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2021 TSL Free Screenplay Contest Semifinalists

By Admin · September 15, 2021

Listed below are the Semifinalists of the 2021 TSL Free Screenplay Contest. These exceptional screenplays were selected from almost 12,700 submissions. Congratulations to the writers who have made it this far and thanks to all for submitting!

Stay tuned for the Finalist announcement on October 4th here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages within the next few weeks! And if you’d like to receive a notification when this contest re-opens for entries, you can subscribe for updates via Coverfly here.

Here are the Semifinalists:

(Dis)HonorableGino Demarco
#KarenNicole Jones
2 Falls Forward, 1 Step BackAda Lee Halofsky
3 Month SlideMike Hurst
50Mary Cross
A Christmas CheerClint Ford
A Family ReunionXavier Burgin, Thomas Wright
A Handsome Sense of PrideAriana Quiñónez
A Lost TimeAlicia McClendon
A Mother’s LoveNathan Olson
A Prospect of DeathAsh Corristine
ABCDLaurie Lamson
Across The HudsonAlia Ashkenazi
AgnosticKyra Brown
Alien of Extraordinary AbilityRishan Dhamija, Edwin Joseph, Sola Fadiran
All In Your HeadMehmet Sarigul
All My Friends Are Going DeathAlessandro Pulisci
AltagraciaIsabella Breton
American PsycheRichard Nguyen
American RetailGabriel Malasig
Arkham MA: Pilot – The Statement of Randolph CarterCharlotte Groombridge
Asians Can’t Play JazzCarlos Gutierrez, Michael Goldenberg
At The Displeasure Of The PresidentBrian Cohen
Back FiresAlex Blumberg
Bad NewsJon Oliver
Bad PenniesBenjamin Mair
Bad RomanceChad Wellinger
Barberton DaisyTiaan van Niekerk
Becoming SinatraRichard Muti
Being WomenAdrian Urbina
BestowalWayne Middleton
Better JudgementMark Marino
Between the LinesPriscilla Nguyen
BIG SISTERDavid Chester, Blake Pinter
Blood and Dreams – “Complicit”Suzanne Griffin
Blood and the RyeRajiv Shah
Blue ComedyVincent Accettola
Bo!Isis Dunthorne
BollyWineTim Jones
Bootneck & ParaJeffrey Golden
BountyGary M. Howell
Bucky JohnsonJames Barnes, Garrett Vanderwielen
BurnerMukilan Thangamani
CaliforniaAdam Seidel
Call OutNeer Shelter
CallbacksBryce Marrero
Candles and MothsDan Beglov
Canusa StreetZack Morrison
Cardef HillScott Parisien
CascadiaTim Millette
CatmanNola C
Chanel BonfireCara Winter
Chasing SusannaJennifer Giacalone
Cheat the NightConleth Hogan
Cherry WineKev Clinsc, E.V. Wills
ChildGiovanni Labadessa
ChilmarkStephen Nolly
Citizen HansRajko Stiglic
Coach KidConor Izzett, Adam Levy
CollaborationAlessio Franko
CommonwealthJared Hardy
Comrade FreudMick Cohen-Carroll
Cop KillerGreg Goodness
CracksmenDaniel Corey
Crazy John and His GhostsMarylouisa Nwafor
Cricket SongEvelyne Werzowa
CupidMichael Orlando
De Er FriHannah Marsh
Dear EszterAlex Balassa, Marisol Mijares, Alejandro Orozco, Mario Székely
Demon CodePatrick Kelly
DicksCristi Rumpza
Dirty BirdArland DiGirolamo, Alana Wexler
Disordered.Alice Wallis
DisposableJosh Evans
Down By The RiverThomas Thonson
Dún LaoghaireWilliam Lancaster
Echo The WindThomas Mazzola
Ed Gein, But Make it FashionDustin Boland
Esperanza – One Hour PilotDavid Christopher Loya
Eve & AdamJessica Wynn, Michael Regilio
Everything Has ChangedSufian Abulohom
Eyes to Your SoulJon Karamatsu
Ǝ Ꙅ Я Ǝ V Ǝ ЯCarlo Carere, Erin Carere
F-YOU! I’M A TEACHERMichael Lipoma
FallstreakKyle Curry
FetchSam Gill
Fire On Holy MountainDaniel Grove
Fire on the LineMax Kaplow
First DayBoris Vymenets
First Drop of RainJames Brosnahan
Firsthand MemoriesJules Caldeira
Flesh and BloodKulvinder Gill
Flesh and BloodJames Murphy
Forgive Us Our SinsOmar Khalifa
FoundChad Briggs
Future KingDawn Prato
GarambaAaron C. Wong
Gay RobberRhys Bellamy
Genre Genesis PilotAidan Kidd
GiftedJonny King
GloomtownLyndal Simpson
Golden AgeJon Davis
Good Guys, Inc.Troy Collins
GorditoMiguel Castillo
Gramma and KateEmily Austin
GreenwoodNathan Patton
Grief LeechShayna Hack
GuardianJess Gupta
Gwen’s GirlKarina Banno
Hancock ParkDale Janda
Hard RiceMary Nguyen
Haunted HeartMike Bencivenga
Have You Heard About Harvey?Sam Wright
HexagonGrant Boman Harvey
HILAJan Pearson
Holy ManMichael John Petty
HoodIrina Rodriguez
Hot ToddyScott Cox
HotshotElla Scott
House for Sale – Up On The MarketShannon Dicipulo
Hyde and Seek the Musical and feature filmJune Rachelson-Ospa, Jon Ospa
I Could Do ThatRachael Millanta
I Killed ElvisWolf Bukowski
I Would Like To ThankBenedict Ransley
I, Gavel’s PoetryYoussef Kholti
I’m a Prisoner in an Alien ZooAdam Kaiser
Interior: SupermarketT.E. Scales
Into the Lion’s DenJane Gideon
Invading ForcesJack Mulligan
Invisible PrisonsHoyt Richards, Lawrence Nelson II
JaegerfellAndy Smith
Jail BreakJordan Taylor
JerseyDavid Schlow
JiyanDaniela Saioni, Mazdak Taebi
Kāinga (Home)Allan George
King of AppalachiaChase Brown
King StreetJustin Kohlas
Kyla’s War – Series Pilot – “Snow Angels”Hank Isaac
Ladies and Gentlemen, a Restoration ComedyLinda Jenkins
LadylikeMiranda Rawson
Last of the Burly GirlsJohn Pisano-Thomsen
LeatheretteMichael KY Yip
LeftyRobert Potter
Legendary OutlawsAllan Traylor
Letting GoEstes Tarver
Lion City Radio ShowVal Tan
Living the DreamVicky Hinault
Lock ‘N LoadAaron Liebman
Lost In TransitMike Spohr
Love and Other Beautiful MessesStacie Shellner
Lucy Lucid: Heiress of DreamsJoshua Pitta
MabelElisa Manzini
MachorrasJessica Ghitis
Mademoiselle MaupinBrandon Gale
MaestraSusan Polk
Make a WishJory S
Making Friends with the Pinewoods MonsterJulian Lung
Mama MooNimish Tanna
MarinaAndrew Nixon
MarthaAlex Moran
MaskMargaret Kane-Rowe
Match Made in HeavenAriane Anantaputri
MedievalJoey Paschall
Melly and MelanieKaushik Mukerjee
Migrant MothersAshley Rebecca Farley
Miss DemeanorRuby Mainieri
Mission TripKatie Congrove, Joey DeMers
MomoMatthew Cameron
Moving OnRicky King
My Cousin NumbersChristos Kardana
NecropolisCaledonia Hanson
New York MovieIan Nicksic
Night BeatSean Arenas
No OutletSophia Eptamenitis
NocturnalMadison Rose
OffspringHannah Silverman
Olivia’s WarAvishai Weinberger
Only at NightDaina Njuguna
Opera ValleyNathaniel Nauert
OprexiumCody Pearce
Otter TownJule Jessenberger
OtoomanCindy Matta
Pages From the Green BookJanae Green, Aileen Natalia
PanicRachel Mariam
ParathaTansu Philip
ParlayMike Santoro
Paternal ProblemsWhitney Glover
PatriaDavid Aguilar
Perchance to DreamDavid B Jacobs
Perfect FlowerBrent Delaney
PhotomanLynn Lee
Play It All Night LongQuinn Bailey
Please Pity Ryan ParkerJade Small
Poor Man’s SonJennifer Giacalone
PowderRia Fend
Powers & GloryP James Norris
PredatorStephanie Moore
QuantumBrian Meade
Queer KafirDanial Gondal
Quinn GirlTandy Versyp
Raised by FoxesMartina Muhoberac
Really RapunzelMaria Agusta Faust
ReclaimedStraton Rushing
Red DustRichard Pengelley
Red Hook RecordsJared Hada Smith
Remember MeLagueria Davis
Revelations (Feature)Johnny Gilligan
RevenantMezi Mulugeta
RidgefieldSchyler Martin
RighteousKathy Patterson
Road to BernalGuillermo Lozano Martínez
Room 099Sarah Mokh
Rose & ThornsStephanie Glover
Roses in the WaterLa’Chris Jordan
RubberneckerTom Hancock, Varun Raman
Runner UpSamantha Bissonnette
SandstoneRebecca Cromar
Scare Me To DeathJoe Borriello
Sea ChangeSteven Miller
session_five.mapAlexander Dilley
Shadow of DeceitMarlyn Bandiero
Shelter CountyMicah Taylor
Simon ChristSelena Lohan
SkyjackerPeter Donaruma
Sleeping With BearsBruce Sloman
SlushT.J. Peters, KayDee Kersten
SomaIan Hand
Something In CommonKylie Bolter
Something You Don’t See EverydayBenjamin Johnson
Song of the ShadowsLes Zig
Spare PartsLukas Kendall
Spirit GuideMatthew Gutierrez
Spirit In The DarkDaniel Lopez Kaufman
StarfishDaniel Ahn
Starring… John DillingerBill Walker
Station Number SixTim Sasaki
Steel CutterClaire Tran
StillDouglas Spaltro
TarantinoKyle Ryan
Tell-TalePeter Sreckovic
The Alice SolutionEmily Redinbo
The AlphaDirk Patton
The Beast of AmericaJulia Jones
The Big EightiesBetty Ouyang
The Bitterroot ChroniclesDebbie Castanha
The Boy Who Died Twice Guy Collins
The Carrington AffairDevon Lehr
The DeadleysDavid Finley
The Devil’s MistressAndy Volk
The Divinity CycleNelson Downend
The DreamerAlejandro Leopardi, Sean McKenzie
The FearLane Bachelder
The Fight InsideMerridith Allen
The Film Professor Who Kills Hot Students for Fame and HealthcareGreg Benevent
The Future PrimeGlenn Forbes
The Future We Were GivenCraig Siebels
The Gospel According to CharlieKamal John Iskander
The Greatest Man Who Ever LivedMichael Goldenberg, Carlos Gutierrez
The Gyre MissionBrian Martin
The HitchhikerDan Ast
The Iron Horse of Lucy SteelePaul Zeidman
The Iron SnakeJustus Macharia
The Last FarmDavid Wappel
The Last GamePhil Kaufman
The Lion’s RoarTeju Prasad
The Midnight TourChris Bolton
The MonitorErik Sternberger
THE Motherland UndergroundChristopher Harmon
The News WarsJulie Gervais Welke
The Night AnonymousHamish Sturgeon
The One That Got AwayJarrod Roberts
The OtherkinLouyse Leonard, Robert Higden
The Real McCoyTyler Ham Pong
The ReboundChristian Wolf, Chase Badgett
The Recovery Agents – TV PILOTMarco Santiago
The Red White & Brutes!Alex M Langenfeld
THE Ruin of EdenJessica Romagnoli, Patrick Ireland
The Soft-Boiled DetectiveKatherine Shea
The Summer Of Impossible ThingsEnrique Posner
The Swing NoteBrian Hershkowitz, Robert D’Orazio
The Taste and The SmellTope Ogundare
The Tea VendorClement Obropta
The UnseenShiva Ramanathan
The UnseenAriel Relaford
The WitchingWilliam Keaton
TherapeuticCraig Berger
Thick SkinRobert Axelrod
Time JanitorsRyan Manns, Jocelyn Manns
Time TouristsJosh Miller
To the Moon & BackPaul Howard Hunt
Treading LavaPaul Frank
TrokitaBernardo Duran
Trunk of an ElephantStephanie Bianca
TumbleweedsTiffany Alzatti
Typhoid GaryJulio DeSanctis
U[Dys]topiaKyle Vieira
Until It SleepsMeg Turner
VanillaJohn Darbonne
Veritas AcademyNanar Khamo
Vienna CallingRenate Grassmugg
VirginsSophie Hessekiel
Weekend at Bernie’s IIICraig Miller, Pete Johnson
Welcome to the MachineAngel Contreras
WereCarter Friend
What If You Knew?Rolf Pfannerer
Wild HorsesBrian Kowalchuk
YOLOMegan Bacharach
ZapruderJoshua Thomas

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