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2021 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Writing Competition Winners

by Neha Dutta on March 24, 2021

We are excited to announce the winners of the 2021 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Writing Competition.

Shell by Barrington Smith-Seetachitt has been selected from nearly 1500 entries as the Grand Prize Winner. What Covers the House is a Roof by Matthew Haynes has been selected as the Runner Up.

Shell, is a short story about a woman who feels the effects of age discrimination in her personal and professional life and decides to undergo a procedure to regain what she is losing.

What Covers the House is a Roof, is a short story about a lonely, gay, obese Hawaiian man, who returns home to Maui when he learns his mother is dying of rabies.

Honorable mentions in the 2021 ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Writing Competition include -

The Caregiver by Jim Gourley

Vicarious by Daniel Cooper

Smoke by Bill Mesce, Jr.

In addition to the ScreenCraft team, this year's jury included executives from Vandal Entertainment, Granta Magazine,  TV Writer, Creator, and Showrunner, Sean Crouch, and the Series Editor for  "The Best American Short Stories”. 

Congratulations to these winning writers and finalists, and thank you to our judges and to everyone who submitted projects; we read a number of remarkable submissions.

View the QuarterfinalistsSemifinalists, and Finalists here.  The Grand Prize Winner will receive a cash prize and circulation of their materials to top literary managers and agents.

And if you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries in 2021, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here.

And be sure to check out more of ScreenCraft’s recent success stories here.

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