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Congratulations to all of 2022's winners!!!!! 

 

2022 Winners

Grand Prize Winner!

Like Father Like Son by Barry Jay 

Finalists

The Secret Codex by Kevin Pike and Hans Sluijter 

Bloody Burlesque by Jill Morley 

  

Semi Finalists 

Bloodlines by Eddie Clay Thompkins III

The Shadow Falls by Clay Callender 

Ava + Eli 4ever by Jazmine Cornielle and Casey Reardon

Shoulda Swiped Left by Michael Dugan 

Serenade of the Vulture by Joseph Dionisio 

The Psychic by Anna Maues 

Herman Perry by Cierra Pashawn 

The Devil’s Tooth by Alex Villamira 

The Lady Juliana by Hallie Stephenson 

Forkful by Joseph Izzo and Joseph Mangelli 

Inferno by Paul Schwartz

Le Train by Willam Swanson 

Sole Purpose by Greg Cuoco 

Jeff’s Junk by Karl Mather 

Vandecomo by Byron Jacomo 

Entanglement by Carlos Jamal Dorsey 

The Reluctant Hero by Rudy Gray 

Rebel by Susan Cameron 

Flight or Plight by Dan Padbury 

Borrowed Time by Jeff Naparstek 

Honey Child by June Escalante 

Forever Charlie by Hank Isaac 

Avarice by Chandra Gerson 

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Final Round reads provided by Coverfly Coverage Services.

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Thank you most sincerely for this award, you are true Lovers of Film. I recommend this festival to all sincere thrill-seeking screenwriters. Cheers! -William Prosser

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2021's Grand Prize Winner Danny Alex received personal consultations with three top talent executives including managers in New York and Los Angeles. The top two finalists also received one hour consultations with talent managers in New York. 

 

A first class level competition organized and run people people who care. It was an honor to have The SICKEN in the NYMSC and even more so to have been awarded top screenplay. The communication is superb and dedication to the screenwriting community is second to none. It should be in everyone's top ten screenwriting competitions to enter. -Danny Alex

 

Great competition. I received fantastic notes that were positive and productive. -Marco Ruggio 

 

I could never say good enough things about your festival and I wish it continued success going forward!  -Justin Jackson 

 

A Wonderful Screenwriting Competition That Does A Great Job Supporting The Writers!!!  -Sean Chandler 

 

A wonderful opportunity to submit my scripts to. I would highly recommend you try it out for yourself. -Elyssa Catalfano

 

Pleasant experience, honored I was part of the competition, thanks a lot!  -Jonathan Zarantonello 

 

I want to thank you guys for recognizing exactly what I was shooting for. I wanted the texture of their grit to be as evenly mixed with their gifts as cops and their very natural and familiar senses of humor. I wanted them to be serious about their craft but, at the same time, find the fun in it all as long as it didn't compromise the quality of what they're trying to accomplish. When I saw that you absorbed the atmosphere and soaked up the spill over of the ongoing child in both of them that started this whole thing; I just felt such a glow. Anyway, thank you so much as you really made my week with your compliments & opinions. -Jack Vecchio 

 

Thanks for running a great festival. Hats off to the new year!  -Giovanni Sanseviero

 

New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition provided me with a great festival experience and is an outstanding professional festival. New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition is a fantastic venue for writers to showcase their screenplays. Thanks. -Joseph L Harrison 

 

Great Communication & Great Festival! I highly recommend this festival for up-and-coming screenplay writers! -Ben Burgess Jr. 

 

Had a wonderful experience with NY Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition. - Jack Vecchio 

 

The festival was an important and very useful experience. -Jerzy Kowynia 

 

2021's Grand Prize Winner Danny Alex received personal consultations with three top talent executives including managers in New York and Los Angeles. The top two finalists also received one hour consultations with talent managers in New York. 

 

Congrats to all of 2021's winners!!!!! 

 

2021 Winners

Grand Prize Winner!

The Sicken by Danny Alex

Finalists

Edward Cardinald by Elyssa Catalfano

The First Ward by Richard Sullivan  

Semi Finalists

Serial by Robert Benjamin 

Kept by Kasper Kavalaris 

Supposed To Be by Beth-Anne Blue

Street Signs by Alasdair McMullan 

Miscalculated by Romel Xavier Moralez and Alyxandrya Prynce 

Winterheart by Julien Wagner 

Childish by Bella Zafer, Madi Garcia and Keara Keitel 

Just Off Broadway by Dave Holloway 

Happy Hour Hustler’s by Cathy Beasley 

Earthjacked by Marco Ruggio 

Coast to Coast Cops by Jack Vecchio 

A Reason to Be by Norman McCombs 

Templin Highway by William Prosser 

Searching for Michael by David Earle 

I Hate Cindy Lovelet by Paul Anthony Surdi 

bGone by Scott Marshall Taylor 

The Faeri Rings by Zina Brown 

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Final Round reads provided by Coverfly Coverage Services.

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Thank you most sincerely for this award, you are true Lovers of Film. I recommend this festival to all sincere thrill-seeking screenwriters. Cheers! -William Prosser

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2020's Grand Prize Winner received a consultation package provided by Roadmap Writers with three top talent executives and talent managers in New York and Los Angeles. The top two finalists also received one hour consultations with talent managers in New York. 

Great experience and competition! 👍

This was a good festival, and not because I won, but because they delivered on everything that the festival claimed they would. After announcing the winner, the emails with industry contacts and notes came fast. The director of the festival made communication reasonably easy. Although I didn't know much about the process, I was always steered in the right direction. I am humbled that my work was chosen winner in this very professional and prestigious event.
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The New York Metropolitan Screenwriting Competition is very well run, serious about film and supportive of screenwriters. They provided helpful notes, contest evaluations and introductions to film executives as promised. They were polite, prompt and positive in all their communications. Thanks to Joseph and his team for reading, judging and promoting Welcome to Valhalla, one of the top three prize winners in 2020.
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It was an honor to have my screenplay named a semifinalist in the NYMSC.

2020 Winners

Grand Prize Winner!

Felsbrocken by Martin King

Finalists

Welcome to Valhalla by Karl Mather

The Prosecutor's Witness by Donald Ray Schwart

Semi Finalists

Ripley of Valor by RB Atkinson

Bitter Beans by Grietje Fortuin

The Freedom Ring by Michael Soussan

Love Thy Neighbor Jean Buschman

First and Ten by Carl Chambers

The Fixer by Tom Holloway

Camouflage by Christopher Willis

Revive Us Again by Sandra Reed

Three Rivers by Sarah Stusek 

The Scarecrow by Gemma Paul

Triangle by Akiva Penaloza

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I was drawn to this competition because as an east coast inhabitant, I cringe whenever people say that all the best screenplays come from LA. What does Louisiana have over the rest of us? This is an outstanding contest that does not focus specifically on New York subject matter. Just good writing.

Friendly, positive and fantastic at feedback - I would recommend these guys to everyone.

The staff I have interacted with at NY Metro Screenwriting Competition has been fantastic. They are respectful and encouraging. They are truly supporting screenwriters. I would recommend this competition!

2019 Winners

Grand Prize Winner!

She's Unexpecting By Angela Vaut

Finalists

Perigee Heart by Robert Languedoc

Sideshow Bandit by Marie Wilson

Semi Finalists

Beauty Possessed by Ben Lokey

Nice Trick by Justin Jackson

Katharine to Tesla, Faithfully Yours Written by Natalie Paige Bentley

Honour by Richard Sloggett

Exposed by Sheri Davenport and Lois Norman

The O’Malley by John F. Sarno

Connecting by Tristan McIntosh

The Bliss Killer by LeLe Park

WWJD by Samuel Garza Bernstein

Committed by T.N.D.

Richer than a White Man  by Christine Stevens DeLorenzo

At the Mercy of Faith  by Samuel Lee Taylor

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The staff I have interacted with at NY Metro Screenwriting Competition has been fantastic. They are respectful and encouraging. They are truly supporting screenwriters. I would recommend this competition!

Outstanding contest experience driven by individuals looking for the best screenplays.

Friendly, positive and fantastic at feedback - I would recommend these guys to everyone.

2018 Grand Prize Winner!

Rest in Pain by Valerie Dalena and Mike Fuhrmann

 

2018 Finalists

Verrater by Randa Karambelas

Please Gentlemen, Ask Me Who I Am by Cinzia Gagliardi

 

2018 Semi-Finalists

Remembering Liz by Joan Beilstein

How To Address An Envelope by Alex Lyras

The Island of Blooming Stones by Russell Beneke

Dinner in Hyde Park by Jon Silver

Kaffarah (Atonement) by Tom Rossi

Redbone by Ned Eckhardt

Running Blind by John T Frederick

Snowfall by Robert Languedoc

Black Easter Resurrection by Jim Carroll

My Mother Murdered My Father by Josephine A. Perry

Breaking Faith by Jocelyn Jones

Luana by Danielle Erlich

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One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.  

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"Cool festival! They asked me if I could get my script to anyone who would it be. So I gave them a producer's name and now she's reading my script. What a cool prize! i wish everyone could be a winner."

"Janet Lee was always available and was so enthusiastic (as was Jerrol LeBaron , of InkTip, one of the sponsors) when informing me of my second place award. Overall, an enjoyable experience."

"Really positive festival. I'm glad I submitted."

 

"Wonderful experience for me and my partner."

Summer 2017 Grand Prize Winner!

Cal Athan  Hawk Moon

Summer 2017 Finalists

Jeff McMahon New Deli

Brian Weakland  The Kingmaker

Winter 2017 Grand Prize Winner!

Cadeby by David Keogh

 

Winter 2017 Finalists

Circled In Red by James Byrne

Legacy by Danielle Erlich

 

Winter 2017 Semi-Finalists

Single Bullet Theory by Mike Bencivenga

How Bout Now by Daniel Gold

Motorhead by Luke Butler

Stranger Things by Ana Ziegler Loes

Armor by Bryant Daluz

Hudson River Crossing by Demetra Kareman

The Kosher Mutiny by Jim Norman

The Program by John Ravitz

Represent! bu Todd Serlin

Immigrant by Doug Peake

Parousia by Todd Sorrell

Post Mortem by Travis Carr

The Kid from Brooklyn by John Jack McGuire

Chlora & Phyll by Rowan Meyer

The Hippies Saved Physics by Henry Charles Montgomery and Amy Montgomery

Oh, Mighty River by Dan Ritter

Get Smacked by George Basiev

The Kid Next Door by Jim Norman

Gotta Itch for Mitch by Janice Haas

The Gentrifiers by Jared R. Goodman and Philip Aceto

Blame it on Warhol by Dan Corter

The Italian Vacation by Claudia Marinelli

Michelangelo by Roberto Lemos

Black Sheep by Janelle H

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Over the great bridge, with sunlight through the girders making a constant flicker upon the moving cars, with the city rising up across the river in white heaps and sugar lumps all built with a wish out of non-olfactory money. The city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and the beauty in the world.

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