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ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenwriting Competition

ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenwriting Competition

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Los Angeles, CA 90211
855-503-5500 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screencraft.org

Contact: John Rhodes

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
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Objective

While it’s no secret that Hollywood loves remakes, sequels and spinoffs, it’s perhaps lesser known that Hollywood loves movies based on free intellectual property in the public domain, such as folk tales, fairy tales, mythology and books and plays published before 1923. For example, folk tales, mythology, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Sherlock Holmes, Charles Dickens, famous historical figures – and the list goes on.

It’s no wonder that Walt Disney Studios has produced over 50 films based on stories in the public domain, including Alice in Wonderland, Aladdin, The Jungle Book and many more.

Many recent film and TV re-interpretations of public domain stories include: Titanic, Sherlock Holmes, The Crown, The Borgias, King Arthur, Robin Hood, Troy, The Crown, and many more. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early March 31, 2020 $49 36
Final May 31, 2020 $69 97

Notification: September 2nd, 2020

Rules

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Awards

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ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, CA 90211
855-503-5500 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screencraft.org

Contact: John Rhodes

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, CA 90211
855-503-5500 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screencraft.org

Contact: John Rhodes

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

Contest News

ScreenCraft Announces Public Domain Semifinalists

Semifinalists have been announced for the 2018 ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenplay Contest, which highlights Hollywood's longstanding tradition of adaptations based on free intellectual property in the public domain, such as folk tales, fairy tales, mythology and books and plays published before 1923.

A Better Place Katterina Powers
American Colony Juan Francisco de la Guardia
Anne Bonny Allison Quiller
Black Wall Street Anand Fozard-McCall
Bloodhounds David Marantz
Candide Christian McDonald
Catalpa Michael Kalesniko
Charming Tom Albanese & Christopher Jones
Crimson Skies: Flight of the Falcon Sean Wathen
Devil’s Delights Nickolas Shepherd & Toni Shepherd
Dracula’s Domain Jay Woelfel
Finding Alexandria Sy Huq
Flawed Becky Head
Formerly Fat Housewife Hilary Gish & Carolyn Getches
Galileo Matthew Pancer
Heloise + Abelard Gayla Kraetsch Hartsough
House Craven Kaycee Hughes
Innsmouth Carolyn Johnson
Insurrection Simon Bowler
Lost Kids Molly Gerth
Nottingham Karl Archer
Oath Paul Frank
Patrick’s Road Terry Crist
Pink Noir Matt Schutt
Powderkeg Denise Meyers
Sand Creek Jane Paulson & Marcy Kelly
Sarah, Soldier Cara Winter
Saving America Michael Lederer
Scarlet Keaton McGruder
Sedger Mor Catherine Wright
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Lost World” Nur Shireen Talib binti Zulkernian
That Sister Thang Lindiwe Mueller-Westernhagen & Dale Winton
The Bronte Girls Caroline Franklin
The Country Wife Micah Delhauer
The Dark trail Mack Lewis & Todd Downing
The Fall of the House of Usher Ronald Ecker
The First Detective James Spector
The Legend of the Forty Thieves Scott Hamilton
The Lost Wendy Dominique Hinman
The Michigan Assassin Mohummad Humza Elahi
The Most Dangerous Game Paul da Silva
The Silver Screen J.J. Bitters
The Star Jonathan Medici
The Witch of Pungo J Darin Wales
Tillie David Chester & Blake Pinter
Ulys B. E. Marvis
Wonderland Ted Wilkes
Yellow Zara Meerza
Zenda Paul Mendelson & Paul Alexander

Updated: 08/31/2018
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ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenwriting Competition

Contact

Los Angeles, CA 90211
855-503-5500 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: info@screencraft.org

Contact: John Rhodes

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.3/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.3/5.0)
Report Cards: 2    
Have you entered?
Please submit a Report card.

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