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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) 2
Late May 31, 2017 $44 / $25 students (3-19 pages); $47 / $28 students (20-65 pages) 33
final June 30, 2017 $47 / $26 students (3-19 pages); $49 / $29 students (20-65 pages) 63
Final July 31, 2017 $45 / $26 students (3-19 pages); $48 / $29 students (20-65 pages) 94

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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 Names Quarterfinalists

    American Gem and Write Brothers have announced the quarterfinalists of the 12th Annual American Gem Short Script and Literary Festival. American Gem Literary Festival attracted a total of 1,341 entries worldwide, 1,139 short scripts, 197 short stories and 5 Documentaries.

    QUARTERFINALISTS ARE:
    (in alphabetical order)

    30 Miles to Mexico by Diana Densmore
    A Rose Without a Thorn by Lucas Davis
    Ace of Alice by Nick Wheelehon
    An Eye In The Sky by Vanessa Daniel
    At the Gallery by Madeline Dennis-Yates
    Backward Country by Ava Black
    Be Home by Midnight by Tiffany Longacre
    Be Love by Nora Murphy
    Beat the Street by Megan Vance
    Beatrice Brought Dessert (Screenplay) by Lauren Young and Emma Radest
    Beauty at the Music Festival by Evelyn Adams
    Beauty Feast by Avery Clark
    Beware of the Friendly Stranger by Harper Perez
    Beyond Life and Death by Arianna Allen
    Bloody Mary and Harry by Lilian Porter
    Books by Crooks by Hannah L. Scott
    Born Angry by Aaliyah Green
    Brian's Humiliation by Heather Wright
    Bubbly Persona by Mary Sutherland
    Cat & Mouse by Jeremy Storey
    Celebration En Mass by Faith Hodges
    Chapina by florencia Davidzon
    Charon's Way by Natalia Megas
    Children of Terror by Anna Philips
    Choose Your Destiny by Christian Bell
    Cleansing Acts by Carlos Perez
    Concrete Jungle by Ron Podell
    Confess by Scott McConnell
    Crossroads Not Taken by Kimberly Morgan
    Daisy Doesn't Live Here by Trevor Lyman
    Dakota Caves - 2 Miles by Robert J. Rogers
    Damnation City by Leah Flores
    Deadly Mirrors by Kylie Nguyen
    Death of a Telemarketer by Khaled Ridgeway
    Deep Into The Darkness by austin letson
    Deli Takeout (Pilot Episode of Brooklyn Deli) by Jim Norman
    Deliberate Acts of Hate by Victoria Cook
    Delicate Hearts by Nicola Grant
    Dick - Ep. 101 - Pilot by Aaron Mara
    Dignity and Honor by Eric Miller
    Dirty Freaky Love by Max Oliver
    Doctor Mayberry by Keith Forsyth
    Doorlocker by Tony DiSibio
    Dracula Resurrected by Callie Bell
    Dreaming of Better Days by Deirdre Smith
    Dying to See the Light by Rose Graham
    Ear Whisperers by Makayla Howard
    Earth and Fire by Blake Lewis
    Eternal Pain by Jennifer Peake
    Etiquette by Michael Rights
    Evil Speaks by Milton Dorris
    Failing is Expected by Andrea Chapman
    Familiar Voices by Stephanie Goodwin
    Famine in America by Eliana Long
    Fashion is My Cryptonite by Adeline Foster
    Feeling My Heart by Lily Gray
    Fiends and Traitors by Keira Morales
    Fireworks for a Funeral by Madeline Dennis-Yates
    Freshy Face by Catherine Fridey
    Fun Nation by Evan White
    Furniture by Marvin Kaplan
    Genocide, The Final Chapter by Cora Coleman
    Greek Surf by Jeanmarie Fenrich
    Gross Negligence by Lily Dickens
    Guarding Money by Victoria Wright
    Hail Mary Country by Tannaz Hazemi
    Haus Rules by Jason Rothberg
    Heart Thieves by Liam Wallace
    HEARTBREAK MUSEUM by Phil Saroyan
    Hell Hound - "The Legend of Robert Johnson" by Giancarlo Fusi
    HELP WANTED by Ikechukwu Nwoko
    Home by Jennifer Harrison
    If It Happens Again I'll Kill You by Lisa Jay
    Internal Conflicts by Suzanne Saltz
    It Happened the Night Kevin Costner Came to Dinner by Bill DeVoe
    It's My World, Dog! by Jeremy Fairman
    Judgemental Jude by Pawan Sawlani
    Katie's Hades by Shelley Krawchuk
    Keeper of the City by Su Hodder
    Kindness of a Stranger by Gabriel Washington
    Know When to Fold by Joe Cameron
    Kookaburra by Jeffrey Morin
    Land of the Free and Imprisoned by Jacquie Latham
    Last Paycheck by Grayson Burns
    Leave by Alysha Haran
    Let's Seal the Deal by Brandon Langdon
    Life on Canvas by Jake Jones
    Light in Darkness by Nathan Jimenez
    Listen to Your Inner Child by Sebastian Payne
    Living and Dying Daily by Frank Hill
    Living Examples by Sarah Cornish
    Love and be Loved by Natalie Springer
    Love Me or Leave Me by Connor Wilson
    Love Saves by David Dixon
    Love Seeker by Samuel Hunt
    Love Slave by Colin Fraser
    Marrying a Man-child by Alivia Chang
    Maximum Jeopardy by Julian Boyd
    Meeting In Our Dreams by Cherri Culberson
    MENTALLY EVIL by Ronnie Lewis Jr
    Metal Spine by Joseph Fierro Jr.
    Moving Shadows by Scarlet Evans
    Nick The Hat by Michael Perri
    Northbound by Mark Allen
    Osiris by Kathryn Ferentchak
    Out to Lunch, Be Back Never by Adrian Pierce
    Pay to Stay by Jordan Peters
    Pencil Fight by Rob Herzog
    Perfect by Anthony Pittelli
    Pink Houses by Josiah Hansen
    Reclaim what is Mine by Neil Metcalfe
    Resurrect Yourself by Simon Wilson
    Rise Without Fear by Brody Bradley
    Road to NGAF by Pablo Luis Perez
    Road Trip Cut Short by Dorothy White
    Roughly the Present by Lisa Romagnoli
    Shadows in the Night by Sophia Aguilar
    Smile by Sarah Phillips
    Soul MateOriginal by Deirdre Patterson
    Stairway to Love by Amelia Carlson
    Stay until you're dead by Ri Versteegh
    Staying In Forever by Andrea Clarkson
    Stealing Faith by Eliza Sherman
    SubOriginal by Deirdre Patterson
    Supreme Love by William Anderson
    Sweet Taste of Revenge by Owen Hudson
    Tag by Stuart Creque
    Take A Second Look by Ava Dickens
    Take My Husband Please by Victor Newman
    Teller Vision by John W. Welch
    The Boy From Rio by Eduardo Rufeisen
    The Disco Heel by Kendall Klym
    The End by kelly jean karam
    The Executive Assistant by Una Mitchell
    The Fabulous Mindy by Izabella Curry
    The Forgotten Children by Jessica Berry
    The Grower's Wife by Briana Lyon
    The Hostile Preacher, the Beginning by Esther Y. Potter
    The Kitchen Table by John W. Welch
    The Last High by Doug Bost
    The Life Inside by Hayden Goodman
    The Long Message by Elizabeth Carter
    The New Girl at School by Jane North
    The Night We Say Goodbye by Sarah Morgan
    The Northpole Visit by Leonard Glover
    The Rare Gift by Daren Oaks
    The Stairwell by Malcolm J. Solomon
    THE STICKY SIDE OF THE LABEL by ARTHUR KLEPFISZ
    The Street Photographer by Jim Norman
    The Suffering Child by Simon MacDonald
    The Village Idiot by David Manning
    The Wrong Princess by Sonia Black
    The Yentas by Marvin Kaplan
    TIME IN THE SQUARE by mara masolini
    Time to Stand by Joseph Simpson
    Toxic Person by Rachel Ball
    Trapped by Alexis Louder
    Twirling At Ole Miss by john matthew tyson
    Walk, Don't Walk, Run Don't Run by Madeleine Hardacre
    War Nation by Ryan Murray
    Weak Need Not Apply by Gavin Jones
    WISDOM by BEN ABRASS
    Wishful Thoughts by Piers Fraser
    Your Excused! by Rebecca Rodgers

    Updated: 12/31/2016
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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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