2016 WINNERS Announced!


Congratulations to the WINNERS of the
2016 Palm Street Films Script Contest!

Feature Script Winner ($1,000 CASH) 
The Legend of Yasuke – Nicole Jones-Dion

Short Script Winner ($500 CASH)
Before Dishonor – Travis Opgenorth



Feature:  The Vanishing Lady – Donald Reiker
Short:  Armstrong’s Last Bell – CC Chainey

Feature:  Blood Trigger – Ron Powell
Short:  Showdown – Whit Spurgeon

Feature:  Tank – Travis Seppala
Short:  US Navy Cine Kodak – Stephen M. Hunt

Feature:  Cat Dexx Trophy Hunter – Deon van Rooyen & Linda Palmer
Short:  Number 28 – Fred Perry

Top FIVE FINALISTS – FEATURE category (alphabetical):

Blood Trigger – Ron Podell
Cat Dexx Trophy Hunter – Deon van Rooyen & Linda Palmer
Tank – Travis Seppala
The Legend of Yasuke – Nicole Jones-Dion
The Vanishing Lady – Donald Reiker

Top FIVE FINALISTS – SHORT category (alphabetical):

  • Armstrong’s Last Bell – CC Chainey
  • Before Dishonor – Travis Opgenorth
  • Number 28 – Fred Perry
  • Showdown – Whit Spurgeon
  • US Navy Cine Kodak – Stephen M. Hunt

The two GRAND PRIZE winners will be announced July 11th!

Congratulations, writers!

Congratulations to the
2016 Palm Street Films Script Contest Semi-Finalists!

Top TEN Semi-FinalistsFEATURE category (alphabetical):

  • Blood Trigger – Ron Podell
  • Borderline – Terry L. Vaughan
  • Cat Dexx – Trophy Hunter – Deon van Rooyen & Linda Palmer
  • In The Scrape – Mark Steensland
  • Rise Of The Dragon – Taylor Albertson
  • Seeing Red – Sundae Jahant-Osborn
  • Tank – Travis Seppala
  • The Legend of Yasuke – Nicole Jones-Dion
  • The Traveler – Stefan Bolz
  • The Vanishing Lady – Donald Reiker

Top TEN Semi-FinalistsSHORT category (alphabetical):

  • Armstrong’s Last Bell – CC Chainey
  • Before Dishonor – Travis Opgenorth
  • Number 28 – Fred Perry
  • Paydirt – Neil Chase
  • Run, My Dear – Marjory Kaptanoglu
  • Showdown – Whit Spurgeon
  • Super Depressed – Kevin Machate
  • The Visit – Sundae Jahant-Osborn
  • The Witching Hour – Gregory Veeser
  • US Navy Cine Kodak – Stephen M. Hunt

With $1,000 for best feature and $500 for best short, as well as social media and industry recognition, we are thrilled to announce that submissions are now OPEN for the FIFTH Annual Palm Street Films Script Contest! This year we are once again accepting both short and feature length scripts.

Founded by award-winning writer/director Dawn Fields (Fragile Storm, FOUND), the mission of the Palm Street Films Annual Script Contest is to reward outstanding screenwriting with both social media and industry recognition (we have almost 20,000 industry followers on social media) as well as cash prizes (as we believe all writers who master their craft should be rewarded monetarily).

In addition to the recognition and cash prizes, three of the four previous year’s winners got their films produced including the multi-award-winning Fragile Storm, starring Lance Henriksen.  And we have a smaller field of competition than the big guys.

$1,500 in cash prizes!
$1,000 for best feature
$500 for best short script!

PLUS three of the four previous winning short film scripts have gone into production!


40x27 Poster-300YEAR ONE WINNER, Carly Street’s Fragile Storm was produced starring legendary Hollywood actor Lance Henriksen and has gone on to win multiple awards and nominations for Best Short, Best Director, Best Actors and Best Screenplay.  To watch the trailer and see a complete list of awards, nominations and upcoming screenings visit www.FragileStorm.com.



TI-1280YEAR TWO WINNER, John Whetstone’s The Interrogation was produced and went on to premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival as well as the prestigious Dances With Films Film Festival in Los Angeles.


Profile02YEAR THREE WINNER, Fred Perry’s Five Days In Calcutta was also picked up for production by Palm Street Films and will shoot this summer 2016!



  • EARLY BIRD deadline April 30, 2016

  • FINAL deadline May 27, 2016

  • NEW EXTENDED deadline June 6th, 2016

  • Top 10 Semi-Finalists in each category announced on June 13, 2016

  • Top 5 Finalists in each category announced on June 27, 2016

  • First Place Grand Prize Winners in each category announced on July 11, 2016

PRIZES: $1,500.00 in total cash prizes!

  • One First Place Winner FEATURE script: $1,000.00 cash

  • One First Place Winner SHORT script: $500.00 in cash

  • Five Finalists in both FEATURE and SHORTS categories receive laurels and social media shout-outs

  • Ten Semi-Finalists in both FEATURE and SHORTS categories receive laurels and social media shout-outs

For a total of 20 winners! So this could be your chance!


     NEW EXTENDED Deadline June 6th:

  • SHORT script – $40.00 (was $30.00 last year)

  • FEATURE script – $50.00 (was $40.00 last year)

  • COMBO DEAL – (1) FEATURE plus (1) SHORT – $60.00 (was $50.00 last year)

          Early Bird Deadline April 30th:

  • SHORT script – $15.00  (was $20.00 last year)

  • FEATURE script – $25.00 (was $30.00 last year)

  • COMBO DEAL – (1) FEATURE plus (1) SHORT –  $35.00 (was $40.00 last year)

     Final Deadline May 27th:

  • SHORT script – $25.00 (was $30.00 last year)

  • FEATURE script – $35.00 (was $40.00 last year)

  • COMBO DEAL – (1) FEATURE plus (1) SHORT – $45.00 (was $50.00 last year)

    **Once you pay the submission fee, fill out the forms below and upload your script(s). PDFs only.  Paypal should give you a link to return back to the upload page.

FINAL Deadline Submissions:

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  • Electronic submissions only (PDF files only in 12 pt courier).
  • Feature scripts need to be 70 pages or more and short scripts need to be 40 pages or less.
  • Writers from all countries are welcome to enter but all scripts must be in English.
  • The script must be the writers original work and writer must own all copyright. At no point will Palm Street Films, LLC ever have any rights over your work.
  • All ages are welcome.
  • You may enter as many scripts as you like and you will receive a small discount for entering up to two at time.
  • We will NOT accept any new drafts of a script, edited pages, or change in title once it has already been entered.
  • Previously optioned, purchased or produced scripts are not eligible.
  • The winners will grant Palm Street Films, LLC the right use their name and script title on the website for announcement of winners and promotional purposes.
  • We reserve the right to extend the submission deadline and subsequent winner announcements if the contest gets an overwhelming response.
  • Palm Street Films reserves the right to cancel the contest and refund all submissions if we do not receive at least 75 total submissions.
  • Writers understand that the concept and characters in their scripts may contain similar elements to projects being developed by any individual or company working with Palm Street Films, LLC; and that you will not attempt to file any claim against Palm Street Films, LLC, or their associates and judges, at any time.
  • All decisions are final.


Writer/Director Dawn Fields

Dawn Fields, president of Palm Street Films.LLC, is an award-winning filmmaker who has over twenty years of production experience working for such companies as Twentieth Century Fox, LucasFilm, Tri-Star, ABC, NBC Universal, Morgan Creek, Rat Productions, Lorimar, Orion and Aaron Spelling.

She has worked as a producer, director, writer and editor and has a background in development, acquisitions, social media, crowdfunding and independent distribution. She has raised over $100,000 for her films through crowdfunding.  She also teaches live seminars and online courses on film production and crowd funding.

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Ms. Fields began her career working in production on large budget feature films that were shooting in the southeast in the early 1990’s. From there she moved up to Assistant Director and Production Manager on short-form projects ranging from high profile commercials to music videos, shorts and independent features. Ms. Fields has written and directed seven short films, including the award-winning Fragile Storm and is currently in development on her first feature film.

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