BlueCat is a renowned screenplay contest held in America that attracts entries from across the world. The main annual competition is for feature-length scripts, but last year the organisers decided to run a supplemental contest with three categories - feature screenplay, short screenplay, and video/written pitches. The winner in each category gets an all-expenses paid trip to Los Angeles in March this year with a week of screenplay development at the BlueCat Lab and some prize money, plus there are production fund awards for runners-up.
I submitted my short film script Danny's Toys and promptly forgot all about it, until an email hit my inbox this morning. Seems Danny's Toys has been chosen as one of 51 semi-finalists in the short screenplay category. No idea how many people entered or what the competition was like to reach the semi-finals, but it's always nice to be mentioned in despatches. The winners will be announced next month, so fingers crossed.