Filmarket Hub’s Feature Film 2022 Screenwriting Contest WINNER!
After careful consideration from the jury, we are delighted to announce the WINNER of our 2022 Screenwriting Contest for English language Feature Films!
Written by Pelin K. Liu
Genre: Drama. Country: United States & United Kingdom
Logline: When 34-year-old Ada is released from prison for causing the death of her child, she comes home to the pieces of her former life. But when her mother’s health declines, Ada struggles with what it means to be a good daughter after failing her own.
The contest winner will be awarded a $3,000 cash prize. The winner will also receive a bespoke coaching package worth £2,000 from renowned script development consultancy Script Angel. Additionally, the project will be presented at FEST — Pitching Forum; an international film financing and co-production event focused on facilitating, developing, and financing film projects.
All the contest finalists will have script feedback from the competition’s Executive Partners; Clerkenwell Films (‘The Dig, ‘The End of the F***ing World’), FilmNation Entertainment (‘Arrival’, ‘I Know This Much Is True’) and Warp Films (‘This Is England’, ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’).
They will also receive script feedback from the Script Compass team, experts in script development. Other awards include Final Draft screenwriting software, access to Roadmap Writers On-Ramp Program, Pro Account memberships to Scribe Lounge, exclusive discounts at the Writers Store and Curzon membership.
MEET THE 2 FINALISTS
Written by Matthew Toronto
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller. Country: United States
Logline: Stranded in a solitary living pod in deep space, a visionary scientist struggles to survive her husband’s unrelenting abuse in the face of crushing isolation. But when catastrophic events put her husband in mortal danger, she must decide whether to save his life, or finally free herself from his tyranny.
Written by Lynne Ashe
Genre: Drama. Country: United States
Logline: Coming-of-age twins Sam (female) and Shane (male), heirs to a profitable Southern vineyard, ache to escape their small-minded town with its gossip about their mentally ill mother. When they both fall for a handsome stranger who’s been hired to help with harvest, a haunting family secret is revealed.
MEET THE 3 SEMI-FINALISTS
Written by Brent Hartinger
Genre: Horror, Comedy. Country: United States
Logline: When a baroness is invited to the estate of her widowed boyfriend to meet his seven children, she becomes convinced that his plucky new governess is hiding a dark secret, and that the hills surrounding his lavish estate are alive with more than just the sound of music.
‘BE A DARLING’
Written by Megan Smith
Genre: Drama. Country: United Kingdom
Logline: A heroic act leads to an isolated young woman navigating the foreign world of Victorian celebrity and the frenzied media.
Written by Mike Bencivenga
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Fantasy. Country: United States
Logline: When a struggling ghostwriter for motivational speakers is haunted emotionally (then literally) by a lost love, she must find the closure and optimism to move on so that her ghost lover can do the same.
We were honoured to have on this year’s jury panel Hayley McKenzie, CEO and Founder at Script Angel and Co-Founder at Studio21 International; Matt Dy, Literary Manager at Lit Entertainment Group and Scott Pope, Development Executive at Expanded Media & former Drama Development Coordinator at Sky Studios.
Many thanks to all who submitted scripts, and congratulations to the WINNER!
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