NashFilm Announces 2018 Screenwriting Competition Winners
Monday, May 21, 2018


May 21, 2018 (Nashville, TN) – The Nashville Film Festival announces the winners of their 5th annual Screenwriting Competition. The winners were selected from over 1,400 submissions from all over the world and include feature-length screenplays, short screenplays, and teleplays.

Below are the winners in each category:

Grand Jury Prizes:

Grand Jury Prize – Feature: Queens by Max Sokoloff

Grand Jury Prize – Short: True Blue by Phil Yuhas

Feature Screenplays

Action/Adventure FeatureSuckerfish City by William Rodemeyer

Comedy FeatureQueens by Max Sokoloff

Drama FeatureBlue on Blue by David Dasilma

Family/Animation FeatureSpirit Halloween by Billie Bates

Historical FeatureSouthern Knights by Scott Bloom & Myra Turley

Inspirational FeatureGet a Life by Nicole Fairbrother

Music-Inspired FeatureHard Candy Christmas by Nick Abdo

Science-Fiction FeatureMoon Rush by Matt O’Reilly

Tennessee FeatureGreen Card Gay by KD Amond

Thriller/Horror FeatureDream Screen by Steven Epp

Short Screenplays

Comedy ShortMama of Dada by Anna Hopkins

Drama Short: True Blue by Phil Yuhas

Genre Short: Sergio: A Scorpion’s Tale by Shaun Radecki

Tennessee Short: Night of the Swingin’ Dead by Jason K Allen

Thriller/Horror Short: The Storyteller by Patrick Nash

Young Screenwriter Short:  Hiding Spot by Sam Wilson


30-Minute Teleplay:  OMG by Terry Milner

60-Minute Teleplay:  Radicalized by Bandar Albuliwi


May 10-19, 2018, the Nashville Film Festival celebrated its 49th annual event with 10 days of can’t miss film premieres, red carpet events and informational panels featuring industry leaders. The Festival, which was voted one of “50 Film Festivals worth the entry fee” by MovieMaker Magazine, highlighted as One of the Best Film Festival Prizes by Film Festival Today and named by Brooks Institute as one of the top 5 film festivals in the U.S., presents the best in World Cinema, American indies, documentaries, and numerous short form programs by veteran masters, up-and-coming directors, and first-time filmmakers. With Oscar Award qualifying status and numerous well-attended shorts programs, the Nashville Film Festival has screened many prize-winning narrative and animated shorts including 13 Assassins, (500) Days of Summer, Cyrus and Academy Award nominees, I Am Love, Ajami, and Dogtooth. Celebrity honorees and participants have included Oprah Winfrey, Susan Sarandon, William Shatner, William H. Macy, Al Gore, Nicole Kidman, Danny Glover, Vincent D’Onofrio and many more. Additional information on the festival and its 2018 schedule can be found at


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