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Emerging Screenwriters Family & Holiday Screenplay Competition

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Objective

Do you have a great family or holiday script that's ready for the industry?

We're seeking classic and genre-busting family or holiday material in the feature and tv pilot categories. Submit your script to be considered for either the standard or genre busting Grand Prize placements.

You don’t need a genre-busting project to submit.

This contest is a celebration of traditional and idiosyncratic family narratives. To that end, one Grand Prize will be given to a straightforward holiday or family piece while another will be given to a genre-busting family or holiday story.

What is a genre-busting family film?

Was E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL about an alien visitor or a family drama that explored a child’s understanding of the world? How is it that INSIDE OUT can be so wondrous, yet so relatable to people of all ages? And would you call THE PRINCESS BRIDE a fantasy, a romance, a comedy, or a family story involving a grandfather and his son?

These are the questions one asks when presented with a family or holiday film that breaks the conventions of its genre. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 11/03/2022

Notification: Quarter-Finalists: November 29;Semi-Finalists: December 21;Finalists – Top 10: January 17;Grand Prize: January 31.

Rules

Please see website.

Awards

Grand Prize Winner
  • $1500 Cash
  • A Career Consultation with the ISA Development Team
  • Consideration for the ISA Development Slate
  • Custom Designed Movie Poster ($500 value)
  • A 12-Month ISAConnect Membership
  • Development Evaluation on a Different Script ($199 Value)
Finalists Top 10
  • 2 free classes from The Writers Store
  • A 6-Month ISAConnect Membership
  • Consideration for the Grand Prizes
Semi and Quarterfinalists
  • Laurels and Badges
  • Consideration for Finalists & Top 10

Emerging Screenwriters Family

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Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
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Emerging Screenwriters Family & Holiday Screenplay Competition

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Contest News

ISA Family & Holiday Competition Names Quarterfinalists

Quarterfinalists have been announced for the International Screenwriters' Association Family & Holiday and Genre Busting Screenplay Competition.

Family & Holiday Quarterfinalists
A Bodyguard for Christmas by T.B. Spaugh
A Cafe Christmas by Joe Kilgore
A Doggone Christmas by Michael Toay
A Garden Upstairs by Stan Lieberman
A Hallmark Movie by Ashley Hudson
A High School Christmas Carol by Patrick Mulderrig
A Magical Miniature Christmas by Tammy Klembith
A Series of Untold Tales: Brother and Sister by Shaunia McKenzie
Ace by Jacobo Fe
Adventures in Christmasland by Steffany Lohn Sommers
Alex Goes to Paris by Braeden Ayub
An Empty Chair by Suzanne Birrell
Aurora Borealis by Nina Winther
Badgarth's Promise by Daniel G. Doyle
Benita the Invincible by Terry Lynam
Best Christmas Never by Bob Cousins
Blue Christmas by Robert Holbrook
Breaking Rule Number Three by Donald Hauka
Call Me Thor by Jamie Campbell
Charlie Horse by Zack Frizzell
Christmas Connections by Mere Spitzmiller
Christmas in Paradise by Joshua Katz
Christmas Is Beliving by Andrew Spear
Christmas on Candy Cane Lane by Kim Hornsby
Christmastide by Kimberley Gillis
Clara and the Nutcracker Prince by Ben Lokey
Cradle by Jeffrey Ullman
Dashing through the Snow by Stephen Chrabaszcz
Death & Detroit by Katharine Densmore
Deliverance by Anna Abrashina
Disconnect by Joey Day Hargrove
Domesticated by Joey Day Hargrove
Don't Open Til Christmas by Nick Sidorovich
Draykula Begins by Jack Polo
Emma and the Impossible by Jan Kimbrough
Ficklestiffs by Bill Burton
Forget You?! by Denis Mortenson
Friends In-Law by Josh Sorokach
From Rio with Love by Narineh Tahmasebian and Juliana Selem
Frost vs. Sleet by Jennifer Anne Martin
Gloomtown by Lyndal Simpson
Green Airplane by Joe Wolff and Robin Bradford
Hard Candy Christmas by Nick Abdo
Heartland Hoops by Kyle Ann Stokes
Holiday HOA by Kate Longoria
I Wish You Christmas by Maria D'Haene and Elise D'Haene
I'll Fly Away by Bob Stromberg
Imaginary Ruby by Marta Reeder
In the Footsteps of Thaddeus Thackeray by Adam McDaniel
Intrigue in Istanbul by Christine Keleny
Jenna Finds a Dog by Terence Rousseau
Jett's Magical Christmas Ride by Jane Wilding
Jude by Timothy Parr
Just Be Cool by Heidi Nyburg
Keeping Up with the Claus's by Johanne McAndrew
Kentucky Fried Calamari (KFC) Christmas by Sonia Blangiardo-Goins and Brandon Goins
Laundry Day by Cy Kazai
Letters to Santa by Jody Ellis
Lights, Camera, Christmas by Eric Maus
Like Someone in Love by Alexandra Billington
Linking Turns by Jax Meyer
Little Green Mend by Linda Whitmore and Brian Menz
Little Miracles by Carlos Perez
Madame Pellegrino by Raquel Cedar
Marie's Garden by David Murphy
Mo'Allem (The Teacher) by Nerris Nevarez-Nassiri
Mourning Dove Cafe by Margaret Newlin Rice
My SEcret Santa by Mark Onspaugh
My Uncle Wyatt by Sam Collins
New Amsterdam by James Donato
Nokota by Elia Cholakis
Nutcrackers by Chrissy Lessey
Once There Were Stories by Lynn Elliott
Operation Dynamo by Gwyn Gordon
Our Better Angels by Steven Michael
Peasant Ridge by Frank Anthony Polito
Please Don't Die, Roger Berman by Ryan Shrime
Porn King by Jay D. Waxman
Queen Punks by Alison Reeger Cook
Rainbow Man by Bonnie Culver
Remember I Love You by Laura Guy
RPG: Dungeons & Dopeness by Michael Seminerio
Salt & Honey by Skye Emerson
Santa Claus Rebooted by Jeff Malphurs
Santa Hood by Claudia Johnson and Matt Stevens
Save the Date by Alex Rubin
Saving Christmas Cheer by Kristine Eckert
Saving Cinderella by Melinda Smith and Chris Saranchock
Second Chance Ranch by Jan Tilley
Sister Mary's Watchdog by Terri Emerson
Snowfall Inn by Matt Demblowski
Spiced by Hunter Cline
Star Children by Balbeer Bahi
Tech Check by Hunter Cline
Terminus by Daniel G. Doyle
The Bubs and the Cribs by Adam Wallace
The China Horse by Barbara Schiffman and Glenn Schiffman
The Christmas Bet by Katie Haskins
The Christmas Hack by Kristin Raven
The Christmas Stalking by Johnny Saras
The City of Clouds by Litza Bixler
The Court by Rob Putnam
The Frenchman by Richard Wilkinson
The Ghosts of Silver Gulch by Bob Canning
The Girl from the North Pole by Mark Onspaugh
The Girl Scout by Peter Feuchtwanger
The Imagination of Billy Coulter by Garison Piatt
The Miracle Moment by B. E. Marvis
The Psychics by Varta Torossian
The Quest for Blattopia by Dominic White
The Reserve by Alex Avila
The Spirit Flyer by Jonathan Vermeer
The Virtual Santa by Jeff Peck
The Winnter Winnd by Chloe-Lynn Russo
The Wrong Scrooge by Gregory Harty
This is Not a Drill by Dara Murphy
Thorn Trees by Valerie Oliver and Jacob Larch
Tink by Edward Ybarra
Trick by Jeffrey Ullman
True Luck by Peter Andrews
Twelve Dates of Christmas by Billie Harris
Uncle Wiggily's Christmas by Alison Reeger Cook
Virtual Magick by A. S. Templeton
Welcome to Movie World by Bryan Bordon
What about Bailey? by Scott Sawitz
When Santa Came to Town by Steven Hartman
Wishlist by Lontih Khatami
Worlds Away by Heather Hamel
Zen + 2 by Miranda Filippides
Zombies on a Plane by Jack Polo

Updated: 01/31/2022

Emerging Screenwriters Family & Holiday Screenplay Competition

Contact

Web:
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Email:
genrecontest@networkisa.org

Report Card

Overall: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.5/5.0)
Report Cards: Less than 5  
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