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The 14th Annual American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

Contact

Attention: C/O FilmMakers Magazine LitFest
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Web: Click here
Email: info@filmmakers.com

Contact: Jennifer Brooks, Director

Report Card

Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
Report Cards: 18    
Have you entered?
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Objective

To promote and support new talent by creating real and original opportunities.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early March 31, 2018 $35 / $19 students (3-19 pages); $39 / $21 students (20-65 pages)
Regular April 30, 2018 $38 / $21 students (3-19 pages); $41 / $23 students (20-65 pages) 11
Late May 31, 2018 $44 / $25 students (3-19 pages); $47 / $28 students (20-65 pages) 42
final June 30, 2018 $47 / $26 students (3-19 pages); $49 / $29 students (20-65 pages) 72
Final July 31, 2018 $45 / $26 students (3-19 pages); $48 / $29 students (20-65 pages) 103

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Rules

  • The script/entry must have title page containing: the title, author's name, E-mail address, phone number and home address.
  • Students who qualify for the discount entry fee must supply a letter from the head of the film/writing department and/or equivalent declaring such status, include with entry a copy of a valid student ID Card, at the time of entry, and submit via email as an attachment, along with entry.
  • All submitted material must be written in the English language.
  • Multiple entries are permissible, but each entry must be accompanied by an Entry Form and an entry fee.
  • Once material has been entered, no substitutions of new drafts or corrected pages will be considered. You may submit a revised draft of your script, short story, synopsis or novel as a new submission, fill in an entry form and pay the appropriate entry fee.
  • Adaptations from other works are permissible provided you have the writer's written permission to adapt the work. Adaptations of works in the public domain are permissible. Collaborative work is eligible, but each must fill and sign an Entry Form individually. The writers are responsible for the distribution of the contest prize (s).
  • Writers under the age of 18 years old must sign the Entry Form and have a parent or guardian sign the Entry Form.

Awards

Short Script Category

Cash Prizes
1ST PLACE: $1000
2ND PLACE: $ 250
3RD PLACE: $ 150

  • Top three win screenwriting software from write brothers.
  • 1st place wins in depth studio story notes with a professional script analyst. Sponsored by greenlight script coverage.
  • Top 10 receive Emerging Artist Award Certificate.
  • Top 25 short scripts will each receive a certificate of achievement award (digital format via email).

Short Story Category

Cash prize
1st place: $250
  • Top 3 win writing software (dramatica pro) from write brothers.
  • Top 3 will each receive Emerging Artist Award certificate.
  • see website: http://filmmakers.com/contests/short/rules.htm
  • American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

    Contact

    Attention: C/O FilmMakers Magazine LitFest
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    Web: Click here
    Email: info@filmmakers.com

    Contact: Jennifer Brooks, Director

    Report Card

    Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
    Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
    Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
    Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
    Report Cards: 18    
    Have you entered?
    Please submit a Report card.

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    American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

    Contact

    Attention: C/O FilmMakers Magazine LitFest
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    Web: Click here
    Email: info@filmmakers.com

    Contact: Jennifer Brooks, Director

    Report Card

    Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
    Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
    Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
    Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
    Report Cards: 18    
    Have you entered?
    Please submit a Report card.

    Contest News

    American Gem Names Short Screenplay Contest Winners

    American Gem and Write Brothers have announced the winners of the 13th Annual American Gem Literary Festival. The Competition attracted a total of 1309 entries worldwide, including 1,026 short scripts, 221 short stories, 51 TV scripts, 5 treatments and 6 documentaries.

    SHORT SCRIPT CATEGORY

    GRAND PRIZE WINNER
    POWER OUT
    Written by Laurie Stark

    SECOND PLACE WINNER
    CIVIL CONVERSATIONS
    Written by Fredric V. Collins

    THIRD PLACE WINNER
    WELCOME TO CHINATOWN
    Written by Benjamin Pollack

    4TH PLACE
    THE WEDDING PRESENT
    Written by Jeremy Storey

    5TH PLACE
    NEVER LOVING DAVID
    Written by Kelly Jean Karam

    6TH PLACE
    BECKSTER
    Written by Lynn Dow

    7TH PLACE
    EVEN COWGIRLS LOVE RETAIL
    Written by Stacy Barton

    8TH PLACE
    PAST MASTER
    Written by Marat Berdyyev

    9TH PLACE
    KID SOLDIER
    Written by Kelly Jean Karam

    10TH PLACE
    BECOMING THE WILD
    Written by Mark Hertzler and Toby Valdes

    Updated: 03/29/2018
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    American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival

    Contact

    Attention: C/O FilmMakers Magazine LitFest
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    Web: Click here
    Email: info@filmmakers.com

    Contact: Jennifer Brooks, Director

    Report Card

    Overall: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.2/5.0)
    Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
    Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
    Signficance: 2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars (2.5/5.0)
    Report Cards: 18    
    Have you entered?
    Please submit a Report card.

    Interviews

    MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter Michael Ugulini

    An interview with screenwriter Michael Ugulini regarding the American Gem Writing Competition.

    Updated: 01/25/2007
    Contest Winner? Let's talk. If you've finished first, second, or third in the The 14th Annual American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival , MovieBytes would like to interview you.