The WeScreenplay Shorts Competition is dedicated to connecting talented short film writers with Oscar-nominated short film directors and creators for advice on how to create emotionally impactful storytelling in short-form content.
These top scripts were read by our Oscar-Nominated and Oscar-Winning Jury, who is providing their thoughts and notes to each of the winners:
Won Academy Award for her short film STUTTERER, and currently heads her production company Red Breast Productions.
Reed Van Dyk
Academy Award-nominated for his short film DEKALB ELEMENTARY before signing with his reps at Writ Large and CAA.
Academy Award-nominated for his short film DETAINMENT and went on to sign with ICM.
A sincere congratulations to the writers who are advancing. Please make sure to congratulate these writers on the Facebook announcement and Twitter announcement — they deserve it!
We want to thank every entrant for submitting their work. And if you’d like alerts when this contest re-opens, sign up via Coverfly here.
And now, the 2019 WeScreenplay Shorts Winner:
RED HOUSE written by Holly Sereni
Logline: A man running from his past comes face to face with it.
“This is a brilliantly structured screenplay and told in an unconventional way which keeps the reader guessing.” – Oscar Nominated, Vincent Lambe
THE ASTRONAUT written by Joey Connolley
Logline: An imaginative child must overcome the loss of his father before moving out of the memory-filled house they shared.
“The fantasy or magical-real climax of the story is quite powerful. This is pure cinema.” – Oscar Nominated, Reed Van Dyk
Grand Prize Winner
FLOSS written by Alexander Gustaveson
Logline: A couple’s relationship unspools.
“This was a strong and clever concept and would work really well as a short film.” – Oscar Winner, Serena Armitage
We want to thank every entrant for submitting their work. Congratulations to these winners and all of the incredibly talented short filmmakers who placed in this competition. Your stories were moving, funny, charming, and most importantly deeply human.
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Congrats to all these fantastic writers! All placements have been updated on Coverfly.
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