Script Challenge

2013 Phoenix Comicon Short Script Competition

Finalists and Semifinalists Announced

The semifinalists and Top 3 finalists have been announced for the 2013 Phoenix Comicon Short Script Competition. With a healthy mix of sci-fi, horror and superhero scripts, 10 judges selected the top scripts from the pool of submissions.

The Top 3 finalists will participate in the Phoenix Comicon Film Festival Awards Ceremony on Sunday, May 26 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 232BC. The Grand Prize winner will be announced, and an official table read will begin in Room 232A shortly after the ceremony concludes.

The Top 3 scripts will also received detailed script notes, offering industry and story tips for moving forward to the next stage. (The best writers will tell you that the key to writing is re-writing.)

Check out the Top 3 finalists in this year?s competition below, followed by the 2013 semifinalists.

TOP 3 FINALISTS
(in alphabetical order)

Everything to Everyone (Superhero/Villain) by Kyle O.
I'm Not Who You Think I Am (Sci-Fi) by Jacqueline J. P.
The Picture (Horror) by Patric A.

SEMIFINALISTS
(in alphabetical order)

Anathema (Horror) by Tracey M.
Body Mass (Horror) by Felix B.
Culture Shock (Sci-Fi) by John L.
Dex (Superhero/Villain) by JP F.
Missing (Superhero/Villain) by Erin B.
Murder House (Horror) by Vaughan G.

Congratulations to our finalists and semifinalists, and thanks so much to everyone who participated in this year's short script competition!

WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SCREENWRITING AND THE FILM/TV INDUSTRY?

Check out "Know Your Genre: Screenwriting Tips, Tools and Tricks" on Friday, May 24 at 6 p.m. in Room 232A.

Lovinder Gill, Bob Marquis, Jessica Marquis, Nitara Osbourne and Ioannis N. Skiotes will discuss the film & TV industry with Mike MacLean (Syfy's Piranhaconda and Sharktopus) and Bill True, whose current work is being shopped around with the executive producer of History Channel's Vikings attached.

Together, these seven writers will offer tips for developing your script idea for a studio/network pitch or for independent production, navigating the industry as much as the most important part "your story" while still meeting your ultimate writing goals.

Friday passes are available for $25 until May 22. A casual networking happy hour will take place downtown following the panel.