Screenplay Competition

Welcome to the Honolulu Film Awards Screenplay Competition. The Call for Entries is now open. This annual screenplay competition was created to help aspiring screenwriters break into the entertainment industry as well as to support emerging new talent.  We are currently accepting entries in all lengths and genres. 

The Honolulu Film Awards proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world's best online submissions platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.


Early Bird Deadline August 20, 2017
Regular Deadline November 20, 2017
Late Deadline January 20, 2018
Extended Deadline March 10, 2018



Early Bird Deadline Short - $30 Feature - $35
Regular Deadline Short - $35 Feature - $40
Late Deadline Short - $40 Feature - $45
Extended Deadline Short - $50 Feature - $55


Contest Rules and Conditions

Screenplays written by up to four people may be entered in the competition. 

You may submit multiple entries.

You retain all rights to your work submitted.

Screenplays should be in standard screenplay format and should be no longer than 180 pages.

Short screenplays (under 50 pages) are accepted.

Submissions must be the original work of the applicant. Entries, however, may be adapted from other works.

If the script is based on a true story, historical or contemporary, that should be noted on the title page of the script.

Script materials will not be returned.

The selection committees' and juries' decisions are final.

The Honolulu Film Awards reserves the right to make any necessary changes in event scheduling.

You agree to indemnify us and all of our employees, partners, officers, parent companies and/or subsidiaries, sponsors, and other agents harmless against any and all claims or liability resulting from your entry or participation in the Honolulu Film Awards.

By submitting your project for consideration into the Honolulu Film Awards you certify that you are authorized to submit said project and agree to all rules and regulations.