The 15th Annual American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

American Gem Short

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Contact: Jennifer Brooks, Director

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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

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)
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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 101 Screenplays

American Gem and The Write Brothers have announced the top 101 screenplays in the American Gem Short Script Competition.

American Gem's 5th Competition attracted a total of 1176 entries worldwide.

THE TOP 101 SCRIPTS ARE: (in alphabetical order)

2ND SHIFT by Mikal K. Odom
A DOG'S LIFE by Lee Morton
A SOLDIER'S PSYCHOSIS by Reid Michael Goldberg
A TOOTH FOR A TOOTH by German Eduar Casineros Gonzal
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
AUTOMATA by Lawrence Whiteside
BLACKOUT by Maisha Fishburne
BON VOYAGE, MR. HICKEY by Stuart Creque
BURGER FORCE by Jackie Ryan
BURIED by Garett Edde
BY THE HAND by Alexandra Torterotot
CHANGE TODAY by Dana Davidson
CHUPACABRA by Wade Dove
CONFESSIONS OF A LINGERIE SALESMAN by Stanley Heisler
COOKIES by Kent Young
CUT FLOWERS by Timothy Greenberg
DEAR SIDNEY by Mark Smith
DOESN'T SHE KNOW by Shanna Goodman
EL OTRE LADO (THE OTHER SIDE) by Matt Tegtmeier
EVOLVED by Carlos Saavedra
FAT CLUB by Robert Heske
FLAMINGO by Sam Walker

GEEZER by Jason Bishop
GIRL BAND by Uma Incrocci
GUTTER-SOUL by Diana Kemp-Jones
HONEYMOON HEAVEN by Ken Kristensen
HOPE IS A THREE-LEGGED DOG by Frederick Jones
HUNTING PARTY by Jean Stawarz
INTERCONNECTED by Bruce Wood
IS LATE BETTER THAN NOT? by John T. Coiley
JUMP! by Chase-Julian Cheatham
KIDNEY'S 'R US by Matthew Brown
LEFT CROSS, RIGHT UPPER CUT by Nancy Noever
LETTING GO by Elizabeth Henry
LIFE & A DAY by Andres Solis
LILY by Hiroshi Nakajima
LIVING I N HOTELS by Eva Konstantopoulos
LOST IN THOUGHT by Stephen Gauer
LOUIE LOUIE by James J. Cullinane
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
NO LIMIT: THE EXTREMELY SHORT STORY OF MY POKER CAREER by Scott A. Magie
ORANGE by Michael Paul Stephenson

ORDINANCE by Susan M. McNally
OVARIAN LOTTERY by Valerie Edwards
PARADISE by J. Clive Enos
PARCHED by Michael Ugulini
PETER'S EXIT by Hugh Plantin
PIGEON CAMERA by Stanley Ray 
PIT STOP by Dave S. Larson and De Veau Dunn
PITCHING AN ELEPHANT by Mark Beech 
POWER SHOP by Patrick Rushin
PRETEND TOUGH, CRAZY BRAVE by Jordan Dale
RAVENOUS by Robert Watson
RED LIGHT RUN by Dominique Williams
RHYTHM CITY RHAPSODY by Nathan McGarigal
SANCTUARY by Harley Hay
SHEEP by William B. Huelsenkamp, Jr. and Louaine Collier Elke
SIGURNOST by Isabelle Mainov
SLEIGH RIDE OF THE RED MISSILE by Larry A. Jaggard
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN CALM AND PASSION by Hyemin Koo
SPOILED by Christian Fusco
STEAL AWAY by Andre Ware
SURGEON by James Walker
TABLOID by Jason N. Zimmatore
TELEPHONE by Calin Costian
THE BASEMENT by Joe Fagundo
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 HOARDERS by Maree Gutterson
THE LANDKEEPER by Matthew Porter
THE LAST DAY by Gregorio Ugaz
THE MAKING OF LEMONADE by Scott A. Magie
THE OIAD SHOW by Jeremy Montgomery
THE PIXIE DETECTIVE by Larry A. Jaggard
THE RENDERING by Dale Culpepper
THE SUITS by Edward Rouse Pryor
THE WAR WILL BE by Fatemeh Mighiassi
THE WOODMAKER'S DOLLS by David Leon Todman
TOADSTOOLS by Jeremy Biltz
TREE ROACH by Pete Able
TSUNAMI by Stuart Creque
UNBROCKEN FALL by Meredith Rose
UNFAITHFULLY YOURS by Kathy Hadizadeh
VINCENT'S EAR by Drew Miller
VOYEUR by Diana Kemp-Jones
WANING GIBBOUS by Robert J. Gilman
WILL'S WINNERS by Don Hofmeister
WINGS by Mary E. Blackford
ZEALOTS by J.R Maxwell



Honorable mention (in alphabetical order)


CAUGHT IN A TRAP by Eugene James
FEAR IS A POWERFUL MOTIVATOR by Billy Maddox
FLESH OF GASCONY by Emanuele Persico
THE BIRD KIND by Alec Taylor
STRANDED, BROKE & UGLY by Ron L. Tidwell
THE BLUE LIGHT by Ramiro Hernandez
THE SC by Andrew Carlson and Pat Susmitch
THE SIGNAL by Jeffrey Reese
WIPED by Robert Mason

Updated: 09/18/2006

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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