The 15th Annual American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

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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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American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

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Contest News

American Gem Announces Top 300 Short Screenplays

American Gem and Write Brothers have announced the top 300 Short Screenplays in the American Gem Short Script Competition, which attracted a total of 1024 entries worldwide.

(scripts listed alphabetically)



#19 Written by Curtis Pennington
13 Written by Sundae Jahant-Osborn
13 SHALLOW GRAVES Written by Gregg Delcurla
23 FRAMES PER SECOND Written by Ashley C. Beyer
A BEDTIME STORY FOR THE END OF THE WORLD Written by Howard Kingkade
A BOY, A FAMILY AND SOME KEYS Written by Jim Falletta
A DAY OF CHANGE Written by Jared Dunne
A DOG TALE Written by William King
A FAMILY THING Written by Rubin Flores
A FINAL PENANCE Written by Rubin Flores
A FUNNY THING HAPPENED TO ME ON THE WAY TO THE OPERATING ROOM Written by Rich Burlingham
A LETTER FROM AVRAM Written by Tom Rossi
A WOMAN THAT DOES Written by Xan O'Connor
ABSENT Written by Adam Yoelin
ABSOLUTE ZERO Written by Alan Woodruff
ACCENT Written by Mohsen Eletrbey
ALONE Written by Rob Kirkpatrick
AMERICAN GIRL Written by Donna Clark
AN AMERICAN TRAGEDY Written by Michael J. Casey
AN INFERNAL DILEMMA Written by Ernest Odom
ANGELS OF THE MOHAWK MALL Written by Xaque Gruber
ANOTHER SON OF FAMILY TREE Written by Jason Heinemann
AT LAST MY LOVE Written by David Chester and Blake Pinter
AVERAGE JOE Written by Miceal Og O'Donnel
B and E Written by Philip G. Kopp

BACK AGAIN Written by Yvonne Myers
BALLCOCK Written by Dan Roth
BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR Written by Alan Brash
BEFORE THE FIGHT Written by Konstantin Savitskiy, Jr.
BETH OUT OF BREATH Written by Mary R. Sawyer
BLACK CAT WALK Written by Richard Periard
BLACKOUT Written by Cara Cosentino and Deborah M. Staab
BLIND EYE Written by Thomas P. Dineen
BREATHTAKING Written by Gregg Delcurla
BROKEN HEARTS MOTEL Written by Brett Levner
C.P.R. Written by Mathiew B. Reagan
CANDY FROM STRANGERS Written by Michael Bettridge
CAREER VIRGIN Written by Angie M. Comer
CHILD'S PLAY Written by Richard B. Quebral
CHRISTMAS ON THE ROCKS... WITH A TWIST Written by Timothy Lonsdale
CHURCHYARD WATCHER Written by Rebecca Diane Kirsch
CIRCLE Written by Joyce Lee
CLEVE MASTERS: DAY OF RECKONING Written by Calvin H. Neal, Jr.
CLOTHES MINDED Written by Linda M. Anderson
COFFEE BREAK Written by Jim Zachar
CONFIDANT Written by Ward Rackley
COPING MECHANISMS Written by Kimberly Reed
COURTING DEATH Written by Michael Croney
COYOTES OF HOLLYWOOD Written by Mark Joseph Wasserman

CURIOSITY Written by Robin Lonborg
DEAR SIDNEY Written by Mark Smith
DEATH BED Written by Sydney Daniels
DEATH BLOOMS Written by Paul D. Cavanaugh
DEATH IS THE ULTIMATE SPACESHIP Written by Howard Kingkade
DECEPTION Written by William A. Benion
DETOUR Written by Julie Mata Sanchez
DEVIL'S FLIGHT Written by James R. Ackerson
DICE GAME Written by Malik Jordan
DIE LAUGHING Written by Marq Michael Overton
DINK-SPEAK Written by Michael S. Casey
DIRECTIONS TO THE PEACE PAGODA Written by Hollie Lavenstein
DISBELIEF Written by Boris Liebman
DISTANCE Written by Mohsen Eletreby
DISTURBED & SUBURBAN Written by David Easton
DOLORES Written by Vicki Speegle
DON'T FORGET TO SAY GOODBYE Written by B. Tyler Wilson
DOORMAT THIEVES Written by Stephen Boland
EAT YOUR CAKE Written by Corinne McAfee
ENDOMORPHS, UNITE! Written by Mark Saunders
EVA Written by Robert Nichols
EVERY BREATH Written by Mark Fellows
EYE CONTACT Written by Margot Jewers
FAIR DINKUM MATE! Written by Benedict O'Donnell

FALLING ANGELS Written by Blane Suizu
FATE Written by Nancy Smith
FATE ACCOMPLI Written by Robert Heske
FATHER Written by James Tuverson
FIRST AMENDMENT Written by Sandra Starr
FLOWERS EVERY DAY Written by Russell Bennett
FLYING WITH ICARUS Written by Mike Walsh
FOLKLORE Written by Parker Briscoe
FOR JENNA'S BUSH Written by Nicholas Julius
FOUR FRIENDS Written by Kathy Vogel
FREEMONT JONES Written by Cheryl Daniel
FURNITURE Written by William D. Prystauk
GAGGED Written by Jasmin Tekiner
GHOST OF TOKYO STATION Written by Thomas Kobara
GIRL ON THE SIDE Written by Cory Ouellette
GOOD TO THE LAST... DROP Written by Tracy S. Williams
GRAND SLAM Written by Larry Wright
GUSTAV'S BRUSH Written by Mark Albracht
HALFWAY TO NOWHERE Written by Darrell Toland
HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS Written by Brent Davidson
HELL'S GLASS Written by Mitchell Smith
HEY YOUNG WORLD Written by Cheryl Daniel
HIGHER MOMENTS Written by Angela Hansberry
HITCHHIKER'S JOURNEY Written by Mary V. Dunkerly

HOLIDAY Written by Daniel Bulger
HOURS BEFORE DAWN Written by James Tuverson
I SWEAR! Written by Rocky Martucci
I'M NOT MYSELF TODAY Written by Jim Zahar
IMAGINARY Written by Annie Wong
INDIVIDUAL CONCEPTION Written by Hafsah Mijinyawa
INTELLIGENCE Written by Tim Kernc
INTERNET DATE Written by Leo W. Sears
ISOLATION THEORY Written by Eric Chandler
JAPANESE WEEKEND Written by Joyce A. Kakkis
JOANNE Written by Brian Herskowitz
JOBBERY Written by Andy Cannistra
JOSEPH HENRY Written by Phil Allocco
JUPITER Written by Scott C. Smith
JUST A JOKE Written by James M. Barra
KALI MA Written by Soman Chainani
KILLJOY Written by Michael Lucien and Lisa Lynnette
LA LA LAND Written by Nancy Smith
LAST CALL Written by Hana Abdul
LAST DAYS OF EXODUS Written by Hana Abdul
LESS COMPASSIONATE Written by Mathew Evan Walsh
LESSONS IN FUTILITY Written by Shawn Whittington
LIFE, LIKE BASEBALL Written by Jacob Mendelsohn
LIFECYCLE Written by Jason Smith

LIONS AND ELEPHANTS Written by Jane Arrowsmith Edwards
LONG SHOT Written by Tim Josephs
LONG WAY HOME Written by D. Rubin Green
LOOKING FOR LUCK Written by Christopher K. Saroki
LOST Written by Vincent Michael Terrazzino
LOTTERY Written by Dale Raphael Goldberg
LOVE Written by Robert J. Hampton III
LOVERS Written by Kenneth Staples
LOWENSTEIN, A PRAYER Written by Brian Rogers
LUNCH SHIFT Written by Jason Bryan Cooper
LYNDA'S BURNING Written by Zsolt Olah
MAFIOSA Written by Michael Z. Gordon
MAGGIE Written by Martine Meah
MALVAGITA Written by Nick Widner and Gary Poe
MAN PILLOW Written by Teresa McGee
MANGOS FOR MANNY Written by Kristin Braswell
MARISOL'S MIRACLE Written by Hilary Ginger-Sorolla
MAYA: THE ILLUSION Written by Maya Baker
MELISSA WITH A HEART AROUND IT Written by Andrew Kenneth Gay
MIDNIGHT SUN Written by Adam Davenport
MIGNON FILET Written by Gordon Charles Phipps
MISSING MISS RIGHTEOUS Written by Gaetano Akiya
MOJO HAND Written by Jeffrey T. Goodvin
MONKEY WRENCH Written by John Plunkett

MY COFFEEE TABLE Written by Raphael Mihopoulos
MYTH AND THE MODERN MAN Written by Andrea C. Mendoza
NAMES ON A GROUND Written by Jennifer A. Elamparo
NECK OF THE WOODS Written by Gary Kohatsu
NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH Written by Elizabeth Brooks
NEVER MORE Written by E. Rene Leal & Gabriel E. Leal
NICK OF TIME Written by Be Garrett
NO COMPRENDO Written by Marcieanna Jasko
NOBODY Written by Roger Maxson and Richard Heagy
NOT IN MY HOUSE Written by Kimberly A. Bougas
ONE NIGHT IN ELKO Written by Sean Patrick Devine
ORPHAN Written by Michael Jortner
OUTSIDE Written by Patti Garcia
PARADISE Written by Chislan Lin
PARENTHOOD Written by Sepopo-Koffi Quashie
PEOPLE UNDER GLASS Written by David Bryant
PERSONALITY 8 Written by Janet Saugstad
PETAL FALL Written by Maria Gigante
PHOOEY WHAT'S THAT SMELL? Written by Daniel Pollock
PIANO MAN Written by Tim Simpson
PICTURE DAY Written by Jasmin Tekiner
PLACEBO Written by Michael Long
PLAYING POSSUM Written by Mark Beech
PLOTCHKOS Written by Maria Gigante

PLUMBER'S POINT OF ENTRY Written by Bruce Wexler
POE STORY Written by Brandie Posey
POTOK POWER Written by Wout Brusselaers
PRISONER OF LOVE Written by William Bienes
PROMISES KEPT Written by Aimee Lamb
PROMISES PROMISES Written by William B. Demeritt
Q & A Written by Stephen Leach
REALITY SUCKS Written by Aaron Kennedy
RECEIPT FOR GIB AND DARIUS Written by James E Knisely
RECURRING WAR Written by Steve Lyons
REVOLVING DOORS Written by Ram G Jagadeesan
ROAD TO GOLGOTHA Written by Larry A. Jaggard
ROUTE OF ALL EVIL Written by Nevada McPherson
ROUTINE PROCEDURE Written by Nick Rondinelli
RUNNIN' LATE Written by John R. Adams
SABER-TOOTHED CAT Written by Larry A. Jaggard
SAFETY Written by Geoffrey Maynard
SALMON SON Written by Mario Panagiotopoulos
SCARY DOWN THERE Written by Billy Maddox
SEATTLE WASHINGTON Written by Jimmy Franco
SECOND CHANCES Written by Rodney E. Cook
SECOND HORIZON Written by Hannah Sanderson
SELLING SEATTLE Written by D. Jay Williams
SERVICE DOGS Written by Michelle Sheiman

SEVEN-OH-SIX Written by Sean Squire
SHERMAN'S MARCH Written by Michael J. Wagner
SINGLE WHITE WAITRESS Written by Juli King Royea
SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD Written by Roger Maxson
SLOW BURN Written by Richard B. Quebral
SNOOP Written by Dylan Leazes
SOLES Written by Pamela Kenney Basey
SOMETHING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL Written by E. Rene Leal & Gabriel E. Leal
SONG OF WAR Written by Cheryl Farr
SPARE CHANGE Written by Katherine Worrell
SPREADING JOY Written by Lisa Lynnette
STEALING HOME Written by Aaron L. Coffman
SUMMER Written by Dan Stack
TAMPONS AND GUACAMOLE Written by Matt Pangrel
TEAM MOM Written by Jim Falletta
THAT NIGHT Written by James Bodine
THE ABSURDITIES OF ART Written by Ethan Spencer
THE ATTIC Written by Wayne Johnson
THE AXE MAN Written by Wade Ballance
THE BEE'S KNEES Written by Pete Schultz
THE BICYCLE Written by Ian Tindell
THE BOOK Written by Anay Tarnekar
THE BUS Written by Richard D. Lewis
THE BUTCHER'S WIFE Written by Jason Leonard Noto

THE CACTUS FLOWER WEDDING CHAPEL Written by Steve Lamontagne
THE CALMI NG Written by Benedict R. Fancy
THE CARPET Written by David Leonard
THE CASE OF JUDITH Written by Jenn Sutowski
THE CAVE Written by Patrick M. Lauer
THE CHOSEN ONES Written by Bobbie Burgess-Tatum
THE COCKLE COVE INN Written by Elizabeth MacSwan
THE CURLY HAIR Written by Visar Krusha
THE DARK PLACE Written by J.S. William
THE DEAD OF NIGHT Written by Domenic Migliore
THE DECEPTIVE DETECTIVE Written by Billy Maddox
THE DERELECT Written by Jim Hixson
THE DOOR Written by Mathiew Conley
THE EXECUTIONER Written by Bruce Smolen
THE FARM Written by Philip DiGiacomo
THE FINISHING SCHOOL Written by Sabina Sattar
THE FLY ON THE WALL Written by Dusty Knapp
THE FREELANCER Written by Nathaniel Wellplay
THE GLORY PLAY Written by Thomas G. Lemmer
THE GO-WRONG GUY Written by Tom Stella
THE GRANITE ORCHARD Written by Dan Borengasser
THE GRAVEL DRIVE Written by Kevin Crawford
THE GREENING OF MR. CHIP Written by Bret Eckhardt
THE HEALER Written by Nancy Zaman

THE HITCHHIKER Written by Toua Vang
THE KING DIED Written by Isaiah L. Francis
THE KNOCK Written by Jason Wolfe
THE LAYOVER Written by Miceal Og O'Donnell
THE LIFE OF RILEY Written by Jonathan V. Hludzinski
THE LOOP Written by Nicholas Julius
THE MACABRE WORLD OF LAVENDER WILLIAMS Written by Nicolas Delgado de la Camara
THE MALFORMED Written by Kevin Ralph Craft
THE MAN NEXT DOOR Written by Francesco Gangemi
THE MYSTICAL OBJECTS Written by Steven Amping
THE NECKLACE Written by Katherine Worrell
THE NEXT PRESIDENT Written by J. Jesse Klubok
THE ONCE AND FUTURE BRIDE Written by Maria Collette Sundeen
THE PAPER BOY Written by Brenda Ray
THE PLANTER Written by Lynn Degraw
THE ROSE Written by Mario Costa
THE RUN Written by Bart Johnson
THE SAMARITAN Written by Justin Sterling
THE SOUND OF CROWS Written by Michael J. Casey
THE STATEMENT Written by Rory Douglas Abel
THE TRAGIC ENLIGHTEMENT OF EDMUND THE SHIPBUILDER Written by James Henschen
THE TUBA Written by Michael Colucci
THE UNFORTUNATE Written by Sheldon S. Higdon
THE VETERAN Written by Ronald Bramhall

THE WAY Written by Jage Halperin
THE WEARY TRAVELLER Written by Aaron Charles
THE WIENER DOG Written by Dave McLeod
THE WINDOWS Written by Douglas Fretty
THE WOODMAKER'S DOLLS Written by David Todman
THE WRATH OF LINCOLN Written by John Semler
THE WRITE STUFF Written by Stacy Dymalski
THE WRITER Written by David S. Gandino
THE YOUNG MAN'S BURDEN Written by Michael Covino
THROBBING SPRINGS
TONY'S PLACE Written by Shawn Whitney
TRAFFIC JAM Written by Mathiew Schramer
TREASURES FROM THE FRIENDSHIP TRAIN TO NOWHERE Written by Agustin Jimenez
TRICKS OF THE TRADE Written by Michael Haddock
TRIP OF A LIFETIME Written by Christopher J. Schnakenberg
TRISOMY 16 Written by Kristin Levine
TRUCK DRIVER OF THE APOCALYPSE Written by Parker Briscoe
TUESDAYS AT THE FREE NEEDLE EXCHANGE Written by Jeremy Biltz
TUXEDO ON THE BEACH Written by Carys Edwards
TWINKLE Written by Annie Fox
TWO PLAY Written by Irin Evers
UNLIKELY PLACES Written by Eric Edson
VIRTUAL CINEMA Written by Josh Gottsegen & Zach Mannon
WAKE Written by Robert Bear
WALLACE'S BRAT Written by Milethia R. Thomas
WASTED Written by Lucas Garth and Leonardo Francisco Schembari
WESTERN DIRECTOR Written by Charles R. Schriver
WHAT THE MASTER NEEDS Written by Wayne A. Gogaware
WHEN DO YOU CLOSE? Written by Louis James Iocca
WHITE WATER Written by Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein
WINGNUT Written by Joseph Allen Costa
WITHOUT PROTECTION Written by Regina Thomas Henriquez
WORK DETAIL Written by Richard Heagy
WRITING SESSION Written by Gregorio Ugaz
WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME Written by Jeff Skora

Updated: 08/26/2005

American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

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