Winners Announced - 2020 Roadmap Shorts Competition


We are incredibly excited to announce the Grand Prize winner and Guaranteed Signing Prize Winner for Roadmap's 2020 Shorts Competition!

After narrowing down the field of exceptional shorts to five, our esteemed judging panel of execs from companies that included CAA, Rumble Films, Grey Matter Productions, First Friday Entertainment, Academy Award-Winning Producer Andrew Carlberg, Studio 71, and more helped select our winners.

We're also excited to announce the winners of our Guaranteed Signing Prize with literary managers Krista Sipp and Devon Byers of First Friday Entertainment, who signed not one but two creators from this year's competition!

All of us at Roadmap are excited to work closely with these writers to help them gain industry exposure and hit their career goals. So please join us as we congratulate our 2020 Shorts Competition Winners!


Grand Prize Winner


BLEEDING, KANSAS by Daniel Lafrentz, Chris Grillot, & Ezra Herz

Logline: A pair of mismatched U.S. Marshals – a reformed outlaw and a free man of color – is sent to the Kansas frontier to uncover the fate of a fellow Marshal gone missing while escorting a member of a notorious gang to his hanging. But when the Marshals find the condemned man alone and barely alive, the obvious answers don’t hold water and all the evidence points to something much darker and more sinister.


Guaranteed Signing Prize Winners

Signed with managers Krista Sipp and Devon Byers

FACE YOUR FEARS by Neil Stevens

Logline: A young woman terrified of the dark, discovers a supernatural game that promises to cure her fears, if she faces them first.

SAM & EMMA by Vanessa Leigh

Logline: When their love wanes after a tragedy, two heartbroken women try to piece together their relationship, highlighting the hardship and dysfunction that can arise from trauma and grief.

Congrats again to all our winners!

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