Let’s begin with one of the more well-known free screenwriting software programs, Celtx, which is an acronym for crew-equipment-location-talent-XML. This particular option boasts millions of users in large part because of its flexibility options.
For one, Writers can import work that’s already been created in another format. And two, for all those Writer hyphenates out there, it even offers perks like shot lists and call sheets once production begins.
Filmmaker Elvira Ibragimova likes Celtx because “it’s interactive and can be shared with teams.”
Disclaimer: As we go along, it’ll become clear that many free screenwriting software programs give users the option to use more advanced features—for a fee—and Celtx is no exception.
That’s right. Sometimes “free” isn’t entirely free! But don’t be discouraged. Especially for Writers just starting out and exploring their options, Celtx, as well as the other programs described below, is more than qualified to get the job done with only the no-fee features.