Announcing the 2019 ScreenCraft Public Domain Screenplay Contest Semifinalists

by ScreenCraft on July 30, 2019

We’re excited to feature the scripts listed below that comprise the semifinalists 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 finalists and grand prize winner here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages within the next few weeks! Without further ado, here are the semifinalists:

A Piece Of Steak Graham Waldrop
Aaron's Law David Boyd
Abuse of Power Gila Zalon
Amazing Grace Jackie Perez
America First Barbara nunberg
Bakersfield Mist Stephen Sachs
Baron of Havana Alex Simon
Black Widow Begins Esmeralda Seay-Reynolds
Bully Joshua Cohen
Bunny and Raffles Eliot Routh
Ebenezer Duncan Ralston
Father Mucker Peter Gazdag
Fever Carl Byker
Fire Girl Kevin Hill
Goddess Steven Peros
Greely's Rescue: Escape from Cape Sabine George Cagala
Greenwood Nathan Patton
His Name is Vincent Kelly Luu & Kevin Luu
If the Shoe Fits Diana Regolizio
Into Bloom Ali Qassim
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 Carla Kanthak & Carl Zittrer
Master of Horror SebastienBlanchard
Night Fall Tom Waters
Novel Endings Christine Bendorf
Palisades Richard P. Alvarez
Passaic Michael Klausner
Phantom Ulvrik "Wolf" Kraft
Pola Yvonne Potter & Lea Sellers
Red Hand, Black Blood Frank Jordan
Richer Than a White Man Christine Stevens DeLorenzo
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
Snow Soldiers William Holland
Soldiers & Bandits Eduardo Soto-Falcon
Stagecoach Mary Taylor Hopkins
Suits of Woe Richard Minkoff
The Appeal Yoav Potash
The Copeland Kids Cecilia Copeland
The Fierce Angel of Chinatown Jason Chan
The Ghost Lindsey Gudritz
The Heart of a Tiger S.R. Kuy
The Heroes of Hosingen Alice Flynn
The Keeper Kevin Nelson
The Last Templar Rick Abercrombie
The Master of Storms Demetra Pittman
The Most Dangerous Game Evan James
The Mouth of the Wolf Eric Berg
The Napoleon of Crime Mel Evans
The Vicar of Wakefield Ari Krause
The White Mouse Molly Gardner
Tillie David Cheste & 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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