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2022 WeScreenplay Feature Contest Winners

By May 13, 2022August 24th, 2022No Comments

Thank you to all of the incredible writers who entered the WeScreenplay Feature Contest this year. We are excited to announce this year’s Winners and Honorable Mentions. Winners will be invited to be a part of WeScreenplay’s Virtual Feature Lab. A huge congratulations to all of you!

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The Winners were selected by our industry jury that included:

  • Stephanie Smalling (Motion Picture Literary Agent at CAA)
  • Iram Parveen Bilal (Screenwriter and Director)
  • Kacy Bartleigh (of Luma Pictures SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME, CANDYMAN)
  • Stefanie Azpiazu (Head of Development and Production at Likely Story IN THE HEIGHTS, I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS).

Without further ado, here are the Winners!

Fire Over The Hills by Alexander Chard
In the far north, an otherworldly event prompts an elderly man to retreat to a small community in the woods where he desperately tries to preserve his memories in a frighteningly shrinking world.

In His Image by Kendra Christel
When her drag queen brother is brutally assaulted, a shy introvert challenges the norms of her small Texas town by entering a stiletto marathon in his honor and completely reinvents herself in hopes of winning.

Keesha Goes To Camp by Rebecca Jordan Smith
When her single father sends her to camp for the first time, a bookish African-American tween must face mother nature and outmaneuver a relentless rival in order to survive the summer of 1986.

The Chosen Ones by Paul Sheridan
Seven years after the disappearance of his son, a grieving father teams with the mother of another missing youth to hunt down those responsible.

The White Guy Dies First by Nicholas Pangilinan
Locked inside Horror-Con after a table reading, Brandy must survive her own real-life murder mystery once a masked killer starts offing her fellow castmates. But when the suspects are all minorities, that’s one horror trope she can’t rely on when guessing who’s going to fall next. Because in this horror story… THE WHITE GUY DIES FIRST.

We’d also like to spotlight some really strong Honorable Mentions:

The Neighborhood by Sara Strange
Cheerleader Macbeth by Daniel Strange
Walking in Iowa by Alex Murawski
Serial by Robert Benjamin

Congratulations again to all these writers. We are so excited for all the year has to offer.

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