Announcing the 2019 ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Competition Semifinalists

by ScreenCraft on September 25, 2019

We’re excited to feature the scripts listed below that comprise the semifinalists of the 2019 ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Competition. With the rise in demand for high-quality short content across new platforms and devices, and the increased industry importance placed on short filmmaking worldwide, we are honoring the craft of short-form narrative screenwriting via this competition, which features a prestigious jury of industry-leading professionals.

This year's jury includes executives and programmers from the Sundance Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Short of the Week, and Shorts.TV.

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!

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.

Without further ado, here are the semifinalists:

A Beautiful Day J. Logan Alexander
A Dream of Flight Neil Westley
A Feather Within the Fog Dave Drinkwater
A Graduation Peier  Shen
A Last Night In LA Jameel shivji
A Machine For Time John Broadhead
A Portrait of Fances, Enclosed Jacob Levy
Adhan Charles Vuolo
Adjunto Felix Pineiro
Affirmation Greg Willybiro
Agwajiing the Sanatorium Michael O'Rourke
AlieNation Nick Purrier & Ray Raghavan
Anyone Listening? Yvonne Arnett
Appointed Benjamin Stenner
Arboreal Simon Deeley
Arriving At Manuel Fil Medina
ASHES Edith Rodriguez
Asking For It Yusra Khan
Ava Angelique  Wilson
Background Check Ellen Rodnianski
Bahar, Born At Night Michael Amir Bina
Below The Surface Sam Kidd
Blackbird Michael Thompson
Blood and Ash Kenneth Sanabria
Blood on the Run Michael Flannelly
bOb Alberto Chumaceiro
Borrowed Time Geoff Murillo
Bruno Charlotte Daniel
Bull and Bear: A Love Story David Healy
Chef's Special Caleb Hermann
Chiaroscuro Camille Cotteverte
Christopher & the Bug Vanessa Esteves
Chualar Ann Marie Pace
Cold Water Jay Perry & Shaun Perry
Complicity Andrew Cooper
Crush Jason Swanson
Dark Timber Ryan Dingus
Dawn Alexandra Ruggieri
Dead Jesus Richard Santoro
Dearest Dolly Darling Beckley Vincent
Demons Dianna Craig
DiMaggio Taylor  Zaccario
Do It For Her Luke Janisko
Duck Hilary Burgoon
Dunked John Bickerstaff
Figurines Wendy Chandra
Final Issue Ricardo Carrion
For Little Girls Who Are Afraid To Speak Ano Hayes IV
Formicarium: Or The Unrelenting Allure of Complacency Jarrett Paperno
Forward Antoine Remy
From Far and Wide Jaskaran Gill
Ghost Ride Eduardo Hanson de Moura
Girl, You Better Chill Tracy Schumer
Glass State Shaun Grimsley & Matthew  Whittle
Greetings Cody Rose
Greg the Puddle Shaun Radecki
Haniya Nancy Vogl
He Was Unarmed Bryce Marrero
Henry Owen Dando
Her Babies Letícia Bianco
How Can I Help You? Thao Nguyen
How To Be A Gem Spade Robinson
Icarus Christos Kardana
Ilsa William Patton
Impersonal Jacquelyn Li
In Spite of Ourselves Sam Blumenthal
Initiation Pia Cook
Inside Roderick Kayne Louis  Alvarez
It's OK. He's Friendly. Brian Menz
James Adam Jones
Juana Pelos Maria Mealla
Judith-13 Sydney Freedberg
Kade Devin Hermanson
Kid Midnight Mychal Sargent
Last Trip To India Joshua Young
Latchkey Kids David Deignan
Leila's Gift Mithra Alavi & Zein Khleif
Leonard's Fourteen Lives Molly Stark-Ragsdale
Letting Go William Langan
Life is a Drag Kyle  de Villafane
Little Fish D.L. Watson
Little Pistol Gil Saint
Lunchbox Anne Hu
Mason & Jay Save The World! John Woosley
Maxwell's Supplies for the End of Days Matthew Little
Meadow Valley Dollhouse Competition Kristy Ellington
Metamorphose Simon Deeley
Missed Connections Zach Griffin
Morgue Keith Williams
Moving Day Howard Harband
My Sunshine Netania Allen & Wenlai Kao
NATALIE Robin Shanea Williams
Never the Bride Luigi Gonzalez
Night Terror jerrel lawson
No Future for Rock Stars Sean Taylor
Now That We're Men Celine Held & Logan George
Of Natural Causes Morgan Lariah
Over James Smith
Overdue Shaun Radecki
Overseer Federico Casal
Pap Sbeer Marta Reeder
Paper Cranes Emily Vere Nicoll
Peaches and Cream Chloe White
Poemb Daniel Tysdal
Possum Lyndal Simpson
Precious Life Kenry Cruz
Progeny Anthony Weintraub
Puppet Rising Raynor Arkenbout
Receiver Cavan Campbell
Reself Omer Ben Shachar
Residue Matt Thomas & Braden LuBell
Return to Sender Blake Simon
Rubber and Glue Cat Dale
Saavan Sidhant Tilokani
Sabina Nicole Starrett
Saigon Kiss Hong Anh Nguyen
Saving Daniel Angela Iranna Perkins
Shilo's War Nick Denbeigh
Sinner's List Simon Sager & Liukura Mariman
Skinface Gary Daniel Giachetti
Slow Wave. Matthew Quaid
Smile Samuel Nuñez
Snowbird Patrick Curran
Sold Logan Palmer
Springerle Finley Mulligan
Survivors Dan Sullivan
Taipei Suicide Story Kevin Wang
Tell Tale Wank James Everett
Test Drive Brett Hauze
Text, Actually Luke Ward & Elena Melener
The Bum Kyle Scimone
The Castle Is My Plus-One Gary Irons
The Cricket Gabe Berry
The Crossing Tom Levesque
The Deal Mitch Olson
The Drugs Do Work Edward Fisher
The First Time Traveler Ever Jared Barnett
The Games Men Play Chelsea Barns
The Killing Room Floor Kyle Andrews
The Kitten Tree Anthony Velgich
The Last Book Shop Michael Crame
The Last Cigarette Robin Hardy
The Lion and The Hare Michael McCoy
The Little Astronaut Brody McKinnon
The Nudist Michael Joseph
The Nuns' Referendum Suzy Miller
The Other Side Snigdha Kapoor
The Plot Melinda Maerker
The Poet's Daughter Hannah Eakin
The Railway Ghost Adam Lucas
The Red Mirror Steve Rooney
The Shark that Lived in the Pool Mark Haselden
The Telling Jacob Combs
The Wolf's Whistle Alexandra Nyman
The Woman Under The Tree Prashant Thakker & Roberto Donoso
The Wood Thrush Peter Forbes
The Would-Be's Are on the Anvil John Porter
Thieves Anthony Brenneman
Tomato Pie Tom Flynn
Tony and Annette Daisy Eagan
Town Business Jack Larkin
Unforsaken Jeff Guenther
Unorthodox Jonas Oppenheim & Nick Turner
Until the Last One Falls Gabe Berry
Viva Maria Sean Fitz-Gerald
Welcome to America Richard Geiwitz
Welcome to the Homeland Royce Wilmot
Wendigo Cash Robinson
Where the Dog is Buried Santiago Bukovsky
Who Wants To Live In A World? Pamela Perry
Winkies Daniel Duranleau
You Janine Gilbert
You Are My Fish And I Will Keep You Alive Emily Frederick

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