Announcing the 2019 ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenplay Contest Finalists

by ScreenCraft on August 28, 2019

We’re excited to feature the scripts listed below that comprise the top 50 finalists of the 2019 ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenplay Contest. This competition highlights Hollywood's longstanding tradition of adaptations based on free intellectual property in the public domain, such as folk tales, fairy tales, mythology and books and plays published before 1923.

Our jury’s credits this year include American Sniper, The Post, On the Basis of Sex, The Simone Biles Story, Romeo & Juliet, 11/22/63, The Crown, and this year's Academy Award Winner for Best Picture, Green Book.

And if you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries in 2020, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here.

Stay tuned for the upcoming announcements of the grand prize winner here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages within the next few weeks! Without further ado, here are the top 50 finalists:

A Piece Of Steak Graham Waldrop
Amazing Grace Jackie Perez
Bakersfield Mist Stephen Sachs
Baron of Havana Alex Simon
Black Widow Begins Tatiana Seay-Reynolds
Bully Joshua Cohen
Bunny and Raffles Eliot Routh
Fever Carl Byker
Fire Girl Kevin Hill
Greenwood Nathan Patton
His Name is Vincent Kelly Luu
If the Shoe Fits Diana Regolizio
Ivaylo the Cabbage Sascha Gomberg
Katharine to Tesla, Faithfully Yours Natalie Paige Bentley
Kings Road Jonathan Protass
Last to Fall Jim Maceda
Ludlow Bruce Leaf
Magician of Light Carl Zittrer
Master of Horror Sebastien Blanchard
Novel Endings Christine Bendorf
Palisades RIchard Alvarez
Pola Yvonne Potter
Red Hand, Black Blood Frank Jordan
Robert Smalls John Harris
Saints and Sinners Brit Cowan
Saving America Michael Lederer
Secret Ellington Trai Cartwright
Sedger Mor Catherine Wright
Slave to Honor Stephen Easton
Small Decisions Gary Rose
Smalls Dave Eisenstark
Soldiers & Bandits Eduardo Soto-Falcon
Stagecoach Mary Taylor Hopkins
The Appeal Yoav Potash
the Copeland Kids Cecilia Copeland
The Fierce Angel of Chinatown Jason Chan
The Ghost Lindsey Gudritz
The Heroes of Hosingen Alice Flynn
The Keeper Kevin Nelson
The Last Templar Richard Abercrombie
The Master of Storms Demetra Pittman
The Most Dangerous Game Evan James
The Vicar of Wakefield Ari Krause
The White Mouse Molly Gardner
Tillie David Chester & Blake Pinter
Two by Two Mickey Martinez
Unbought and Unbossed Travis Carr
W. Smith Sophie Hexter
Warbrave Andres Rivera
Young Arthur and the Lady of the Lake Barry Ambrose & Christopher Stapleton


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