8 Feb 2017

Congratulations to the finalists in the January 2017 Script Challenge: Paul Coleman           “Bits and Pieces” David Erickson         “Insure All Monsters” Randy Holland          “Bunker Buddies” Now a new out-of-state judge will choose the winner from the group of 9 finalists (3 from each month). Good luck to all the entrants!

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13 Jan 2017

SWW announces the three finalists for the December 2016 2nd round of the Script Challenge. The genre was Horror. Jon Leininger             Crossroads Deane Morrison        The Box Dick Zonneveld          Dawn Never Comes The third and final round deadline is January 15th for comedy genre short scripts.

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13 Jan 2017

SWW announces the three finalists for the November 2016 1st round of the Script Challenge. The genre was Romance. James Chadwick      As a Last Resort Dick Zonnefeld        Imperfect 10 Amber Patton          Six Months Deadline for the 2nd round is December 15th and 3rd round is January 15th.

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29 Sep 2016

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 ]

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29 Sep 2016

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 ]

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11 May 2016

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).

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24 Apr 2016

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 ]

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31 Mar 2016

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 ]

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31 Mar 2016

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 ]

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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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