9th Annual Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition

Since 2009, Fresh Voices has distinguished itself as a screenplay competition designed to discover, empower, and promote, original new voices in screenwriting. Our mission is to provide a platform for talented screenwriters of all levels to showcase their work, and to give the microphone to those exciting new voices that deserve to be heard! In so doing, Fresh Voices has consistently identified writers with a unique and memorable style of writing that demands to be read. Now in our 9th year, we are proud to have helped guide dozens of talented screenwriters to secure literary representation, option agreements and other work-for-hire writing assignments that have been the stepping stones to significant careers.

This year, Fresh Voices is pleased to offer over $20,000 cash & prizes. Through our generous sponsors, Fresh Voices gives away prize packages designed to support your career including cash prizes, script development and career consultation, plus memberships and subscriptions to services designed to maximize the exposure of your big win. All the tools guidance & opportunity you need to develop a great screenplay and pursue a successful career! Don't miss this opportunity. The Final Deadline for this year's competition is coming up - Wednesday, November 7th.

2018 Competition Details


$20,000 Cash & Prizes

Screenplay Development & Career Consultation

Guaranteed Reads & Industry Consideration

Plus Much More!

       Grand Prize Winner (in addition to 1st Place Prize Package)
  • $3,000 (Total including category prize money)
  • Industry Reads & Meetings
  • Fresh Voices Screenplay & Career Consultation
   Feature Screenplay (Six Genre Categories)

     First Place  (1x Each Category)

   1 Hr, 1/2 Hr TV Pilots & TV Samples

     First Place (1x Each Category)

  • $300
  • Industry Reads
  • Fresh Voices Screenplay Analysis
  • TV Writer's Vault Prize Package
    • 1 Year Subscription
  •  iPitch.tv
    • 1 Year Subscription
    Moviebytes Winning Scripts Pro
    • 1 Year Subscription

   Short Scripts (1x First Place)

  • $300
  • Fresh Voices Screenplay Analysis
  • iPitch.tv
    • 1 Year Subscription
    Moviebytes Winning Scripts Pro
    • 1 Year Subscription

   Honorable Mentions (2 x Each Category)

  • Fresh Voices Basic Screenplay Evaluation
  • iPitch.tv
    • 3 Month Subscription
    Moviebytes Winning Scripts Pro
    • 1 Year Subscription

Spotlight Award Winners (10x Winners)

Each Spotlight Award winner will receive a 1 year subscription to Moviebytes Winning Scripts Pro and a 3 month subscription to iPitch.tv. 

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Thank You To Our 2018 Sponsors & Affiliates

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Meet Our 2017-18 Grand Prize Winner

Those Who Hear by Jerome Velinsky

HOLLYWOOD, CA. April 9, 2018   Australian native, Jerome Velinsky, took the Grand Prize Award of the 8th Annual Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition this week for his dramatic thriller, THOSE WHO HEAR. The screenplay also won the Spotlight Award for Best Role Written for a Female Lead.

Jerome is an award-winning writer/ director/ actor from Melbourne, Australia. As a professionally trained actor, he has appeared in productions in the US, Australia and Canada including the long-running hit series Neighbors and Fox’s Backstrom. He has also appeared in feature films alongside Guy Pearce, Miranda Otto and Sam Neill in the controversial true story In Her Skin ...

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