENTRY. Select any short film screenplays with COVID-19 contest's label below it. If the screenplay is public, you can contribute right away. If it’s private, you have to request an invitation to the screenplay.

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 30th, 2020