Celebrating Our 10th Annual Screenplay Competition in 2019!

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.

2018 Competition Details

Announcement Schedule

Announcement Schedule

Quarter Finalists

January 31st, 2019

Resubmission Deadline

February 7th, 2019

Semi Finalists

March 7th, 2019

Finalists & Awards Nominees

March 28th, 2019


April 11th, 2019

Deadlines & Entry Fees
Rules & Eligibility

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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