2022 ScreenCraft Feature Competition Winners

by ScreenCraft on October 12, 2022

ScreenCraft is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2022 ScreenCraft Feature Competition. These exceptional screenplays were selected from almost 1,900 submissions. We're also pleased to share that we expanded our Grand Prize to recognize 3 winners. A huge congratulations to all of our winners!

Grand Prize Winners

Selected by Diana Ossana

Big Sisters by Sander Gusinow. A young woman with autism travels to New York to save her rock star little sister from her downward spiral.

Vapor by RJ Collins, John Trefry. In a dystopian near-future where water is currency, a teenage girl seeks revenge for her brother's death, only to be drawn into a larger struggle by a mysterious cowboy.

Selected by Matthew Lieberman

Kiss of Darkness by Michael McClung. As the Cold War rages in the Congo, a biracial interpreter and an American journalist, who finds himself in the middle of a CIA assassination plot, fall into a tumultuous relationship.

Our Grand Prize winners will receive from their respective mentor: a personalized round of notes, virtual meeting, and project development insight. In addition to our incredible industry mentors we'd also like to thank our other jury members Parker Davis (Agent, Verve), Halle Mariner (Agent, APA), and Kate Sharp (Manager, Bellevue).

In addition to the three projects above we'd like to recognize the following writers and their projects which made up our Top 10.

In Darkness Dwell by Simon Littlejohn

Scrap Metal Hearts by Jane Eakin

The Art of Intention by Dena Acolatse

The Last Supper by Zachary Ashman

Plainclothes by Carmen Emmi

Reaching for the Bottom by Alan Eschbach

Slugger by J. Miller

Add-On Prize Winner

Operation Ajax by Jake Hulse

We're also excited to announce the winner of our add-on prize opportunity with Traction. The story is set in 1953, and follows Teddy Roosevelt’s black-sheep grandson who must orchestrate the overthrow of the Iranian Prime Minister in order to stop the spread of Communism, but ends up destabilizing the world as we know it. Based on a true story.

Congratulations again to these writers, and thank you to everyone who submitted projects. If you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here.

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