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
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Contact: Jennifer Brooks, Director

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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

American Gem Announces Top 200

American Gem and The Write Brothers have announced anounced the top 200 screenplays in the American Gem Short Script Competition. American Gem's 5th Competition attracted a total of 1176 entries worldwide.

THE TOP 200 SCRIPTS ARE: (in alphabetical order)

2ND SHIFT by Mikal K. Odom
7 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT by Patrick Ellwein
A DOG'S LIFE by Lee Morton
A SOLDIER'S PSYCHOSIS by Reid Michael Goldberg
A SPRING MORNING by Marc-Olivier Louveau
A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH by German Eduar Casineros Gonzal
A TORRENT OF TEARS by Patrick Bates
ACCIDENT by Ofer Caspi
ADRIAN by John R. Sankovich
AFTER-LIFE by Scott H. Hazel
ALONE IN A CROWD by Alan R. Baxter
AMADIKA AND LADY LIMBLEY by Milethia R. Thomas
ANGEL OF DEATH by Kurt Odenwald
AS HUMANS BE by Ben Cox
ASB: THE ASIAN CULT by Katherine Rhee
AUTOMATA by Lawrence Whiteside
BLACKJACK by David Jackson
BLACKOUT by Maisha Fishburne
BON VOYAGE, MR. HICKEY by Stuart Creque
BOO! HISS! by Dan Borengasser
BURGER FORCE by Jackie Ryan
BURIED by Garett Edde
BY THE HAND by Alexandra Torterotot
CAUGHT IN A TRAP by Eugene James
CHANGE TODAY by Dana Davidson

CHROMA by Michael Kisselburg
CHUPACABRA by Wade Dove
COACH by Jason Eugene Flynn
CONFESSIONS OF A LINGERIE SALESMAN by Stanley Heisler
CONNECTION by Bradley Jame Porter
CONTEMPLATING SEX by Suzi Whaley
COOKIES by Kent Young
CORSAGE FLOW ANALYSIS by Austen Rachlis
CRAZY BELOW THE WAIST by Matt Gilbert
CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY: TRUMAN ON by Brad Pomerance and Audrey Nesbitt
CUT FLOWERS by Timothy Greenberg
DANCE WITH THE DEVIL by Gian Mariano Deguzman
DAYDREAMER by Richard Kidd
DEAD RECKONING by Danny Sheehy
DEAR SIDNEY by Mark Smith
DETOUR by Keita Browne
DIAL H FOR HAPPINESS by Allan Amenta
DOESN'T SHE KNOW by Shanna Goodman
DOLLAR by Mark and Wesley Faries
DOORMAT THIEVES by Stephen Boland
EL OTRE LADO (THE OTHER SIDE) by Matt Tegtmeier
ESCAPE FROM NEW JERSEY by Mara Lesemann
EVOLVED by Carlos Saavedra
FAT CLUB by Robert Heske
FEAR IS A POWERFUL MOTIVATOR by Billy Maddox

FIVE O'CLOCK by Kent Kirkpatrick
FLAMINGO by Sam Walker
FLESH OF GASCONY by Emanuele Persico
GAS STATION by Adrienne Dawes
GEEZER by Jason Bishop
GIRL BAND by Uma Incrocci
GOD CALLS MY NAME by Marguerite M. Bassard
GUTTER-SOUL by Diana Kemp-Jones
HEAVENLY GOLD by Kaushik Balakrishnan
HONEYMOON HEAVEN by Ken Kristensen
HOPE IS A THREE-LEGGED DOG by Frederick Jones
HUNTING PARTY by Jean Stawarz
INTERCONNECTED by Bruce Wood
INTERROGATION by Rick Tobin
IS LATE BETTER THAN NOT? by John T. Coiley
JAMES BROWN by Kateland Brown
JESSICA'S TRIUMPH by Spencer McDonald
JUMP! by Chase-Julian Cheatham
JUST ADD LIFE by Waynetta L. Frost
KIDNEY'S 'R US by Matthew Brown
KING OF THE ROAD by Kevin Quinn
LA POSEURE PRECIOUSE by Melisa Surach
LAZY BOY by Zsolt Olah
LEFT CROSS, RIGHT UPPER CUT by Nancy Noever
LET US PREY by James Tuverson

LETTING GO by Elizabeth Henry
LIFE & A DAY by Andres Solis
LIFE IN THE IRON MILLS by John Corrigan
LILY by Hiroshi Nakajima
LIVING I N HOTELS by Eva Konstantopoulos
LONG AGO by Christy Wegener
LOST IN THOUGHT by Stephen Gauer
LOUIE LOUIE by James J. Cullinane
MAGIC ACT by M. Adrian Brassington
MAN OF METROPOLIS by Nathan S. Retzlaff
MEADOWLANDZ by Moon Molson
MIDNIGHT FLUSHING by Yair Packer
MOMENTS OF DECISION: ANNA'S PRAYER by Michael Mack
NARROW ESCAPE by Ralph Pritchard
NEVER TO FORGET by Chris Laverty
NEVER-EVER LAND by Bill Abbey
NIGHT by Douglas Stark
NIGHT FISHING by Anne Sagel
NINE DOORS (Prelude) by Brian Pytlinski
NO LIMIT: THE EXTREMELY SHORT STORY OF MY POKER CAREER by Scott A. Magie
NOISE COMPLAINT by Alex Pollack
OF COURSING by Kim Corbley
ONE ELEMENTARY TRUTH by Dustin Vassary
OPEN THE DOOR by Montie Chambers
ORANGE by Michael Paul Stephenson

ORDINANCE by Susan M. McNally
OUTER BANKS (TV PILOT) by Mary Carroll-Hackett
OVARIAN LOTTERY by Valerie Edwards
PARADISE by J. Clive Enos
PARCHED by Michael Ugulini
PARENTHOOD by Sepopo Quashie
PETER'S EXIT by Hugh Plantin
PITCHING AN ELEPHANT by Mark Beech
PIGEON CAMERA by Stanley Ray
PIT STOP by Dave S. Larson and De Veau Dunn
POWER SHOP by Patrick Rushin
PSYCHOSIS by Robert Heske
PRETEND TOUGH, CRAZY BRAVE by Jordan Dale
RANCHEROS by Joshua Rutherford
RAVENOUS by Robert Watson
RED LIGHT RUN by Dominique Williams
REDEMPTION by Robert Levinson
RETURNING by Patrick D. Baxter
RHYTHM CITY RHAPSODY by Nathan McGarigal
SAME ROOM SAME TIME WITH DETAILS by Tommy Draper
SANCTUARY by Harley Hay
SANTA KILLER by William H. Sokolic
SCAN, COLLATE, COPY, INC. by David Kosh
SCREAMING DISORDER by James Ossi
SECRETS AND SHADOWS by Christine Conradt

SEEKING SILVER by Heather Upton
SHEEP by William B. Huelsenkamp, Jr. and Louaine Collier Elke
SHY by Mark Saunders
SIAFU FOR WINNERS by Barbara Lewis
SIGURNOST by Isabelle Mainov
SLAVE TO THE BOTTLE by Daniel A. Chomistek
SLEIGH RIDE OF THE RED MISSILE by Larry A. Jaggard
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN CALM AND PASSION by Hyemin Koo
SPACE TRASH by Jennifer Ott
SPIRITUAL CONNECTION by Scott and Paula Merrow
SPOILED by Christian Fusco
STEAL AWAY by Andre Ware
STOCKHOLM SYNDROME by Susan Deming
STORMS by Daniel Natha Terry
STORY OF MY LIFE by Bryan Strang
STRANDED, BROKE & UGLY by Ron L. Tidwell
STRANGEFATE by Francis Hadry
SUBWAY CONVERSATIONS by Fulton L. McSwain Jr.
SUMMER NIGHT by Jung Joachim
SUNNY SPRINGS by Kitania Kavey
SURE FIRE by Bryce Carlson
SURGEON by James Walker
TABLOID by Tason N. Zimmatore
TELEPHONE by Calin Costian
THE BASEMENT by Joe Fagundo

THE BIRD KIND by Alec Taylor
THE BLUE LIGHT by Ramiro Hernandez
THE DARK WORDS OF COLLIN STERN by Royce Parker Gorsuch
THE DAY OUR PARENTS DIED by Austin R. Hartman
THE ELEPHANT ASSASSIN by Taylor Gardn Jones
THE EXECUTION by James Walker
THE FORTUNE TELLER by Marcellus Thurman
THE GARDENER by Musa Jackson
THE HANDMAID by Andrew Sodroski
THE HOARDERS by Maree Gutterson
THE HUSBAND by Wade Ballance
THE LANDKEEPER by Matthew Porter
THE LAST DAY by Gregorio Ugaz
THE LOGOS SCRIPT by Bonita Maffei
THE MACHINE by Keith Blackwell
THE MAKING OF LEMONADE by Scott A. Magie
THE MAN-DATE by Michael Dunham
THE OIAD SHOW by Jeremy Montgomery
THE PAPER by Katie Bergin
THE PIXIE DETECTIVE by Larry A. Jaggard
THE RAVEN by Eoin Rogers
THE RENDERING by Dale Culpepper
THE SC by Andrew Carlson and Pat Susmitch
THE SIGNAL by Jeffrey Reese
THE SUITS by Edward Rouse Pryor

THE TAMING by Rebekah Fraser
THE TRUCKER IN CASHMERE by Jill M. Schmaedeke
THE WAR WILL BE by Fatemeh Mighiassi
THE WAY by Jage Halperin
THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR by Mara Lesemann
THE WOODMAKER'S DOLLS by David Leon Todman
THIRTY by Brea Plum
TOADSTOOLS by Jeremy Biltz
TOOTHBRUSH CHARLIE by Eric Volkman
TRAILER HITCH by Dan Saraceni
TREE ROACH by Pete Able
TSUNAMI by Stuart Creque
UNBROCKEN FALL by Meredith Rose
UNDER THE PEEL by Heather Langone
UNFAITHFULLY YOURS by Kathy Hadizadeh
VINCENT'S EAR by Drew Miller
VIRGIN by Marina Shron
VOYEUR by Diana Kemp-Jones
WANING GIBBOUS by Robert J. Gilman
WILL'S WINNERS by Don Hofmeister
WINGS by Mary E. Blackford
WIPED by Robert Mason
YOU HURT SISSY by Joan Philo
ZEALOTS by J.R Maxwell
ZONED OUT by Domenic Migliore 

 

Honorable mention

BARNIE HUBERLAND by Darina Voloshina
CAUGHT IN A TRAP by Eugene James
CHANGE TODAY by Dana Davidson
ERIC'S DRUG TEST by Dev Wadhwa
KICKS by Robert W. Barrett
MY BIG FAT GREEK TRAGEDY by Hugh Ross
SCREENPLAY by R. Omar Yates
TABIES FOR TWO by Rick M.Bunchero
WHERE IS MY CHILD??
YONSEI by Benjamin Sakai

Updated: 09/13/2006

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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