Thank you to all of the incredible writers who entered WeScreenplay Shorts Contest this year! Your hard work, talent, and dedication to storytelling shines through in the entries we received. All of the scripts were so compelling, and choosing the winners was as challenging as it was enjoyable.
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We have chosen our winners thanks to a wonderful team of readers and many thanks to our fantastic Academy Award-nominated Jury for their insights! Our jurors included:
Bryan Buckley — Bryan wrote, directed, and produced the 2020 Academy Award-nominated short film SARIA. Bryan is also the Executive Director of the production company Hungry Man.
Maria Gracia Turgeon — Maria produced the 2020 Academy Award-nominated short film BROTHERHOOD and had previously worked on the Academy Award-nominated feature BROOKLYN.
Marie-Hélène Panisset — Marie-Hélène produced the 2019 Academy Award-nominated short film MARGUERITE.
Vincent Lambe — Academy Award-nominated for his short film DETAINMENT. Recently signed with ICM.
Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order):
Aphasia by Raphael Gonzalez
Cold Water by Shaun Perry & Jay Perry
Lady & Luck by Boris Vymenets
The unNatural Order by Becca Davis
Your Inheritance by Benjamin Lewis
In the Yellow Wood by Cate Honzl
On a summer evening in 1970 middle-class high school graduate Garrett must face the fact that he was not accepted into college when he receives his draft letter for Vietnam. As the night unwinds Garrett confronts his conservative parents, his academic girlfriend, and his uncertain future.
Squished by Shaun Radecki
A grieving widower struggles to repair a slug he squished and reunite it with the love of its life.
Macho Men by Maximilian Williamson
Disaster strikes when a father attempts to discipline his son’s bully.
Congratulations to the winners! The jury loved your scripts and we’re excited to work with you to see what’s next in your writing careers.