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The Short Screenplay Challenge 2010 is an international screenwriting competition, now in it's 3rd year, that challenges participants to create original screenplays (5 pages max.) based on genre, location, and object assignments.  The competition was previously named the Screenwriting Championships in the 2008 and 2009 competitions. 


The event is organized by NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, an organization that has been holding unique creative competitions since 2002 and is dedicated to discovering and promoting a new wave of talented storytellers.  NYC Midnight aims to provide the prizes and exposure necessary for writers to take their next big step towards writing professionally.


Past winners are pictured below:




David Bowman (Redmond, WA, USA)


Winning Scripts - "Severed Head Overtures'', “This Side of Happyland”, "The Changing" and "Schizoid"


Click here to read the Interview with David



John O'Neal (Crested Butte, CO, USA)


Winning Scripts - "Rosie's Secret", "The Right to Remain", "Take Care of My Rose", and "Return to Sender"



Information for winning scripts from past Screenwriter's Challenges can be easily found in our scripts section on  Each winning script's logline, genre, page count and contact information for the writer are listed.  Click here to visit NYC Midnight Scripts.  In addition, the winning scripts are publicized to thousands of filmmakers through our Film Racing network.


The judges for the Short Screenplay Challenge 2010 include Jessamyn Ansary, Deborah Breitman, Arielle Lauren Cohen, Matthew Heiti, Simona Marchegiani, Richard Rosenbaum, Marla White, and Crystal Wood.  Thanks for all of their hard work so far!



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