2023 ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Competition Winners

by ScreenCraft on July 19, 2023

We are excited to announce the Winners of the 2023 ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Competition. Congratulations to the these winning writers!

Grand Prize Winner

Angel Eyes by Richard Mauro

In 1947, in the lead up to his execution, can the murderous Commandant of Aushwitz find redemption.

Feature Winner

The Boy Scout by Dan Williams

In the spirit of SPOTLIGHT and SHE SAID: The groundbreaking lawsuit that uncovered the confidential files kept by the Boy Scouts of America chronicling an unprecedented history of child sexual abuse.

TV Winner

Once and Future by Kylie Boersma

King Arthur returns in Britain's greatest time of need: the First World War.


We are also excited to announce the selections for the True Crime Prize, which is presented by BondIt Media Capital.

BondIt Media True Crime Prize Selections

Black Cadillac by Beth Brickell

A 10-year-old girl who is a Hardy Boy fan and wants to be a detective helps a state police investigator discover facts about a murder while learning that she can defy cultural limitations placed on women's dreams.

Mike and Maud by Beth Brickell

The riveting true story of the events leading up to the disappearance of a spirited female attorney who went missing from a small Arkansas town in the 1950s after running afoul of a corrupt local State Police Commissioner over an inheritance dispute.

Sin of the Stormbird by Mike Streng

After three teenage boys go missing and a local waitress is murdered and drained of her blood, Lieutenant John "Trooper" Martin suspects a Satanic cult may link both investigations, but the sudden interest of the DEA suggests there may be another twist about to unfold.

Congratulations again to these winning writers, and thank you to our jury and to everyone who submitted projects; we read a number of remarkable projects. View the quarterfinalists, semifinalists and finalists by clicking the corresponding link. 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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