2019 True Story Screenplay Competition

The True Story Screenplay Competition recognizes and showcases exceptional feature screenplays and television scripts in any genre that feature stories based on, or inspired by, true events.

2019 WINNER


THE NIGHT WITCHES

by Steven Prowse

Genre: Military | Drama | True Story

Logline: With wood and canvas biplanes, no radio, no lights, no defenses and no parachutes, just bombs, these WW2 Soviet pilots terrorized the German front line night after night. They just happened to be women.

Bio: Steven Prowse, an optioned screenwriter, was born in London and has lived in the Netherlands, Curaçao, USA, Gibraltar and is now back in London. In a past life he was a Cambridge scholar, a chartered accountant, a CFO and also an international bridge player. Since becoming a screenwriter five years ago, he has been official selected on over 140 occasions and has over 30 wins. He is steeling himself to becoming a drug user if and when Hollywood beckons. He has already spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder. He is currently unrepresented.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Thenightwitchesmovie/


2019 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS


40 BILLION by J.J. Frey

BAD PERSIAN DAUGHTER by Sara Gharagozlou

BEFORE SHE WAS JOAN CRAWFORD by Crecia Mathalia

CARDINAL VIRTUES by Lawrence Whitener

DEATH FENCES by Ron Chepsiuk

DREAD PIRATE ROBERTS by Mariia Konstantinova

ELMAS by Paul Kazandjian

FLYING BIRD’S DIARY by Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel

HEAL by Dave Tolchinsky

HEARTSTONE by Michael Williams, Robert Biheller andPhillip Margolin

IT STARTS WITH A WHISTLE by Tom Cavanaugh

MARSHAL BASS LAW by Sterling Daniels

No. 7 by Alan J. Field and JanEric Ohrn

SHE TOUCHED ME by Timothy Wayne Folsome

THE ICE KING by Nestor Villalobos

THE MAGNIFICENT MID-CENTURY MET by Nicole De Sapio

THE MONKEYPOD by Dane Pizzuti Krogman

UNDERTOW by Louisa de Cossy


SUBMISSION STATISTICS


Writer Gender
Male: 57%
Female: 43%

Based on
Life Rights: 38%
Historical Event: 38%
Book: 24%

Genre
Drama: 57%
Thriller/Mystery/Crime: 19%
Comedy: 10%
Sports: 5%
War/Military: 5%
Western: 4%

Submission Location
United States: 81%
Europe: 14%
South America: 5%

Format
Feature Screenplay: 86%
Television Script: 14%


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