The Screenwriting Challenge is an international screenplay competition, now in it's 14th year, that challenges participants to create original short screenplays in as little as 24 hours based on genre, subject, and character assignments.  The event is organized by NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, an organization that has been holding exciting creative competitions since 2002 and is dedicated to discovering and promoting a new wave of talented storytellers.  NYC Midnight aims to provide the prizes and exposure necessary for writers to take their next big step towards writing professionally.

 

Past winners are pictured below:

 

   

2016

Paul Searles (Singapore)

 

Winning Scripts - "Stormshifter" (Spy), "Apples" (Horror), "The Dancer" (Open)

Click here to read his winning screenplays.

     
   

2015

David F.M. Vaughn (Union City, NJ, USA)

 

Winning Scripts - "Lacuna" (Mystery), "Dry Tide" (Mystery), "By the Book" (Open)

Click here to read his winning screenplays.

     
 

2014

Travis J. Kehoe (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

 

Winning Scripts - "Left Handed Jack" (Mystery), "Sketchbook" (Drama), "The Last Hurrah" (Open)

     

2013

Eric Johnson (Oak Park, IL, USA)

 

Winning Scripts - "Checks and Balances" (Mystery), "Friends Forever" (Ghost Story), "Sound of Rain" (Open)

     
 

2012

Fraser White (Ottawa, ON, Canada)

 

Winning Scripts - "All the Principal's Men" (Political Satire), "Day's End" (Drama), "The Kiss Collector" (Open)

     
 

2011

Christopher Schrader (Chicago, IL, USA)

 

Winning Scripts - "The Candy Thief" (Romantic Comedy), "One Last Mess" (Sci-Fi), and "Pandora" (Sci-Fi)

 

Click here to read the Interview with Christopher

     
 

2010

Evan Beier (Providence, RI, USA)

 

Winning Scripts - "Modern Science" (Sci-Fi) and "Love Number" (Romantic Comedy)

 

Click here to read the Interview with Evan

     
 

2009

Luke Kalteux (Sherman Oaks, CA, USA)

 

Winning Scripts - "It Came From Beneath the Big Top!'' (Monster Movie) and “GNATE_A Gnat's Tale” (Fairy Tale)

 

Click here to read the Interview with Luke

     
 

2008

Stuart Creque (Moraga, CA, USA)

 

Winning Scripts - “He Knows” (Horror) and “One Child Born” (Suspense)

 

Click here to read the Interview with Stuart

     
 

2007

Aaron Pease (Arlington, VA, USA)

 

Winning Scripts - "SNAFU" (Drama) and "We'll Meet Again Some Day" (Sci-Fi)

 

Click here to read the Interview with Aaron

     
 

2006

Elizabeth Chase (Pasadena, CA, USA)

 

Winning Scripts - "Maddy's Quick Trip" (Thriller) and "Disgorgement" (Horror)

 

Click here to read the Interview with Elizabeth

     
 

2005

Amy Neswald (New York, NY, USA)

 

Winning Scripts - "Wednesday Night at Spanky's" (Comedy) and "Wilderness" (Fantasy)

 

Click here to read the Interview with Amy

     
 

2004

James Felder (New York, NY, USA)

 

Winning Scripts - "The August Sun" (Horror) and "Marking Time" (Comedy)

 

 

   

  

  

   

 

 
 



 


 

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