Sidewalk Sidewrite

The 2016 Sidewrite Short Screenplay Competition is OPEN NOW. Submit your short screenplay today.

Please check our FilmFreeway listing for rules and deadlines.

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.

PRIZES & AWARDS

Best Overall Screenplay: The winner will receive $250

Best Alabama Screenplay: The winner will receive $250

Previous Sidewrite Winners

2015 Sidewrite Jury Prize for Best Alabama Screenplay: “Our Dirty Laundry” by Kimberly Tompkins
2015 Sidewrite Jury Prize for Best Overall Screenplay: “1999” by Anthony Fernandez

2014 Sidewrite Jury Prize for Best Alabama Screenplay: “Fishing Trip” by Alan Moore
2014 Sidewrite Jury Prize for Best Overall Screenplay: “The Importance of Sex Education” by L. Elizabeth Powers

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 Stacey A. Davis
2008 SideWrite Production Prize Winner: “Waiting” screenplay by Mary Catherine Wendt

2007 Sidewrite First Prize: “Self Addressed” by Jim Pihakis
2007 Sidewrite Production Award:”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

Questions about Sidewrite should be directed to outreach@sidewalkfest.com