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Winners
Summer 2023

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Best Screenplay

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Shelly Paino

I Have No Words

Congratulations!

 

We want to acknowledge and honor those writers who were "best" in various categories of their writing, as chosen by their peers!

This season, a few  scripts stood out across multiple categories. Awards were based solely on peer ratings.

 

In this festival, everyone wins - with feedback to improve your writing, learning to objectively evaluate scripts, and attending game-changing workshops.

Most Interesting Premise

Shelly Paino - I Have No Words


Runner Up:

Paul Rosengren - Subs!

Best Dialogue

Paul Rosengren - Subs!

Shelly Paino - I Have No Words
 

Best Character Arcs

Paul Rosengren - Subs!

Runner Up:

Tom Hunley - The Last Time I Took My Son to the Movies

Most Valuable Feedback

Tamara Green

Best Title

Shelly Paino - I Have No Words


Runner Up:

Tom Hunley - The Last Time I Took My Son to the Movies

Most Memorable Characters

Tom Hunley
The Last Time I Took My Son to the Movies

Runners Up:

Paul Rosengren - Subs!

Shelly Paino - I Have No Words

Most Compelling Villain

Tom Hunley
The Last Time I Took My Son to the Movies

Runner Up:

Shelly Paino - I Have No Words

Previous Season

Spring 2023

Best Screenplay

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Craig Clyde

The Christmas Notes

Congratulations!

 

We want to acknowledge and honor those writers who were "best" in various categories of their writing, as chosen by their peers!

An Interesting note: Winners were from all writing levels. Submitters self-identified as one of the following:

Level 1 - I am passionate, driven, and learning

Level 2 - I've won screenwriting awards

Level 3 - I've been optioned and/or produced

Awards were based solely on peer ratings.

Winners (including 1st place winners) emerged from all three categories.

Most Interesting Premise

Mark Iverson - Stealing Mom

Runners Up:

Tamara Green - The Friends and Family Plan

Paul Rosengren - The Unexpected Camper

Best Dialogue

Craig Clyde - The Christmas Notes

Runners Up:

Ken Berry and Wendy Berry - Giant Stride

Tamara Green - The Friends and Family Plan

Best Character Arcs

Ken Berry and Wendy Berry - Giant Stride

Runner Up:

Tamara Green - The Friends and Family Plan

Most Valuable Feedback

Tamara Green

Best Title

Tom Hunley - Looking for Treble

Runner up:

Mark Iverson - Stealing Mom

Most Memorable Characters

Ken Berry and Wendy Berry - Giant Stride

Runners Up:

Bryce Hatch - Absolute Zero

Mark Kelly - A Pirate and a Princess

Tamara Green - The Friends and Family Plan

Mark Iverson - Stealing Mom

Most Compelling Villain

Tamara Green - The Friends and Family Plan

Runners Up:

Paul Rosengren - The Unexpected Camper

Mark Kelly - A Pirate and a Princess

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