Script to Screen Grant Program
$5000 to make your film. √
Massive production and outreach support from our filmmaking collective. √
Valuable in-kind donations √
An Executive Producer √
[Even if you don’t win, every submission gets feedback from our panel of professional screenwriters.]

Submit Your Script

You must be a paid member of the Couch Film Collective to submit a script.
Become A Member
*By submitting, you are committing to a Couch Film Collective co-production. Couch Film Collective will serve as the Executive Producer. Be sure to review the guidelines and fine print below before submitting.
Submit Script Here*

2021 Dates & Deadlines

Fall 2021 competition will be opening soon (likely in October)! Stay tuned. Below is a rough idea of what the schedule will look like once it opens.

October 1 :: Competition Opens
October 30 (midnight) :: Final Deadline to Submit Your Script
November 21 :: Top Three Finalists Announced
November 26 :: Live Pitch Party for Top Three Scripts & In Person Voting
November 30 :: Final Deadline for CFC Members to Vote Online
December 2 :: Winner Announced

Randall Jahnson
Barri Chase
Cynthia Whitcomb
Nancy Froeschle
Mike Gould
David Poulshock
AR Hall
Jen Elkington
Eva Moss
Mary Andonian

Content must align with the our mission.
10 pages or less.
No more than seven speaking roles.
Maximum two locations.
Limit to two-day shoot.
Produce-ability on a shoestring budget will be taken into account.

2019 :: Courtney Ross | Untitled Short | Award: $4000
2018 :: Laura Ohlson | New Beginnings | Award: $1300
2017:: Jen Elkington | Secret Bonsai | Award: $500
2016 :: Fall :: Erin Clark | Red Jam | Award: $150
2016 :: Spring :: Elisa Graybill | BEK | Award: $500
2015 :: Theora Moench | Big Pink | Award: $600

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