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2022 ScreenCraft Short Film Screenplay Competition Quarterfinalists

by ScreenCraft on February 23, 2022

Listed below are the Quarterfinalists of the 2022 ScreenCraft Short Film Screenplay Competition. These exceptional scripts were selected from almost 1,400 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting!

Stay tuned for the Semifinalist announcement on March 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:

... Jon Comulada
"Edges" - The Borders That Define Us Halasius Bradford
/Haaw/ Joey Scoma
A CHALLENGE TO THE DARK Anna Imhof
A Few Seconds After Happiness Carlan Morari
A Fleeting Moment Eric Cunningham
A Journey for Love Terence Johnson
A Memory in the Rain Daniel Ahn
A Mother's Love Trevor Bryant
A Simple Home Invasion Brian Laughran
A Stitch in Time Rita Pomade
AAgnostic Daniel Dismuke, Matthew Thomas
Aaron and Amari Dylan Koller
Adam & Eve Ai Ebashi
After Dark from the Beyond: Little Nightmares Brandon Tielves, Oscar Santos
Alice & Ruby Thomas Towell
American Girl Sofia Riba
Amontillado Geoff Casavant
Andromeda Team 6 Paula Cantillo
Angel Baby Renee Padmore
Angel of Death P James Norris
Angels or Nothing Holli Burnfield
Another Day's Work Nick LaMacchia
Anti-Social Kyle Cassie
April and Mr. Stockman Montgomery Burt
Armchairs Stacey Harper
At Water's Edge Rob Eckert
Baby in the Backseat Clara Wong
Bear Bones Nicholas Dwyer
Belonging Angela Wong Carbone
Bigger the Better Ines Albert
Blended Andres Otero
Blighty Blues Katrina Smith-Jackson
BLUE DEVIL Javan Richards
Boneseed Joshua Matthews, Brett Brooks
Bridge. CRISTINA WOLF
Bullet Points Clay Fusco, L.V. Santana
Canceled Christopher Pearson
Car Trouble Jenell Gilyard
Cathedral of Evil Jonathan King
Chancho Gabriel Villanueva
Cherry's Revenge Stephanie Pumilia
Children of Laika Pete Ireland
Chocolate Cake Alexander Barry
Cigarettes Niv Ende
Classroom Thief kelly karam
Click & Collapse Nadine Kriegelstein, Simone Schiffler
Clones Nate Walker
Color of Bones Hanxiong Bo
Coming Out (Again) Nikki Palumbo
Copy Cat Vanessa Branch
Corner Conversation Sieun Lee
Coup De Foudre Djorf Amirouche
Crutch Jamila Jackson
Daisy's Day Care Abigail Pañares
DAS Phillip Boudreaux
Dawn Alexandra Ruggieri
Day for it Josh Bromfield Davis
Dear Julia Megan Hermann
Dentata Kiki Wagstaff
DEVIOUS Martina Lisec
Devotion Scott Brown
Dinner Al Sterling
Dinner Guests Annie Bradford
Dinosaur Tuesday Maxson Davis
DIVR Rae Binstock
Dogwood Nonie Shiverick
Don't be the Lakers Josh Carone
Drowning Patrick Traynor
Duty Day Sarah Albonesi
El Lloron Rodrigo Moreno Fernandez
Elena Carol Huska
Else/Where MICHAEL RAVER
Emotional Wedding Video Alex Familian
English Rishan Dhamija
Esther Diana F. Bryden
Exhumation Steven Stiefel, M.E. Ellington
Fading Connections Stephanie Gould
FLACO'S Ken Arquelio, Juan Pablo Arias Muñoz
Forever More? Janardhanan Raghavan
Forever My Child Wesley Du
Frankenstein's Mazda Hunter M. Altman
Fuego Edwin FrankO
GALATEA'S DREAM Elizabeth Newman
Gentrification Mike London
George Washington Slept Here! Sam Robotham
Going Brad Brookes
Going Down South Joshua Messarge
Golden Garden Takeout Maggie Wong
Gone (Formally Grace) Andrew Smith
Good Filipino Kids Andrew Acedo
Goodbye, Daniel. Annabelle Knight
Grant's Adventure in Sillyside Jacob McAuliffe
GRAVEN Michael Clifton
Gummies Michael Clifton
Guns Down Robert Sweeting
Happiness Resurrected Moses Frenck
Hard Day's Work Joe Fernandez
Heal Ty Boyd
Heartstrings J.D. Zelman, Matthew Dushkes
Heatwave Raúl Eduardo Galindo Peña, Andrea Porras  
Heirloom Robert Serio , Brandon Resta
HELLO I MUST BE GOING Sara Hallowell
Hitched Mike Underwood
Hurt Zac Kish
I Thought the Earth Remembered Me Premstar Santana
iColtan Andrew McGowan
Immune Alexandria Sanders
In Water Dawson Oso
INDIAN SUMMER George Romo
interlude Sophia Khan
Into The Light Violet Conner
IS THIS NORA? Ethan Homen
Isolationship Tim Prendergast
It's Been Awhile Maggie Hart
JD and Marley Julian Bridges
Jimmy Dean Nicholas Sennott
Joyce Ben Abergel
Just Like Sarah Jessica Rowlands
Keanu Reeves Is My Muse, My Son Is a Dragon Phoenix Black
Late Last Night Kylie Koews
LESS HOME Corbin Godfrey
Link Peter Tamaribuchi
Louie Steve Rooney
Makhloot Zam Zam
Man Up Anika Shakir
Man, Interrupted Vanessa Agnelli
Marigolds Vanessa Oliveira
Maureen Olivia Owyeung
Maxine Lynne Bond
May Day 1919 Nicole M. Nguyen
Me and You. You and I. Jacob Mulgrew
Meadhbh Luis Hindman
Meat Cute Shannon Marinko
Meet Molly McBee Summer Johnson
Melody and Micky Kim Jaspers
Merrow Alexander Seltzer
Mission: Next Phenice Arielle
MODEL MINORITY Tapan Sharma
Morgue! Noah Szto
MotherRunner Dana Gartland
Mr. Rose Kari Mote
Mr. Versatile [The Gift & The Curse] ROB KIRKLAND
Muffled Douglas Cowles
Multiples Adam Lehnert-Spalding, Luke Stanaway
My Life as a Teenage Conspiracy Theorist Amanda Dinsmore
My name is Sanjit Alan Slack
No, Doughn't! Nicole Cohen
NOOR Amanda Blush, Aman Khangura
Occupational Hazard Walter Diaz
OLIVIA Mischelle Johnson
On the Last Day Rachel S. Thomas-Medwid
One moment one life ruth finnegan
OUR SINS Anjini Taneja Azhar
Our Space in Time Nicholas Lendvoy, Jessica Sipos
Ours Julie Cohen
Pancake Skank Sav Rodgers
Pandemic Pair Krystle Comer
Panic Max Obstfeld
Paper Son of Angel Island Howard Hong
Paradise City William Bateman
Parrotfish Annie Calhoun
PATROL Rick Rowley
Perfect Weather Eric Fallen
Phantom Limb Prajwal Shivanna
Pharmakos Giuseppe De lauri
Pick One Matthew Serrano
Pistachio Dorothy Nguyen
Potential Terrors of Self Development Clara Dubau
Precious Metal Darwin Serink
Pruning Lola Blanc, Jeremy Radin
Quinn Girl Tandy Versyp
r.e.g.g.i.N A. D. Smith
Raleigh's Gun Emporium Austin Williams
Rare as Red Hair Robbie Robertson
Rear Edward Worthy
Reasons to Live Connor Macleod
REIGN Diane Russo Cheng
REPRODUCTIVE Noor Amiry
Riders Jessica Todd
Rites/Rights Ava Szyperski
Sad, Tired Rasa Eskandari
Safe and Sound Eric Kwakernaak
Sapient Christian Moldes
She Coming Back Jason Lindsay
Short. Nick Hurwitch
Showdown at Walter Reed Larry Woldenberg
Siren Aliyah Kiesler
Sister by Phenice Arielle Phenice Arielle
Sleeping on Stones (Short) Nicole Ballivian
SMILEZ Niklas Dopheide
Somaechigi Clara Park
SOPHIA'S SHADOW Heather Ostrove
Soweto Mazin Gamar
Stanley-a-saurus Highway Miller
Stardust Caitlin J. Baer
Staying Connected Kyle Zeman
Stressed elodie Possy
Stuck Jody Ellis
Sundown Country Victor Ridaura
Survived By Kimberley Chalk
Sweet Potato Pie Michel Knowles
Telethon: The Quest to Save Grease 2's Reputation    Sav Rodgers
Thank You You're Welcome Erin Smith
The Australian Girl Elise Lamb
The Back Room Game Sebastien Basset
The Blouse Kseni Avonavi
The Broker's Gun Elliot Seidel
The Call Nicholas Lendvoy
The Cenozoic Era Samantha Woolf
The Checkup Liam Bannon
The Closet Joel KARLINSKY
The Comet And You Alex Rodriguez
The Confessional Mike Sheriff
The Confessions of a Mask Christopher Briggs
The Crooked and Damned Jordan Lannan
The Fairchild Danny Rogers
The Fake-out Thomas Hartnett
The Final Straw Tyler Duke
The Free Market - A Car Ride with Twitty Vaughn Lonnie Ray Atkinson
The Hurt Business Manuel R. Amadeo
The Immortal Jellyfish Susannah Rodríguez Drissi
The Kids From Where the Palm Trees Grow Isabella Rodriguez
The Last Drop Adam Joel
The Last Executioner Tom Schildberg
The Last Good Day Mahalia Latortue
The Lesson Kimberly Kalaja
The Lie Maren Lavelle
The Longest Walk Erin Cantelo
The Magician Holly Autry Jurbergs
The Magician's Assistant Ryan Ramsey
The Man In The Box Brian Menz
The March of Marguerite Brandon Wardle
The New Moon in the Old Moon's Arms David Sanders
The Note Dale Janda
The Reading Yvonne Arnett
The Recruit Christina Connerton
The Refugee Sydney Deeter
THE REPORTER Elvin Abel
THE REST IS SILENCE AAYUSHI A. SHAH
The Sacrifice NJ Lam
The Selfie Chad Wellinger
The Snail and the Crow Philip Dantas Whitney
THE SOUND OF FIREWORKS Nicole Vanden Broeck
The Strange Untried Benjamin Gohs
The Tackle Box Cape Tiene
The View From My Window Benedict Cohen
The Weather Girl Ella West
THE WILD EAST Valesca van Rees
The Wrath Of Ngor Richard Essilfie-Bondzie
These Faces Jason Rice
Tiburon Heather Parra
TIGER & MAGPIE Bernard Roux
TO SEE A MAN ABOUT A HORSE Tamim Almousa
Today I Fell In Love Jesse Foy
Tongues Shadi Qutob
Transient Blair Lee
Treemendous Donald Schaffer
Trophy Boy Kevin Hanna
Truckstop Molly Karna
Truth, Dare, Purim Malka Wallick
Tunnel Vision Anthony McKay
Two Fishermen - rev Rick Whelan
Two Strangers John Skip Volcsko
Uncomfortable Conversations Giovanni James Bertoia
UNTIL THE END OF TIME Michael Castaneda
Ups and Downs Diogo Abrantes
Urdr Elise Salomon
Vaccine Randy Parker
VENUS Alex Isevski
Vilomah Michael Werner
Waiting for Schrödinger Kevin Hanna
Waste King Joshua Yunis
We Are All Lonely Montrell Howell
We Were Promised Kingdoms Lore V. Olivera
WELCOME TO THE STAGE... (1/30/22) Kyle Casey Chu, Roisin Isner
Where to? Brian Thompson
Who We Are Kagure Kabue
Y2K Jean Ansolabehere
Younger and Younger Highway Miller

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