"I was proud to be a finalist in a diversity based competition. Very professional and focused on helping the writers get their work out there and read by industry professionals. Something prize money can't buy."
"I was so excited to win this competition, and I have been very impressed with the networking and support. My script has gone out to plenty of filmmakers to read and I am currently liaising with an industry specialist for feedback on the script. Thank you so much!"
Last year's three finalists received multiple personal introductions to top industry professionals. 2019's winner was awarded a one hour consultation with Bobby Hoppey, a long time story analyst and development executive. He is one of the founders of Valparaiso Pictures and before that worked at Echo Lake where he was in charge of the feature film development division.
Grand Prize Winner - 2019
Out of Nowhere by Matthew Barker
Finalists - 2019
The Shroud Trinity by Frank McEvoy
Boy Most Wanted by Tuck Tucker
Semi Finalists - 2019
Last Man Standing by J Woodard
Without Borders by Jen Russi & Chris Gebhardt
Loving Out Loud by Christina Inserra
Hyacinth by Marcin Ciaston
Small Steps in Black Birkenstocks by Alexia Kosmider & Marianne Messina
Term Limits by Spencer Janes
Piano Lessons by Nevada McPherson
The Mentor by Andrew Stone & Meredith Gerson Levine
Le Mecano by Lukas Hassel
Woodbridge by Michael C Bryan
2-12-Delta by David Brichetto
Revelations by M Tylicki
"Great people, responsive and get results - within a week of getting notice I was a finalist, they were sending my script to contacts in the industry. thank you for supporting LGBTQ artists!"
"I'm very delighted to reap the laurels in LGBTQ Screenwriting Competition in the Summer of 2018 ! I'm proud of LGBTQ Community!"
"Great experience! I'm so honored to be included in your festival! Thank you."
Grand Prize Winner - 2018
Sky Blue by Daron Weiss
Finalists - 2018
Slaves to the Rhythm by Terry Connell
My Father's Worst Nightmare by Joe Russo
Semi Finalists - 2018
Choking Back the Tears by Oren Weitz
Remembering Liz by Joan Beilstein
One Night at the Morrison by Joan Beilstein
Armor by Bryant K. Daluz
Lala Love Dream by Chi Hsiu Chen
CheapKillers .com by Jaclyn Chan
Homo $hit Show by Ian Rand and Josh Powell
Kinky Grace by Mitchell Ganem
Dream Big by Gabriel Thibodeau
Alien Allies by Emily Harper
All My Friends Are Gay by Raul Martin Romero
Blindsided by Nancy Langer
The Homo Heroes by Todd Anthony Nunes
STAND! A San Francisco Story by Kip Pearson
The Plan by Andrew Stone