2014 Feature Contest

Third Annual Feature Film Screenwriting Competition   Sponsored By Thomson Reuters and  Minneapolis Community and Technical College Cinema Division Screenwriters’ Workshop, a Minnesota non-profit organization dedicated to offering opportunities for professional excellence and recognition in the industry, is proud to announce its Third Annual Feature Film Screenwriting Competition, sponsored by …

A BUSY OCTOBER CALENDAR FOR SWW (UPDATED)

SWW 2013 Feature Contest Winner Public Reading on October 21st   Date:               Monday, October 21st Time:               Reading at 7:00 pm (social hour 6:00 – 7:00 pm) Place:               Minneapolis Community and Tech College, Room T4040   As part of the Twin Cities Film Fest, SWW-Thomson Reuters 2013 Screenplay Feature Contest Winner, …

2013 Feature Contest Winners Announced

1st – Degenerate by Karen Frank 2nd – The Land of Milk and Hotdish by Karen Frank 3rd – Turn of the Wheel by Jill Schmaedeke Runner Up – The Ride Along by Al Easter Runner Up – Rock Solid by Lisa Umhoefer The top 3 writers received cash prizes …

November 2013 Short Script Challenge Semi-Finalists

Our three “vile/vial” semi-finalists, listed in alphabetical order, are: David Erickson for “Pain” Karen Frank for “The Chair” and Dick Zonneveld for “The Honey Dipper” Congratulations SwW members!  Remember that the deadline for “foe/faux” theme entries is 15 December 2013. So keep writing!

December 2013 Short Script Challenge Semi-Finalists

In alphabetical order, SwW’s three December semi-finalist short screenplays are– Karen Frank’s GARAGE SALE, Randy Holland’s HARMONY and Shaun Radecki’s PAST TENSE.  Congratulations Writers! The deadline for “cue/queue” theme is 15 January 2014.  The deadline for SwW’s big Minnesota feature length contest is 31 January 2014.  Happy New Year and KEEP WRITING!

2013 Feature Contest Finalists Chosen

The first round judges have chosen the finalists to advance to the next round of the 2013 Feature Script Contest.  A total of 18 entries were received and narrowed down to the top 5 finalists. In alphabetical order: Degenerate – by Karen Frank  Logline:  After twenty years in Anoka State …

Upcoming Free Seminars at The Playwrights’ Center

As a benefit of the Screenwriters’ Workshop partnership with The Playwrights’ Center,  SWW members may receive free enrollment in seminars offered at PWC. Be sure to take advantage of these wonderful learning opportunities. All seminars run from 6:00 to 8:30 pm and are free to SWW members. May 14th:  Constructing and Developing Plot …

Winners of 2013 Script to Screen contest announced

Congratulations to all our finalists, runner up and winner!  See below for announcements and comments from the judges. Really fine work, very impressed with the quality of these scripts.  This was a difficult task, any one of these finalists could have emerged a winner.  It went back and forth, we read them …