2021 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition Quarterfinalists

by ScreenCraft on January 6, 2021

Listed below are the Quarterfinalists of the 2021 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition. These exceptional stories were selected from almost 1,500 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting!

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Here are the Quarterfinalists:

'Foxtrot in Fulham' Janet H Swinney
"Angel of the Forest" Joan Gurfield
"It'll Be Fun" He Said Glen Cressman
"Mrs. Bischoff and the Close Observation of Schrodinger's Cat"            David Risk
"Surrender to Win" Richard Butler
1912 DC Diamondopolous
1920 DC Diamondopolous
1970 DC Diamondopolous
1992 DC Diamondopolous
A Bump in the Night Glen Vecchione
A Campy Christmas Karen Nortman
A Date with the Devil Ann Knipp
A Girl Named Polly Kitty Trock
A Lullaby for Night Jason Tostevin
A Meeting at the Mirada Logan Dunn
A Safe Place To Go Crazy Stacey Larsen
A Seat at The Window Herb Jordan
A View of Bea Benton Porter Huddleston
A Village in New Hampshire Patrick McCusker
A Well Known Gun Mike Kearby
A Witch's Hopes Neil Flinchbaugh
Adam Frankenstein: The Madam and the Madman Sheila English
After Care Helen Beer
After the Storms Barrington Smith-Seetachitt
Afterimage Tia Lindstrom
Ahmed the Tailor Barbara Mujica
All Were Silent Rachel Harmon
Almost Divorced  Ellen Leary
Alone Roger Mannon
Anomaly Jennifer Milne
Ants In My Blood  Kevin Berg
Anya Ampora Yazdani
Around Dusk Jason Lerner
Beautiful, Isn’t it? Aristides G Kouvaras
Becoming Rook Scott Coon
Behind the Mask Marcus Miller
Being Fred Travis Richardson
Bell Eric Roe
Bellamy, Bonny and She Louis Ormont
Big Adventure and Little Adventure Phoenix Black
Biography Vinny Lopez
Black and White Gerald Elias
Black Nazi Boy Bernadine Symonds
Blackbirds Bashayer Almaazmi
Blood Ritual Simon Clarke
Boarding Pass Robert Frink
Bottom of the Hour  Phil Giunta
Braidwood Bus Caleb John Cushing
Brilliant Diana Zoie Kim
Candy and Sorrow Wayne Christensen
Cerberus Is Waiting For Me To Cross Thrugh Edw EmanuEl
Circuits and Wires Anthony Iannaccio
Circus Cassie Poormokhtar
City Girl Sian Williams
Cleverstine Field Rachael Maltbie
Cliquedom Therese MacAdam
Cold Angel Laura Kemp
Coming Up For Air Elliot Cowan
Committed B.D. Prince
Consequences Nicole Evelina
Count Cannibal's Castle Larry Henrikson
Crazy Love Catherine Shorr
Crossing Thresholds Christina Alexandru
Curious Kat Michael Latta
Dark Night of the Seoul Lauren Freedman
Dark Side of the Heart Nathan Cabaniss
Darkly Through the Glass Place Kirk Bueckert
Days Like Today Anne Carmack
Dead and Breathing Madison Morrow
Dead End Simon Gadke
Death in Havana Jonathan Handel
Delia and the Fairy Queen Elise Forier Edie
Didn't Deserve to Die OaToya James
Dilemma on Mars Fred Shackelford
Diodati Summer Thomas Ascenzi
Disappointing Men Elaine Little
Do Me A Favour Maisy Osbon
Doing Timeline Yusuf DeLorenzo
Dome Light Charles Duffie
Doom in a Darker Sky Paul Davis
Dream Seller Ismah Khan
Dreams of the Faithful Faith Merino
Dried Figs or Dates Siawosh K. Eskandari
Driving the Jungle Boy John Weil
Eating, A Life Ronan Ryan
Elemental Force  Jonathan Westbrook
Emanuel's Trenches Alexander Sikarevich
End of Eternity John Braswell
Enigmatic Simeon Kirk-Young
Equity Don Bapst
Erasmus Book One: First of May Julie Ann Slaby
ESHE: The Fire Breathing Series, Book 1  JD Mason
Evan and the Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Robots Blake Fontenay
Everyone’s Gone to the Moon Daniel Tierney
everything and nothing Terri Porter
Fait Accompli Ryan Katzer
Fathers ad Daughters John Pekich
First Kill Timothy OLeary
Flight Risk Thomas Thonson
Fourteen Minutes of Fame Angelo DeCandia
Fragile Decisions Elizabeth Appell
Frank Winston Jacob Power
Freedom Grows A Rose Gil Alan
Freewheel Tom Gammarino
Friday Afternoon T.D. Johnston
From Dust To Water Marine Perot
Genesis Diner Mitch Duckworth
Georgy Girl Charlotte Byrne
Ghillie's Mum Lynda Clark
Girls Do Too Kelsey Sinclair
Glass Connor Dobson
Glass to Metal Bryce Parks
Godammed Space Wolves Sam Wiles
Goodnight, Daniel Solveig Dittmann
Grampa Dave's Genie Dick Morgan
Granite Requires TJ Berry
Guatemala Triptych Bill Pieper
Hammerville Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam
Heartland Shane Berryhill
Hole in the Office Mark Mitchell
Home John Cheney
Horse Dawna Kemper
Hotelin' Sarah M. Chen
HRC Brennan Michaels
I am Bhavani Bindhu Prasad
Interview for the End of the World Rhett Bruno
It Was Their Shore Alexander Mosier
Ivory Miniature Robert C. Frink
Jack, Callie, and the Sand Dollar Mary Lu Warstler
Jessie Belle Elizabeth Saulsbury
Jim Morrison Lives! Randall Sylvan
Kai Jade Hayward
Karen the Ghost Abe Schwartz
Karma's Hit Man Michael Estrin
Kitty Doolittle: Stay at Home P.I. Jennifer Milne
Knife Girl Francelia Belton
Kuya Mark Galarrita
Lego Me Stephen Kanicki
Leith Braggan's Guide Ayinde Ricco
Liars Charlene Clarke-Todoruk
Lights In A Forest James Richards
Lily Nicole Watt
Liquid Gambit Bonnie Milani
Little Girl In The Golden Tower Josh Taylor
Locum Saleh Karaman
Lolly and Ethan Lacey Darlene Paulson
Looking for Rain Matt Wills
Love like a Plague Kendall Brown
Love, and Other Ways of Dying Charles Rutter
Make The Robots Laugh Elena Perez
Margot: Compassion During The Holocaust   Kristen Monroe
Mary Poppins Didn't Have Tattoos Stacy Woodson
Me ad Ellen Eric Singleton
Memento Mori: Paris 1971 Melissa Mitchell
Moonlight Requisition Richard Butler
Moonsong for Bernardo Dick Morgan
Morenci, Arizona 1904 Guy Prevost
Mostly Judah Kosterman
Moving In a Mysterious Way Jan-Andrew Henderson
Muller A M Smith
Mulligan Stan Roose
Muri Ashley Shelby
Mustapha and the Hunchback Mike H. Mizrahi
Nadia Sam Hawksmoor
Neither Here Nor There Joban Gill
Nephilia Cody Pearce
Newts Taylor Geu
NINA Mike Ford
Nirvana for a Day Richard Sirianni
No. 7 Bus Mary Nestor
North of Delirium Lynne Sherbondy
Null Girl John Austin
October Seven Steven Stiefel
Old Man Baseball Mike Murphey
Old Man Baseball Mike Murphey
On How to Quit Smoking During a Global Pandemic Phil Vengrinovich
One Star Timothy OLeary
Order No.227. From Stalin with Love Marina Osipova
Outraced Ravinia Lee
Pamela's Last Egg Carrie Fitch
Paying Dues Brennan Michaels
Peace in Our Time Joshua (Yanhong) Huang
Perfidia Sharon Yablon
Peter Upside Down Brennan Gilpatrick
Playing Cards Richard Butler
Pod Fifteen Philip Harris
Popsicle Christa Wojciechowski
Poseidon's Eyes Kary English
Predator/Prey Amanda Minchin
Present Taylor Foreman-Niko
Prick Chachee Valentine
Real-Life Experiences Eric Roe
Recusant Hamish Ungless
Redemption Elana Lore
Reefer Madness William Craig Pugh
Regeneration Song Victoria Gong
Remnants of My Father Shonell Bacon
Ribs William Craig Pugh
Riding with the Dog at Midnight Nina Roselle
Robot vs Dad Mario Dhingsa
Rorschachs in the Snow Julie Eakin
Roses for Auntie Mae Will Pei
Ruby Insides Ewan Davis
Rufus Carl Clark
Samantha Spade, Private Dick Bonnie Hendrickson
Saved Robyn Carter
Saving Jaequan Rebecca Greene
Sex in the Seminary Joy Mosley
Shall We Dance? Rick Niece
She's Still Waiting Stéphanie Joalland
Shell Barrington Smith-Seetachitt
Ship Wreck Len Forgues
Shrunk Thomas Warford
Silverwood James Breyfogle
Simple Derivation Steven Antalics
Simulacrums Lee Matthew Goldberg
Sins of The Father David Bowmore
Skeets Unbound  Gary Bolick
Small Wonder Matthew Brady
Smoke Bill Mesce, Jr.
So Much For The Afterlife Noah Pohl
So This Is Earth Samuel Finn
Solomon Rice Frank Albert
Son of a Saint Brian Birmingham
Songs About Forever Samantha Cooke
SophieLu, Incomplete John Shea
Splintered Mary Zalmanek
Spunkfetti Jon Douglas Rainey
Stanley Wants What He Wants Annie Wood
Striking Back Race McKee
Strong Roots Julian Brantley & Alexander Storm
Stumbling Downhill James Chesky
Subtext Richard Butler
Super, Man! Michael Johnson
Surf's Up Wendy Eiben
Swamp Gifts Gail Webber
Sweet Dreams Are . . . M. R. Abbink-Gallagher
Sweet Souls Charles Blackburn
Sweetie-Pie Craig Spivek
Swell Sabrina Tom
Sylvie David Dalessandro
Synchronise Steven Kay
Syzygy Travis D. Roberson
T.L.W. Katherine Martinez DeLeon
The Alpha Male Lara Stapleton
The Auctors Jennifer Milne
The Ballerina of Baker Street Patrick McCarthy
The Battle of Arroyo Escondido Wes Blalock
The Bends Sofia Drummond-Moore
The Bicycle Tom Sterner
The Boarder Paul Toth
The Bot of Burbank State David Carlberg
The Boy From Galway Bay Sally Bothroyd
The Bozo Enrico Hallworth
The Caregiver Jim Gourley
The Case of the Bloody Nine of Diamonds Thomas Perrin
The Cat's Girl Stacey DuFord
The Chair in the Garden Drew Ross
The Chicago Kareninas Amanda ReCupido
The Christmas Show Brennan Michaels
The Church Bells James Wood
The Clockwork Oaks Randall Wirth
The Closer You Were, the Less You Knew Annie Dawid
The collapse Guy Murfey
The Confinement Tia Lindstrom
The Crossroads A R Ashworth
The Del Coronado: a time travel adventure Jane Ritzenthaler
The Demon of Dustry Downs  Nicholas Santashell 
The Deserter Evander Lang
The Devil's Strawberry Pepper Jelly Patrick Harrison
The Didsbury Witch Tess Humphrey
The Donor Banning Lary
The Drag Casey Horowitz
The Duck Days of Summer Danny Agan
The Evil That Men Do Lives After Them Michele Reisinger 
The Feast of St. Rocco Darlene Cah
The First Space Trashman Kenny Mclachlan
The Flood Mason Gallaway
The Fortune Laurence Fuller
The Fourteenth Floor Adam Meyer
The Glidder of Dew Toni Volk
The Great and Wondrous Mind of Madam Mysterious Jeannie Hart
The Green Blake Evans
The Highly Unlikely Death of Mort Volfneuk Rob Johnson
The Howling Wind Ruth Kaimuloa
The Inner Man John Stubbs
The Interrogation Jeffrey Higgins
The Last Martian on Earth Cynthia Forbes
The Late Sergeant Yie Andrew Orillion
The Left Leg of Edward Lee Jeana Harris
The Legend of Stacker Dan Stacey Powells
The Lion Richard Eschenroeder
The Love Life of an Assistant Animator  Katherine Vaz
The Love of Majoram Stuart Forrest
The Meek Andree Robinson-Neal
The Melting Man Stephen Wise
The Mindsign of Hangar 56 Gregory Lemmons
The Mob and Me Richard Fizdale
The Money Tree: A Christmas Miracle Ben Fordham
The Moon Last Night Eric Mulder
The Mouse Jacqueline D'Acre
The Old and Rare Books of Elijah King James Chesky
The Old Man and the Dead Mort Castle
The Paradox of Colour Joanna Pickering
The Passions of Voshmgir Farahani Kuros Charney
The Pawnbroker Dennis Merry
The Peculiar Predicaments of the Mississippi River Rats Rain Story
The Pursuit Evan Bolick
The Quickening Jennifer Hanno
The Red Man Jason Parker
THE REVENANT Elise Forier Edie
The Rise and Fall of Shmeltzer and Schmekler David Liberman
The Road to Angeland Kay Olsen
The Sea Bass Tristram Lowe
The Sea Witch Chronicles-Rainbow Railroad Saga Billie Davies
The Second Time Around - A True Story Morgan St James
The Shredder Monkey Nicole Exposito
The Sick at Yellowstone Lake Greg Marchand
The Stars That Sing Chris Tullbane
The Summer of the Drowning Game Jane Nightshade
The Surgeon Mary Portser
The Survivor's Guide to Winter Hiking Bryan Farrow
The Thickness of Blood Vance Cariaga
The Trail Back Out Jadi Campbell
The Truth Joel Burcat
The Truth In It Donné Restom
The Vestige of Humanity Pablo Cotter
The Voice Speaks Back JH Canedy
The Wealth of Children A.A. Hein
There's Something about Lucy Julie Ann Slaby
This Banquet of Blood Harrison Voss
This Is the Work of One Hundred Best Citizens Julie Ann Slaby
Thunderbird Elsie Wood
Too Done Maria Sanchez
Tristan and Róisín Skyler Delvy
Trust Issues Kimberly Davis
Tuffy Miracle Linda Hohertz
Tuscan Shadows A.J. Hamer
Una Vez Kelly Galicia
Unseelie Things Taylor Foreman-Niko
Up at the Lake William Moon
Vicarious Philip Harris
Vicarious Daniel Cooper
Violent Lives Michael Ventimiglia
Watson Takes A Wife  Amabile Milano
Westward Dreaming Je'Lesia Jones
What Burns LD Green
What Covers the House is a Roof Matthew Haynes
Wheels for Legs Kenneth James Nelson
When I'm Famous Dara Carr
When Sweetie Shrank Ann Roecker
When There's Nothing Else amanda moresco
Who Gets to Deal With the Roach Guy Peter Shields
Wind Rider Robert Cambanes
Winter Plumage George Benda
Yoykh Howard W. Robertson

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