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NYC Midnight Short Screenplay Challenge

NYC Midnight Short Screenplay Challenge

The Short Screenplay Challenge is a screenwriting competition in which writers are given 48 hours to concept, write, and submit a short screenplay.

For each round, a prompt (genre, location, object) is sent at 11:59pm on Friday and a final screenplay is due by 11:59pm Sunday. The tournament consists of four competitive rounds with four separate prompts. 

I won 1st place in the competition from a field of about 1000 writers. 

 

Final Round: "Off to Avalon"

LOGLINE: Facing a bleak future on their planet, a mother and daughter resort to selling and shipping their personal memories to afford a flight to the refuge of Avalon. 
GENRE: Open
LOCATION: A mail sorting facility
OBJECT: A tooth
READ THE SCRIPT
 

Semi-Final Round: "A Dying Industry"

LOGLINE: An overworked intern at a local newspaper is visited by three people who aren't pleased with their obituaries
GENRE: Horror
LOCATION: A newspaper printing press
OBJECT: A plunger

READ THE SCRIPT

 

Round 2: "Third Act"

LOGLINE: A 70-year old widow is guided through the world of online dating for the elderly by her vodka-swilling friend. Unfortunately, her first match is standing next to her at a Bass Pro Shop.
GENRE: Romantic comedy
LOCATION: A showroom
OBJECT: A pair of mittens

READ THE SCRIPT

 

Round 1: "Bad Water"

LOGLINE: As sea levels continue to rise, a man and a young girl take refuge on a mountaintop golf course outside Las Vegas, hiding from the encroaching water and the creatures below its surface.
GENRE: Horror
LOCATION: A golf course driving range
OBJECT: A teapot

READ THE SCRIPT