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The 13th 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 (3.1/5.0)
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 (2.4/5.0)
Report Cards: 17    
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Objective

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

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 07/31/2017

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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 (3.1/5.0)
    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 (2.4/5.0)
    Report Cards: 17    
    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 (3.1/5.0)
    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 (2.4/5.0)
    Report Cards: 17    
    Have you entered?
    Please submit a Report card.

    Contest News

    American Gem Names Semifinalists

    American Gem and Write Brothers have announced the semifinalists of the 12th Annual American Gem Short Script and Literary Festival. American Gem Literary Festival attracted a total of 1,341 entries worldwide: 1,139 short scripts, 197 short stories and 5 Documentaries.

    Updated: 03/02/2017

    American Gem Names Quarterfinalists

    American Gem and Write Brothers have announced the quarterfinalists of the 12th Annual American Gem Short Script and Literary Festival. American Gem Literary Festival attracted a total of 1,341 entries worldwide, 1,139 short scripts, 197 short stories and 5 Documentaries.

    Updated: 12/31/2016

    American Gem Names Contest Winners

    American Gem and Write Brothers have announced All Tapped Out by Sean Corrigan as the Grand Prize Winner of the 11th Annual American Gem Short Script and Literary Festival.

    Updated: 03/19/2016

    FilmMakers.com Interviews American Gem Short Script Winner Amber Rapp

    Amber Rapp graduated from Baker University. She spent the better part of her career before becoming a mother in the IT industry. Always a secret dream, Amber began writing while taking care of her young children. One a whim, she wrote a short screenplay "Wrong Number" that was a finalist in the KCWIFT short competition. The President of KCWIFT mentored Amber as a writer and a filmmaker assisting her in seeing that work from page to screen.

    Updated: 07/21/2015

    American Gem Names Contest Winners

    American Gem has named Southern Justice by Amber Rapp as their Short Script Category Winner.

    Updated: 02/04/2015

    American Gem Announces Quarterfinalists

    Quarterfinalists have been announced for the American Gem Short Screenplay Competition.

    Updated: 03/02/2013

    American Gem Announces Contest Winners

    American Gem has announced the winners in 7th American Gem Literary Festival in the Short Script, Short Story, Treatment and Loglin categories.

    Updated: 10/16/2008

    American Gem Announces Semi-Finalists

    American Gem Literary Festival and Write Brothers have announced the semi finalists in the American Gem Short Script Competition. American Gem's 6th Semi-Annual Competition attracted over 1200 entries worldwide.

    Updated: 02/01/2008

    American Gem Announces Quarter Finalists

    The American Gem Literary Festival and Write Brothers have announced the quarter finals in the American Gem Short Script Competition. American Gem's 6th Semi-Annual Competition attracted over 1200 entries worldwide.

    Updated: 11/24/2007

    American Gem Announces Second Round Finals

    American Gem Literary Festival and Write Brothers have announced the Second Round Finals in the American Gem Short Script Competition.

    Updated: 11/06/2007

    American Gem Announces 1st Round Qualifiers

    American Gem Literary Festival and Write Brothers have announced the First Round Qualifiers in the American Gem Short Script Competition. American Gem's 6th Semi-Annual Competition attracted over 1200 entries worldwide.

    Updated: 10/30/2007

    American Gem Announces Contest Winners

    American Gem and The Write Brothers have announce the Winners of the 2006 American Gem Short Screenplay Competition.

    Updated: 01/25/2007

    American Gem Announces Top 25

    American Gem and The Write Brothers have announced the top 25 screenplays in the American Gem Short Script Competition. American Gem's 5th Competition attracted a total of 1176 entries worldwide.

    Updated: 12/29/2006

    American Gem Announces top 50 Screenplays

    American Gem and The Write Brothers are pleased to announce the top 50 screenplays in the American Gem Short Script Competition.   American Gem's 5th Competition attracted a total of 1176 entries worldwide.

    Updated: 10/06/2006

    American Gem Announces Top 101 Screenplays

    American Gem and The Write Brothers have announced the top 101 screenplays in the American Gem Short Script Competition.

    Updated: 09/18/2006

    American Gem Announces Top 200

    American Gem and The Write Brothers have announced anounced the top 200 screenplays in the American Gem Short Script Competition. American Gem's 5th Competition attracted a total of 1176 entries worldwide.

    Updated: 09/13/2006

    American Gem Announces Top 325 Scripts

    American Gem and The Write Brothers have announced the top 325 screenplays in the American Gem Short Script Competition.  American Gem's 5th Competition attracted a total of 1176 entries worldwide.

    Updated: 09/06/2006

    American Gem Announces Top 55 Screenplays

    American Gem and The Write Brothers have announced the top 55 screenplays in the American Gem Short Script Competition. American Gem's 4th Competition attracted a total of 1024 entries worldwide.

    Updated: 11/29/2005

    American Gem & Write Brothers Announce Top 102 Short Screenplays

    American Gem and The Write Brothers have announced the top 102 screenplays in the American Gem Short Script Competition. American Gem's 4th Competition attracted a total of 1024 entries worldwide.

    Updated: 11/07/2005

    American Gem Announces Top 300 Short Screenplays

    American Gem and Write Brothers have announced the top 300 Short Screenplays in the American Gem Short Script Competition, which attracted a total of 1024 entries worldwide.

    Updated: 08/26/2005

    American Gem Announces Winners

    Marc Calderwood's THE CHRISTMAS CARD has been selected as the winner from among the 978 entries in this American Gem short screenplay competition.

    Updated: 09/17/2004

    Producers Request American Gem's Four Winning Screenplays for Production Consideration

    Producers Michael Lonsdale and Kelsey Geisler have requested to read the 2003 four winning short scripts in the Amnerican Gem Short Screenplay Competition.

    Updated: 02/02/2004

    FilmMakers Magazine Interviews American Gem 1st place Winners Tony Mosher and Mitch Larson

    FilmMakers Magazine interviews Tony Mosher and Mitch Larson, who won the recently announced American Gem screenwriting competition for their short script, "FRIJOLITO G0!"

    Updated: 10/21/2003

    American Gem Announces Contest Winners

    American Gem has announced the 5 WINNERS in the 2003 American Gem Short Script Competition. The contest attracted a total of 632 entries.

    Updated: 10/20/2003

    American Gem Announces 2003 Finalists

    American Gem has announced the ten finalists in the 2003 American Gem Short Script Competition.

    Updated: 08/01/2003

    American Gem Announces Semifinalists

    American Gem has announced the top twenty-five short screenplays in the 2003 American Gem Short Script Competition.

    Updated: 07/22/2003

    American Gem Announces Top 50 Short Scripts

    American Gem has announced the top fifty short screenplays in the 2003 American Gem Short Script Competition.

    Updated: 07/14/2003

    Fox requests to read top 25 scripts in The 2001 American Gem Short Script Contest

    Updated: 06/14/2002

    The 2nd Annual 2002 American Gem Short Script Competition

    Updated: 04/30/2002

    The 2001 American Gem Short Script Contest Announces Quarterfinalists

    The first annual 2001 American Gem Short Script Competition attracted a total of 472 entries worldwide.

    Updated: 04/18/2002

    Call for Entries: American Gem Short Script Contest

    FilmMakers Magazine has announced its sponsorship of a new competition, The 2001 American Gem Short Script Contest.

    Updated: 04/11/2001

    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 (3.1/5.0)
    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 (2.4/5.0)
    Report Cards: 17    
    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 13th Annual American Gem Short Script & Literary Festival , MovieBytes would like to interview you.