American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

American Zoetrope

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916 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-788-7500 (voice)
415-989-7910 (fax)

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contests@zoetrope.com

Contact: Manjula Martin

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Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
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Objective

The mission of the American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest is to find and promote new and innovative voices in cinema. Every script is read closely by a select handful of professional readers, and Francis Ford Coppola selects a grand prize–winner from among the top ten finalists. The grand prize–winner receives a cash prize, and the scripts of all top ten finalists are sent by Zoetrope to leading production companies and talent agencies for consideration.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early July 15, 2021 $40
Submission September 7, 2021 $50 34

Notification: Winner announced January 14, 2022.

Rules

Please see website.

Awards

The winner of the competition will receive the grand prize of $5,000.

The winner and nine honorable-mentions will be considered for representation by select agencies and their scripts will be considered for film option and development by leading production companies, including:American Zoetrope, Anonymous Content, Cats & Dogs Productions, Double Hope Films, Forward Movement (an ARRAY Company), Fox Searchlight, The Gersh Agency, Groundswell Productions, Icon Films, IFC Films, Jean Doumanian Productions, Lionsgate, LIT Entertainment Group, Lleju Productions, Number 9 Films, Oasis Media Group, Pretty Pictures Productions, Robert Evans, Roserock Films, Sony Pictures Classics, Verisimilitude, William Morris Endeavor, and Working Title Films.

American Zoetrope

Contact

916 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-788-7500 (voice)
415-989-7910 (fax)

Web:
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Email:
contests@zoetrope.com

Contact: Manjula Martin

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
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American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

Contact

916 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-788-7500 (voice)
415-989-7910 (fax)

Web:
Click here
Email:
contests@zoetrope.com

Contact: Manjula Martin

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 33    
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Contest News

American Zoetrope Names Contest Winners

Poppy Luard's Careme has been named the winner from early 2,000 submissions to the 18th Annual American Zoetrope Screenplay Competition. Finalists, semifinalists, and quarterfinalists have also been announced.

Winner
Careme by Poppy Luard (London, England)

Finalists:
The Paisley Witch Trial (pilot) by Julia Campanelli (New York, NY)
So Goes the Night by Mike Cuenca and Dan Rojay (Los Angeles, CA)
Shel by Beth Curry (Los Angeles, CA)
Sixgun Saint by Warren Lane (Sherman Oaks, CA)
Riding with Charlie by Shintaro Ogai (Toda, Japan)
Homegrown by Abhishek Raghavan and Chad Hermann (Brooklyn, NY)
Jumping into Hemingway’s Pool by Nick Roberts (Austin, TX)
Missionary Style (pilot) by Janna Taylor and Lily Gwyer-Miller (Beverly Hills, CA)
Yes No Hello Goodbye by Dana Turken (Los Angeles, CA)

Semifinalists:
Feliza by Andres Borda and Manuela Ochoa (Cajica, Colombia)
The Lease of Nature by Anderson Boyd (Raleigh, NC)
The Gates by John Burr (Los Angeles, CA)
Jamal Garcia by Nora Contreras (Edmond, OK)
Babelsberg by Jon Davis (Woodinville, WA)
The Weekenders by K. K. Fox (Nashville, TN)
An Irish Errand by Ari Frankel (Boston, MA)
Neural by Sarah Granger (Los Altos, CA)
Pearls by Susan Hahn (Nashville, TN)
The Honourable and Chivalrous Sir Gregor MacGregor of Poyais by Sanj Krishnan (London, England)
Unmaking Love by Evan Laughlin (Venice, CA)
Only You by Lyvia Martinez (Tujunga, CA)
Rosemary and Eleanor (pilot) by Will Roane and Ian Wood (New York, NY)
Avenue of the Giants by Thomas Thonson (Los Angeles, CA)
Jakayla by J. Gabriel Ware (Jersey City, NJ)

Quarterfinalists:
Liar’s Town by Mel Barrett (Somerville, MA)
The Viewing of Elwin Ackley by Shell Dannelley (Farmers Branch, TX)
The Trade Winds by Christina DeHayes (Grosse Pointe Woods, MI)
Heir Apparent by Yellowlees Douglas (Walnut Creek, CA)
The Resident by Mike Gerbino (Brooklyn, NY)
Rhubarb by Jordan Gustafson (Los Angeles, CA)
Darcy and the Vampire by Larry Hankin (Marina Del Rey, CA)
Death’s Hidden Love by Ernestina Juarez (Austin, TX)
Action Figures by Russell Koos (Lincoln, NE)
Dreamboat by Aluísio Leite (Los Angeles, CA)
Motherkiller by Terry Lynam (Vero Beach, FL)
Black Cherry by Travis Maiuro (New Hope, PA)
One Last Save by Amy Maki (Santa Fe, NM)
Off-season by Grant Matakino-Bryant (Christchurch, New Zealand)
And Yet It Moves by Matthew Minson (Tomball, TX)
Biba + Tru by Martina Muhoberac (Calabasas, CA)
Faster Than Horses by Chris Mul (Brooklyn, NY)
On the Boulevard by Mel Nieves (Brooklyn, NY)
The Wolves by Courtney Pape (Los Angeles, CA)
Concertmistress by Caroline Rovello (Haymarket, VA)
Three Hours by Aemilia Scott (Chicago, IL)
Demeter by Travis Seppala (San Pedro, CA)
Stand Up by Andy Truschinski (Long Island City, NY)
The Club by Gary Van Haas (Aegina Island, Greece)
Why Don’t We . . . by Sanyee Yuan (Hollywood, CA)

Updated: 02/12/2021

American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

Contact

916 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
415-788-7500 (voice)
415-989-7910 (fax)

Web:
Click here
Email:
contests@zoetrope.com

Contact: Manjula Martin

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (2.9/5.0)
Feedback: 2 stars2 stars (1.8/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 33    
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