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2016 Winners


Posted on May 22, 2017

Congratulations to the Grand Prize and Honorable Mention winners for Screenplay Festival!

Reading, judging, and ranking scripts is a very difficult and long process. The scripts listed below made it through to the end and we applaud their great work.

Grand Prize Winners

Feature Film Scripts

Action/Adventure: Keep It Coming – Kenneth Dickson

Comedy: Speak English – Kieran Angelini

Drama: Many Reasons Not To – Neil Merrell

Family: Shalimar – Maria Soriano

Thriller/Horror: Everybody Dies – Teresa Beresford

Television Scripts

Half-Hour: Tina’s Secret – Gloria Williams

One Hour: Frontier – Vince Peagler III

 

Honorable Mention Winners

Feature Film Scripts

Action/Adventure:
Blood Trigger – Ron Podell
Jack Scratch – Cody Glenn
Taconite – Jonathan Fear
The Last Vikings – David Thorndill

Comedy: 
Jacob’s Jewels – Richard Geiwitz
Past Dues – Daniel Pellikan
The Big Idea – David Schroeder
The Ebernickle Ordinance – Carl B Clark

Drama:
Exile – Matthew Miller
Rainstorm Lullaby – Greg Easter
The Princess Club – Michael Yahn
The Tattooist – Heather Morris

Family: 
Grounded – Dionne Knapp
My Monster – David Carren
The Moonbeam Fisherman – John Dummer

Thriller/Horror:
Hollow – Hunter Swanson
Lust For Blood, Lust For Death – Chris Fay
Snow Angel – Jax Logan
The Kindred – Christian Hearn

Television Scripts

Half-Hour:
Stepping In It – Brian Jude Leahy
The Big Bang Theory – The Sticky Lingerie Mystery – Hamilton Mitchell

One Hour:
Alexander The Pretty Good – Stephen McNamee
Mob Chick – Theodore Soderberg
Winding Road – Dean Qureshi

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2016 Finalists


Posted on May 5, 2017

In order to choose the Grand Prize and Honorable Mention winners for Screenplay Festival, there are three rounds to the competition. In the first round, every script is read by at least two judges and rated regardless of genre. The screenplays with the highest ratings move into the second round, or the Semi-Final Round. The scripts listed below made it through this process and deserve recognition as Screenplay Festival Finalists.

The most frequent question we get asked is, “What percentage placement does being a Finalist make me?”  This year, the Finalists approximately represent the top 15% of entries that we received.

We appreciate everyone’s hard work and would again like to congratulate everyone for their great writing!

Finalists

Movie Script – Action / Adventure
Amonyr – Brian Keppy
Blood Trigger – Ron Podell
FINDING HITLER – ron mancini
Hellscaper. Part 1 – Eugene Eugene
JACK SCRATCH – Cody Glenn
Keep It Coming – Kenneth Dickson
LOST CAUSE – David Schroeder
Project Phoenix: The Awakening (Golden Revision) – Edgardo Jimenez
Slaves to the Rhythm – Terry Connell
Taconite – Jonathan Fear
The Clever Girl – David Caarren
The Last Vikings – David Thorndill
Vision Quest – david young

Movie Script – Comedy
Chubby Chasers – Michael Dugan
Harm for the Holidays – Jonathan LaPoma
Jacob’s Jewels – Richard Geiwitz
LOVEBAND – Nicola Pedrozzi
Not Exactly Legal – Angela MacMillan
On the Sidelines – Sam Greisman
Past Dues – Daniel Pellikan
Potheads – Naim David
Speak English – Kieran Angelini
THE BIG IDEA – David Schroeder
The Black Forest Ham – matt heinze
The Ebernickle Ordinance – Carl B Clark

Movie Script – Drama
A Ribbon in the Wind – Louis Dalton
Being Brave – Johna Walsh
Blood Brothers – Matthew Elam
Deirdre of the Sorrows – Richard C Lyons
Defend Her – Dean Qureshi
Domestic Damages – Synthia Williams
Exile – Matthew Miller
Fear – Peter Jang
FOOTSTEPS OF MY FATHER – Erik V Wolter
HALFWAY HOME – David Schroeder
Hunters Pointe – SCOTT LIAPIS
Lucky Boy – Suzanne Roche
Many Reasons Not To – Neil Merrell
Menagerie – Diana Mitchell & Linda Mitchell
Out of the Loop – Kenny Rich
People Make Plans – Sheri Smith
Rainstorm Lullaby – Greg Easter
SINGING IN SHORTHAND – Wayne Baltz
Solomon’s Choice – Richard Geiwitz
The Book of Life – Peter Groth
The Experiment – Lynda Lemberg & Jeffrey Allen Russel
The Princess Club – Michael Yahn
The Tattooist – Heather Morris
Victor – Esther Farin
WORLD IN FLAMES – Ramunas Abukevicius

Movie Script – Family
CYBERSLAYER – Jeff Peck
Grounded – Dionne Knapp
My Monster – David Carren
SHALIMAR – Maria Soriano
THE INVISIBLE KID AND DR POOF’S MAGIC SOAP – Wayne Baltz
The Moonbeam Fisherman – John Dummer
THE VIRTUAL SANTA – Jeff Peck

Movie Script – Thriller/Horror
Blind Pursuit – debi yazbeck
Cold Image – Ian Keiser
CROCODEILOS, THE OLD ONE – Edward Rosenthal
Dead Seas – Joseph Parisi
Do You Still Want It? – Marshall Smith
Everybody Dies – Teresa Beresford
Hollow – Hunter Swanson
Just Execution – Jonty Willment-knowles
Lust For Blood, Lust For Death – Chris Fay
Snow Angel – Jax Logan
The Doodler – Bryan William Randal
The Kindred – Christian Hearn
The Lazarus Effect – Graham Parke

Television Script – Half Hour
*Don’t Expect a Novel – Susan Leibowitz
Black-ISH – “Ain’t No Half Steppin'” – Chris Moore
COOLER HEADS: Pilot – Dave Chan
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM: ACCIDENT – David Schroeder
M.I.L.F.S – Tamara Herman
STEPPING IN IT – Brian Jude Leahy
The Big Bang Theory – ‘The Sticky Lingerie Mystery’ – Hamilton Mitchell
THE LAST TEN POUNDS (Sizzle) – David Klein Klein
Tina’s Seceret – Gloria Williams

Television Script – One Hour
Alexander The Pretty Good – Stephen McNamee
Boxcar Canyon – Arthur Grubert
Frontier – Vince Peagler III
G.M.O. – Matt Campagna
MOB CHICK/TV SPEC – Theodore Soderberg
Persuasion – Susan Hippen
Station 96: Welcome to Welaira – Katherine Hudgens
The Case of the Tattooed Redhead (Pilot Episode of Las Vegas Is Murder) – Jim Norman
The Godson – Gary Koeppel
The Richest Man Alive – Patrick Daly
Winding Road – Dean Qureshi

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Many screenwriters received a message on April 17, 2017 that their script was “Accepted.”  Confusing, we know.  FilmFreeway was originally designed for film festivals, where films are accepted into the festival and then at the festival there are “Winners.”  For Screenplay Festival, “Accepted” means that you are still in the running for a prize.  Soon we will announce Finalists and then Winners.  Everyone will be contacted by us directly to avoid confusion!

We expect to be announcing the Finalists before May 1, and the winners before May 15.

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