And the winner is...

Following up on our article about The Big Screenplay Competition last December is the announcement of the shortlisted writers who have advanced to the final round.

Big Screen Collective would like to thank all entrants in its 2017 screenplay competition and congratulate the five shortlisted screenwriters, Patrick Carr, Kim Jacobs, Matthew Hill, Marina Barbaro, and Thomas Westenberg. One page outlines were received from screenwriters across 5 states, in the open genre competition which offers a $1,500 first prize.

Shortlisted finalists will submit their completed feature film screenplays in April for final judging. Each finalist will receive a professional script assessment on their work and the winner takes home the cash prize.

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Big Screen Collective founder, Michael Zeitz, says the competition is already a huge success. “We ran this competition to open a dialogue with Australian screenwriters with the aim to develop relationships and provide some additional support in what is a pretty solitary endeavor. In addition to nominating the finalists, we’ve had some great chats with writers who missed the cut, but who have great ideas which they’re passionate about”.

Zeitz and co-founder, Albert Jamae, founded Big Screen Collective in October 2017. The competition is the first step in their business plan to produce a privately funded feature film in 2018. 

To stay hear more about the finalists and to find out about future competitions follow Big Screen Collective on Facebook.