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2022 WeScreenplay Shorts Contest Winners

By November 1, 2022No Comments


Thank you to all of the incredible writers who entered the WeScreenplay Shorts 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 Shorts Lab. A huge congratulations to all of you!

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Winners were selected by our industry jury that included:

Natalie Metzger (Producer, Vanishing Angle), Meghan Ross (Head of Creator Success, Seed&Spark), Jasmine Johnson (EVP of Development, Crypt TV), Daniel Seco (Manager/Partner, Empirical Evidence), Allie Watson (Manager of Development, Rooster Teeth), Maria Gracia Turgeon (Academy Award nominated Producer), Vidhya Iyer (TV Writer), and Russell Kahn (Producer, Scrap Paper Pictures).

Without further ado, here are the Winners!

/Haaw/ by Joey Scoma
A typical day at a ski resort takes a bizarre turn when a xenophobic teenager shares a gondola with an unusual family.

Copy Cat by Vanessa Branch
A middle school teacher plagiarizes her student’s writing and she suffers the deadly consequences.

Family Business by Callum Henderson
A clean-up job, like any other, is thrown into turmoil when a naive decision forces the father and son team to grapple with their values of pride and purpose… oh, and also to survive.

Gearjammer by Branko Maksic
A self-autonomous cab picks up a passenger that confesses to killing a young girl and decides to avenge her murder.

Golden Garden Takeout by Maggie Wong
A suspecting mother finds herself scrambling for a cover story when she catches her teenage daughter sneaking out to meet a boy.

Pistachio by Dorothy Nguyen
When Shu finds out her daughter is going to therapy, she takes it personally and shuts herself off from her. She has to learn to open her heart to her or risk losing her daughter.

The Last Fax Ever by  Steven Demmler
An emotionally stunted, wealthy technologist attempts to reconcile with his dead father whose consciousness was uploaded into a severely outdated fax machine.

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

Dolls in the Walls by  Katherine Cox & Matt McCarthy
Gender Reveal Party by  Alison Parker
Harold, Electra and our Lord, David Attenborough by  Kirsty Zane

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

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