Announcing the 2022 TITAN Awards Grand Final Winners

So, this is it.

After the initial rounds of intense inter-category competition and the quarter-final announcement in August, we were delighted to announce the Semi-Finalists of The 2022 TITAN Screenwriting Contest, as promised, on the 18th September 2022. Finally, on 18th October 2022, the contest reached its penultimate stage.

The Finalists / Category Winners were announced on 18th October 2022, and can be viewed below.

Today, however (Monday 31st October 2022) is THE big day.

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

The TITAN Screenwriting Contest - Judge Basil Iwanyk ($3bn box office producer)

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 on 18 October.

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, as well as being introduced to our “titans” of industry.

Finally, on behalf of everyone at Industrial Scripts we want to take a moment to commend all entrants to this second 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, ambition and a thick skin.

So well done to everyone who submitted to The TITAN in 2022, and look out for the next awards, launching in early 2023.

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 second 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.

2022 Partners & Sponsors

Industrial Scripts would like to extend its sincere thanks to the 2022 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.

TITAN screenwriting contest sponsors bar

The 2022 GRAND FINAL Winners

In an extremely close final vote, our three “titans” of industry voted for the contest’s Gold-Silver-Bronze order.

In addition, members of our Senior Judging Panel also voted, with their votes supporting those of The TITANS.

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

BAD ROMANCE
by Chad Wellinger

Silver 2nd Place Winner

IN DREAMS
by Haley Dercher

Bronze 3rd Place Winner

CRIPS
by Brian Koukol

The Wildcard Raw Talent Award Winner

THE SURVIVOR’S GUIDE TO THE 21ST CENTURY
by Joanne Lloyd

The Pearl Diversity Award Winner

A CHRISTMAS KARL
by Harry Ewan

What Our Judges Had To Say:

Basil Iwanyk:

The TITAN Awards is a truly global screenwriting prize, and I was impressed by the range, ambition and diversity of the winning scripts. I very much look forward to meeting with these writers soon.

Basil Iwanyk

Karen Moore:

It was a fantastic experience judging The TITAN Awards for a second year running. I thought all the winners showed great ambition and colour in their writing, and I’m excited to connect with them.

Karen Moore

Shannon McIntosh:

Through its global reach The Titan Awards has discovered unique and exciting new voices among a talented pool of applicants. I am looking forward to meeting the winners and watching them grow as they explore a wealth of new opportunities that await.

Shannon McIntosh

The 2022 Finalists / Category Winners

Per our October 18 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.

The TITAN Screenwriting Contest - Judge Shannon McIntosh (Oscar-Nominated Producer)

Feature Scripts – Action & Thriller

DETROIT RUN
Odin Ozdil


Feature Scripts – Comedy

BAD ROMANCE
Chad Wellinger


Feature Scripts – Drama & Sci-Fi

A CHRISTMAS KARL
Harry Ewan


Feature Scripts – Family & Animation

GINGER & SNAPS
Jeanette Doherty


Feature Scripts – Horror

DEADME
Paul Hart-Wilden & Asabi Lee


Television Scripts – 60m Drama

IN DREAMS
Haley Dercher


Television Scripts – 30m TV Comedies

CRIPS
Brian Koukol


Television – Series Bibles

BIGFOOT
Matthew J. Beier


Short Film Scripts

LOUELLA
Erin Cantelo


1-Page Film & TV Pitches

TANGLED UP
Pamela Rice


Congratulations to all our 2022 Finalists, and watch this space for the announcement of our 2023 contest dates!

Learn more about The TITAN Screenwriting Contest.

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