By Kim Nunley
My short tale about two strangers sharing the final minutes before the earth is destroyed made the quarterfinalist cut at the 2016 BlueCat Screenplay Competition. SEVEN MINUTES TO CLOSING is one of my personal favorites so I’m thrilled it’s being well-received. Congratulations to the other finalists and best of luck in the upcoming rounds.
The BlueCat Screenplay Competition was started in 1998 by screenwriter Gordy Hoffman. It’s a contest I participate in every year because I’ve found the judges to be top notch. Plus, the contest provides you with the readers’ feedback, which in the past has helped me identify problem areas. It also doesn’t hurt that their short script contest winner takes home $10,000.
Making the quarterfinalist cut at BlueCat is legit. According to the contest’s site, there were a total of 2,086 short script submissions in this year’s contest. Just 119 made this first quarterfinalist cut, which means SEVEN MINUTES TO CLOSING was considered to be in the top 5.7% of all submissions.
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