Ended October 17, 2019
On January 15th 2019, Open Screenplay launched with its first short film screenwriting contest. The contest was open to all genres and screenplays were required to be 10 minutes or less. The contest was a resounding success attracting 5000+ writers. The winning top five screenplays represent diverse genres and diverse writers. The winning screenwriter who won the $2,000 prize and a production deal was Maddison Tebbutt for The Arrears. Madison was also awarded a private session with Golden Globe nominee and Open Screenplay Advisor Richard Kletter. The second prize winning script is Foundation, was a public screenplay collaboratively written by three writers who had never met before, namely: Katlynn Sverko, Ross Lang, and Christopher Kerr. The third prize winning script is Forbidden Beasts by Tina Marie Singh. The winners were selected by an advisory board of Hollywood film executives and award-winning screenwriters.