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Current Challenge

The Revisionist - Write an Alternative Ending

Accepting submissions:October 31, 2019 - November 30, 2019

Crafting an ending that's both inevitable and surprising is very challenging. Select a feature film (well known, if possible) that ended in an unsatisfying way and rewrite the final scene. Sponsored by Final Draft

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Recent Challenge Winner

Cultural Collision

Fixed Births

Amanda Blanchard
Screenwriter
Glendale, CA, USA

Fixed Births is a scene introducing one of the three main characters and the world of a dystopian feature film I am currently working on. Initially, this scene is from a series of dystopian science fiction short stories I wrote.

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Past Challenges

18 submissions

Family Secrets

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Interview a family member about something (an event, a relationship, an experience) in their background or in your family history that had a profound impact on their life, something you were always curious about.

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46 submissions

Cultural Collision

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Create a scene in which two people from different backgrounds must negotiate a misunderstanding. Establish the characters and their points of view, provide a clear conflict, and show us what happens.

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51 submissions

An Unforgettable Entrance

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Create the moment when the audience is first introduced to the main character in a written scene or video.

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38 submissions

Mystery Sender

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Create a character and show us what happens when they receive a text message from an unknown sender that includes one of the following prompts: "I'm here" / "Remember me" / "Your time is up" / "Don't look back".

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28 submissions

Speak Your Truth

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Think of a local issue that's important to you and create a piece of work that uses the power of story to engage your audience.

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36 submissions

Free Skate

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Create a project in any genre that uses this image of roller skates as inspiration.

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42 submissions

First Impressions: Not All is Lost!

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You only get one chance for a first impression - tell the story of an important meeting that goes terribly wrong

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50 submissions

My So-Called Family

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Write the first 5-10 pages of the TV pilot about your family: can be in any genre!

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16 submissions

Three's a Crowd

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Create a piece in any format or genre in which a Valentine's Day dinner takes a twist

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14 submissions

Strangers on a Train, on a Plane, at a Bar!

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What happens when two strangers are forced together, if even for a moment? Create a scene to win the Challenge.

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