The DC Shorts Screenplay Competition is a very different kind of screenwriting competition. A panel of judges consisting of filmmakers, screenwriters and critics reviewed over 80 screenplays — and selected the top 5 to be performed for you! After a table reading, the audience will vote for their favorite, and one lucky writer will walk away with $2,000 in cash and prizes, to help shoot their project!
The 2019 Finalists
Dear Emma Your Charlie – Lisa Tedesco, New Haven, CT
After the death of her mother, Emma, to breast cancer, Aimee and her wife, Cara begin to clean her belongings from their home when Aimee discovers a shocking secret from her mother's past.
Life In The Pen – Jason Forbach, New York, NY
A woman mistakenly receives a letter from an inmate and decides to deceivingly maintain the correspondence to escape the prison of her own life.
Lost At Home – Jackson Knapp, New York, NY
A woman breaks out of an assisted living facility to try and make her son's bar mitzvah… or so she thinks.
The Best You Got – Taz Lake, Atlanta Georgia
Before starting their lives on earth, customers must get their plans approved by an unusual banker and his two assistants.
The Errant Signal – Nik Theorin, Philadelpha, PA
A 911 operator struggles to pinpoint the origin of an otherworldly distress call.
Cost: $15 Online / $20 at the Door
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