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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?
Please submit a Report card.

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 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.

    CATEGORY ONE - SHORT SCRIPT

    GRAND PRIZE WINNER
    All Tapped Out
    Written by
    Ron Podell
    of Laramie, WY United States

    SECOND PLACE WINNER
    Sarah's Sensitive
    Written by
    Sean Corrigan
    of Austin, TX United States

    THIRD PLACE WINNER
    Glory Hole
    Written by
    Kristen Alario
    of Tomball, TX United States

    4TH PLACE
    The Confession
    Written by
    Bob Pondillo of Murfreesboro, TN United States

    5TH PLACE
    Gasolina
    Written by
    Tannaz Hazemi of Brooklyn, NY United Statess

    6TH PLACE
    Wishbone
    Written by
    Jeremy Storey of Seattle, WA United States

    7TH PLACE
    Secrets of the Stars
    Written by
    Darlene Inkster of West Hollywood, CA United States

    8TH PLACE
    Pioneer
    Written by
    Joel Stephen Fleming of Zuid Holland, Australia

    9TH PLACE
    Saber-Toothed Cat
    Written by
    Larry A. Jaggard of Elwood, NJ United States

    10TH PLACE
    Brain Invaders from Planet X
    Written by
    Paul Mitchell of san antonio, TX United States

    RUNNERS UP
    (in order of rank)

    Bernard's Ashes BY Mike Bevins of Charleston, SC United States
    INSIDE/OUT BY Tom Coash of New Haven, CT United States
    The Experimentalist BY Allan Staples of Port Chester, NY United States
    THE CONTRACT BY Sean Corrigan of Austin, TX United States
    A Dandy Afternoon BY Ashley Gwen Patrick of BALTIMORE, MD United States
    Overchoiced Shopper BY Tal Almog of Pembroke Pines, FL United States
    A Nice Day For a Drive BY Daniel A. Chomistek of Medicine Hat, AL Canada
    Rehearsal BY Linda Rumney of North Vancouver, BC Canada
    COMEUPPANCE BY Martin Bartlett of roseville, CA United States
    The Good Morning Guy BY Panita Chanrasmi-Lefebvre of New York, NY United States
    Have You Seen Me? BY Jeff Dawson of Los Angeles, CA United States
    The Tutor BY Gilli Messer of Los Angeles, CA United States
    Veil BY Anthony Pittelli of Hialeah, FL United States
    The Devil and Mrs. McGuire BY George Petersen of San Diego, CA United States
    Adelaide BY Kimberly Seilhamer of Temecula, CA United States

    Honorable Mention
    (in alphabetical order) Curtains BY Martin Bartlett of roseville, CA United States
    F-CK, FIGHT, F-CK BY Corey Wilcosky of Los Angeles CA United States
    It Was The Butler in the Library with the Candlesticks By Anthony Kurdilla of Frackville, PA USA
    Ms. Littlefield (Pilot) BY David Minaskanian of Richmond, VA United States
    Father's Day BY Danielle Dunn of Los Angeles, CA United States

    CATEGORY TWO - SHORT STORY WINNERS

    FIRST PLACE
    Too Late for Regrets
    Written by
    Micheal Kuehner
    of London, United Kingdom

    SECOND PLACE
    A Father's Wish
    Written by
    Sean Corrigan
    of Austin, TX, United States

    THIRD PLACE
    Wild & Green
    Written by
    Sitasaran Singh CMC
    of Patna, Bihar, India

    Honorable Mention
    Bloody Halloween BY Aria Wright of Los Angeles, CA, United States
    Genocide, The Final Chapter BY Cora Coleman of New York, NY United States

    Updated: 03/19/2016
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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.