2022 ScreenCraft Drama Competition Winners

by ScreenCraft on January 25, 2023

We're excited to announce the Winners of the 2022 ScreenCraft Drama Competition. These exceptional scripts were selected from almost 1,600 submissions. Congratulations!

Overall Winner

Merciless by Corinna Jill

1854. A widow with a scandalous secret that could cost her life inherits a growing California township from her high-ranking political husband. As threats to her survival grow, she embarks on leading a fierce gang of women into a world of murder and chaos.

Feature Winner

The Monsters of Saint Margaret by Rachel Stevens

A lonely and confused trans kid meets a frightening, feral swamp dweller, the key to a dark family secret, who forces her to face her own demons as she struggles to figure out who and what she is.

TV Winner

The Academy by Brit Cowan

While investigating a student's mysterious disappearance from an elite, all-white boarding school, a Black police detective uncovers a world of conspiracy, cover-ups, and occultism, endangering his own son as he exposes the supernatural secrets behind the school’s success.

We've updated our participating add-on prize partner and are happy to welcome Adèle Borden, Manager of Content Strategy at Participant.

Add-on Prize Winner

Signature by Jess McKillop

After being passed over for a promotion at a fine art investment firm, Quinn, an aspiring art gallerist, convinces a uniquely talented street artist, Enzo, to paint her several forgeries in order to fund the opening of her own gallery and subsequently launch Enzo's career as a painter.

We'd like to thank again our esteemed jury that included: Carlos Aguirre (VP of Development for TV, Paramount Network), Ilayda Yigit (Literary Manger, MACRO), Alex Bloch (Literary Manager, 42), Jarrod Murray (Literary Manager & Producer, Epicenter), Jason Fong (Coordinator, Michael B. Jordan's Outlier Society), Echo Matthews (Agent, UTA), and writer/producer Noah Evslin (GREY'S ANATOMY, NCIS: HAWAI'I).

Congratulations to these winning writers and finalists, and thank you to our judges and to everyone who submitted projects; we read a number of remarkable projects. View the quarterfinalistssemifinalists and finalists by clicking the corresponding link.

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