Announcing the 2016 ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest Semifinalists

By March 10, 2017Blog, Featured

Listed below are the semifinalists of the 2016  ScreenCraft Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest, representing the top 15% of submissions received. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far, the quarter-finalists, and thanks to everyone who submitted.  Stay tuned for the upcoming winners announcement here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages!


3D At The Palace by Kent Wilson

10.31 by Laurie Ashbourne

Action Figures by Adam Farhi

A Doggone Christmas by Michael Toay & Travis Mann

Afterlife by Z.R. Denis

Alletoria by Teigan Isobel

Alwilda by Dean Anello, Bernardo Gigliotti and Brittney Ryan

Badgarth’s Promise by Dan Doyle

Calico Jack by Craig Clyde & James Hennessy

Call Me Luke by David Bennett Carren

Canine Cops by Dee Leone & Alex Malone

Captain No Beard by Adam Slutsky

Carol by Susan Polk

Catching Claus by Kevin Murphy & Joseph Murphy

Catspiracy! by Kate Sheffield

Caught Looking by Linda MacPherson Davidson

Chances by Jeff Trently & Anthony Stitt

Chaotic Good by Adam Taylor

Dashing Through The Snow by D.B. Gilles

Drosselbart by Effie Bathen

Endurance by Rich Orstad

Eternalizing Chihiro by Liam Engels

Eulila And The Lighthouse by Jeff Thomas

Ex-Mrs. Xmas by David Larson

Fats by Mitchel C. Resnick

Finding Mayberry by Jennifer M.N. Koon

Finding Puffles by Suzanne Gill

First To Find by Liana Winters Thomas

Fly by Zach Grossman

Fly Girl by Patrick Byrne

Geek by Benjamin Cooper

Goners by Geoffrey Uhl

Goodbye Galápagos by Derek Asaff

Guinea Pigs by Derek Asaff

‘H’ Is For Happiness by Lisa Hoppe (based on the book My Life As An Alphabet by Barry Jonsberg)

Hooked by Timothy M. Benson

Incident On I-15 by Ben Shupe

In My Garden by Kenata O. Martins

Island Of The Sunken Spirit by Kay Landon

Jacob And The Invisi-Belle by Tom Mann

Just Be Cool by Heidi Nyburg

kick bACK by RC Atchisson

Kids Rule by Jill Gurr

King Of Pain by Julie Grist

Loose Change by Susan Fontaine

Love Me Tomorrow by Kent Moran

Lovestuck by Rachel Kelly

Love Thy Neighbor by Scott Shoemaker

Martin Mapes And The Misfits Of Otherworld by Daniel J. Pike

Max Flemming Saves The Day by Michael Field

Max The Ax by Patricia K. Meyer

Meeting Lorne Michaels by Heidi Nyburg

Meet Me At The End Of The World by Desiree Middleton

Miss Christmas Daisy by Michelle Bergamo and Michele Gianussa

Mission 405 by S.E. Dryden

Mister Wolf by Robert Porter

Monsterkind by Jeff Delaney

Mr. Moon by Mike Langer

My Capone Summer by Steven Hakeman

My College Essay by Mary Krell-Oishi

My Monster by David B. Carren

No More Goodbyes by Rebekah R. Ganiere

November Ice by Kimberly Canedy

Off The Hook by John Arvai

Oliver’s Sea Monster by Michael Gibney

Ollie Of France by Mark Miller

Orphans by Robert Porter

Pieces Of Eight by Bruce Leaf

Raining Cats by Deb Havener

Reindeer Park by Stan Himes

Roamers by Constance Hasapopoulos

Rocket Girl by Joe Gonzales & Bradford N. Smith

Secret Santa by David L. Tank

Shear Luck by Mark M. Osburn

Signs Of Warning by Taylor Albertson

Socks, A Tale of Two Sole Mates by Jonathan Gagnon

Soul Of The Nation by Jeff Shevlowitz

Spookwood Academy by Jim Lopezzo

Squire & Knight by Devon McBride-Wilson

Strive by Byron Tokarz

Stroke Of Luck by Wendy Moulton Tate

Tatanka by Russell Koos

The Abductions Of Dorothy by Paul E. Clinco

The Confection Connection by Suraj Das

The Dumbest Generation by Leslie Lyshkov

The Jollicote by David H. Luz

The Mirror Of Mirabelle by Shayna Weber

The Moonbeam Fisherman by John Dummer

The Mythfitz by Nicholas Julius

The Quest For The Orb by Leann Barna

The Story Of Nala And Damayanti by Gil Ben-Herut and Jeremy Sobel

The Summer My Brother Left Home by Paul Dooley & Adam Dooley

The Undertakers by J.B. Goerke

This Moment Now by Kay Landon

‘Til There Was Christmas by Catherine Freericks

Tink by Edward Ybarra

Tursiops by David Howell

Tut by Jacob Stark

Two Keys by Laura Woodworth

Why Does An Airplane Fly? by Craig Spirko

Wishful Thinking by Alex Ryan Klein

Woot! by Janice K. Lipsky