The Genres

Judging scripts is a very difficult job and wouldn’t it be easier if our judges got exactly what genre they wanted? Well, we think so…so we are separating all the genres and having awards for each category. We strongly believe that a comedy shouldn’t go up against a horror/thriller script or a family film against an action/adventure.

So, besides the Grand Prize Winner of $10,000 we will also have seven categories and writers will be awarded $500 in each Genre category.


This is a film genre where one or more heroes is thrust into a series of challenges that require physical feats, extended fights and frenetic chases and they often use their action scenes preferably to display and explore exotic locations in an energetic way. (Inception, Iron Man, Back to the Future and Jurassic Park)


This is a genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humour. That includes romantic comedies, spoofs, light and dark comedies. (When Harry Met Sally, The War of the Roses, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Borat)


This is a film genre that depends mostly on in-depth development of realistic characters dealing with emotional themes. (The Hurt Locker, The Blind Side, Slumdog Millionaire, 8 Mile and Dead Man Walking)


Family is a film genre that is designed to appeal to a variety of age groups and families.
(Home Alone, Toy Story, Spy Kids, Beethoven and E.T.)

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Science Fiction/Fantasy is a film genre that uses science fiction which includes extraterrestrial life forms, alien worlds, extrasensory perception and time travel. (The Terminator, The Matrix, RoboCop, Godzilla and Alien)


Thriller/Horror is a genre of literature, film, video gaming and television that uses suspense, tension, and excitement as the main elements. HORROR are unsettling movies that strive to elicit the emotions of fear, disgust and horror from viewers. (Cape Fear, Eyes Wide Shut, Twister, Saw and The Others)


Historical is a film genre in which stories are based upon historical events and famous persons.
(The King’s Speech, Schindler’s List, Platoon and The Social Network)


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