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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    
Have you entered?
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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 Contest Winners

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

    GRAND PRIZE WINNER
    SOUTHERN JUSTICE
    Written by
    Amber Rapp
    of MO United States

    SECOND PLACE WINNER
    DIVINE INTERVENTION
    Written by
    Anita Louis
    of NM United States

    THIRD PLACE WINNER
    SAVAGE (pilot)
    Written by
    Stephanie Bousley
    of Singapore

    4TH PLACE
    BEFORE THE BOMB
    Written by
    Tannaz Hazemi & James Grimaldi of NY United States

    5TH PLACE
    THE SOILED GARDEN
    Written by
    Ernestine Campbell of NJ United States

    6TH PLACE
    KEEPING CLEMENTINE
    Written by
    Kelly Schilling of South Australia Australia

    7TH PLACE
    BETWEEN DARKNESS AND LIGHT
    Written by
    Jake Teeny of OR United States

    8TH PLACE
    FAN SERVICE
    Written by
    Kris Carr of CA United States

    9TH PLACE
    HILLCREST MANNERS
    Written by
    Paul Ditty of CA United States

    10TH PLACE
    THE BALLOON
    Written by
    Annette Prijatel & David Altman of MI United States

    RUNNERS UP (order of rank)
    Moving Day By Jane Gilson of MA United States
    Four Women And A Taxidriver By Isaac Fergusson of NY United States
    Lost Dog By Rockwood of HI United States
    Last Day By Nicholas Kaleel & Michael Pica of IL United States
    The Takeover By Mandy Fabian of CA United States
    The Life Upstairs By Maximilian Buschman of CA United States
    The Final Job By Robert Ward of CA United States
    Jimmy Empire Strikes Back By John Bucher of CA United States
    The Cow Suit Thief By Frederick Jones of MO United States
    The Barking Spider By Robert Gately and Lois Gately of PA United States
    Diamond In The Rough By Brian Palmer of NV United States
    Boomerang the Great By Ana R. Dominick of CA United States
    Alone in the Dark By Frank Arciszewski of FL United States
    Law and Snorter By Xavier Santiago of CA United States
    Fly By Night By Pierre Winsborrow & Nilesh Bell - Gorsia of United Kingdom Honorable Mention (in alphabetical order)
    Expecting By John Keckhaver of WI United States
    Jungle Gym By Yuval Bibi of MA United States
    Monkey Work By Steven Willett of Quebec Canada
    Tata By Markus E. Mueller of NY United States
    The Last Kill By John Burr of CA United States

    Updated: 02/04/2015
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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.

    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.