2023 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition Semifinalists

by ScreenCraft on February 8, 2023

Listed below are the Semifinalists of the 2023 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 Finalist announcement on March 15th on our blog 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 Semifinalists:

115 Mohegan Kelsey Wacker
A Winter's Night at Gramercy Park Ege Gurdeniz
Cynoflax Charulata Sinha
Dead Men Tell No Tales in High School Michelle Blair Wilker
Death is Hiring Maria Wickens
Granny Face Snatcher L. Austen Johnson
I Knew You Once Vanessa Branch
Jeremiah Bryan Demore
Leith Braggan's Guide Ayinde Ricco
Love Vigilantes Stephen Brophy
Love, Loss and Lunacy D.M. Ward
Mixed Nuptials Jeremiah Murphy
My Best Friend's Body Zoe Kerr
Night Shift Mike Waterston
Nnenne Candice Holdorf
Nurture Jackie Fenn
October Seven Steven Stiefel
Oculus Janet H Swinney
Omega Leanne Phillips
Proof of Concept Chris Bolton
Rushford Recapitulation Christopher Rose
Saving Sara Paul Wine
Sentient Being Blues Christopher Rose
Sorry, Delivery Paula Lennon
The Black Fort and Twin Oaks - Oak Plantation     R. C. Frink
The Burnt House (or, Colin and Cusatelli) Jared Warner
The Final Push Richard Van Anderson
The Ifrit P. James Norris
The Lost Heifetz Michael Tabor
The Odyssey of Myrtle Ambrose Marcus Jones
The Queen of Lakes L.S. Johnson
The Sound of the Summer Eileen O'Donoghue
Trees Leanne Phillips
Unmade Lives Vikram Kapur
Wingboy Grace Ng
Wrecking Crew Wes Blalock

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