2023 ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition Winners

by ScreenCraft on February 1, 2023

We're excited to announce the Grand Prize Winners of the 2023 ScreenCraft TV Pilot Script Competition. These exceptional pilots were selected from almost 3,400 submissions. Congratulations to these winning writers!

Grand Prize Winners

Selected by Katherine Collins

Butch by Rae Binstock

In this unique twist on the urban-noir thriller, a butch lesbian private investigator must take on the filth, glamour, and corruption of 1970s New York City while hunting a murderer targeting the city's newly radicalized gay community, even as she wrangles with the bigotries of both the police and her own tribe.

Selected by Anna Konkle

Crips by Brian Koukol

When a disabled man discovers that his long-time girlfriend and caregiver has been cheating on him, he must decide where to draw the line in this comedic tale of life, love, and progressive neuromuscular disease set in the un-accommodating world of suburban Los Angeles.

Selected by Lisa Zwerling

What Doesn't Kill Me by Anna Khaja

A true-crime obsessed 14 year old girl is embroiled in a murder case that connects to the death of her mother.

In addition to the three projects above we'd like to recognize the following writers and their projects which made up our Top 10.

Blackfriar by Chris Bolton
Back Fires by Alex Blumberg
Insurgents by Feyza Safoglu
Mademoiselle Maupin by Brandon Gale
Ruth by Josh Barkey
Shade Land by Sidney Rushing
Viva! by Ian Dalesky

Congratulations to these winning writers and finalists, and thank you to our mentors, judges, and to everyone who submitted projects; we read a number of truly remarkable scripts. View the quarterfinalistssemifinalists and finalists by clicking the corresponding link.

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