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)
Report Cards: 21    
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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 Second Round Finals

American Gem Literary Festival and Write Brothers  have announced the Second Round Finals in the American Gem Short Script Competition. American Gem's 6th Semi-Annual Competition attracted over 1200 entries worldwide.  

THE EIGHTH FINALISTS ARE: (in alphabetical order)

...after these messages by Angel David
2.5 Million Light Years Away... by Hyun-Been Jo




Alone by Scott Mills
American Piety by Steven Karageanes
Ancestral Passage by Richard Hewitt
Annie and Greg by Jasmin Tekiner
Anodyne by Michael Deschamps
ARTS WALK by Vivien Lim
At Large by Michael Beaton
Azért is..! (Despite everything..!) by Anikó J. Bartos & Alan C. Baird
BAYOU BOOTY by Daniel A. Chomistek
Beautiful by Ryan O'Connor
BEST SERVED COLD by Pamela Stovall
Billable Patient by David Kalish
BITTERSWEET by Greicy Torres
Blind Date by Leonid Vasilevskiy
Blood Link by Michael Pallotta
BOARDWALK WOLVES, WEASELS, AND ONE OTHER VILLAIN by James F. Bonomo
BREAD by Rhonda S. Hogarth
BROKEN MIND by Gordon Clark
Build a Ship by Lawrence Whiteside
Building Better Pumpkins by George William Hicks
Burger Chef by Matthew Scott
Burn or Bury the Ones You Love by Lawrence Whiteside
Burt's Used Cars by Greg Rebman
CHARLIE MALLOY'S GOLDEN KEY by Allan Amenta
COAL FOR CHRISTMAS by Michael E. Vollmer
COMBAT MEDIC BLUES by R. Scott Smith
Come Alive by Pete Able
Converging Lines by Jasmin Tekiner
DAMNED YANKEE by Cindy L. Keller
DANCING SHADOWS by Mahee Sanapareddy
DAY AT THE BEACH by Margaret Vadnais
Dead Man's Hill by Greg Rebman
Der Besucher (The Visitor) by Warren Page
DETOUR by Keita Browne
Dog Petals by Matt Gilbert
Dollar Bill by Curtis L. Nelson
DRASTIC MEASURES ON TOP OF THE WORL by Kent Wicklander and Yashar Kassai
DRESSED IN A BLACK FLAG by Mark Winzer
DUSTY THE COWBOY MEETS THE LONE RANGER by Aleta Niggeler
Easy Pickins' by Albert Will
ENCAPSULATED by Sarah Warner
EXHAUSTED by Chris L. Roman
Falling Flash Burtrum by J.R. Wicker
FINE PRINT by Marianna J. Moneymaker
FIRST CONFESSION by Catherine Y. Fridey
Five Strangers by Michael Lea
Fixed by Aaliyah Miller
For Her by Paloma Mele



Franklin's Sweetheart by Clint Fletcher
FROM THE POLAR CRATER by Milethia R. Thomas
Frustration by JOE KISCH
Full Circle by Joe M. Sawicki
GET ALONG LITTLE DOGGIES by Daniel A. Chomistek
Getting In by Mara Lesemann
God Bless Mexico by Santa Sierra
God's Nursery by Spencer McDonald
Goggles by Robert Rogers
Harmonica by Linda Nieves-Powell
HEARD by Sarah Lotfi
Here, Kitty by Zach Ayers
Hillbilly Bluegrass by James Michael Blackburn
HIT OR MISS by Jay Deas
Homo Ludens by Acim Vasic
How To Pick Up Chicks by Josh Scanlan
In Camera by Brea Plum
In Love by Marie McGrew
INNOCENT WHEN YOU DREAM by Matt Stasi
Irresistible by Christine Sohn
Jungle Eyes by Darren Mancini
KILLER INSTINCT by Jay Deas
Knocksville by Josef Lemoine
Kursed & Karma by Pharah Jean-Philippe
Lancaster by Andrew Reese Hoffman
Laughter by Jason D. Buch
Le Siren by Theodore Gersten
Leonard by Stuart Creque
LIFE AFTER by Carrie Lynn
Life Thereafter by Jasmin Tekiner
Little Bro by Christopher Cawley
Lo Scrittore by Christopher Hlas
Lost and Found at the End of the Universe by Maura McHugh
LOVES ME, LOVES ME NOT by Karl Johan Ljungberg
LUCKY DAY by Wendy Grube
MARCH TWENTY-FIRST by Eric T. Bornhauser
MARCHING ANTS by Kevin Hauser
Missing Link by Ricardo Mancebo and Oliver Mancebo
MotherWoman by Elizabeth Nolan
Mrs. Severe by Elizabeth C. Grant
My Mother's Legacy by Penny Penniston
MY SCARLET LETTER by Karen Dee Carpenter
Night of the Lunar Eclipse by Troy McCombs
NIGHT TRAIN by James Rabbitts
Nite Lite by Fernando Jimenez
No More Spiders by CarrieAnn Lee
Non Dementi Karma by Steven Schoen
One Last Breath by Rick Roberts-Kercheff
ONE WORLD TOUR by Soman Chainani
Other People's Children by Nerys Parry
OUTRAGE by Dennis Michael Jones



Paranoia by Gergely Fonyo
Parked by Adam Hodge
Pillow by Steve Waverly
PRAYING ON THE RAIN by Phil Yuhas
Precious Moments by Dexter Neblett & Mourice C. Bell
Quality Time by Ken Kristensen
RED CARPET by Kristina Sisco
RED RAG TOP by Annette Murphy
REGRETS by Brian W. Wright
REPENTANCE by Nimer Basha
Repercussions by Nate Hartman
RETURNING by Marianna J. Moneymaker
Rise of the Rodents by Clint Fletcher
Room for Cream by Jarred Thorpe
Saving Grace of Numbers by Mary Carroll-Hackett
Scrambled Eggs and Other Tragedies by Angie M. Comer
Shit Happens by Dexi Kallerman
Sidewinder by Domenic Migliore
Sin Fronteras by Howard Rayner
Skeletons by Matt Gilbert
Sleepwalk by Stephen Hanon
Small Broken Dream by JeaHyun Park
Snake by Perry T. Schwartz
Snap by Maya N. Vaughan-Smith
Something More by Robert Bekalarski
Son of a... by Ken Kristensen
Speak Easy by Lauren Barnett
Speak Up by Paula Tiberius
Speechless by Jez McMillan
STEPSISTER (THE MEETING) by Erica Soto
Strange Isn't It? by Mark Rochell
Suffer Little Children by Corbett W. Uzel
SUNNIER DAYS by Olivia Silver
SWEETER THAN SWEET POTATO by Chuks Nwanesi
Switch by Lucy C. Cruell
TELL NO TALES by JAMES M. O'DONOGHUE
Tennis Balls by Habib Habib
Tested by Chris Saffran
That's Afterlife! by William D. Wolff
THE 5 STAGES by Christopher Cadra
THE BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE by John Martin
The Black Umbrella by Daniel Maree
The Boy Who Would Be King by Austen Rachlis
The Break-Up Pool by Gary Epting
The Cactus Flower Wedding Chapel by Steve LaMontagne
THE CHOSEN by Todd Ciaciuch
The City That Never Stops by Victoria Sambursky
The Climb by Jason W. McKinnon
THE DAY OF by Andrew Shankland
The Devil Goes Down by Nicholas julius
The Dream Case by Gena Gorlin
The Eagle and the Dove by Cynthia



The Elusive Punch Line by Colin Corrigan
The End by Aron Gerson
The Goodbye Song by Dillon VanOort
The Great Belief by Aron Gerson
The Harlot's Philosophy by William Bienes
The Hero Box by Dillon VanOort
The Hunted by Jonathan Sturak
THE JUROR by Daniel Harmeling
The Kindness of Strangers by Paul Alexandrou
The Late Fred Morse by Graham Manson
The Long, Dark Way by Susan L. Sybenga
The Luckiest Unlucky by Michael J. Warner
The Mall Santa by Dan Borengasser
The Memory Painter by Jessica Lockhart
The Moment by Shana Selway
The Monster of Delray Beach by Stuart Creque
THE NAKED BARTENDER by Harriet Rose
THE OBITUARY WRITER by Jason Carroll
The Old Man and the Garden by James Decker
The Parcel by Dean Wells & Tracey Plumley
The Pool Party by Sean Jourdan
THE RECRUITING OF A KLANSMAN by Bill Wellburn
The Return by David Sawyer
The R-Word by Chad Sekerchak
The Sacrifice by Diane Namm
The Sisterhood of Women Helping Women by Claire Hutchinson
THE SLING by Douglas Herbert Bradway
The Statement of Randolph Carter by Brian Craft
The Temptation Stone by Frederick Jones
The Three Lindas by Mary Townsend
The Truth About Fish and Dogs by Margaret Laney
The Well by Pearse Cullinane
The Winemaker's Wife by Caroline Carrigan
There's A Man In the Habit of Hitti by Catherine Tyc
Through the Lense by Annie Elizabeth Ryan
Ticket by Bizhan M. Tong
Ticket to Heaven by Hugh A Lowe
To Rest in Peace by Fawaz Al-Matrouk
TWO OF A KIND by Jay Deas
Vise 34 by Viorica Georgina Baln
W. INC COUNTY by Romel Ellis
Waking Dreams by David Sawyer
WAR GAMES by Wayne E. Johnson
WATCHING CLOSELY by diana Nile
Welcome Home Soldier by Michael Wheeler
When Barry Met Dolly by Tony Mason
WHO WANTS TO GO TO HEAVEN by Catherine J. Thrush
William's Christening by Joshua Hume
Wish by B. Reeves
Yonderwindow Breaks by Nick Miller
Younger Brothers' Union by Jill Miller

Updated: 11/06/2007

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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