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SwW is happy to announce an informal yet powerful Screenwriting Panel Discussion November 15th, 2016 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm at MCTC in ‘the studio’, Room T4040. Join us in welcoming local, talented screenwriters Patricia Fox, Andy Froemke, and Wenonah Wilms as they candidly field questions and discuss the craft of screenwriting, career changes that come with winning a script competition, and working in the biz from Minnesota. SWW’s Annual Meeting follows at 8:00pm. This event is open to SwW members and screenwriting students only. Location: Minneapolis Community & Technical College 1500 Hennepin Avenue Technical Building, 4th Floor, Room T4040 Minneapolis, MN 55403
Ready to hone your genre skills?!? Screenwriters’ Workshop is excited to announce the new Short Script Challenge 2017! For screenwriters, there will be three contest months—with a different genre to write in every month—all geared towards winning the overall grand prize of $500. Writers are encouraged to enter a new short script (5-15 pages) all three months. Romance Genre – Deadline November 15, 2016 Horror Genre – Deadline December 15, 2016 Comedy Genre – Deadline January 15, 2017 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. [ Read More ]
Screenwriters’ Workshop is pleased to announce its Sixth Annual Feature Script Contest is now open for entries. The goal is to create a script that could be produced for a budget of no more than $250,000 somewhere in Minnesota. This contest offers the inspiration and opportunity for writers to hone their skills in crafting scripts that can be produced on a small budget, a skill that is increasing in demand. These types of scripts and skills could possibly lead to collaborations in the local filmmaking community and beyond. Cash prizes will be awarded as well as a public reading. Deadline is [ Read More ]
Screenwriters’ Workshop & Twin Cities Film Fest announce the winner of our annual feature script contest: Angela Andrist for Summer of ’79. Congratulations! Second place: Pete Groynom Third Place: Karen Frank Congratulations everyone! Thanks to all who entered the contest and keep writing! Results were announced and prizes awarded at a SWW/TCFF Q&A event on April 27th at West End Theaters community room in Saint Louis Park. Photo with our guest speakers filmmaker Javier Fuentes-Leon (Right) and producer Kevin Bannerman (Left).
The top 5 finalists of the 2016 SWW Feature Script Contest in alphabetical order by writer’s name: Summer of ’79 by Angela Andrist The Land of Milk and Hotdish by Karen Frank Home More, Homeless by Pete Groynom People of Earth by Pete Groynom Settling the Books by Russ Meyer The winner and runner-up will be announced prizes handed out at the event on Wednesday, April 27th (7-8:30pm) at Icon Showplace West End Theaters Community Room in Saint Louis Park, MN. Co-sponsored by SWW and TCFF, the free event will feature food and wine and an informal Q&A by LA-based [ Read More ]
After three rounds of entries between November and January, the winner of the 2016 Script to Screen short script contest has been chosen. The winner is: STAY OF EXECUTION by May Chaplin Science Fiction (10 pages) Logline: When the battle over earth is won by the Light, a convicted criminal on death row is rescued by a Healing Team for reassignment to another planet. The winner receives a $2,000 production prize package and will be filmed over the Summer in cooperation with Minneapolis Community & Technical College Cinema Division. The resulting short 10-minute film will be screened in the Fall [ Read More ]
Exciting news that one of SWW’s members has been chosen the winner of IFP-MN’s new screenwriting competition, while several other members were among the finalists. March 28, 2016, St. Paul – IFP Minnesota, a St. Paul-based media arts center, has announced the winner of the IFP MN Screenwriting Residency, a new competition for Minnesota screenwriters. Andy Froemke, of Lindstrom, MN, has won the $10,000 residency out of a field of 99 applicants. His screenplay, THE LOWRIE GANG, tells the incredible true story of Henry Berry Lowrie, a “Native American cross between Jesse James and Robin Hood,” who captures national headlines [ Read More ]
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 ]
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!