Welcome to the 2014 Sidewrite Screenplay Competition. A division of the Sidewalk Film Festival started in 2004, Sidewrite’s mission is to discover and reward talented screenwriters in Alabama and around the world. The short screenplay competition aims to foster community amongst emerging writers and reinforce cinematic artistry locally. Sidewrite allows passionate writers to enhance their craft and receive recognition for their work and creativity. The call for submissions is now open, and will remain open through May 15th, 2014
How to Submit:
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Sidewrite Finalists scripts received the honor of being read by the Birmingham Film Actor’s Lab during the 2014 Sidewalk Film Festival.
Sidewrite Winners each received a $250 cash prize, as well as a table read by the Birmingham Film Actor’s Lab during the 2014 Sidewalk Film Festival.
Previous Sidewrite Winners
2012 Sidewrite Jury Prize for Best Overall Screenplay- “She Will Be Mine” by Burleigh Smith
2012 Sidewrite Jury Prize for Best Alabama Screenplay- “The Five” by Cobey Cobb
2011 Sidewrite Jury Prize for Best Screenplay – “The Post Office” by Richard Hobley
2011 Sidewrite Alabama Screenwriter Prize – “Get Right” by Jeremy Burgess
2010 Sidewrite Jury Prize for Best Screenplay – “Mean Creek” by Dan Goforth
2009 SideWrite Grand Prize “Lost in Transmission” by Carl Edward Orr
2009 SideWrite Production Prize Winner: “The Burden” by Bill Barnett.
2008 Sidewrite short screenplay competition “A Good Man” by Stacy Davis
2008 SideWrite Production Prize Winner – “Waiting” screenplay by Mary Catherine Wendt
2007 Sidewrite First Prize for “Self Addressed” by Jim Pihakis
2007 Sidewrite Production Award for “Face Value” by Julie Pritt
2006 Sidewrite Grand Prize “When Standish Met Standoffish” by Daniel Ryan O’Donnell
2006 Sidewrite Production Prize “Pineville” by David A. Smith
2005 Sidewrite Grand Prize “Muckfuppet” by Kenn McCraken
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