Festivals, Film
Jun 12, 2019

Screencraft Launches 2019 Short Screenplay Competition

ScreenCraft, the industry leader for screenwriting competitions and connecting screenwriters with industry pros, recently launched their 2019 Short Screenplay Competition back for its fifth year!

With the rise in demand for high-quality short content across new digital platforms and devices, there’s never been a better time to get your story in front of the movers and shakers in the industry.

This year’s competition features a prestigious jury of industry-leading professionals and highlights the increased industry importance placed on short filmmaking worldwide.

Submissions opened May 30th and the final deadline runs through July 31st. Enter at Screencraft.

Meet the 2019 Jury

Alice Kharoubi is the Head of the Cannes Film Festival’s Court Métrage, an entity dedicated to Short Films developed by the Cannes Film Festival. She is also the short film programmer for the Abu Dhabi Film Festival since its creation, as well as the international shorts programmer for Festival Tous Ecrans in Geneva, Switzerland. She is continually a part of selection committees and has participated as a jury member at festivals all over the world.

Sudeep Sharma is a Programmer for Short Film submissions at the Sundance Film Festival, the world-renowned festival celebrating independent filmmakers and storytellers. He holds a PhD in Film & Television and has worked previously with the Los Angeles Film Festival, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, among others.

Andrew Allen, Filmmaker and technologist, is the Founder & Managing Director of Short of the Week—the web’s leading discovery engine for the new generation of filmmakers. Recognized by Filmmaker Magazine as one of 25 New Faces of Indie Film, he has had his films recognized by Wired, Fast Company, and festivals around the world.

Linda Olszewski is a Creative Executive at Shorts.TV, the world’s first and only 24/7 cable and satellite television channel dedicated to excellent short films, including Academy Award-nominated short films.

Screencraft Prizes- Shorts 2019

1st Place Grand Prize:
$ 1,000 Cash
Circulation of winning script to our jury as well as over 60 agents, managers, producers and development executives
personal introduction to producers, managers, agents and studio executives

2nd Place Short Script
$ 500 Cash
Circulation of runner-up script to our jury and network of industry professionals

Top 3 Finalists
Writer Duet Pro
Complimentary screenwriting software
Top three finalists will receive a complimentary lifetime license to WriterDuet Pro screenwriting software courtesy of our competition sponsor ($199 value).

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