2019 ScreenCraft Family Screenplay Competition Winners Announced

By April 22, 2020Blog, Contests, Featured

We are excited to announce the winner of the 2019 ScreenCraft Family Screenplay Competition. Selected from roughly 600 submissions, It’s a Christmas Miracle, Charlie Brown by Tom Radovich has been named the winner and Gene, Dean and Mr. Evergreen by Gillian Gibbs has been named the runner-up.

In It’s a Christmas Miracle, Charlie Brown, a down-on-his-luck documentarian, a colorful animation director, and the most influential cartoonist of all time create “A Charlie Brown Christmas” against grueling time constraints, commercialism, and doubt.

In Gene, Dean and Mr. Evergreen when a troubled teenager and a lonely widower meet, their lives are transformed and wounds are healed as they discover a shared love of music, dance and the golden age of Hollywood.

The following projects have been selected for honorable mention:

Charlie Horse Zack Frizzell
DNA Heather Farlinger
Paw Prints Guide My Dreams James Young
Rylee-Belle Suzanne Varney
The Alice Solution Emily Redinbo
The Art of Letting Go Jason Chan
The Magical Town of St. Nick Bryan Kelsey
Warrior Girl Laurie Whitaker

Both the Grand Prize winner, Radovich, and runner-up, Gibbs, will each receive cash prizes and have their material circulated to ScreenCraft’s network of agents, managers, and producers.In addition to the ScreenCraft team, this year’s jury was comprised of development executives and directors from Rob Marshall’s Lucamar Productions, Hallmark Movie Channel, 3Pas Studios, Montana North Media and Sony’s Affirm Films.

Congratulations to these winning writers and finalists, and thank you to our judges and to everyone who submitted projects; we read a number of remarkable scripts. View the quarterfinalists, semifinalists, and finalists here.

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