Submissions must be: short film (narrative); 3-65 pages; in any genre. See website for complete rules.. Students MUST supply a letter from the head of the film/writing department and/or equivalent declaring such status. The Moviebytes Discount applies only to the Short Script Category Full contest rules and an entry form available via website.
Writers who have queued this contest have also queued:
This page is restricted to registered members only.
First-time user? Register now to receive FREE email contest updates, news, results, deadline reminders and more. Rest assured, information submitted here is held in strict confidence. MovieBytes never sells or in any way distributes email names or addresses. We promise!
Forget your password? Never got one? You can have one emailed to you immediately by clicking here.
Quarterfinalists have been announced for the American Gem Short Screenplay Competition.
American Gem has announced the winners in 7th American Gem Literary Festival in the Short Script, Short Story, Treatment and Loglin categories.
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.
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.
American Gem Literary Festival and Write Brothers have announced the Second Round Finals in the American Gem Short Script Competition.
An interview with screenwriter Michael Ugulini regarding the American Gem Writing Competition.Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?
A: The title of the script is PARCHED and it's the story of a farmer who defends his dying field during a prolonged drought.
A: I felt the AMERICAN GEM Competition would be the type of contest that would accept writings from a broad spectrum of writers and that they would respect writers and their work.Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?
A: Yes...the contest was administered well and the cash prize was received promptly as well as the other prizes they awarded.Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?
A: I was not given feedback on the script but I was given the opportunity to have it produced in conjunction with AMERICAN GEM if need be.Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?
A: I have found a producer for the script. I found a producer before the contest results were announced...but winning the AMERICAN GEM contest has helped me promote my other works.Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?
A: I live in Toronto and write by night and on weekends. I've have one feature screenplay intact... (3 others I threw in the garbage). I've written four short screenplays and two one-act plays. I'm currently working on a new script.Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?
A: I live in Toronto...no plans to move to Los Angeles. Lots of filmmaking and theatre in Toronto.Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?
A: I'm working on a new screenplay and a new one-act play.