Screenplay Competition
The World's First Global Film Festival

MANHATTAN SHORT Screenplay Competition is for screenplays for Short Films only. The competition is NOT just for established screenwriters it's for everyone. We encourage everyone and anyone to have a go at writing a short story and entering this competition, you may discover you are a screenwriter at heart.

Everyone has a story...just keep em short!

The focus of this competition is not only designed to discover and promote the best short screenplays out there, but to connect great short stories to great filmmakers.

All scripts entered should have a synopsis, character breakdown, page length and contact information listed at the MANHATTAN SHORT Contact a Screenwriter page. This page will be marketed through the MANHATTAN SHORT network.

Screenplays must be 20 pages and under in length. Deadline for entries is July 31st and the entry fee is $40.00. - You can enter via this link or direct through Film Freeway or Without A Box.

How did the film come about and where did the idea come from?

I just received the script from a friend, Doru Lupeanu. He's a great storyteller. He's now moved to Canada. I was so deeply moved by this story. I really had to make the film because I was moved by a script just five to six pages in length.

Tudor Giurgiu Director of Superman, Spiderman or Batman Gold Medal Winner 2012

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