We are excited to announce the winners of the 2021 ScreenCraft Animation Competition. These exceptional projects were selected by our industry jury from almost 1,300 original submissions. Congratulations to these writers:
Grand Prize Winner
BOBA written by Charlie Fellows
Logline: A young squirrel living in a small xenophobic village finds her world turned upside down when she discovers a human’s pet gecko eating the garbage in her backyard.
THE IRON SNAKE written by Justus Macharia
Logline: In pre-colonial East Africa, a small secluded tribe lives an idyllic life, but when a prophecy foretells the destruction of their home by a giant Iron Snake, a group of rebellious teenage warriors set out on a journey to kill the serpent. A journey that will test the limits of their friendship.
BATTLE GIRL written by Libby Doyne and Michael Sallee
Logline: Five years after saving the world from cosmic evil, Sara is treading water while her super-friends have moved on. When a threat from the past returns, Sara must figure out if it’s possible to be a hero and an adult at the same time.
ELLIE written by Andrew Rose
Logline: A young boy searches for his lost cat. Things do not go as planned.
We'd also like to shine a light on some really strong Honorable Mentions:
MEDUSA written by Tristan Bellawala (Feature)
RIFTWORLD written by E.R Roberts (TV Pilot)
A ROBIN'S CALL written by Tim Dann (Short)
In addition to the ScreenCraft team, this year’s jury included managers and executives from Disney, Mindshow, and Skydance Animation as well as Oscar-nominated director and writer Henry Selick and Golden Globe-winning producer Lindsay Doran.
Congratulations to everyone who won -- we're excited for your successes in the near future. If you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here.