2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition Semifinalists Announced

by ScreenCraft on February 12, 2020

Listed below are the semifinalists of the 2019 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition, selected from roughly 1,200 submissions. We’re excited to be exploring these excellent stories and to have received a slate of such compelling works.

This year's jury is comprised of editors from The Kenyon Review, The Hudson Review, Tin House Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Granta Magazine, as well as an O. Henry Award-winning novelist and short story writer.

Stay tuned for the upcoming announcements of the finalists and winners here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages within the next few weeks!

If you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries in 2020, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here.

Here are the semifinalists:

A Black-White-Red Memory Roselio Hernandez
A Different Life S.T. Ranscht
A Seat at the Window Herb Jordan
A Twinkle in Time Rick M.Clausen
African Seasons Cynthia Helen Beecher
After Tiffany's Paul Regensburg
All Saints' Day Jordan Hill
Altered Plans Constance Bullard
Ange en Boîte (Boxed Angel) Steve Vasquez
Arms, Legs, Heartbeats Noelia Veras
Balloon Boy Tom Catalano
Between the Rows Paul Skenazy
Beyond their time Tristan Marajh
Blessed are the Hungry Victor Fernando Ocampo
Blood & Rust P.D. Platt
Catalina Charles Duffie
Clean Conscience Cemetery Alex Grey
Cold Storage Terence Cady
Come to Daddy Rachele Bowman
Countdown Jamie Liu
Dark Swans and Painted Faces John Schalestock
Dead Men Don't Pay Cory Williams
Death Broker Lisa Pais
Delta Dionne Irving
Doppelganger Dogs D. Jane Hall
Dream On, Dancing Queen Chloe Laube
Dream Warriors: Team Spirit D.C. Lozar
Dried Figs or Dates Siawosh K. Eskandari
El Ciego AJ Olsen
Fat Tails Daniel Degnan
Fetch Jennifer Hudson
Florence Nightingale and the Deer Jeanne Lutz
Frankie Ronquillo's Leg George McFall
Friendly Fire Vance Cariaga
From Your Jerry Kevin Sterne
Full Disclosure Tina Tazekand
Hail Chaser Aukai Arkus
Hell City - Final Stop Joanne Carlton
Hell Slowly Creeps Raquel Levitt
Homecoming Victorio Korjhan
How to Fold Towels Danielle Lee
I Knew You Then Kelly Kirwan
In The Periphery Erica Ruhe
Infrastructure Miriam Kuznets
Into the Dustlight Lisa Pais
Lady Luck Jennifer Dickinson
Life with Angie DC Diamondopolous
Like a Rolling Stone Madeline Hertz
Looking For Hemingway Tim Cooney
Malta Charles Duffie
Maya Gillian Royes
Maybe Someday Maryann Miller
Mercy John Salvage
Midnight Jennifer Howe
Mirage Pamela Donison
Miss May Eileen Shields
Missing in Rehoboth James Gallahan
Mother of Pearl Laura Sciortino
Movies Scott Lipanovich
Mustafa and the Hunchback Mike H. Mizrahi
Nameless Michelle Mellon
Necessary Evil Neil Flinchbaugh
NIMBY Hale Garrison
Nothing To See Here Arthur Doweyko
Number 12 rue Sainte-Catherine Roberta Gates
Oakland Mothers, Oakland Wives Corey Quinlan Taylor
On Holy Ground Gordon Neufeld
One Day They Landed Jennifer Dickinson
One Star Timothy OLeary
Paddy's Tonsorial Emporium Ronald Milburn
Pink Baby Erin MacNair
Proxy Steven Kay
Puppet Boy Michael McCoy
Refuge Caroline Bock
Rewind Steven Kay
River Kings Penn Javdan
Rock Star at La Scala DC Diamondopolous
Rufus Carl B Clark
S.H.E. Michael Mullin
Seis Dedos, Six Toes Amarilys Rassler
Self Made Stuart Forrest
Sharks Susan Shepherd
Snapshot: Khe Sanh Len Forgues
South of Smoke Alan Adler
Spaceman Mike Spry
Sparring Partner George McFall
Spice on Hot Steel Dana Paxson
Tendrils Ben Howling
The Arabian Night Shift Jorge Saralegui
The Case of the Web of Death Thomas Perrin
The Fog Thomas Barnes
The Good Samaritan Philip Arnold
The Makeover Miriam Kuznets
The Man Who Played Pinochle with Dogs Tom Hutton
The Memory Thief Nuno Travesso
The Narrows John Jodzio
The Pettifoggerys Alan Adler
The Purification Timothy O'Leary
The Pursuit of Esperanza Alane Obeso
The Rapture Eimi Ramirez
The Reckoning Julie Ann Slaby
The Shadow King D.C. Lozar
The Stolen Heart Jack Mulcahy
The Things That Came Through With the Baby TJ Berry
The Third Obituary of Anton Popov Jessica Walker
The World Eater Pim Manasakul
Three Things I'll Never Do Before I Die Christine Daigle
To The Nines Elena Perez
Tokyo Violet Merlin Goldman
Tough Girl Russell Bonasso
True Dead Lauren Everdell
Two Graves Zoe Kalo
Up That Hill Toni Ann Johnson
Weeping Willows Daniel Tierney
What Love Does Vijay Fitzgerald
When Foxes Die Electric Paola Ferrante
Wound Justin Wilson
You'll Forget Me, Too Silvija Padjen
Your Mandala Michelle Flye

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