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2021 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship Semifinalists

By May 12, 2021 No Comments

Listed below are the Semifinalists of the 2021 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship. These exceptional screenplays were selected from almost 4,300 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting!

Stay tuned for the Finalist announcement on June 2nd here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages! And if you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here.

Here are the Semifinalists:

"Closet Case"  Jason Myles
"Damsel on a Quest" Jocelyn Manns & Ryan Manns
"The Pulpit" Tosin Morohunfola
@MurderHouse James Mulcahy
1066 Ben Mansbridge
2 6 8 Marcus Ashley
23 AND WHO? Kimberly Marcelino
6,000 Doughnuts Thomas Tosi
A Christmas Cheer Clint Ford
A Deutsch Tale Brendan Fitzsimmons
A Lock and a Hard Place Caren Kennedy
A Summer Away Adam Smestad
A Sunny Way to Die Martin Fleming
A Tale of a Thousand Nights Laila Ujayli & Zaina Ujayli
Across Troubled Waters Hillian Siu
Ada Jason Porath & Emily Rifkin
After Neverland E.R. Womelsduff
Air Kiss Gio Forlenza
Alaska Baakal Geleta
Alive: A Frankenstein Reimagining Aimee Dansereau
All that Glitters Susan Marks
Alphabet Soup Ron Artis Jr.
Alphastate Johnny Gilligan
American Doctor Veronica Reyes-How
American Infamy Takeo Hori
Among Kings Joey O'Connor & Ken Straw
Angel Island Kevin Shen
Antivenom Charlie McLravy
Apollo 19 Ray Gettman Bush
Artemisia, an Allegory of Painting Gisella Faggi
Assisted Kelly Larson
ATX Pilot: Ride the Bull Ilana Garcia-Mittleman
Bad Habits Grace Shaffer
Badlands Bully Nick Davis
Ballad of the Coconut April M. Sanchez
Barren Kaitlyn Clare
Beat Back the Wind Sabrina Mansfield
Before Sundown Peter Rivera
Beirut Mira Z. Barnum
Besharam Luveza Mubashar
Big Girl Cyn Harris
Big Pharma (The Fix Is In) Michael Caffrey & Noah Silverman
Big Shoulders Jennifer Piser Wright
Big Sisters Sander Gusinow
Black Hat Robbie Bryan
Blood and Dreams - "Complicit" Suzanne Griffin
Blood Ruby Chuck Driskell
Bonny Tanner Moody
Boxed In Matthew Walker
Breakfast in Saigon DMI Macdonald
Breck Doinkus and the Millennium Machine Alex Enriquez
Bright Side Maria Eliades
Brilliance Lauren Ferebee
Broken Records Ridley Wright
Butterfly - 'The Witch and the Maid' Harriet O'Neill
C.R.Y.P.T.O. Amanda Blush
California King Eli Stern
Captain of My Own Ship Henri Roivas
Carver High Dalia Caudle
Cayenne and Dee Laura LeeLun
Charlie Safe Home Jack C Irwin
Cheet Murphy Roberts
Chokepoint Tamra Teig
Chopin Vincent Lin
Christ is Back Laurence Rosier Staines
Christmas Time Is Here T.M. Hayes
Christopher Pan James Yantko
Cicada Jade Edwards
City of Nightmares Madison Bishop
City Of Wolves Ilan Erez
Clearwater Ellen Young
Closures Christos Kardana
Cloud Of Witnesses William O'Leary & Vanessa Logan
Codeswitch Sasha Kai Parker
Cold Hard Cash Tom Silva
Collaboration Alessio Franko
Come Out Frighting Kevin Steele
Consume Etan Muskat
Cops and Robbers Sean Sheer, Clark Beasley & Sean Logan
Copy Cat Millie Holten
Coriander: The Lost Elephant Jordan Sandfer
Cornfield Horrors  Shar Carter
Counter Earth Ryan Vaughn
Couple Undone Kelvin Peakin
Covenant A.J. Hamer
Covenant Matt Hopper
Crabs In A Mother F*cking Bucket Kari Mote
Crazy, Sexy, Murder  Jesse Klein
Cryptophasia Taylar Morrissey
Dalston Junction Chris Craymer
Dating Abril Carpio Marion
Dating Dick Pamela Ryckman
Daughters Christina Kingsleigh Licud
Dear Marie Alex Forstenhausler
Death of a Nightingale Annika Pampel
Death With Benefits  Melissa Cohen-Fyffe
Debt Christopher O'Bryant
Declaration of Conscience Beth Milstein
Decomposed Benjamin Sample
Deliverables Dmitry Sheynin
Derek is Being Weird Daniel Antoniazzi
Devil in Watauga Michael Hubbard
Devil's Lake Jay Fisher
Did You Say Blood? James Yantko
Dilation Mike Sheriff
Dirty Toff Sam Wright
Do You Take This Man?  Becky Fink
Dog of War Katterina Powers
Double Justin Sherman
Dream On Jake Ross
Driftwood Jonathan Melikidse
Dry Run: Purgatory Martin Fleming
Dub City Janelle Gray
Dust to Dust Cate Honzl
Each Lovely Thing Paloma Nozicka
Ectogirls Elena Perez
Edge of Eternity SR Isles
Eidolon  Melissa Mitchell
Empty Marquee John Ward
Esperanza Jamee Decio
Evacuation Aubrey Reynolds
Excess Jonathan Flicker
Exclusive Joe Apatow
F*#! The Man Caralyn Aufiero
Fab Girls Heidi Nyburg
Faster Than Bullets Patrick Holden
Faster Than Horses Chris Mul & Michael Mul
FDNY Michael Burke
Fear City Eve Maleham
Fermentation Christine Garver
Fertile Attraction Mariah Wilson
Finding Faeries Lisa Harkus
Finding Santa Matthew Giacheri
First Semester Lindsay Press
Fit For Duty Kathy Kron
Fits the Crime Steve Blame
Five Swords Under Heaven Logan Shaw
Fix Daddy Tex Gresham
Flaming Cold Jordan Gustafson
Flyover Heather Faris
Forced: A Love Story Young-Sun Kim
Forward Samuel Nuñez
Four Floors in Raqqa Laila Ujayli & Zaina Ujayli
Four Square Miles Keith M. Preston
Fragments Reyam Rammahi & Lawrence Rothfield
Free Huey Phillip Alan
Friend Fiction Emily S. Rauch
Friends Daniel Klissmman
From Afar Andrew Guerrero
From The Bottom Of The Ocean Benjamin Forster
Full Spectrum Dominique Remy
Galileo Richard Stokes
Garamba Aaron Wong
Garfield Park Sean Farley
Gayle Nathan Dame
Gemini Andrew Saunders & Tim Saunders
Genesis Vince Milazzo
Get Diva Laid Jack Tracy
Giant Void Michael Reisinger
Glacier Point  Alan R. Baxter
Gods Of The In-Between Miriam Lyapin
Golden Age Noah Sellman
Gone Garrett Spatz
Grace Canyon Ranch Jim Lopezzo
Grandeur Shaun Perry & Jay Perry
Grandfather Claws Miles Agee
Granuaile - Pirate Queen  Laura Murphy
GrassRoots Kisha Fernandez
Great Ape War: Destroy the Ape Fortress! Dylan Cheely
Ground Zero David O'Rourke
Guardian Natalie Baseman
Gunsel John Ingle
Halle Had Cancer, OK? Kate Herzlin
Hand of Nothing Harley Elias
Harlem Renaissance Sheyda Tribble
Harvest Jazmyn Wright
Harvester Dan Fiore
Heard Alex George Pickering
Heir Apparent Yellowlees Douglas
Hide Anna Gaskell
Hide/Survive Bradley Davis
Hideout Alex Montilla & Kheireddine El-Helou
High School History Patrick Badescu
Highway 83 Anthony Rainone
Highway Robbery Max Matejka
Homecoming Rae Binstock
Homegoing Carlton Daniel
Homimine Heather Farlinger
Horrortale Trey Sorensen
Hotel Mars Keith Saltojanes
How I Became A Mafia Princess Sabrina Tosti
How To Snatch A Crown Dan Hass
Howl Ben Hicks
Hugs Not Drugs: Pilot Edward Dorsey
Hunting Home Cai Odu
I Knew You First Becky Fink
I Love You, Margot Robbie Sav Rodgers & Taylor Gates
I Stop Somewhere Meredith Littas
I'll Be You Maria Sanchez
I'm a Prisoner in an Alien Zoo Adam Kaiser
I'm Ready to Go Anywhere Lynn McKee
I’m Sane Mercedes Mason
Identical Lauren Harris
Imaginary Friends Jack Hutsey
In the Shadows Adam Wells
In the Storm Vanita Borwankar
Indefinite Lifespan  Michael Salomon
Inn Benjamin Baraad
Into The Dreamscape Jay Kasten
It Clings To Her Ariel Sinelnikoff
It's a Shame Rodrigo Nones
Ivy Nicole Dawson
Jakayla J. Gabriel Ware
Jane Doe Sarah Brogren
Jellyfish: Pilot Episode "David" Trevor Bryant
Jin Jennifer Thym
June In Winter Luke Harvis
Junior Varsity Krista Gallagher
Kayla & Eddie En Français Iyabo Boyd
King Jaime Osnato-Rosario
King of Lesotho Amadou Diallo
LA Revolution! Lyric Fergusson
Last Stop Richard Doyle
Lawman Dennis Smith
Layover Katharine McPhee
Lazara Cristine Brache
Leaving Little Arabia Dana Attari
Legacy Lamar Legend
Like Father, Like Daughter Alison Wroblewski
Lily Mike Fardy
Listen To Me Rue Ari Dassa
Little India Raj Balu
Living Memory Charlotte Cameron
Locusta Brenda LePage
Lone Wolf Joe Swafford
Long Haul Brady Huffman
Longshadow Sean Cunningham
Looking Down Adi Blotman
Lookout Mountain Jason Thomas Gordon
Lost Time Ben Hickernell
Lucy Lucid: Heiress of Dreams Joshua Pitta
Madame High Heels: The Origin Story Justice Whitaker
Mademoiselle Maupin Brandon Gale
Maestra Susan Polk
Magenta Jamie DeWolf
Malacostraca Charles Pieper
Mama Bear Lee Ehlers
Mattress Ashley Miller
Meaderville Bryce Berkowitz
Medieval Life Crisis Addison Blu
Meg and the Wonderous World of Bible Drill Kyle Smith
Mescalero Anderson Boyd
Messiah Michael Lazovsky
Meta Kathi Castoro
Mexicans Are White People Too Unnamed
Mid Life April Hartmann
Mid-Youth Crisis Mekhai Lee
Mindf*cked Devin Fountain
Mini Palace Larry Fahey & Pamela Corkey
Miss Narcoamerica  Jules Nurrish
Mister Risk Simon Lewis
Modal Kyle Jutkiewicz
Money Shot Benedict Cohen
Moonbeam Junior David Morrow
More Love Fabio Bondi
Morocco Tyson Hilgenberg
Mosquito Elitza Daskalova
Motherload Layla Soileau
My Boyfriend Vera Pickens
My Father The Hunger Artist  Jeronimo Arellano
My Own Flesh and Blood Jacob Harpel
My Yours His Pilot Nate Raven
Mystik Craig Fleming & Chris Webster
N.R.A. Dan Williams
Nasty Gabriela Tollman
Near-fall Robin James Habil
Needle in the Groove Roderick Kashani
Nevertown Megan Weaver
New Hope Stephanie Wain
Nip + Suck Judd Schlossberg
No Barge Celeste Parr
No Good Deed Heather Farlinger
No Weddings and a Funeral Patricia Serrano Chungsathaporn
North Of Havana Matthew Kopf 
Nudge David Crosman
Oblivious Contact Odera Isaac
Off Grid Julie Mayhew
Off the Rack Pilar Gibson
Old Soul James Vasco
On The Run Bry Larrea
Once In A Lifetime Rachel Hroncich
Organelle  Edward James Anderson
Our Side Of The River Pepi Kokab
Out of Order Christine Torres
Outside Forces Daniel Carey
Over My Dead Body Amal Awad
Overreal Brian Harper
Oversoul Cornelius Henke
Padre Andre Luiz Dragoni da Costa
Parishad Peter Haig
Party Lines Sean Bloomstine
Paths in the Snow Faith Strongheart
Patty Hearst Matthew Tennant
Peacemaker Lukas Valderrama
Peanut Butter James Rohan
People Woody Bess
Pink Moon Sal Bardo
Placebo Kate Johnson
POP Y.S. Kim
Positives Katie Fahey
Possessed! Jacob Harpel
Precursor Gary McKinnon
Project Fog Adva Reichman
Project: Orion Greg Schwartz
Protection Janelle Malak
Pulling Seedlings Eris Qian
Purity Sterling Robert Gallagher
Queen of Newburgh Lisa Cole
Queens Matt Gottlieb
Queens Anika Shakir
R.E.M. Nelson Downend
Racket Adam Sleper
Rails Craig Miller 
Raison D'etre Noni Salma
Rebellion Sergio Kopelev
Rebranded Carolina Ribeiro
Redflags Nathan Patton
Redneck Army Whitni Resides & Mark Brown
Reign Gabrielle Wendelin
Reivers Rhys Bethell
Remember the Time Tyler Young
Reset Cullen Wright
Revelations  Johnny Gilligan
Revolution Madison Rose
Revolution Josh Kirschenbaum
Riftworld E. R. Roberts
Righteous - Pilot Episode Desiree Elder
Roadblox Katrina Jaxson
Robot4President Colm HIll
Ruby Jessica Rowlands
Rum Dandy  Daniel Carroll
Rust Belt Politics Kevin Hulick
Ruthless Kevin Walls
Sabertooth Joslyn Jensen
Santa Anita David Liu
Satan's Little Princess Erin Grogan
Saturnine Jessica Riches
Scars Simone Hawthorne
Schmoolie The Deathwatcher Theresa Gallagher
School of Life Robert Douglas
Second Crossing James Howells
See Through the Mud Melanie Jeffcoat
Seven Seas Jordan Goodman
Sew Ann Lowe Nicole Newman
Shay's Rebellion Matthew Syrett
Show Me Kurt Doerr
Sick & Tired Nelson Downend
Simon Christ Selena Lohan
Simulation Theory Danny Baram
Six Torys and a Shaman Almas Haidery
Sleaze Brian Farrey-Latz
Slick River - Mama I'm Coming Home Holli Herrle-Castillo
Sluggy and Bogie Tommy Gushue
Sofía Michael León
Something In Common Kylie Bolter
Sovereign  Elliot Seidel
Specter City Mitchell Kampf
Spineless Ruth Earley
St. Paul Jeff Hiller
Stardust Matthew Kaundart 
Stars and Stripes  Andra Vebell
Statecraft Mitchell Kampf
Station Number Six Tim Sasaki
Still Waters Jessie Holder Tourtellotte & Dan Gallun
Storm Shelters Connor Savage
StoryBrooke Castle Joshua Banday
Subversive Susan Shepherd
Sunrise Gardens Ethan Dayton & Shawn Peer
Sunset to Sunrise Chandler Meyer
Supremacy Mary Ashley Burton
Suraya's War Andy Patrizio
Surgat Samantha Marine & Michael Borowiec
Survival of the Fitters Eliza Gibson & Magie Crystal
Sweet Home Detroit Derrick LeMont
Sweet Valley Spy Sierra Hall
Swing Away Dana Silverman
Symbionts Johnny Gilligan
TAIMYR Galina Mosalova
Tbose Who Wander David Neal
Territory Gavin Van Horn
That Woman Christan Leonard & Mads Gauger
The 'Pause Karen Hartline
The After Elizabeth Lorie
The Amicus Agency Daniel Bumgardner
The Ancients Ned Napier
The Artists Greg Schwartz
The Astounding Adventures of Empress and Sage Jonathan Lill
The Big O Rebecca Gant
The Bluff Darius Turbak
The Boys' Club Michael Wise
The Brown Sheep  Gautham Sundareswaran
The Bucket Club Modupe Thompson
The Burning of Hells Bridge Mike Sametz
The Caregiver Schyler Martin
The Carrier Todd Restler
The Cleaner Cara Loften
The Cleaners Jacob Miles
The Colorado Cannibal Laurence Gouldbourne
The Correspondent Brian Duchaney
The Crawler Thomas Douglas Mann
The Cross-Country Chronicles of Tara & Liv Tyler Williams
The Crucified Garrett Beau McFarland
The Darkroom Emily McDermott
The Dead and the Dying Gary Blake
The Diamondback Michael Southworth
The Doors Of Perception Johnny Cruz
The Dragon Key Lyn Pinezich
The Edge of Truth Sydney Deeter
The Eligible Man Rasika Pawar
The Fairy Knight  Sam Tracton
The Ghost Lindsey Gudritz
The Girl That Cried Aliens! Caleb Dillon
The Girl With No Name Tyler Jones
The Gravedigger Lyndal Simpson
The Great Spaggiari Chris Mul & Michael Mul
The Griffins Curse Beau Maddox
The Happening Anthony King
The Hoffman Experiment Richard Stokes
The Last Broadway Heist Sean Quinn
The Last Priest Brian Mulligan
The Lease of Nature Anderson Boyd
The Life and Deaths of Papa Hemingway Bruce Todesco
The Life of Paula Pablo Rivera
The Lynching of Justitia Nigreos Malcolm Johnson
The Mad Queen - "No One Trusts A Traitor" Cindy Matta
The Melting Pot Darek Cioch
The Memphis Mafia Jason Williams
The Molly Maguires Colin Ryan
The Nameless Michael Wormald
The One Clare Higgins
The One and Only Joseph Rein
The Other Side Ziyad Saadi
The Othered Minh Anh Vo Dinh
The Paris Affair Casey LaBow
The Passing Alexander Seltzer
The Phantom Forever Ben Bushell
The Pickpocket Monique Patterson
The Pill and the Fury David Scala
The Praying Indian J.W. Bentley
The Privateer John Graney
The Recovery Agents  Marco Santiago
The Redemptionist Christina Arango Dowling
The Sea Has Turned To Yogurt  Demetrios Tsoulos
The Seventh Suicide Jade Widger & Tony Merkurii
The Shrieking of Nothing Ryan Alexander Huang
The Sixth Borough Chris Freyer
The Sky Way Robert Bertrand
The Song of the Lake Jonathan Robertson
The Soul of a Witch Sarah Armstrong-Garner
The Strange Affair of the Elevator Katy Regnery
The Takedown Celeste Parr
The Tracer Glenn Levin
The Tunnel Peter Koslik
The Underground Anika Shakir
The Void Joshua Shine
The Witiwig Maria Wilson
Them's Ponies! Rebekah Chang
Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore, Spy, Saint Amanda Miller
Thier Tobias Vees
Thievery Wayne Geschwindt
This Is America Lyric Fergusson
This Is Then, That Was Now Andy Schroeder
Tiger Sea Suki Kaiser
Tira'allara Tavyn Gentry
To Be Honest Belinda Hunt
Topsy Turvy Tinseltown Lavetta Cannon
Trail Runs Cold Steve Robillard
Traumacentric Mind TJ Ali
Trying Mike Heller
Turning Heel Keith Hannigan
Two by Two Mickey Martinez
Unforced Errors, "No Saints"  Jane Gardner
Untitled Penpal Project Haley Daniels & Owen Thiele
Urban Defender John Kim, Will Griffin
Vanishing Point Matt Harry
Very Special Bill Meeks
Vices Taylor Gordon
Vilomah Nathaniel Nauert
Virgins Sophie Hessekiel
Virtuoso Ashley Miller
W. Smith Sophie Hexter
We Care Scott Meier
Weight Caleb John Cushing
Western Eyes Del Potter
What I.F.? Dan Martin
White Terror Philip Lyu
White-Collar Wives Club Bry Larrea
Whittier Blvd. Roxana Altamirano
Widow's Creek (or) Once Upon a Time in Wyoming Eugene La Haye & Buster La Haye
Wild Hearts Jessica Rowlands
Wishes Cullen Wright
Wonderful World Melissa Kong
Wrestlers Ryan Wolin
Yes, Chef Nicky Guerreiro & Ethan Simon
Young Lions Zachary Churchard
Youth Ministry Laurie Magers
Zephyr Julia Fitzgerald
Zero Line Timothy Kontje
Zombie With A Chainsaw!!! Or Cruel Death Will Surrender Graham Waldrop

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