Screenplay Competition

Submissions for the 2019 Nashville Film Festival closed on May 31, 2019.  Please be sure to read our FAQ and Rules. If you have further questions, or if you are a producer or management rep that would like to request loglines,  please contact us at 2019entries@nashfilm.org.

Announcing the 2019 Screenplay Contest Finalists

Congratulations to this year’s finalists. Winners will be announced LIVE at the  festival at our Screenplay Awards Ceremony.  The field of finalists are a very diverse group of writers that share one common bond; talent and the need to share their stories.

 

Half Hour Pilots:
Margaret Kaminski                                         Super Hot Girl
Teddy Gilmore & Mat Dann                          Stayers
Jonathan Katz                                                   Very Fine People
Stephen Hoover                                               Damage Control

Hour Pilots:
Jeff Bower                                                         Fix
Jeremy Colvin                                                  Black Bonnie
Johnny Gilligan                                               Code.7390
Asad Farooqui                                                 The Islamic Boys
Christian Lybrook                                           Ecco, Idaho
Samuel Garza Bernstein                                The Secret World of Danny

Comedy Features:
Luke Guidici                                                      The Sauce Was Worth It
Kelly Anelons                                                    Life’s A Beaut
Anne Abramowitz                                             It’s His Day
Mark Renshaw                                                  Cyborn
Amy Frances Wright & Ana Worrel             The Gateway Drug

Drama Features:

Angela Cheng                                                     Trouble to the Herd
Tyler Rabinowitz                                               The Danger Inside
Tricia Lee                                                             Mother-Daughter
Randy Wilkins                                                    Pray for a Little More Spring
Talya Klein & Emmett Anderson                    Our Town
Moon Molson                                                     Johnny Ace
Lamarr Gray                                                        Blue Cadillac. White Girl.
Gavin Fields                                                        Harry, Above the Title

Genre:
Dan Stone                                                             Don’t Tell a Soul
Guilherme Viegas                                               Oh Mists, My Mists
Justin Shelton                                                      I.R.L.

Horror Feature:
Scott Pittock                                                         Dead End
Harish Kumar                                                      Trouble Inherited
David PalamaroSuju Vijayn                       The Housesitter
Talie Melnyk                                                        The Silo
Christopher O’Bryant                                         LIVe

Short Length:
Lindiwe Mueller-Westernhagen                      Be Quiet
Marcus Julius                                                      The Five Stages of Grief
Erin Kelly                                                              Butter Won’t Melt
Andrew Gay                                                         I, Sphere
Mo Morgan                                                          Sight

 

Tennessee Writers:
Gal Ron                                                                Rum Runners
Jeremiah Reynolds & Sandy Thomson       Credence
Thomas Krutainis                                              Electric Indigo
Curt Hahn                                                           Jubilee

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to our 2019 Screenplay Contest Semifinalists!

 

Half Hour Pilots

Margaret Kaminski Super Hot Girl
Adam Sleper Guardians of Abel
Teddy Gilmore  & Mat Dann Stayers
Jonathan Katz Very Fine People
Langston Antosek Farm Team
Stephen Hoover Damage Control
Gustave Cadet Cop Raptor
Neil D’Astolfo Tribe

 

Hour Pilots

Jeff Bower Fix
Thomas Gaunt World’s Apart
Jeremy Colvin Black Bonnie
Johnny Gilligan Code.7390
Catherine Loerke In Vitro Veritas
Asad Farooqui The Islamic Boys
Monis Rose Areas
Christian Lybrook Ecco, Idaho
Samuel Garza Bernstein The Secret World of Danny
Wendy Wilkins Hometown

 

Feature Comedy

Andrew Mescher Sweet Old Man
Luke Guidici The Sauce Was Worth It
Kelly Anelons Life’s A Beaut
Asad Farooqui The Imigration Game
Anne Abramowitz It’s His Day
Jim Harkins Old Dad
Doug Johnson Gabriel
Mark Renshaw Cyborn
Amy Frances Wright & Ana Worrel The Gateway Drug

 

Feature Drama

Joel Santner The Coffin Club
Nora Jaenicke and Lisanne Skylar Whales
Angela Cheng Trouble to the Herd
Tyler Rabinowitz The Danger Inside
Samuel Garza Bernstein J.B.
Tricia Lee Mother-Daughter
Randy Wilkins Pray for a Little More Spring
Talya Klein & Emmett Anderson Our Town
Moon Molson Johnny Ace
Lamarr Gray Blue Cadillac. White Girl.
Jamie Bouwkamp Bobbie
Brandon King The Defector
Gavin Fields Harry, Above the Title

 

Genre

David Barbeschi White Crow
Carlo & Erin Carere Dark Horizons
McKinnon Powell Magical Things
Bob Ingraham Possum
Dan Stone Don’t Tell a Soul
Mary Dobon At Morning’s Light
Charles Parlapanides A Good Death
Guilherme Viegas Oh Mists, My Mists
Justin Shelton I.R.L.

 

Feature Horror

Eamnuele Mengotti & Pierluca Di Pasquale The Plauge Doctor
Scott Fleishman Wolves Don’t Cry
William Welles Long Haul
Scott Pittock Dead End
Harish Kumar Trouble Inherited
David Palamaro & Suju Vijayan The Housesitter
Talie Melnyk The Silo
Stanley Wong The Causeway
Christopher O’Bryant LIVe
Tommy Garcia The Devil of Feldman’s Peak

 

Short Length

Erin Kelly Butter Won’t Melt
Patrick Gatov The Son’s House
Lindiwe Mueller-Westernhagen Be Quiet
Marcus Julius Five Stages of Grief
Luke Howe El
Andrew Gay I,Sphere
Nir Shelter Home
Amie Williams Finding Fati
Mo Morgan Sight
Ben Schexnaydre Deal of a Lifetime
Ashleigh Rains Part and Parcel

 

Tennessee Writers

Gal Ron Rum Runners
Kd Amond & Bailey Hyneman 5 Women in the End
Jeremiah Reynolds & Sandy Thomson Credence
Thomas Krutainis Electric Indigo
Jay Wright & G. Robert Frazier Kings of Mississippi
Curt Hahn Jubilee

 

Feature Screenplay and 60 Minute Pilot Competition Deadlines & Fees

DeadlineDateFee
EarlybirdSeptember 30, 2018$40
RegularDecember 31, 2018$50
LateFebruary 15, 2019$60
ExtendedMay 31, 2019$75
 

Short Screenplay, 30 Minute Pilot, and Tennessee Competition Deadlines & Fees

DeadlineDateFee
Earlybird September 30, 2018$25
RegularDecember 31, 2018$30
LateFebruary 15, 2019$35
ExtendedMay 31, 2019$45

 

Final Competition Deadline
May 31, 2019