From a field of over 800 writers, 25 finalists were
selected to compete in the 3rd and final round of the competition
where they had just 24 hours to create an original screenplay
(5 pages max.) based on a genre (Open), subject (Physical therapy), and
character (A con artist). The overall winners have been
selected and are listed below. Congratulations to everyone
that participated this year for creating so many amazing
#1 'The Last Hurrah' by Travis J. Kehoe
LOGLINE - A small-time Con Artist currently in Federal custody is
forced to run a con on a bigger fish but the real question is: who
is conning who?
#2 'Feel The Burn' by Sean Robert Daniels
LOGLINE - A priest is called to inspect unusual occurrences at a
local physiotherapist's practice...
#3 'Venganza' by Mark MacDonald LOGLINE -
After surviving a traumatic experience, a man goes after those
who've done him wrong.
#4 'Back Break Heart Ache' by MK Morris
LOGLINE - Logline: A team of con men must turn to a physio
specialist when part of their con gets out of hand.
#5 'Mr. Lucifer Goes to Washington' by
Greg Sisco LOGLINE - His re-election on the rocks, a U.S. president
calls an emergency meeting with the devil.
#6 'The Doctors Union' by Donovan Renn
LOGLINE - A good-intentioned con man steals money from the Doctors
Union to pay for his elderly mother's organ transplant. The Doctors
track him down, tell him he has cancer, and - pretending to "treat"
him - slowly torture him to death.
#7 'Welcome to Sana 7' by Sara Bogin
LOGLINE - Welcome to Sana 7, a rehabilitation facility known for
their zero gravity therapy. Where all their patients receive
state-of-the-art care...or so they'd like you think.
#8 'Insight' by Sarah K. Moss LOGLINE - A
blind man enters his home in the middle of a theft, only to mistake
his robber for a physical therapist.
#9 'Kansas City Shuffle' by Allison
Rushton LOGLINE - An older con artist who specializes in dealing
overpriced artwork pays a visit to a physical therapist who is
well-aware of his dishonest lifestyle.
#10 'Cons & Consequences' by Jeff Payne
LOGLINE - An aging confidence man healing from hip replacement
surgery gets a lesson in trust from his physical therapist.
The 11th Annual Screenwriting
Challenge is a competition open to screenwriters
around the world. There are 3 rounds of competition. In
the 1st Round (May 2-10), writers
are placed randomly in heats and are assigned a genre, subject, and
character assignment (see examples of past assignments
here). Writers have 8 days
to write an original short screenplay no longer than 12 pages.
The judges choose a top 5 in each heat to advance to the 2nd
Round (June 26-June 29) where writers receive new assignments,
only this time they have just 3 days to write an 8 page (maximum) short
screenplay. Judges choose a top 25
from the 2nd Round to advance to the 3rd and final round of the
competition where writers are challenged to write a 5 page
(maximum) screenplay in just 24 hours (July 25-26).
A panel of judges review the final round stories and overall winners
Sound like fun? Join the competition below...
Registration is now closed.
Check out the
1st Round assignments
Check out the 2nd Round assignments
Official Rules &
||May 2-10, 2014
||June 26-29, 2014
||July 25-26, 2014
Not only does every writer receive feedback from the judges for every
screenplay submitted, but
a special review forum is available for the participants to submit
their screenplays for review from fellow writers throughout the
competition. During the Screenwriting Challenge 2013, there
were over 1,100 comments made
on the 100+ screenplays submitted on the forum.
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