The 15th Annual American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

American Gem Short

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Objective

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

To make Hollywood more accessible than ever before to more aspiring screenwriters, American Gem Short Script Writing Contest: presented by Filmmakers Magazine and Write Brothers, is forming strategic alliances with the powers that be in Film, TV and Literary Publishing.

SHORT SCRIPTS | SHORT STORIES | SHORT TV SCRIPTS | TELEVISION AND PILOTS OR EXISTING | SITCOMS | TV SHOWS | REALITY SHOW ON TV OR THE WEB | TREATMENTS | DIGITAL OR WEBSERIES | GAME SHOWS | ETC.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 07/30/2019

WinningScripts Pro $5 Off Coupon

Rules

For rules please visit us at: http://filmmakers.com/contests/short/index.htm#Rules

Awards

Short Story and Short Script Writing Awards & Prizes

Top 10 SCRIPTS (including short stories) to be READ by Leading Hollywood Television Producers, Publishing Houses, Development Executives, Management Companies & Agents for Representation, and/or Production Consideration and/or or Publication.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER (from all submissions)

A) 1000 (USD) +
B) a copy of screenwriter or Dramatica Pro by Write Brothers +
D) Emerging Artist Award Certificate for Best script of the Year +
E) an Official Selection laurel

ELITE PRIZE WINNER - SHORT SCRIPT OR TV SCRIPT

A) $250 (USD) +
B) a copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter by Write Brothers +
D) Emerging Artist Award Certificate for best or 2nd best short script
E) an Official Selection laurel

ELITE PRIZE WINNER - SHORT STORY

A) $250 (USD) +
B) a copy of Dramatica Pro by Write Brothers +
D) Emerging Artist Award Certificate for best or 2nd best short story
E) an Official Selection laurel

DIAMOND PRIZE WINNER - SHORT SCRIPT OR TV SCRIPT

A) $150 (USD) +
B) a copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter by Write Brothers +
D) Emerging Artist Award Certificate for 2nd or 3rd best Script
E) an Official Selection laurel

DIAMOND PRIZE WINNER - SHORT STORY

A) a copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter by Write Brothers +
B) Emerging Artist Award Certificate for 2nd best or 3rd best short story)
C) an Official Selection laurel

PLATINUM PRIZE WINNERS - SHORT SCRIPT OR TV SCRIPT

A) $50 (USD) +
B) a copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter by Write Brothers +
D) Emerging Artist Award Certificate for 3rd or 4th place
E) an Official Selection laurel

PLATINUM PRIZE WINNERS - SHORT STORY

A) a copy of Movie Magic Screenwriter by Write Brothers +
B) Emerging Artist Award Certificate for 3rd or 4th place
C) an Official Selection laurel

PLATINUM PRIZE WINNERS - ONE HOUR, NEW OR EXISTING

A) Emerging Artist Award Certificate for 3rd Best Script in a category
B) an Official Selection laurel

10 RUNNERS-UP

A) an Official Selection laurel

American Gem Short

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

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http://filmmakers.com/contests/short/
Email:
info@filmmakers.com

Contact: Jennifer Brooks, Director

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Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
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Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
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American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

Contact

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

Web:
http://filmmakers.com/contests/short/
Email:
info@filmmakers.com

Contact: Jennifer Brooks, Director

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
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Contest News

The 2001 American Gem Short Script Contest Announces Quarterfinalists

The first annual 2001 American Gem Short Script Competition attracted a total of 472 entries worldwide.

The top 25 scripts are: (listed in alphabetical order)

A SINGLE ROSE written by Hanelle M. Culpepper
BARBER'S CROSSING written by Scott A. Lainer
CLEAN SLATE written by Jaqueline E. Burt
CYBER CURSE written by Adolpha Lovett and Nyklus Cole
DARYL LAUGHED written by Zack Ayers
DREAMS SHALL COME written by Idalecio Carone Netto
GOOD FRIDAY written by Kathleen Behun
J & P 4 EVER written by Mel Nieves
NIGHT OF SHAME written by David A. Lopez
ROADKILL written by Jim Hoffman
SABBATH written by Alex Taft
SECRET EXTREMES written by Maurice Irvin
SHOETREE JUNCTION written by Clea Frost
SOUP DU JOUR! written by Michael C. McPherson
TENACITY written by Clara Armand
THE COST OF BREAD written by Cheryl Daniel
THE DEER written by Michael Raymond
THE GLARE written by Josiah P. Mcspedden
THE PERFECT BEAT written by Benson McGrath
THE PROGRAM written by Irin Evers
THE VIRGIN COMES HOME written by Mirtha Vega
TWO SIDES written by Joseph Conway
TWO WORLDS TOGETHER written by Marie Crowder
YOUNG AMERICANS by Todd Smith
WEDDING BELLS written by Gemma Whelan


The following entries came very close and deserve special mention: (listed in alphabetical order)

American Games by John Benton
American Seoul by Ahn Joong Kun
An American Tragedy by Michael J. Casey
Bad Karma by Michael T. Tremblay
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do by Rob Rader and Alisandra Rand
BWWA - Black Woman With Attitude by Laverne Webb
Cinema of the Absurd by Jeremy B. Fisher
Countdown by Patty H. Parsi
Cyclops by Vasil Makoci
Freeway by Lloyd Leifer
Gunner's Golden Years by Sue Berg
Home From The Sea by Bedford Blackie
I Got Game, Too by Walter Beasley
I Was by Ana V. Manzorro
Joanie's Doughnut by Ramon Olivier & Edward Wendell
Juice by Jason Duke
Long Live The Cat by Dennis Goldberg
Look Both Ways Before Crossing The Street by Aric H. Iverson
Lost Night by Michael Trentacosti
Missed Moments by Elizabeth R. Cooney
Parts is Parts by Timothy O. Casey
Running In Place by Kevin Allen Jackson
Shoeboxes and Envelopes by Will R. Holst
Sixty-Six Days by Gregory Myles
Cassileth Slipknot by Aury Wallington
The Boink by Rachel Kingery
The Bride by Hanelle M. Culpepper
The Bum by Mark A. Keeton
The Humanity by Hugh Ross
The Interview by Kevin Michael Weldon
The Irish Murderer by Tom G. Robertson
The Tattoo by William L. West
The Tears Of My Soul by Wilma Mayumi Rascoe
The Waltz by Dan Zaviceanu & Scott Barrie
Tony's Umbrella by John W. Smart
Too Close for Comfort by Daniel Sinclair
Where I Come From, The Sea Is Warm And Blue by Bonnie Maffei
Without Notice by Eddie Kasica


The following entries deserve an honorable mention: (listed in alphabetical order)

A light in the Dark by Barry M. Putt, Jr.
A Brief Encounter by Sundae Jahant-Osborn
A Shot of Change on the Rocks, Please by Nick Nigro
A Woman's Trilogy by Khedijah Iman
Daisy's in the Garden by Beanie Barnes Dolores by Vicki Speegle
Duane Slarski's Desperation by Tom Mularz
Found Money by Charles Valenza
Good Friday by Kathleen Behun
Humanities by Edweine Lourieiro Da Silva
Instant Life by Rachel A. Zabar & Barnabas Miller
Jesus Called by Sandra J. Cropsey
Joan Of Arc by Dan Cortes
Last Confession by Brian D. Young
Masterpiece Monday by Glenn Forbes
Mars Landing by Aaron Langvand
More Than Fifty Feet by Phil Anderson
Oren + Francis by Anne Pak
Pickup On Wheels by Ric Henry
Rat in a Cage by Achim Dangerfield
Razor Sharp by Patrick Holman
Rental by James Serpento
Rex by Burgess Caoffield
Sarah & Dee by Karen Carpenter
Sasha by Ben Lies
Shacking Up by Celeste Parr
Speed Bumps by Matt Pangerl
Stripping by Noelle Messier
The Chalupa Incident by Scott E. Smith
The Crystal Stair by M. Chad Carter
The Dentist Chair by Scott Smith
The Firecracker Lady's Still In Business by Lance Uyeda & James Wang
The Parking Lot by Gina Brown
The Pill by Jim Hollander
The Penny Man by Josh Kaufman
The Resurrectionists by Michael J. Casey
The Seven Witnesses by Nicky Julius
Toilet Paper by Jonathan Bull
Touch of Heart by Renee Topper
Two Sides by Joseph Conway
Whisper by Marc Bagwell
Young Chief by Matthew Harvey
Zygospores by Jonathan L. Stubbs

Updated: 04/18/2002

American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

Contact

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

Web:
http://filmmakers.com/contests/short/
Email:
info@filmmakers.com

Contact: Jennifer Brooks, Director

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.2/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 21    
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