SWW Strategic Directions and Committees

Listing ideas sort of like this (Art Shanty Projects, 2014)

At the SWW general membership meeting on Saturday, December 2, 2017, members attending were offered the opportunity to share their ideas of what they would like to see offered by the group. After each person offered their thoughts, the responses were grouped. Each group was labeled with a category title that describes the overall directions that organically emerged from the group’s collective ideas. Continue reading “SWW Strategic Directions and Committees”

New 2018 Short Script Challenge

This year, scripts of all genres are welcomed with no theme requirements.

Early Deadline: November 1, 2017 with entry fee of $10 per script

Final Deadline: December 1, 2017 with entry fee of $15 per script

Out of state judges will rank scripts and offer brief feedback in 2018.

A Grand Prize of $500 will be awarded in 2018. If the writer chooses to produce the film, SWW can offer networking connections, assistance, and general non-financial support if desired.

The winning script will no longer be filmed, however, SWW can help with connections if the writer would like to pursue filming on their own.

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2018 Feature Contest now open

Screenwriters’ Workshop is pleased to announce its Seventh Annual Feature Script Contest is now open for entries. The biggest change this year is that the contest does not require that scripts be set in Minnesota or be considered low-budget, which gives members more options when writing and entering scripts.

There will be two categories for entries — one for scripts set in Minnesota and one for scripts set anywhere. If 5 or more Minnesota-themed scripts are received, they will be judged in a separate category. If 5 or fewer Minnesota-themed scripts are received, they will be rolled into the larger pool and judged alongside all other scripts.

Cash prizes will be awarded as well as a public reading. Deadline is February 28, 2018. Click Continue for details.  Please click here for full details.

2017 Feature Script Contest Results

Congratulations to the winners!

1st Place: Paul Coleman “Franny & Clarkbar”  Genre:  Romance, 92 pages, Logline:  When two humans break up, their dogs go on an epic journey to reunite.

2nd: Al Easter “The Brothers”  Genre:  Family drama, 95 pages, Logline:  A boy spending Christmas at his older brother’s college makes disheartening discoveries about his once-admired sibling.

3rd:  Tim Franz “Finding Mr. Fabulous”  Genre:  Romantic Comedy, 107 pages, Logline:  A divorcée must navigate the wonderful world of online dating in order to find Mr. Fabulous.

Well done and keep writing!

SWW’s feature contest focuses on low-budget scripts that can be produced for no more than $250k somewhere in Minnesota. Prizes include cash, a public staged script reading, and written feedback.