2017 Winners, Finalists & Semi-Finalists

Congratulations to the winners, finalists and semi-finalists in our 2017 Short Screenplay Contest!

BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY by a female writer Finalists:

Cypress Grove – WINNER, BEST SCREENPLAY and BEST FEMALE PROTAGONIST
By Cheryl M. Willis | Vancouver, WA

Crossing Fences
By Annika Pampel | Los Angeles, CA

Hit and Run
By Erin Saxon | Independence, MO

Ice Cream
By Ora Yashar | Woodland Hills, CA

BEST FEMALE PROTAGONIST in screenplay by a female and/or a male writer Finalists:

Cypress Grove – WINNER, BEST FEMALE PROTAGONIST and BEST SCREENPLAY
By Cheryl M. Willis | Vancouver, WA

Hit and Run
By Erin Saxon | Independence, MO

BEST HEARTLAND SCREENPLAY by a writer who lives in MO / KS / IA / NE Finalists:

Jukebox Baby and the Luxury Bombshells – WINNER, BEST HEARTLAND SCREENPLAY and AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD
By Erin Hamer-Beck | Overland Park, KS

Hit and Run
By Erin Saxon | Independence, MO

BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY by a female writer Semi-Finalists:

Jukebox Baby and the Luxury Bombshells
By Erin Hamer-Beck | Overland Park, KS

Pushing Buttons
By Amanda Richardson | London, England, UK

Shelter in Place
By Melanie Wilderman | Norman, OK

BEST FEMALE PROTAGONIST in screenplay by a female and/or a male writer Semi-Finalists:

Kinderstew
By Lacey Hawkinson | Lenexa, KS

Little Ghost
By Mikal Shapiro | Kansas City, MO

The Piano
By Alyssa Hodges & Erin Saxon | Independence, MO

BEST HEARTLAND SCREENPLAY by a writer who lives in MO / KS / IA / NE Semi-Finalists:

Kinderstew
By Lacey Hawkinson | Lenexa, KS

Little Ghost
By Mikal Shapiro | Kansas City, MO