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2022 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition Quarterfinalists

by ScreenCraft on January 19, 2022

Listed below are the Quarterfinalists of the 2022 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition. These exceptional projects were selected from almost 800 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting!

Stay tuned for the Semifinalist announcement on February 16th 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 Quarterfinalists:

A CHANCE MEETING Ellen Leary
"The New World Werewolf" Vernon Benjamin
A Gentleman's Guide to Fishing the Sea of Cortez Richard Winston
A Girl Named Polly Kitty Trock
A Hot Night on Davis Street Desireé Nash
A Love To Die For Joseph Seechack
A Mute had once Driven a Flock of Goats and Disappeared into History Chaochuan Liu
A Perfect Rest Alvaro Martinez
A Place by the Sea KENNETH NEUFELD
A Rather Lovely Thing Casey Mensing
A Singular Life Bill Garwin
A Valentine From Your Mother Chloe Stillwell
Agvnige & The Puzzling Resplendence Gregory Lemmons
Alathea Dennis Coleman
An Elegy for Esmeralda Ken Wetherington
APRICITY Anna-Lena Haense
At Least He Didn't Die With Antlers On His Head! Tommy LeVrier
Atta Boy Cally Fiedorek
AVA Josh Donellan
Baby Arjun Monika Gupta
Baby Effie's Mummy Lori Closter
Bare-knuckle Magic Michael Ezell
Before and After Erni Johnson
Before She's Gone Forever Phil Giunta
Bella, Michaela, and the Three Davids Marilyn Brownstein
Bet Your Wife James Ross
Bitten Billy Krolick
Bleaker Street Janet Petrine
Brainmom Matt Merkl
Breadcrumbs ALEXANDER SIKAREVICH
Breakers Peter Short
Burn Unit Margaret Sullivan
Caribbean Dreaming Breakfield and Burkey
Catching Up Dustin Dunaway
Changeling Kayla Hardy
Chasing Silver Stephanie Schrecengost
Choices Derek Attico
Claim Fiona Ennis
Cut Trap Keri Vilchinsky
Daisy & Hank Robert McCain
Damage Danny Yang
Dancing in the Dark Jen Seale
Dark Waters Sasha Tishman
Dawn Breanne Ruggiero
Day One Diana F. Bryden
Death by Donuts Elaine Stirling
Den of Rhyme Craig Faris
Dirty Santa Timothy O'Leary
Domestic Disturbance justin brown
Don't Let Me Go GEETA SAHAI
Dream Less Michelle Blair Wilker
Dried Figs or Dates Siawosh K. Eskandari
Dubois, Wyoming Alexei Slater
Ducks and Penguins - 2040 Theresa Cardiello
Earth Draft 7: Final FINAL Adam Joel
Earth's Orbit Kjersti Øverland
Envelope Guy Murfey
Escape from EveryWorld - Prose Paul Shiban
Escape Velocity Tobi Pledger
Evening Betty Leslie Rollins
Evil F---ing Clowns Chris Bolton
FEEL SWOOP Jim Layeux
First Kill Timothy OLeary
Fitting In Ronald McGuire
For the Eyes of Innocents See Nothing to Fear Keeja Fisher
Forbidden City William Snyder
Forty-two Dodger Blue Sandra Windsor
Gert of the Hundred L.S. Johnson
GHOST TWIN aka Four-Legged Pudding Sabrina Bess
Good Girls Don't Get Stoned Alle C. Hall
Goody Two Shoes Leanne Phillips
Hadacol Boogie Bonnie Lyons
Hair Raiser Greyson Wyatt
Heartbreak Woman Ken Wetherington
Hooligans Liv Senghor
How to Grow an Orange Jay Haytch
I Ain’t Never Heard a’ No Gummit! Connor Raikes
I Have a Secret Eric Damian
I Remember Gareth Owen
Identity Hawraa Al-Awadhi
If My Friends Annie Hikido
Illegal Bodies Lynda Clark
Impala Timothy OLeary
In The Span of a Heartbeat Phil Giunta
In The Woods of North Kingston Dan Evans
It is what it is Fiona Ennis
JOE BOOTS Julie Poppy Dodson
Just the Thing for a Day Like This Cyn Nooney
Kindness raven Petretti
Lake Temptation Peter Hankins
Last Card, First Kiss David Lange
Lazarus Flynn and the Voodoo Hoodoo Man David Dalessandro
Lightning Never Strikes Twice Debby Huvaere
Little 'un Karen Fredette
Little Dogs of War Jude Atwood
Little Neck Lowball Nicole Cohen
Living With The New York City Lighthouse Keeper Tobias Inigo
Looking for Rain Matt Wills
Mace Shirley Kennett
Malicious Intent Jim De Marse
Mary Kellie Kreiss
Match Point Mafia Michelle Blair Wilker
Memento Mori: Paris 1971 Melissa Mitchell
Memory-taker Denis Memedoski
Missing: Man with a Pipe Richard Butler
Moll Shock's Tale Sam Windrim
Moments Karmen Špiljak
Mr. Versatile [The Gift & The Curse] Rob Kirkland
My Cousin Rose Patricia Dreyfus
My Daughters Boyfriends Penny Jackson
My Mom's Moon Pies John Henrichs
My Mother, A Beautiful Disaster Alison Somilleda
Neek's First Rodeo Samuel Finn
Never By Night - a novella Michael Hahn
New Moon (Short Story) Anne Gruner
No Ecstasy Allowed Here Michael Miller
Non Finito Michael Tabor
Oasis Charlotte Peters
Oculus Janet H Swinney
One Star Timothy OLeary
Online Dating Pame Roscoe
Packing for Paris Kevin DeBacker
Perfect Family C.S. Wadlington
Petrichor or The Diamond beneath the Dome Andre St. Renard
Pigs - 2050 Theresa Cardiello
Pink Palace Kerry McPherson
Protecting the Heiress Terri Reed
Puzzles James Tichenor
REBA Z Nancy DeLong
Rescue Bot Thomas Thonson
Restoring Independence Richard Butler
Return to Sweetwater Elaine Hughes-Dobles
Rounding the Bases the Wrong Way Home Glenn Mills
Rush Hour 2088 - a nightmare view of one man's daily commute in the future Doug Dawson
Saturn is for Suckers Rob Gilchrist
Scarlet Moon Deborah Vukovitz
Sea Glass Joel Wayne
Second Chances Patricia Fox
Secret Goldfish Matthew Brady
Security Eric Roe
Separate Bedrooms Matt Clemons
Skeletons in the Closet Richard Bonte
Skinner's Box Jan-Andrew Henderson
Solomon Grundy Vishwas Gaitonde
Something Wicked Paula Billingsley
Something, Somehow, Somewhere Alexa Weik von Mossner
Splintered Mary Zalmanek
Spoiled Banci Tewolde
Stella - Catching the Rainbow Kate Hawkes
String Theory Danika Dinsmore
Stumbling Downhill James Chesky
Subway and Sidewalk - A Love Story in New York Elizabeth Le Coq Currier
SUMMER OF LOVE RUTH KNAFO SETTON
Teacher's Pet James Woodruff
Teen Sweat Michael DeStefano
Ten Little Fingers, Ten Little Toes Jeremy Hogan
Tender, Like My Heart Jim Roberts
Test Scores Randall Sylvan
Thank You Pandemic! Tanmaya Shekhar
The Agreement at Clivemore Hospital David Draper
The Best is Yet To Be Dara Carr
The Big Time Kimberly Beyers
The Brotherhood of Tricks and Treats Francelia Belton
The Cat's Meow Len Forgues
The Christmas Virgin Chad Wellinger
The Clearing Billy Hanson
The Crossroads A R ASHWORTH
The Decoy Nicole Crowley
The Devil May Come John Lavelle
The Discount Countess Flora Doone
The Eyes of Midnight Andrés Torres H.
The Finisher Rachael Clarke
The Future is one mile from my house Alberto Alarico Vignati
The Game of Queens Alex Grehy
The Gray Michel Lapierre
The Great Gimmelmans Lee Matthew Goldberg
The Identicals Rochelle E. Fisher
The Inevitable Search For Ismah Khan
The Jackshit Bastards Jim Roberts
The Knife Thrower's Assistant Joyce Kline
The Last Banana Alison McBain
The Last Confession of Dottore Geppetto Josh Bartolome
The Learning Tree Ali Sadiq
The OIL Platform Rick Butler
The Pot and The Kettle T.w. Moran
The Prodigy David Blumkin
The Purification Timothy OLeary
The Right Thing Vikram Kapur
The Rooster Raun Burnham
The Sins We Leave Behind Robert Balentine
The Survivor's Guide to Winter Hiking Bryan Farrow
The Time of Jonah Raquel Levitt
Thorn Without a Rose Chad Mountain
Time and Place Drew Westcott
Time to Flagstaff Leanne Phillips
Tina & Tommy John Michael Bruno
To Us May Grace Be Given L.S. Johnson
Tokyo James Barresi
Tonni: A Hell's Horizon Story Nick Cardiff
Trash Dragon Theo Michelfeld
Tuscan Shadows A.J. Hamer
Two Sides Yinwen Mu
Under the Circumstances Frederick R. Weinstein
Under The Upas Tree Graham Kirkham
Unencumbered Brittany Du Bois
Unio Mystica in the Market of Time Paul Wine
Viral Spiral Emma Cotter
Viv and Eddie Joseph White
What Burns LD Green
What Do I Do With Dewey Rich Agnello
What Happened at Lincoln House Farm , a Scrap Story Susan Howard
WHAT I WISH I KNEW WHEN I WAS 22 Tara Visconti
What Really Happened to Thumper 2-3 Len Forgues
When the North Wind Blows Kary English
While Her Guitar Gently Weeps Jim Roberts
Wyoming Territory, or the Tale of Wolverine Woman Sjan Evardsson

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