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.
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After deliberation by the incredible industry jury of Oscar nominated writers, executives, and producers, we are thrilled to announce the Winners of the competition! The winners will attend exclusive virtual meetings with industry professionals to talk about the most effective ways to move forward with their short film scripts. For this Virtual Shorts Lab, we’ll explore topics such as securing financing, getting talent and producers attached to your project, tips and tricks for making the most of the festival circuit, and how to balance practical needs with getting your passion project off the ground.
Plus, as part of this year’s competition, EVERY Finalist is being granted a 1:1 mentorship call with our partners at Seed&Spark!
A LOVELY DAY by Marcus Stricklin
Anthony, a Black teenager, recounts the events of his day after an encounter with two Police Officers.
AGAINST MY BROTHERS by Paul Cahill
A story exploring modern-day drone warfare and the terrible effects it has both on the civilian population in the Middle-East and the pilots in America.
MY LIFE AS A TEENAGE CONSPIRACY THEORIST by Amanda Dinsmore
A 13-year-old aspiring conspiracy theorist hears about a potential alien abduction in her town and jumps at the chance to earn her spot in an elite conspiracy theorist organization.
ONION WHAT? by Colin Ryan
A restaurant patron’s simple request for just one onion spirals out of control.
STUCK by Katy Erin
A pilot crash lands on a secluded moon with only one inhabitant, a mechanic who might be able to repair her ship if she didn’t believe the pilot was a bounty hunter out to get her.
Congratulations to all the winners. We’re so excited for what is in store.