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Interview with 2019 Shore Scripts Short Film Fund Winner James Gould-Bourn

Updated: 06/02/2020

James Gould Bourn James Gould-Bourne, winner of the 2019 Shore Scripts Short Film Fund Competition, is originally from Manchester, England, but now lives with his wife in Malaysia after four years of living in Lithuania. His debut novel, Bear Necessity, will be published in U.S. on August 4, 2020.

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Inroads Names Fellowship Competition Winner

The Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship has named Christopher Byram as their 2020 Fellowship Winner for his gritty period TV pilot, Rednecks. The script is a a brutal tale of the West Virginia Mine Wars of the 1920's, when ordinary miners fought a violent David-versus-Goliath battle for their civil liberties. [Updated: 05/27/2020]

Dallas International Film Festival Names Screenplay Contest Winners

The Dallas International Film Festival, powered by Capital One, has announced the winners of the “Broaden Your Horizons” screenplay competition, presented by Event Horizon Films. The winners will receive cash prizes, a professional consultation with a high profile writer, a Star Pass for the Dallas International Film Festival and opportunities to pitch their work to industry professionals through Virtual Pitch Fest. The two grand prize winners will also embark on a future Writer’s Enrichment Cruise. [Updated: 05/27/2020]

Shore Scripts Names 2020 Film Fund Finalists

Shore Scripts has announced their 15 Short Film Fund Finalists for 2020. Winners will be announced on June 6th. [Updated: 05/26/2020]

StoryPros Awards Names Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced in all genres for the 2020 StoryPros Awards. [Updated: 05/26/2020]

BlueCat Announces Grand Prize Winner

The BlueCat Screenwriting Competition has named Jane Barr and their 2020 Grand Prize Winner for her script, An American Tale. [Updated: 05/19/2020]

Austin Fest Launches Enderby Entertainment Filmmaking Fellowship Award

The Austin Film Festival (AFF) has announced the launch of their inaugural Enderby Entertainment Filmmaking Fellowship Award, as well as their inaugural Jury Advisory Program. [Updated: 05/18/2020]

Save The Cat Names Contest Semifinalists

Save the Cat has announced the 25 semifinalists for their 2020 Save The Cat Screenplay Challenge. [Updated: 05/13/2020]

BlueCat Names 2020 Finalists

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Dallas International Film Festival Names Broaden Your Horizons Semifinalists

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Dallas International Film Festival Names Broaden Your Horizons Quarterfinalists

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BlueCat Names Contest Semifinalists

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  • Interview with 2019 Shore Scripts Short Film Fund Winner James Gould-Bourn

    James Gould Bourn James Gould-Bourne, winner of the 2019 Shore Scripts Short Film Fund Competition, is originally from Manchester, England, but now lives with his wife in Malaysia after four years of living in Lithuania. His debut novel, Bear Necessity, will be published in U.S. on August 4, 2020.

  • Interview with 2019 Creative World Award
    Winner Taylor Hopkins

    Taylor Hopkins was the Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 Creative World Awards for his screenplay, Stagecoach Mary, a true story about a hard-drinking, cigar smoking black woman in Montana in 1885, who uses her six shooter and tough as nails attitude to defend a convent of nuns from the perils of the Wild West.

  • Interview with 2018 CineStory Second Place Winner Avishai Weinberger

    CineStory Co-Executive Director Carlo Martinelli catches up with the 2018 CineStory Fellowship second place winner, Avishai Weinberger.

  • Interview with ScreenCraft Fellowship Winner Davia Carter

    Davia Carter was named a 2018 ScreenCraft Fellowship Winner on the basis of her TV pilot Double Time Dames, a one-hour drama set in the jazz age that tells the story of a brilliant female trumpeter who sheds her life of abusive men and attempts to start an all-female band as an Italian mob tries to stake their claim in her town.

  • Interview with ScreenCraft Fellowship Winner Georgina Love

    Georgina Love was named a 2018 ScreenCraft Fellowship Winner for her sci-fi feature Pig, which follows an experimental scientist as he raises a sentient pig as a mirror image of his terminally ill son. When the pig learns his "father's" plans have a sinister bent, he fights to resist the inevitable.

  • Interview with ScreenCraft Fellowship Winner Brock Newell

    Brock Newell was named a 2018 ScreenCraft Fellowship Winner for his feature screenplay Ravenous, a fresh take on the cabin in the woods horror genre, about a man who invites his new girlfriend on a camping trip with his friends, only to realize that she's a cannibal who intends to kill them all. Brock graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana with a degree in Creative Writing, and has been living in LA for 10 years by way of Chicago.

  • Interview with ISA Fellowship Winner Sean Collins-Smith

    Ever since graduating from film school in 2010, Sean Collins-Smith has wanted to move to Los Angeles to pursue a TV writing career. His goal seemed unobtainable, though, until he won an ISA Fast Track Fellowship on the basis of his pilots End of Life and Lifers Anonymous. As part of his ISA prize package, he scored a week of industry meetings and wound up signing with manager Jewerl Ross of Silent R Management. He'll be moving to Los Angeles in September.

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GenreBlast Film Festival
Late: 06/03/2020
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Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Hella Early: 06/04/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Disney/ABC Writing Fellowship
Final: 06/05/2020
WSPro Discount: No

BOLT
Last Minute: 06/05/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

WriteMovies Sci-Fi and Fantasy Award 2020 New!
1 Week Extension: 06/07/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Slamdance Screenplay Competition
Regular: 06/08/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Cinequest Screenwriting Competition
Early Bird: 06/10/2020
WSPro Discount: No

New Renaissance Film Fest (London, UK)
Final Deadline: 06/10/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Launch Pad Screenwriting Competition
Regular: 06/12/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Cynosure Screenwriting Awards
Regular: 06/13/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

CineStory TV/Digital Retreat & Fellowship
Early: 06/14/2020
WSPro Discount: No

WriteMovies Summer 2020 Screenwriting Contest
Late: 06/14/2020
WSPro Discount: No

WeScreenplay Shorts Competition
Late: 06/15/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

WeScreenplay Television Pilot Competition
Early Bird: 06/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Write LA
Final: 06/15/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Screamfest Horror Film Festival and Screenplay Competition
Extended: 06/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Capital Fund Screenplay Competiton
Extended: 06/15/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Sherman Oaks Film Festival
Regular Deadline: 06/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Short Com Sitcom Script Competition New!
Regular: 06/15/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Stage 32 Screenplay Contest
Regular: 06/17/2020
WSPro Discount: No

San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition
Regular: 06/18/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition
Regular: 06/18/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Australian International Screenwriting Awards
June: 06/18/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Late: 06/19/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Toronto Metropolitan Int'l Screenwriting Competition
Regular: 06/19/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Future Film Writers (Kids Short)
Late: 06/19/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Filmmatic Short Screenplay Awards New!
Final: 06/20/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest
Late: 06/20/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Williamsburg International Film & Music Competition
Late: 06/20/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Colorado Intl. SciFi & Fantasy Film Festival
Late: 06/21/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Adapted Screenplay Competition
Extended: 06/23/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Creative Screenwriting Unique Voices Screenplay Competition
Final: 06/24/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Regular: 06/25/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Nashville Film Festival Screenwriting Competition
Extended: 06/26/2020
WSPro Discount: No

GenreBlast Film Festival
Extended: 06/26/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Destiny City Film Festival
Earlybird: 06/26/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Scriptation Showcase Features & Shorts
Late: 06/28/2020
WSPro Discount: No

SCRIPT 2 SCREENS
Late: 06/29/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Horror Screenwriting Competition
Final: 06/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

The Script Lab's Free Contest
Final: 06/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Screenplay Festival
Extended: 06/30/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Finish Line Script Competition
Late: 06/30/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards
Late : 06/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Stage Play Playwriting Competition
Early: 06/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival
Early: 06/30/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Future Film Writers (Short)
Late: 06/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition
Regular: 07/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Short Com Sitcom Script Competition New!
Final: 07/01/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Extended: 07/09/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition
Early: 07/09/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Launch Pad Screenwriting Competition
Late: 07/10/2020
WSPro Discount: No

SHRIEKFEST Horror/SciFi Film & Screenplay Competition
Late: 07/10/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest
Extended: 07/11/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

CineStory TV/Digital Retreat & Fellowship
Regular: 07/12/2020
WSPro Discount: No

WeScreenplay Shorts Competition
Final: 07/15/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

WeScreenplay Television Pilot Competition
Regular: 07/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Sherman Oaks Film Festival
Extended Deadline: 07/15/2020
WSPro Discount: No

San Francisco International Screenwriting Competition
Standard: 07/16/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Toronto Metropolitan Int'l Screenwriting Competition
Ext Regular: 07/17/2020
WSPro Discount: No

NHMC Television Writers Program
Final: 07/20/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Slamdance Screenplay Competition
Late: 07/20/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Your Script Produced! International Film/TV/Short Script Competition
Late Deadline: 07/20/2020
WSPro Discount: $10.00

Stage 32 Screenplay Contest
Final: 07/22/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Australian International Screenwriting Awards
July: 07/23/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Scriptation Showcase Features & Shorts
Final: 07/26/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Slamdance Screenplay Competition
Final: 07/27/2020
WSPro Discount: No

New Renaissance Film Fest (London, UK)
Extended Fast Track: 07/28/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

SCRIPT 2 SCREENS
Extended: 07/29/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest
Last Chance: 07/30/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Drama Screenwriting Competition
Final: 07/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Shore Scripts Feature Screenplay Contest
Regular: 07/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

ScreenCraft Pilot Launch TV Script & Series Bible Competition
Early: 07/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Shore Scripts TV Pilot Contest
Regular: 07/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

Screenplay Festival
Final : 07/31/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Filmmatic Comedy Screenplay Awards
Extended: 07/31/2020
WSPro Discount: No

L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival
Regular: 07/31/2020
WSPro Discount: $5.00

Nickelodeon Writing Program
Final: 08/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

SCRIPT 2 SCREENS
Final: 08/01/2020
WSPro Discount: No

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