2022 ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Competition Winners

by ScreenCraft - updated on August 29, 2022

We are excited to announce the Winners of the 2022 ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Competition! A huge congratulations to this year's winners.

Grand Prize Winner

The Devil and Dick Gregory by Sean Slater is a historical feature set in 1963 that follows comedian Dick Gregory who sacrifices his comfortable life as an entertainer to pursue a political career, making him a prime target of J. Edgar Hoover’s deadly Counter Intelligence Program. Based on a true story.

Feature Winner

Hot Girl $ummer by Mary Egan. Welcome St. Petersburg, Florida! It is summer and it is hot! Sabrina Angelotti is a hot girl, completely stuck, and numb all the way through. Needing money, snaps and murders her sugar daddy - her ensuing breakdown proves that she’s not as cold as she once thought - in this thrilling and sexy modern day retelling of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment.

TV Winner

The Second Sex by Sarah Chang Tadayon tells the story of a wide-eyed Iranian Jewish woman who experiences a sexual awakening when she moves to Nazi occupied Paris to study under a famous existentialist philosopher. This one-hour historical drama is inspired by the intimate life of Simone De Beauvoir.

We'd like to thank again our esteemed jury that included: Elizabeth Franco (Netflix, Manager Documentary Originals), Greg Cabrera (Participant, Manager Narrative Television), Kaylon Hunt (JuVee Productions, VP Development and Production), Sean Dubravac (Entertainment Lab, Literary Manager), Christopher Tsui (Davis Entertainment, Asst. to President), and Jason Keller (Screenwriter, FORD VS FERRARI).

Congratulations again to these winning writers and all of our finalists, and thank you to everyone who submitted; we read a number of remarkable projects. You can view this competition's quarterfinalists, semifinalists, and finalists by clicking the corresponding link.

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