Thank you to all of the incredible writers who entered Diverse Voices this year! Your hard work, talent, and dedication to storytelling shines through in the entries we received.
As you probably know — WeScreenplay believes that the best way for writers to grow is through feedback. That is why WeScreenplay is providing free, written feedback with every single competition entry. We are glad to hear from so many of you how helpful the notes were and excited to see WeScreenplay writers are improving all the time!
If you are interested in hearing the next time this competition opens, subscribe for updates here. In support of Black Lives and Black Voices, WeScreenplay is offering 150 free submissions with written feedback to people of color for the 2021 Diverse Voices Screenwriting Lab, on a first-come basis. Learn more.
We are thrilled to advance entries to the Finalist round for another read. A huge congratulations to every writer advancing.
We also want to acknowledge all of the strong scripts that did not advance. If your script is not on this list, it does not at all mean that our judges didn’t enjoy the read – in fact, we’re confident some of the scripts not advancing will bring their writers success in the very near future. Thank you for entering your script and always keep writing.
Without further ado, the Spring 2020 Diverse Voices Finalists can be found below or on Coverfly here.
|A Ballad for Syria||Annie Macdonald, Robert B. Mac|
|A Need to Kill||Mark Pettit, AJ Jones|
|A Tent on Jupiter||Derek Nicoletto|
|Anansi and the Chest of Stories||Ayinde Ricco|
|Barnstorming: A Story of Sex and Baseball||Ronald Drescher|
|Black Creek Trail||Jaime Saginor|
|Blood Trail||Hind Metwalli|
|Brooklyn Pansy||Jason Forbach|
|Coriander: The Lost Elephant||Jordan Sandfer|
|Covet||Becca E. Davis|
|Flint Hill||Elizabeth Yanders|
|For the Culture||Phylicia Pearl Mpasi|
|Happy Camp||Liz Farrar|
|Heavy Pilot||Collette Legault|
|HOUSE MONEY||Don I. Waldo|
|It Was Written||Valeria Vallejos|
|Left Behind||Yara Caubet|
|Loa||Francisco da Silva|
|Loving Me Straight||Ruby Smith|
|Mixed UP||Nathan Cheney|
|Pansy Craze||Samuel Josephs|
|Right of Passage||Ally Iseman|
|Rising Son||Junot Lee|
|Road to Zion||Andrew Reid, Jeremy Palmer|
|Semper Fi||Amanda Norman|
|Shitty Fucking Advice||Elissa Aron|
|Sometimes Boys Don’t Cry. . .They Scream||Anna Schwarz|
|The Appeal||Yoav Potash|
|The Black Wall Street||Brianna Adams|
|The Bronze Queen||Patricia Escoto|
|THE BUSINESS OF LOVE||Karen Pluemer|
|The Corinthians||Talie Melnyk|
|The Demon||Dan Carrillo, Eugenio Villamar|
|The Gotaways||Patty Carey|
|The Itch||Jeremy Bradford|
|The Jesuit||Jordan Guingao|
|The Player’s Son||Gillian Muller|
|Wire Hangers||Jon Davis|