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13th Annual American Gem
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Short Script/TV Competition | Treatment | Short Story Writing Contest

 

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WINNING SHORT SCREENPLAY 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

Final deadline: July 31st.
 (23:59 hrs Pacific)
 

WINNING WRITER GETS TO  PITCH MATERIAL TO HOLLYWOOD PRODUCERS, DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVES AND AGENTS.**

CASH PRIZES  (SHORT SCRIPT)

  • 1ST PLACE: $  1,000
  • 2ND PLACE: $    250
  • 3RD PLACE: $    150

TREATMENT - If your treatment entry makes the quarterfinalist round a short script* will be required and submitted within two weeks from that date.

Testimonials

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

Early Deadline: February 28th

  • Entry fee per short screenplay if 19 pages or less is $35  (U.S.) (students: $19**)

  • Entry fee per short screenplay/TV script if 20 pages or more is $39 (U.S.) (students: $21**)

  • Entry fee per treatment if 9 pages or less is $25  (U.S.) (students: $15**)

  • Entry fee per treatment if 10 pages or more is $27 (U.S.) (students: $17**)

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

  • Entry fee per short story if 21 pages or more (from 5,001 up to no more than 12,500 words) is $25 (U.S.) ($18 to students**)

Regular Deadline: April 30th

  • Entry fee per short screenplay if 19 pages or less is $38 (U.S.) (students: $21**)

  • Entry fee per short screenplay/TV script if 20 pages or more is $41(U.S.) (students: $23**)

  • Entry fee per treatment if 9 pages or less is $28  (U.S.) (students: $17**)

  • Entry fee per treatment if 10 pages or more is $31 (U.S.) (students: $19**)

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

  • Entry fee per short story if 21 pages or more (from 5,001 up to no more than 12,500 words) is $27 (U.S.) ($20 to students**)

Late Deadline: June 30th

  • Entry fee per short screenplay if 19 pages or less is $44 (U.S.) (students: $25**)

  • Entry fee per short screenplay/TV script if 20 pages or more is $47 (U.S.) (students: $28**)

  • Entry fee per treatment if 9 pages or less is $32  (U.S.) (students: $19**)

  • Entry fee per treatment if 10 pages or more is $35 (U.S.) (students: $22**)

  • Entry fee per short story if 20 pages or less (up to 5,000 words) is $26 (U.S.) (students: $19**)

  • Entry fee per short story if 21 pages or more (from 5,001 up to no more than 12,500 words) is $29 (U.S.) ($22 to students**)

Final Deadline: July 31st

  • Entry fee per short screenplay if 19 pages or less is $47 (U.S.) (students: $26**)

  • Entry fee per short screenplay/TV script if 20 pages or more is $49 (U.S.) (students: $29**)

  • Entry fee per treatment if 9 pages or less is $35  (U.S.) (students: $21**)

  • Entry fee per treatment if 10 pages or more is $39 (U.S.) (students: $24**)

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

  • Entry fee per short story if 21 pages or more (from 5,001 up to no more than 12,500 words) is $31 (U.S.) ($25 to students**)

Notification date: First round notified on or by 10/01/2017.

* If Treatment advances to quarterfinals a script submission will have to be submitted. Submission fee will apply ($29/$35 depending on length of submission)

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