Thank you to the nearly one thousand writers who entered The 2017 WeScreenplay Feature Contest. Your hard work, talent, and dedication to storytelling shine through in the entries we received.
This year’s winners survived five reads and were sent on to the industry jury that includes Director Dave Green, Executive Juliet Berman, Literary Manager Le’Ander Nicholson, and Executive Melissa Azizi.
Crafting a script that impacts five readers is extremely impressive, and the top 6 are on the path toward amazing mentorships with our incredible panel of judges. We are also giving away over $20,000 in cash, prizes, coverage and more. See the winners below and make sure to say congrats to them on Facebook and Twitter!
However, there are excellent scripts that didn’t advance. The Finalist round was the most competitive. Just because your script isn’t on this list doesn’t at all mean that our judges didn’t enjoy the read – in fact, we’re certain that many scripts not advancing will bring their writer success in the very near future. Thank you for entering your script and never give up.
And now, the 2017 WeScreenplay Feature Contest Winners:
The Heart of a Tiger by SreyRam Kuy
Valentyne by Dashiell Finley
Honey Boy by Shia Labeouf and Otis Lort
Snowblind by Dan Maurer
Scattering Jake by Erica Tachoir
Grand Prize Winner
Cavalier by Chris Dennis
Following a brutal war between aliens and humans, a hardened veteran must rely on a member of the occupying race to rescue his daughter from the clutches of a ruthless alien warlord. This is a powerful sci-fi script that at its core is about family. The judges and jury fell in love with this project because of the visual and visceral writing to create a new world that is filled with honest, living characters.
Congrats to all these phenomenal writers. We want to take one moment to recognize everyone who entered. It takes a lot of work, energy, and courage to finish a script and put it out into the world. Thank you for letting us read your work and we hope to see more of it in the coming seasons.