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The 12th Annual  American Gem Short Script
           Screenwriting  Contest

 

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Prizes
Emerging Artist of the Year Award for Best Short Script Writer
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BEST ENTRY of the Year
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Short Screenplay Novel and Short Story Writers
 

Final deadline: July 31st

 (23:59 hrs Pacific)
 

WINNING SHORT SCRIPT PRODUCED!

“We at Write Brothers are extremely happy to be partnered with American Gem in their quest to find the American Gem Short Screenplay Competition.”

                                --Chris Huntley, Vice President—Write Brothers

WINNING SHORT SCRIPT WRITER GETS TO  PITCH SHORT SCREENPLAY TO HOLLYWOOD PRODUCERS, MANAGERS, DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVES AND AGENTS.**

CASH PRIZES  (SHORT SCREENWRITING CONTEST WINNING SCREENWRITER

  • 1ST PLACE: $  1,000
  • 2ND PLACE: $    250
  • 3RD PLACE: $    150
  • 4TH PLACE: $    100
  • 5TH PLACE: $      50

 

CLICK HERE FOR A DETAILED LIST OF AMERICAN GEM SHORT SCREENWRITING CONTEST AND LITERARY FESTIVAL'S AWARDS AND CASH PRIZES
Testimonials by Short Script Screenwriting Contestant / Writer (s) / Author (s)

I want to say that we have been in initial contact with Fox regarding Frijolito, Go! and would like to thank you very much for opening that door. 

Tony Mosher and Mitch Larson

 

Angela's Decision," has been produced in Australia by award-winning director Mat King. It is now making the film festival rounds in 2007. It has received a Gold ACS Award for Best Cinematography from the Australian Cinematographers Society. It received Honorable Mention in the George Lindsey UNA Film Festival for Best Feature. One of the film's songs, "Run To Nowhere," composed by Christopher Slaski, was a finalist in the Garden State Film Festival's film music competition. And it's on to the Phoenix Film Festival next. Hopefully, this is just the beginning for the film. (In some festivals it is considered a short and in some it's a feature due to its length of 48 minutes.) Thank you for your competition. It really does mean a lot to screenwriters to receive recognition, which in my case resulted in getting the script produced.

Gena Ellis

 

My journey with American Gem has done so much for helping me realize my own dream. I feel like I can make it, writing for a living... After I completed The Gardener, I felt that the script actually had a voice. I researched online for the best short screenplay contest. You guys are it!

Musa Jackson

 

American Gem’s intentions are genuine. Few contests honor the short script form the way they do. They don’t present themselves as a “fly-by-night” kind of organization by any means. And to have the chance to compete and have your short produced is too good to pass up.

Angie M. Comer

More testimonials

Entry Fees for American Gem Short Script, Screenwriting Contest & Literary Festival

If Submitted by

Early Deadline: February 29th

  • Entry fee per short screenplay from 3-45 pages is $35 (U.S.) (students: $19**)

  • Entry fee per short screenplay from 46-65 pages is $38(U.S.) (students: $22**)

  • Entry fee per short story up to 20 pages (up to 5,000 words) is $21 (U.S.) (students: $15**)

  • Entry fee per short story up to 50 pages (up to 12,500 words) is $24 (U.S.) ($18 to students**)

Regular Deadline: April 30th

  • Entry fee per short screenplay from 3-45 pages is $38 (U.S.) (students: $21**)

  • Entry fee per short screenplay from 46-65 pages is $41(U.S.) (students: $24**)

  • Entry fee per short story up to 20 pages (up to 5,000 words) is $23 (U.S.) (students: $17**)

  • Entry fee per short story up to 50 pages (up to 12,500 words) is $26 (U.S.) ($20 to students**)

Late Deadline: June 30th

  • Entry fee per short screenplay from 3-45 pages is $41 (U.S.) (students: $23**)

  • Entry fee per short screenplay from 46-65 pages is $44 (U.S.) (students: $26**)

  • Entry fee per short story up to 20 pages (up to 5,000 words) is $25 (U.S.) (students: $19**)

  • Entry fee per short story up to 50 pages (up to 12,500 words) is $28 (U.S.) ($22 to students**)

Final Deadline: July 31st

  • Entry fee per short screenplay from 3-45 pages is $45 (U.S.) (students: $26**)

  • Entry fee per short screenplay from 46-65 pages is $48 (U.S.) (students: $29**)

  • Entry fee per short story up to 20 pages (up to 5,000 words) is $28 (U.S.) (students: $22**)

  • Entry fee per short story up to 50 pages (up to 12,500 words) is $31 (U.S.) ($25 to students**)

Notification date: First round notified on or by September 30th.

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**THE GREAT AMERICAN PITCH FEST

Grand Prize Winner will receive a FREE ADMISSION PASS + Pitch Meetings to The Great American Pitchfest.

**The Great American Screenwriting Conference & PitchFest was founded by a group of writers. They wanted to create an event that they would want to go to, and that presented real opportunities for writers to further their careers.

FREE ADMISSION PASS DOES NOT INCLUDE TRANSPORTATION, ROOM,  BOARD, ETC.

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