Women Who Write In Film




About Us

We are Women Who Write and our goal is to be the world’s foremost screenwriting competition for women. We want to support female writers and producers of all shapes and sizes, but we don’t just want to support female writers. We want to be a springboard for your success. We want to forge a festival that will discover and recognize the best emerging female talent and the most original female voices from around the world. We will go to the ends of the Earth to find the best new female talent and then do whatever it takes to put the top new female screenwriters firmly on the entertainment industry’s radar by designating them as finalists and winners in the Women Who Write in Film Screenplay Competition!



Winners and finalists receive software and services from our industry leading partners as well as industry exposure and submission to some of New York and Hollywood’s biggest production companies, agents, and talent managers. In fact, we promise to deliver our winners’s scripts to our entire database of production companies, talent representatives, and industry executives.

While we do love women, we have to say we accept scripts from writers of all shapes and sizes from all background and all countries. You can be of any sex, any ethnicity and be of any sexual orientation. You do not even have to be a woman to enter our contest so you don’t have to worry about whether or not you were born a woman or identify as a woman, we’re happy to embrace you as the talented person that you are and if your script is good, we’ll give you the recognition you deserve. We do, however, prefer scripts about women, the issues facing women, and stories about strong female characters that inspire women to be ever stronger versions of themselves. But it doesn’t have to be about women. So if you’re a great female writer who wrote the next “Usual Suspects” or “Pulp Fiction” submit it so we can get you the exposure you need. Your script simply needs to be good to be accepted in our competition.

Winners will receive an InkTip Script Listing and have their logline featured in InkTip Magazine so they can promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents. InkTip Magazine is sent to over 15,000 producers and representatives.

Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.


Support Women Who Write in Film!

Win and Gain Unparalleled Industry Access!

The world is filled with talented women who write and the entertainment industry has thousands of us. So we launched the only screenwriting competition dedicated to women who write in film all over the world. Our winners will not only receive accolades and recognition, they also have their work distributed to dozens of entertainment professionals who are down to support female writers.


Industry Exposure

Our competition’s finalists will be distributed to the most prestigious talent agents and producers around the world. In addition to our exclusive list of entertainment professionals. So if you’ve ever dreamed of getting your script to the producer of all your favorite films, now is your chance!


If you’ve got the talent, we will get you the recognition you deserve and the rest is up to you.




2018 Spring Grand Prize Winner and Finalists


Grand Prize Winner!

One Night at the Morrison - Joan Elizabeth Beilstein



Pro M.O.H. by Valerie Zane

The 24 Hour Howl by Joanna Johnson



Chasing Honey by Laura Shamas

An Unbalanced Line by Kristy Leigh Lussier

Leviathan by Kristie Dickinson 

Loving Out Loud  by Christine Inserra

Breaking Faith by Jocelyn Jones

Retribution Seven by Julia Perez

Rock and Roll Dreams by Chi Hsiu Chen 

Too Close to the Edge by Linda Niccol

Vasco Jr by Natalia Anderson

Messinas of Half Moon by Jacquie Cardinale

Suntan Motel by Jennifer Moricz Goodwin

When the Mountain Calls by Nancy Guevara

Subterfuge by Paula Brancato and James Fischer

Where the Men Are By Wendy Wilkins

The Running by Laura Black

Twin Flames: An Astral Tale by Veronica Mannion & Ariel Hart