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Screenwriting Competition


Listed below are the semifinalists for the 2020 Dumbo Film Festival's Screenwriting Competition. Congratulations to all of our writers who have advanced in the competition and thank you for your submissions!


Our readers are experienced industry professionals from Hollywood's top agencies, and our judge's panel consists of award-winning writers and producers. 


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Finalists - February 1, 2021

Winners - February 12, 2021

Feature/One Hour Pilot

The Wrong Candidate
John Ravitz
The Abolitionists
Leslie Lyshkov
Still's Life
Duncan Putney
Guy Pooles
Johnny Gilligan
Red Spy Queen
Leslie Lyshkov
Our White Boy
Nancy Munger
Sumathy Ramakrishnan
Elephant & Castle
Samuel Garza Bernstein
Affair of the Poisons
Charles Leipart

Short/Half Hour Pilot

Women on Play
Maria Rotger
Vinegar to Honey
Jay Pennington
The Secret World of Danny Lopez
Samuel Garza Bernstein
The Forest Fenced Becomes Backyards
Ryan Moore
The American
Dimitri Michalakis
Greetings from Sarajevo
Penny Jackson
Dessert & Dash
Muse Seymour
Paul Mooney
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