Screenplay Competition 2020

The screenwriting competition for BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival explores the foundational aspect of filmmaking – the script.  A focus of this festival is to educate the community on all aspects of the filmmaking process. The screenplay serves as a foundation from which cinema begins.

The winning script also wins a table read at the Festival. The table read will will feature local actors.


2020 Walter Hines Page Screenplay Award Winner


by Brandon Johnston 

A man struggling with his direction in life is forced to search his soul while presenting to his son’s class for Career Day.


Brandon Johnston grew up in Acworth, Georgia and studied Mass Communication at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia. While in college he began writing his first short form scripts. He would help produce several of his scripts into short films throughout his tenure in college, three of which went on to win awards in different film festivals. Johnston wrote this script at a time in his life where he was uncertain of where he was going with his passion for film. He hopes it will connect with others who have questioned their own directions and decisions in life.


2020 Sponsors

Prizes are provided by InkTip, where producers go for scripts and writers. Winners of the Walter Hines Page Screenplay Award will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.


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