The 2nd FilmMakers Global Trailer Festival Announce Finals

Hollywood, CA -- FilmMakers Magazine's second 'FilmMakers Global Trailer Festival' finalists have been named.

The winners to be announced on October 31st.

Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards
Beverly Hills, CA -- Qualifying round for the 14th annual Filmmakers Int'l Screenwriting Awards to be announced October 31st.

Filmmakers 1st TV Scriptwriting Contest News
Hollywood, CA -- Qualifying round for the 2nd Annual 1st TV  Scriptwriting Competition to be announced on October 22nd.

American Gem Literary Festival Contest News
American Gem Literary Festival
Beverly Hills, CA --Qualifying round for the 12th annual American Gem Short Script and Literary Festival to be announced on October 22nd.




Beverly Hills, CA -- Filmmakers is pleased to announce the winners in the 13th annual Filmmakers International Screenwriting Awards Contest. Congratulations and salutations to all the winners and runners-up

Ruby Akin won First Prize of $2,500 CASH for her Drama "THE TAILOR FROM TAEGU AND MRS. ABERNETHY".

Logline: New York City’s Lower East Side 1945: Struggling Korean-American tailor, Kim Lee, pursues a passionate love affair with a seductive white war widow, Libby Abernethy. But when her mentally unstable, shell shocked brother-in-law returns from the war determined to force Libby into a loveless marriage, their secret is revealed, and Kim must risk his life to protect the woman he loves from a dangerous and damaged man.

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Beverly Hills, CA -- Amber Rapp won 1st Prize of $1,000 CASH for her short script "SOUTHERN JUSTICE", a black comedy.

Logline: Three sisters, two bodies, one mistake. Ami, Dallas and Austin struggle with the morality of a path set on seeking “Southern Justice” in this short screenplay that defines how far a person will go to protect the ones they love.

American Gem Literary Festival and Write Brothers are pleased to announce the winners in the 10th Annual American Gem Short Script Contest and Literary Festival. American Gem attracted a total of 1,408 entries worldwide.

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