28 Jan 2016

Results are in! The final round finalists for the Script to Screen shorts contest are: The Returning by Alvin Easter The Gun Says Kill by David Erickson To Be … Again by Eric Olson The previous two month’s finalists are: A Table For Four by May Chaplin The Movie Maker by David Erickson Saturday Morning by Eric Olson The Epicure by Tony Reichstadt Stay of Execution by May Chaplin Let Me Call You Sweetheart by Alvin Easter Congratulations to all the finalists! And thanks to all the writers who submitted to the contest. The winner will be announced in the  [ Read More ]

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31 Dec 2015

Congratulations to this month’s finalists in our short script contest! May Chaplin  “A Table For Four” David Erickson  “The Movie Maker” Eric Olson  “Saturday Morning” Get your new scripts ready for the final round deadline on January 15th. Good luck and happy writing!

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14 Dec 2015

Congrats to all writers: “The Epicure” Tony Reichstadt “Stay of Execution” May Chaplin “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” Alvin Easter Deadline for round 2 is Tuesday Dec 15th

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10 Jul 2015

SWW seeks entries in November, December, and January for our Script to Screen short script contest, which gives writers the chance to write with small-scale production in mind and potentially have their winning script produced. The winner will have their script produced on a $2,000 budget and the resulting short film screened at the Twin Cities Film Festival. The writer and director will then be free to enter the film in other contests or film festivals if they choose. So peruse the themes below and get creative! November 2015 Theme is:  High stress / low expectations (use one or both per script) —  [ Read More ]

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25 Jun 2015

This year’s contestants are asked to focus on low budget screenplays — a feature script that can be produced for no more than $250,000 somewhere in Minnesota. Deadline is February 15, 2016 Entry fee:  $50 ($25 for students) Prizes:  $1,000, $250, & $100 + a meeting with a Hollywood agent and/or producer + a public staged reading So start your brainstorming and writing now! More contest info here Articles and tips on writing for low budgets

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12 Apr 2015

Congratulations to the top 5 finalists and winners of the Screenwriters Workshop feature contest co-sponsored with the Twin Cities Film Festival. First Place ($1,000 and a meeting with an Agent & Producer) Patricia Fox Title: Anatomy of a Town Genre: Drama/Mystery 111 Pages Logline: The Chief of Police investigates and solves the murder of a young woman while confronting the Sheriff, who blocks his every move for jurisdiction, but also to protect himself from the Chief finding out his ties to both the murder victim and the killer. Second Place ($250) May Chaplin Title: THE PALMIST Genre: Mystery/Thriller 110 pages  [ Read More ]

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7 Feb 2015

This year’s  winning Script-to-Screen short screenplay is VOODOO by SwW member Peter Groynom. And the 2015 runner-up is SUNDOWN written by David Pollard. The winning script will be produced this Summer with a prize package of $2,000 co-sponsored by SwW and the Twin Cities Film Festival. The ten minute film will then be screened at the TCFF in October. Congratulations to Peter and David! Below is a complete list of all 9 finalists. These writers could be open to working with producers and directors to produce their short scripts, so interested parties should contact SwW for referrals. TITLE:  Green Planet WRITER’S NAME:  [ Read More ]

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5 Feb 2015

Our judges have chosen the 3 semi-finalists for the January 2015 round of our Script-to-Screen short script contest. Congratulations to all the writers and thanks to everyone who entered. These 3 writers will be added to the previous 6 semi-finalists from the November and December contests to form the pool of 9 total semi-finalists. Now judges will review all 9 scripts to choose the top 2 scripts as winner and runner-up. The winning script will be produced this Summer and screened at the Twin Cities Film Fest in October. Stay tuned for final contest results. Good luck to all the writers!  [ Read More ]

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13 Jan 2015

The decision is in from the panel of judges who have chosen the following semi-finalists for the second round of the December 2014 Script to Screen Challenge. Short scripts of 10 pages were submitted in the first of three months of contest entries (Nov & Dec 2014 & Jan 2015). The theme words given were “Wound/Wound.” Please polish up your scripts and submit entries for the upcoming deadline of midnight on Thursday January 15th. Writers may enter all three months. Free entry for members. Regular membership $50; student membership $25 annually. You would also be eligible to enter SWW’s Feature Contest  [ Read More ]

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15 Dec 2014

The decision is in from the panel of judges who have chosen the following semi-finalists for the first round of the 2014 Script to Screen Challenge. Short scripts of 10 pages were submitted in the first of three months of contest entries (Nov & Dec 2014 & Jan 2015). The theme words given were “Lead/Lead.” Good luck to all the writers and thanks to everyone who entered! Please polish up your scripts and submit entries for all three months. “In the Clouds” by Larry Matthews Genre: Drama Logline: A Man and a Women with very different visions discover how to  [ Read More ]

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