Filmarket Hub’s Feature Film 2021 Screenwriting Contest SEMI-FINALISTS

After careful consideration from the jury, we are delighted to announce the six semi-finalists of our 2021 Screenwriting Contest for English language feature films.

Three of the writers will go through to the final round, after which we will announce the winner. Stay tuned for the upcoming announcements of the finalists (March 15) and the winner (March 22).

MEET THE SEMI-FINALISTS:

  • Ability

Written by Benedict Cohen

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Country: United Kingdom

Logline: When a corrupt official steals their benefits, a veteran amputee must convince an oddball crew of disability claimants to help him pull off a heist.

  • Antibody

Written by Jason Collin

Genre: Thriller

Country: United Kingdom

Logline: A tormented father kidnaps the anti vaccine conspiracy theorist he holds responsible for his son’s terminal illness and vows to expose his lies.

  • Battlescar

Written by Mercedes Arturo, Nico Casavecchia and Pablo Sternbach

Genre: Drama

Country: Argentina

Logline: NY 1977, Lupe and Debbie, two teenage musicians from opposite sides of the tracks, will be bound together by punk rock music, embarking themselves on a journey full of dreams and asses to kick.

  • Going T*ts Up!

Written by Jay Wheddon

Genre: Drama

Country: United Kingdom

Logline: A genre-busting Brit flick that delivers. Based on the true story of an average man whose life is turned upside down when diagnosed with breast cancer.

  • The Expatriates

Written by Katherine Street

Genre: Drama

Country: United States

Logline: In the Spring of 1929, a young Black couple visit Paris to find a sense of meaning, belonging, and a more promising future — but they cannot quite shake everything they left behind.

  • The Night Letters

Written by Tim Coleman

Genre: Horror

Country: United Kingdom

Logline: A young Afghan boy lives in fear of the Taliban — who are seeking to recruit him as a suicide bomber — but also of a monster he believes stalks the countryside at night.

We were honoured to have Catherine Freeman (Development Executive at Ruby Rock Pictures), Malak El Gonemy (Development Executive at FilmNation UK) and Mark Brennan (Literary Agent at United Agents) as this year’s jury panel.

Many thanks to all who submitted scripts and congratulations to the semi-finalists!!

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