2018 Finalists

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 Semi-Finalists.

The most frequent question we get asked is, “What percentage placement does being a Finalist make me?”  This year, the Finalists represent the top 25% of entries that we receive.  Yes, we received so many entries this year that the judges agreed to let more scripts into the second round.

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

2018 Finalists

Movie: Action / Adventure

Adam and Evolution by Laurence Sweeney
Amaris by Ian White
Chimera by Andy Walraven
Collision by Suzanne Kelman
Deadly Actions by LJ Seliski
Drifters by Cecilia Carcamo
Finding Alexandria by Sayem Huq
Go Catch the Devil by Martin Blinder
God Is Not Purple (Or how I survived puberty and four days on a raft on the Mississippi River) by Matt Pacini
Kayfabe Intercontinental by David Piechowski
Lady Marian by Wilhelm Martinez
Luana by Danielle Erlich
Machine vs. Machine by Jeffrey Fitz
Neon Blades by Ville Hokkanen
Red Cricket by Rick Kinnebrew
Shadow Wolf by Patrick King
Sisters of the Moon (Part One) by James Leon
Solomon’s Quest by Elizabeth Shum
The Capitulation of California by David Lovret
Turnabout by William Hanan
Where I Want to Be by Tai Bingham Nass

Movie: Comedy

A Future Romance by John Martins III
A Snowballs Chance in Hell by gregory lane
A Yacht In The Apache Junction by Avi Glick
A.B. Is An E.T. by Aaron Yarber
Addison Lane by Yuka Sano
Alberto Jones and the Tempered Water of Doom by Ty Caudle
All for One by Daniel Flores
Boneheads by kelly jean karam
Born Again by Daniel Schooling
Cesar and Max by Susan Klos
Company Christmas by Diana Lee Woody
Confessions of a Horny Teenager by Nick Abdo
Cthulhu Cat by John Gisser
eric seacole by john long
Forever Man by Jon Gianelli
Grit by Katherine Flores
Handsome Devil by John Gisser
I Am My Brothers Keeper by Cedric Shelton
Jimmy Stewart and the Yeti’s Hand by Bruce Scivally
Killing Kelko by Kieran Angelini
Living Will by John Gisser
Love & Happiness by Mike Briock
NancyGirl by David McMahon
Neighborrow by Martin Fournier
One Won One by Marilyn Romano
Original Sin by Aibo Guo
Orion’s Oasis by Brett Scieszka
Road Trippy by Joe Heath
Stalker Friends by Andrea Holz
The 8th Miricale by Alexey Protsenko
The Bridesman by Andrew Ward
The Cocky Kicker by Matthew Benson
The Great Grappa Caper by The Matarrese Bros.
The Greatest Actor Alive by Cheyenne Grogan
The Hero Of The World by lotus girl productions
The Pentagon Patrol by Lyle Hogue
The Time of Your Life by Robert Stork
White Lie Wedding by Whitney Powell

Movie: Drama

A Little Sedated by Joseph Sanders
Aktion T-4 by John Martins III
Animal Town by Mike Anderson
Ball of Fire by Sean Coleman
Behind the Badge by John Martins III
BIG SISTER by David Chester
Body Count by Leigh Hunt
Bundle of Love by Giselle King
Champs-Élysées by Serge Adam
City of Trees by Christian Lybrook
Clouds Over Dahlias by A.J. Moss
Concealed by Robert Lee Chisholm
Don by Alberto Battistutti
Drawn to the Dream by Heather Somers
Eddie the King by Philip Lombardi
Fear by Peter Jang
Fragile by Peter Andrews
Gadfly by Tom Grey Martin
Going Psycho by john Tsilimparis
Impaired Innocence by Chandra Gerson
Inside Out by Jack Kearney
Mean by Carla Miles
Oath by Paul Frank
Ransom Not by Brian Hill
Rhinozeros by math saliva
Stone by Tom Foran
The cocktail brothers by Marcos Gracia
The Dance of Shiva by Mark Perlick
The Greatest Show on Earth by Anthony Thompson
The Hug Point Encounter by Chris McWaters
The Operation by Robert Gokay
The Serum by Tom Thorpe
The Trumpeter by Jonathan Shatoff
Trapped by Martin Blinder
Utopia by Aimiende Negbenebor Sela

Movie: Thriller/Horror

A Lion’s Keep by Abdallah Saleh
At The Mercy Of Faith by Samuel Taylor
Bay Crest by Keven Porter Jr
Depravity Blessed by Brandon Reim
Ersatz by Charles Ancelle
Farther Than You Can Imagine by Brook Hoffman
Followers by Jared Phillips
Hannya by carlos valencia
IoT by David Garrett
Le Mystigque by Anthony Vasley
Omega Dawn by Eric Taylor
Prey for The Day (2018) by Richard Kjeldgaard
Red Mill Run by Dan L
Rise of the Gulon by Matt Wildash
The 89th Temple by Charlie Canning
The Devil’s Celluloid by Akio Duffy
The Family Way by Shiva Rodriguez
The Light Dares To Desert Me by Eriah Howard
Thoreau’s Taxes by Charlie Canning
Weeping WIllow by Michael Pallotta
Wild Game by Max Sparber
You Are Mine by Steve Wrench

Television: Half Hour Script

Career Move: Past The Bar by Jim Norman
Davis Hall by C Robinson
Kate Allen Is Getting A Life by Linda Stuart
My Sex Life by Rosalyn Rosen
Shevolution by Minerva Vier
The Lovely Assistant by Maddy Zauss

Television: One Hour Script

Apache by Cameron Barsanti
Before the Valor by Lyle Hogue
Branded by Christian Lybrook
Candyland.Com by Joan Barrett
Carry That Weight by Marla Greene
Dead by Diana Bespalova
Fury of a Woman Scorned by Eriah Howard
Haze Gray by Lorraine Romano
Hunger Makes the Wolf: Pilot by Alex Acks
Love|Depraved Cathedral by Meaghan Hynes
Majestic by Jordan Freese
Sepulchre by matthew mclaughlin
The Agents by Mark Keavney
The Devil and Saint Jayne by Ashley Marie Ryan
The Helper by Cynthia Feusi
The Mayor by Tiffany Hanssen
The Syndicate by Peter Jang
The Watchers: I am Alexander by Jason Fedusenko