168 Write of Passage - Got a week? Write a script!

Started in 2009, the Write of Passage Screenwriting Competition is a one-week, mentored competition, which teaches writers as they compete. The goal is to develop redemptive, inspirational stories that honor God. Submissions are 12-pages and are written in 168 hours, based on the theme and a foundational scripture.

Writers compete for cash, prizes, Hollywood introductions and expert critique from Hollywood insiders. Any Write of Passage script may be produced to screen at the 168 Film Festival as a Write of Passage Spotlight Film (See FAQ for details.)

Write of Passage utilizes participants called "Development Executives" (DE's) to judge the first round of the competition. DE's also compete for cash, Hollywood introductions and producer credits on resulting films. Write of Passage complements the 168 Film Project, allowing the best writers a chance to be seen onscreen.

Read Winning Scripts FAQ 

2016 Theme: "Work"

You’ll never find the phrase, “I just quit my day job” in the Bible. Much to the chagrin of humankind, work is a critical ingredient in God's long-range plan for every human being. Take the journey with us as we explore the world of work.

Entry Deadline October 8, 2015. Writing week October 12-19, 2015. 

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Prizes for the 7th Annual Write of Passage Competition

The First Place writer will receive:

  • $1,000 cash ($750 to Writer, $250 to the D.E.)
  • Introductions to Hollywood professionals, including Brian Bird ("Not Easily Broken," "When Calls the Heart")