2023 ScreenCraft Short Film Screenplay Competition Finalists

by ScreenCraft on April 26, 2023

Listed below are the Finalists of the 2023 ScreenCraft Short Film Screenplay Competition. These exceptional projects were selected from almost 1,500 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far!

We're excited to share these scripts with our esteemed jury that includes Jason Goldberg (Director of Film - North America, Wattpad WEBTOON Studios), Eboni Munn (SXSW Film Festival / It Gets Better Programmer), Natalie Metzger (Producer, Vanishing Angle), Heidi Zwicker (Senior Programmer, Sundance Film Festival), Mithra Alavi (Former Short Film Winner & Staff Writer SINGLE DRUNK FEMALE), and John Bickerstaff (Former Short Film Winner & Staff Writer on WILLOW).

Stay tuned for the Winner announcement on May 17th on our blog and on our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram 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 Finalists:

#peopleyoumayknow Christian Wisecarver
Bad Witness Eduardo Petersen
Benny's Second Birthday R.J. Glass
Cooking Lessons with Baba Yaga Julia Diddy
Criminal Lauren Maya Davis
Death Valley - "The Bluff" Adam Scott Mazer
Desert Gifts Kevin Lewis
Deserted Paris Herbert-Taylor
Equal Opportunity Rick-kendy Noziere, Francesco Nuzzi
First Kiss Gary Rose
Gravel Eliesha Steel
Ham Jenna Ebersberger
Leading Man Whitney Houser
Niki Tomi Beto Jon Ayon
Open Up Tiina Chisola Lantz-Hirvonen
Pie and Pancakes Liz Kovac
Put To Sleep Eric Yang
Sunhat Naomi Christie
superстарик Andrew McGowan
The Flower Girl Anne Carmack
The Monkey Bars Matt Farquharson
The Rhyme of the Ancient Pensioner        Ryan McDaid
The Specimen Ed Wiles
Wanted Pete Michaels

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