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TheWarddd
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It's a social justice competition.

It's new screenplay competition winners:


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Grand Prize Winner
"Caroline's Wedding"
by Easmanie Michel, France-Luce Benson, and Darcy Miller (New York, NY)
Finalists
"Anh Sang"
by Barry Brennessel (Silver Spring, MD)
"Ascension (Pilot)"
by Jordan Trippeer (Los Angeles, CA)
"Aurora Falls (Pilot)"
by Kadyn Michaels (Los Angeles, CA)
"Hope Street"
by Ali Zahiri, Amisha Patel (Santa Monica, CA)
"Landfill"
by Heidi Scott (Hyattsville, MD)
"Other People"
by Meedo Taha (Beirut, Lebanon)
"Post No Bills"
by Robin Hays (North Vancouver, Canada)
"The Field"
by Sally Fowler (Brooklyn, NY)
"The Violinist's Daughter"
by Shelly Drancik (Chicago, IL)


I wouldn't waste your money on entering if you're not female, not writing stories about females, or if you have a name that doesn't sound "diverse" to Hillary donors (1+ if you enter and have a name like the people from countries she's bombed or armed terrorists have). I think your stories must be of the kind a gender studies lecturer would approve of.

If you're serious, take your work and your money to people who are serious as you are.

I don't need this shit.

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So you paid to enter this, didnít place, and it's not because your screenplay was either bad or not as good as the finalists itís because all the people who won were either female or had a certain sounding name... interesting ha-ha.


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Put your screenplay up on here and get some free feedback, might have a better chance next time...

And you could always try the Coppola Shorts comp instead, 80% of winners in that were men!


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Dustin
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He's not wrong... as white males we stand less chance than weaker writers that are female or non-white.
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So you paid to enter this, didnít place, and it's not because your screenplay was either bad or not as good as the finalists itís because all the people who won were either female or had a certain sounding name... interesting ha-ha.


It doesn't feel like rejection, it feels like being disrespected, and slapped in the face while having my money taken away in the name of Francis Ford Coppola.

I wonder if Sofia chose the winners.. because they all sound as boring and aimlessly pretentious as her movies.

And yeah, I know I'm good.. and I do feel like I deserve better than what I got.
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Put your screenplay up on here and get some free feedback, might have a better chance next time...

And you could always try the Coppola Shorts comp instead, 80% of winners in that were men!


I'm not going anywhere near a Coppola, or anything they do, ever again.

It's more than gender.. it's an entire ideology that is incredibly restrictive of creative endeavors they are pushing. I have to do what I do.

But you're right. I'll submit my Zoetrope entry unchanged since last year in this site.. and people can judge for themselves.

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He's not wrong... as white males we stand less chance than weaker writers that are female or non-white.


I"m not white. I'm Indigenous Australia, various European and even have Afghani stock in my blood.

But my name sounds WASP-y  and apparently thats gonna hurt me around certain pretentious fake-liberal types.
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I"m not white. I'm Indigenous Australia, various European and even have Afghani stock in my blood.

But my name sounds WASP-y  and apparently thats gonna hurt me around certain pretentious fake-liberal types.


Then write under a pseudonym. You sound pretty 'diverse' to me which is apparently what they're looking for. Maybe your voice just isn't 'fresh enough'? I think that counts too.

What are you writing about? Seems to me that a film filled with diversity is likely to gain funding - even if it's shit. Maybe try writing that?
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Then write under a pseudonym. You sound pretty 'diverse' to me which is apparently what they're looking for. Maybe your voice just isn't 'fresh enough'? I think that counts too.

What are you writing about? Seems to me that a film filled with diversity is likely to gain funding - even if it's shit. Maybe try writing that?


God, no. There's no way I'm contaminating my process by writing trash on purpose.

I try hard, I get better, I try harder, I get even better.. on and on this goes.

I've already resubmitted my screenplay (with improvements, but still the Zoetrope entry) on this site. So when it appears you can see for yourself if I'm full of myself, or if Zoetrope has gone nuts on the dying fumes of Francis Ford's reputation.

Burn, by Eric Ward.

I'll try stick around and give input to others as well. It's only fair.
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Can't wait to read this script, you really have tickets on yourself.

You sound like a sore loser. Have you read any of those "pretentious" scripts or are you just disrespecting the writers because you didn't place?

I'm looking forward to seeing how you cope with the reviews and criticism on this site, I think you might be one of those people who will defend their script to the death no matter what anyone says.


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Try not to be too hard on yourself, a lot of these competitions are like lotteries with so many entries, many good scripts can get ignored. And yes, the judges will have their biases and preferences - they are human.

I'd suggest trying to be happy for the winners. Remember, these guys may have tried just as hard as you and had many rejections before getting a break. Resentment is like a form of self-harm.  

Best of luck with Burn. I hope you do better in other competitions.

-Mark


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Actually, I stand behind him. No screenwriter should payÖ blah, is my thing on and onÖ

At the moment I ask myself if people would even like my stuff.

It's that complicated so that I don't write anymore. I just see the chaos and shake my head.


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White boys be rattled.
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@ Scar, not sure what you mean : Rattled?


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Shook, brother. Shook.

Scared.

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