2014 Palm Street Film Script Contest

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2014 GRAND PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!

I would like to thank all the writers who entered the Third Annual Palm Street Films Script Contest of 2014.  You didn’t make it easy on me, that’s for sure!

But after much thought and consideration the GRAND PRIZE winners are:

 

2014 BEST FEATURE FILM SCRIPT:

$1,000 GRAND PRIZE WINNER:  Penelope Jane Thomas “Precarious”

2014 BEST SHORT FILM SCRIPT:

$500 GRAND PRIZE WINNER:  Fred Perry  “Five Days In Calcutta”

Congratulations to all who entered.  It was so much fun reading all your stories and going on the wonderful journeys you took me on!

Thanks again it was a blast!

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2014 TOP FIVE FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!!

Here they are, in alphabetical order, the top FIVE FINALISTS in both feature length and short categories.  Who will be the GRAND PRIZE winners on June 2nd.

2014 FEATURE LENGTH SCRIPTS  (FINALISTS)

  1. Escrow – Jonathan Kia
  2. Heaven’s Mistake – Brandon Montgomery
  3. Passing Through – Robert G. Rhyne
  4. Precarious – Penelope Thomas
  5. Quanta – Steve Harshfield

2014 SHORT LENGTH SCRIPTS  (FINALISTS)

  1. Fading Numbers – Sean Ryan
  2. Five Days In Calcutta – Fred Perry
  3. Heartbreak Cheese – K. C. Wilson
  4. The Purchase – Kenneth J. Lemm
  5. Torn – Bruce Rose

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2014 SEMI-FINALISTS ANNOUNCED!!

Here they are, in alphabetical order, the top TEN SEMI-FINALISTS in both feature length and short categories.  Who will make it to the finals?

TOP FIVE FINALISTS will be announced May 26, 2014.

2014 FEATURE LENGTH SCRIPTS  (SEMI-FINALISTS)

  1. Ciao Habibi – Julie Basil Pierce
  2. Closer Than Love – Morris Clark & Rhonda Ermel
  3. Escrow – Jonathan Kia
  4. Heather McLeather Supergirl – Perry Kane
  5. Heaven’s Mistake – Brandon Montgomery
  6. Passing Through – Robert G. Rhyne
  7. Precarious – Penelope Thomas
  8. Quanta – Steve Harshfield
  9. Sleigher  – Alex Beattie
  10. The King’s Court – Brandon Montgomery

2014 SHORT LENGTH SCRIPTS  (SEMI-FINALISTS)

  1. Believe – Andronica Marquis
  2. Fading Numbers – Sean Ryan
  3. Five Days In Calcutta – Fred Perry
  4. Golddigger – Phil Yuhas
  5. Heartbreak Cheese – K. C. Wilson
  6. The Door – Robert Cox
  7. The Purchase – Kenneth J. Lemm
  8. Torn – Bruce Rose
  9. Trunk Or Treat – Ron Podell
  10. What You Owe Him – Eric Hackler

Congratulations to you all!!  The top FIVE FINALISTS will be announced on Monday May 26, 2014 with the GRAND PRIZE winners announced on June 2, 2014.

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We are a writer-friendly production company excited to discover and nurture new writers and their material.  We read all the scripts ourselves (no outside readers) and will help the winning writers gain exposure to producers, directors and production companies that might be interested in their work.

Check out our previous contest winners.  Contest ends April 30, 2014 with winners announced June 2, 2014.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Top 10 Semi-Finalists in each category announced on May 19, 2014
  • Top 5 Finalists in each category announced on May 26, 2014
  • First Place Grand Prize Winners in each category announced on June 2, 2014

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
  • Ten Semi-Finalists in both FEATURE and SHORTS categories

For a total of 22 winners!

FEES AND DEADLINES:

Early:

  • SHORT script – before April 14th – $20.00
  • FEATURE script – before April 14th  – $30.00
  • COMBO DEAL – (1) FEATURE plus (1) SHORT – before April 14th – $40.00

Late:

  • SHORT script – before April 30th – $30.00
  • FEATURE script – before April 30th – $40.00
  • COMBO DEAL – (1) FEATURE plus (1) SHORT – before April 30th – $50.00

Once you have paid the submission fee you will be directed to a link to upload your script.

RULES:

  • 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 55 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 subsequently winner announcements if the contest gets an overwhelming response.
  • 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.

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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 and was recently awarded Best Director and Best Short Film at the 2015 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema for the short film FOUND.  She is also the instructor of the ongoing seminar “Secrets To Funding Your Short Film On Indiegogo“.

Dawn Fields on IMDB.

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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 FOUND, and is currently in development on her first feature film.

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