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The 13th Annual American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

Contact

Attention: C/O FilmMakers Magazine LitFest
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Web: Click here
Email: info@filmmakers.com

Contact: Jennifer Brooks, Director

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 1 star (1.2/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 42    
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Objective

To promote and support new talent by creating real and original opportunities.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early February 28, 2017 $35 / $19 students (3-19 pages); $39 / $21 students (20-65 pages)
Regular April 30, 2017 $38 / $21 students (3-19 pages); $41 / $23 students (20-65 pages) 60
Late May 31, 2017 $44 / $25 students (3-19 pages); $47 / $28 students (20-65 pages) 91
final June 30, 2017 $47 / $26 students (3-19 pages); $49 / $29 students (20-65 pages) 121
Final July 31, 2017 $45 / $26 students (3-19 pages); $48 / $29 students (20-65 pages) 152

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Rules

  • The script/entry must have title page containing: the title, author's name, E-mail address, phone number and home address.
  • Students who qualify for the discount entry fee must supply a letter from the head of the film/writing department and/or equivalent declaring such status, include with entry a copy of a valid student ID Card, at the time of entry, and submit via email as an attachment, along with entry.
  • All submitted material must be written in the English language.
  • Multiple entries are permissible, but each entry must be accompanied by an Entry Form and an entry fee.
  • Once material has been entered, no substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages will be considered. You may submit a revised draft of your script, short story, synopsis or novel as a new submission, fill in an entry form and pay the appropriate entry fee.
  • Adaptations from other works are permissible provided you have the writer's written permission to adapt the work. Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible. Collaborative work is eligible, but each must fill and sign an Entry Form individually. The writers are responsible for the distribution of the contest prize (s).
  • Writers under the age of 18 years old must sign the Entry Form and have a parent or guardian sign the Entry Form.

Awards

Short Script Category

Cash Prizes
1ST PLACE: $1000
2ND PLACE: $ 250
3RD PLACE: $ 150

  • Top three win screenwriting software from write brothers.
  • 1st place wins in depth studio story notes with a professional script analyst. Sponsored by greenlight script coverage.
  • Top 10 receive Emerging Artist Award Certificate.
  • Top 25 short scripts will each receive a certificate of achievement award (digital format via email).

Short Story Category

Cash prize
1st place: $250
  • Top 3 win writing software (dramatica pro) from write brothers.
  • Top 3 will each receive Emerging Artist Award certificate.
  • see website: http://filmmakers.com/contests/short/rules.htm
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    Contact

    Attention: C/O FilmMakers Magazine LitFest
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    Web: Click here
    Email: info@filmmakers.com

    Contact: Jennifer Brooks, Director

    Report Card

    Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
    Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
    Feedback: 1 star (1.2/5.0)
    Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
    Report Cards: 42    
    Have you entered this contest?
    Please submit a Report card.

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    American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

    Contact

    Attention: C/O FilmMakers Magazine LitFest
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    Web: Click here
    Email: info@filmmakers.com

    Contact: Jennifer Brooks, Director

    Report Card

    Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
    Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
    Feedback: 1 star (1.2/5.0)
    Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
    Report Cards: 42    
    Have you entered this contest?
    Please submit a Report card.

    Contest News

    American Gem Announces Quarterfinalists

    Quarterfinalists have been announced for the American Gem Short Screenplay Competition:

    (All Categories in alphabetical order)

    8th Grade Casanovas by Adam Lederer
    A Briefs Encounter by Sundae Jahant-Osborn
    A Christmas Call by Olenka Mar
    A Difference of 25 Cents by Sundae Jahant-Osborn
    A Long Way by Sri Charan
    A POT OF SMILIN' JOE by C.N. Bean
    A Woman's World by Ron Adams
    Addicts Abuse by Pat Bradley
    Age by Geoffrey Uhl
    And Just Like That by Deborah Palmer
    Animal Somnambulism by Matthew Allcock
    Answer a Prayer by Tamsin Archer
    Assisted Living by Graham Currin
    Barter with God by Lusie Swain
    Being Alert by Amina Fatmo
    BLACK POINT by Mara Masolini
    Blown To Smithereens, Circa May, 1963 by Paul Adamian
    Blue Balloon by Heather Langone
    Born Free by Derek Fungh
    Bubbles and Perks by Olga Artemyeva
    Cadenza by Luke Affholter
    Christmas in May by Adan Noritsugu
    Clayton Christmas and the Apocalypse by John Kelley
    COWBOYS AND INDIANS by Paul Adamian
    Crossing by Ranferi Salguero
    Cure for Love by Samantha Risman
    Danceville by Emily Hu
    Dawn by Robert Kuang
    Dead Peasants by Scott Seger
    Depth of Feel by Bradford Willis & Anne Dunkin
    Diamond Dealers by Ramin Nematollahi
    EFFICIENCY TAYLOR by ROBERT ELWOOD
    Ensemble by Luke Affholter
    Eternity For All by Tib Don
    Every Escape Imaginable by Nick Butler
    Fake Empire by Kim Putman
    Family Values by Jeremy Rosete
    Fastest Draw by Gary Power
    Fermi's Blackboard by Don Lorincz
    FIVE DAYS IN FRESNO by Fred Perry
    Flakes on a Plane by Stephen B.D. MacLeod
    Friends and Pizza by Deidra Johnson
    Gestures of the Heart by David Allman
    Golden by Kjell Kvanbeck
    Haven't We Met Before? by Kevin Silva
    Heaven at Last by Edward Hu
    Heed The Sign by Michael Pallotta
    HER EYES by Gregory Hinson
    He's a Natural by Carl Louis Jones
    Hindsight by Ryan Sasinowski
    Hip Hop Kung Fu by Keith Fraser
    In Pursuit of Liberty by Keith Fraser
    Inch-Thick Plaster by Daniel Glaza
    INCIDENT ON 1-95 by Fred Perry
    Inner Journey by Bill Sarre
    Insanity by Javier Otero
    Jay by Nima Ghamari
    Jesus Saves! by Howard Trinton
    JOHN C. REILLY IS A ROBOT by CURTIS J LOFGREN
    Jury From Hell by Ashley Jacoby
    KEYS by Paula Smith
    Kids With Konditions by Laura Renee Hoel
    King David by David Allen
    Last Kiss by Mark Bento
    Last Ride of The Carver by Eric Borden
    Learn from mistakes by Alon Bar
    Learning To Love by Cassandra Strong
    Life is a Train Wreck by Jon Gardam
    Little Lies by Ron Adams
    Loveless Triangle by Katarina Kosciewicz
    Men of Color by Mike Kearby
    Milo's Circus by Jane and Joseph Wickline
    Momfia by Dean Watts
    My Diary is About You by Peter Hall
    My Piece Of Sky by Richa Yadav
    Neo-Slavery (Democratic Digital Dominion) by Neil valentine
    Next of Sin by Lisa J Gordon
    No Cigarettes in Space!! by Sundae Jahant-Osborn
    Noble Rot by Benjamin Mennell
    Other People's Jewelry by Katherine Foxman
    Over Acting by Nathan Arentoft
    Pen Perry Stop Loss (An Ode to Alec Baldwin) by Ron Podell
    Perfect Miss by Karen Wilson
    Pigmen by William Wested
    Pipe Dream by Sundae Jahant-Osborn
    Played by Brandon Dutton
    Playing with balls by Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir
    Plop Plop Fizz Fizz by Armando Vazquez
    Praise and Blame by Major Wayne H. Geschwindt
    Prayers Work by Keith Brokas
    Pretend Friends by Matthew Allcock
    Rent and Werewolves by Danisha C. Bethune
    Repeat Offender by Joan Philo
    Run Away From Home by Nolan Cotru
    Scratch and Scream by Sara Kay
    Seeing Red by Margaret Stone
    September Blues by Robert Aebi
    Sepulcher by Cody Colin Chase
    Seven In One Blow by Stuart Creque
    Shady Tree-Lined Streets by Jean Stawarz
    Shoeniverse by Geoffrey Uhl
    Silence by Alberto Valenzuela
    Sleepless Boy by Tracey Bell
    Sleight of Hand by Ben Fiore
    Smile Baby, Smile by Clint Johnson
    Sock Star by Ryan Wetz
    SOLDIER by Jonathan Draxton
    Something To Fear by Brian Smith
    Spider Daddy by Wayne E. Johnson
    Spin Away by Jere Shircliff
    Splash & Dash by Dan Dziurman and Scott Marcano
    Stay In or Keep Out! by Melisa Jones
    Stolen by Jane Archer
    Storytime by Angel Nunez
    Strangers We Are by Sam Williams SUN MOON STARS RAIN by Greg Wait
    Take Down by William Lees
    Target Practice by Dean Louvre
    Tea Time by Antoine Trudeau
    Territorial Seekers by Gayla Myers
    Terror Of Old Pearsall Road by John Michael Nabers
    The Ballad of Buckshot Horne (Has No Room for Gloria) by Ethan Warren
    THE BEEKEEPER by GENEVIEVE STRATTON
    The Black Book Diaries by Rosi McGovern
    The Boy by Eric Hunsley
    The Callback by Alex Zelenty
    The Chocolate Kandinsky by Suzanne Griffin
    The Devil's Game by Nick and Andrew Fortunato
    The Dilemma Game by Richard Layton
    The Docks by John Jack McGuire
    The Double and Grace Jones by Jane Michener
    The Fourth Teaspoon by Tim Morgan
    The Girl I Used To Know by Robert Michaels
    The Good Life by Sarah L Leamy
    The Handsome Goldigger by Craig Halasz
    The Heart of The Kingdom by Trino De La Torre
    The In-Your-Face Life of an American by Adam Tawfik
    THE ISLAND by Brian MacEvilly
    The Ladder by Faisal Qureshi
    The Lady and the Help by David Russell
    The Last One to Fall by Patrick Wetherbee
    The Legend of Slink E. Weesel by Michael Pallotta
    The Meeting Place by Shawn Blane
    The Other Line by Luke Affholter
    The Overcoat by Aimee Vincent
    THE PERFECT ASS by Al Kline
    The Ride by Sue Donaldson & Robin Brooks & Ash Calder & Bry Troyer
    The Spirit Upwelling by Linda Boroff
    The Stellar Councel by Lisa J Gordon
    THE TEAM HATES by Michael S. Jenkins
    The Toothless King by Moushumi Angre
    The Unforgettable Spark: The First Day in the Life of the World's Greatest Band by Gregory Brehm
    The Unveiling of a Toxic Generation by yvonne conner
    The Will to Have by elyn Tacien
    They Built the Moon by Andrew Wickstrom
    THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT by David J Schroeder and Fawzy Zablah
    Tie Me to the House by Vickie Mayored
    To Stay is To Die! by Rebecca Hart
    Totally Awesome Dude: Tad Saves the Arcade by Ryan Magnon
    Tower of Love by Christina Matucci
    Toy Chest by Jake Cambron
    Transhumans by Alex Sobol
    Trumpet by Ben Cleary
    Twelve Full Moons by Eric Borden
    TWIN GRAVES by Paul Ellington
    Two Guys by Chris Mueller
    Universe Episode 1: The Discovery by Abdala Marta Susana
    What Goes Around Twice by Jaquie Tamsin
    Wisdom of the Ancients by Mark Perlick
    Wounds of the Soul by Planeth Hanerji
    Writer's Block by Andrey Shevyakov
    Xtreme Bocce Ball: Bocce Outside The Box by Brandon Fischer
    Zombie Love by Cynthia Lee Mehta

    Updated: 03/02/2013
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    American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

    Contact

    Attention: C/O FilmMakers Magazine LitFest
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    Web: Click here
    Email: info@filmmakers.com

    Contact: Jennifer Brooks, Director

    Report Card

    Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
    Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
    Feedback: 1 star (1.2/5.0)
    Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.4/5.0)
    Report Cards: 42    
    Have you entered this contest?
    Please submit a Report card.

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    MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Michael Ugulini

    An interview with screenwriter Michael Ugulini regarding the American Gem Writing Competition.

    Updated: 01/25/2007
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