TITAN Screenwriting Contest

Announcing the 2021 TITAN Awards Grand Final Winners

So, this is it.

After the initial rounds of intense inter-category competition and the quarter-final announcement in September, we were delighted to announce the Semi-Finalists of The 2021 TITAN Screenwriting Contest, as promised, on the 30th October 2021. Finally, on Tuesday November 30th 2021, the contest reached its penultimate stage.

The thirteen Finalists / Category Winners were announced on 30th November, and can be viewed below.

Today, however (Friday 17th December 2021) is THE big day.

Because today, below, we announce both the three Grand Finalist screenplays, their respective Gold-Silver-Bronze finishing order, and The Wildcard and The Pearl award winners.

You can use the quick links below to view the Grand Final winners, as well as a full list of the category winners and Finalists we announced in November.

Both category winners and Grand Finalists will receive their prize packages shortly, with the latter embarking on a year-long programme of support, script marketing and coaching from the IS team.

Finally, on behalf of everyone at Industrial Scripts we want to take a moment to commend all entrants to this inaugural instalment of The TITAN Screenwriting Contest.

It’s hard enough to finish a screenplay or creative work in the first place, to put it out into the world and compete and risk failure takes guts and a thick skin.

So well done to everyone who submitted to The TITAN in 2021, and look out for the next awards, launching in early 2022.

Best wishes for the holiday season,

Victoria Carrington, General Manager
Industrial Scripts

About The TITAN

The TITAN Awards is a screenwriting contest whereby material competes against its own kind for as long as possible over the course of a contest cycle.

Horror feature vs Horror feature, Series Bible vs Series Bible, Sci-Fi vs Sci-Fi, 1 Page Pitch vs 1 Page Pitch etc.

Even in the contest’s inaugural year, the situation was ferociously competitive and there were a great many writers and projects that impressed.

The annual awards are rare in talent discovery terms in that they are judged by genuinely heavyweight industry figures, with appropriately high-level credits on major movies and TV shows.

2021 Partners & Sponsors

Industrial Scripts would like to extend its sincere thanks to the 2021 awards sponsors and partners.

The TITAN Awards is kindly partnered with and supported by leading non-profit bottled water company Belu, who have donated over $7m to WaterAid, to-date, as well as leading screenwriting software providers Arc Studio Pro and Final Draft.

Without the kind support of these organisations the contest would have commenced on a weaker footing, and we’re endlessly grateful for their support.

The 2021 GRAND FINAL Winners

In an extremely close final vote, our three “titans” of industry – Karen Moore, Patrick Crowley and Ed McDonnell – all voted, independent of one another, for the contest’s Gold-Silver-Bronze order.

Their decision was absolutely independent of both one another, and IS staff, consultants or employees, to ensure as fair a competition as possible.

Without further ado, then, here was the judges’ final order…

Gold Overall Contest Winner

REVOLUTIONARY SPY
(Feature Film Screenplay)
Written by James Foye

Silver 2nd Place Winner

SHINING CITY
(TV Pilot + Series Bible)
Written/Created by Jared Ruga
Co-Created by Arthur Veneema

Bronze 3rd Place Winner

THE CARRIER
(Feature Film Screenplay)
Written by Todd Restler

The Wildcard Raw Talent Award Winner

ORSON
(Feature Film Screenplay)
Jared Egol

The Pearl Diversity Award Winner

QB
(Feature Film Screenplay)
Written by Lee Kunz

What Our Judges Had To Say:

Patrick Crowley:

The TITAN Awards has unearthed some truly novel approaches to stories and worlds that have been untold. The subjects are fresh, unexpected, original and sure to engage today’s curious audiences. I’m very much looking forward to meeting the winners.

Patrick Crowley

Karen Moore:

It was a lovely surprise to read these Grand Final screenplays. Honestly, I thought that all three were strong candidates and I am genuinely excited to connect with the winners. All three have crafted well written and interesting screenplays. It has been a pleasure judging the Inaugural TITAN Awards. To all who entered – keep up the great work!

Karen Moore

Ed McDonnell:

All three Grand Final screenplays impressed me and each could stake a robust claim to being crowned winner. I particularly enjoyed the genre-range and variety of the projects, as well as their originality. Judging The TITAN has been an absolute privilege, and I’m keen to meet the winners in the New Year.

Ed McDonnell

The 2021 Finalists / Category Winners

Per our November 30 announcement, here are the names and project titles of those who triumphed in their respective category, competing all the while against their own kind.

Please note: The TITAN also awards two special prizes: The Wildcard Award (to a raw writer, with tremendous potential), and The Pearl Award (for diverse themes, characters and narratives). You can read more about these awards, here.


Feature Scripts – Action & Thriller

THE CARRIER
Todd Restler
(competes for a place in Grand Final round)


Feature Scripts – Comedy

HORSEMAN OF THE ESOPHAGUS
Adam Sedlak
(competes for a place in Grand Final round)


Feature Scripts – Drama

REVOLUTIONARY SPY
James Foye
(competes for a place in Grand Final round)


Feature Scripts – Family & Animation

MOVING ON
John Bruno
(competes for a place in Grand Final round)


Feature Scripts – Horror

RIPPLE ROAD
William Leiren
(competes for a place in Grand Final round)


Feature Scripts – Lo-Budget

DTF
Daniel Gentile
(competes for a place in Grand Final round)


Feature Scripts – Science Fiction & Fantasy

CUL DE SAC
Alex von Hofmann
(competes for a place in Grand Final round)


Television Scripts – 60m Drama

SHINING CITY
Arthur Veenema
(competes for a place in Grand Final round)


Television Scripts – 30m TV Comedies

SUPERFREAK
Sierra Hall
(competes for a place in Grand Final round)


Television – Series Bibles

THE MERCY SHIP
Jasper Moeyaert, Carl Plaesier, Toon Anthoni and Laura van Passel
(final category winner)


Film Treatments

FIN
Robert Bowman
(final category winner)


Short Film Scripts

OVER & OUT
Callie LeClaire
(final category winner)


1-Page Film & TV Pitches

THE WITCH’S HUSBAND
Hannah Rebecca Carlson
(final category winner)


Congratulations to all our 2021 Finalists, and good luck to all the screenplay category winners in securing a spot in the Grand Final round!

Learn more about The TITAN Screenwriting Contest.

Industrial Scripts

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