Anyone may compete from anywhere in the world

There are 2 rounds

1st Round (April 17 - 25, 2008) :  Writers are placed randomly in heats.  Each heat is assigned a genre and a subject (ex. comedy : competing lemonade stands or horror : a family reunion).

Writers have 1 week to write an original short screenplay (15 pages max).

Winners are chosen from the 1st Round to advance to the 2nd round and compete for thousands in cash and prizes.

2nd Round (June 5 - 6, 2008) :  All of the writers receive the same genre and subject at midnight (EST time) and have just 24 hours to write an original short screenplay.

A panel of judges review the final round screenplays and winners are chosen!


Congratulations to all of the writers for rising to the challenge and for submitting such unique and inventive stories in both rounds of the competition!



Click here to view the 1st Round Assignments and Results.



#1 'GNATE: A Gnat's Tale' by Luke Kalteux

LOGLINE - An animated fairy tale that proves big dreams come in all sizes.

#2 'Non-Human Resources' by Aaron Burdette

LOGLINE - Adam's failing job search takes an unexpected upswing when he meets a magic spirit, but with spirits, matters are never cut and dry.

#3 'Unbearable' by Stefan Feuerherdt

LOGLINE - Papa Bear, married to the beautiful golden-locked girl of his dreams, ponders the reality of life in his alternative happily-ever-after.


LOGLINE - A young girl asks the Wood Sprite to make her wishes come true in exchange for her dreams, but how much farther will she go when she's used all of her dreams up?

#5 'Khab' by David Harwood

LOGLINE - A contemporary fairy tale concerning four refugee children on a perilous journey. Dreaming up fantasies as they go, they search for the fairy who will save them all.

#6 'The Keeper of Dreams' by Annika Wood

LOGLINE - A plucky farm girl pledges to save a sleepwalking prince whose dreams have been bartered away.

#7 'Dr. Boaz's Amazing Automata Circus' by Tim Downie

LOGLINE - Come and see the greatest show on earth before the sands of time run out.

#8 'Rose and Briar' by Bradley Barnes

LOGLINE - Edward's been having crazy dreams and lately, they've been more real than ever. Is he a 16 year old high school student or the hero of the Land of Nodd?

#9 'The Nefarious Wizzlewump' by Garrett Henderson

LOGLINE - The stealer of dreams, the destroyer of innocence, the Wizzlewump has gone about his wicked business unopposed since the beginning of time. 8 year-old Tristan thinks that's about long enough.

#10 'Chicken and Snake' by Eli Flouton

LOGLINE - Journalist Lou Davies is thrust into the strange world of dream-inducing hallucinogenics at, ironically enough, a substance abuse clinic in Hawaii.

#Honorable Mention  'Alenora Applewood' by Michael Tuohy

LOGLINE - A bereaved writer struggles to finish the final book in a series of bestselling children's stories.

#Honorable Mention  'Cat's Eye' by Rich Binsacca

LOGLINE - Encounters with the wildlife inhabiting her yard teaches a cat valuable lessons that serve her well when she runs into trouble.

#Honorable Mention  'Day and Night' by Jason Walters

LOGLINE - A woman is caught between two worlds and spends alternating time in each until she learns she has to choose which world is the real one and which one is just a dream.

#Honorable Mention  'The Accidental Hero' by Eric Johnson

LOGLINE - An adventurer with delusions of grandeur out looking for his first great quest, accidentally disrupts the peace in a nearby village, and has to put things right.

#Honorable Mention  'The Highway' by Joel Davis

LOGLINE - A truck driver looks to the fairy world when she has trouble accepting the loss of her husband.



Registration is now closed.  There will be plenty more exciting writing competitions in 2009, so make sure to sign up for mailing list (at the bottom of this page). 





  1st Round Finalists Announced June 3, 2009 by 11:59PM EST
  2nd Round June 5-6, 2009


Every registered writer has a great chance to receive feedback.


JUDGES COMMENTS / CRITIQUES: We will be providing judges comments and critiques for every entered screenplay in each round of the competition.


PEER REVIEW: During the judging, we will set up a special Review Forum for the participants to submit their stories for review from fellow writers.  During the 2008 screenwriting competitions, there were over 3,000 comments made on the 250+ screenplays submitted on the forum.



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