Love Without Borders by Ricardo Lira Acuña and Peter Carrillo


Running on Empty by Elizabeth Otero de Espinoza

Elena’s Fire by Bill Morales


Straits of Fate by H.C. Guida

The Fourth Cataract by Fernando Ortiz

We Are America By Phoenix Bednar

Fausto’s Road by A.P. Gonzalez

Soul-Mates Episode 1: Stay Alive by Melissa Paiz

The Magical Cactus by Luiza Sanjuán Szklarz

New Orleans Summer Dance Party by Scott Sollars, Kyle Sollars, Eric Sollars

The Kandahar Man by J. Jermaine Jones

Puesta Del Sol by Ed Johnson

Ojos de Sangre (At the Sight of Blood) by Berenice Macias


"NEVER BEFORE has a sponsor or judge of a film festival called to congratulate me. NEVER BEFORE has a film festival promoted my work to Producers and clicked me in on the emails. My script has won or placed in a number of festivals and Never Before have I felt as appreciated as the Latino Screenwriting Competition."


"I’m so delighted that LSC has launched a platform to showcase scripts and voices to Latino talent searching for their next project or production. Thank you again for the wonderful opportunity."


"I want to thank you for such a wonderful platform. I am drawn to the South American culture and all the wonderful archetypes woven in her history." 


Last year's winners were personally introduced to several industry executives and our grand prize winner received a one hour script consultation with a top executive at Fictional Entity.



2018's Grand Prize Winner and Finalists

Grand Prize Winner - 2018

100 Degrees by Dominic Abeyta

Finalists - 2018

The Ortiz Sisters by Deborah Louise Ortiz and Frank Besser

The Countertenor by Andrew M. Gomez

Semi Finalists - 2018

When the Mountain Calls by Nancy Guevara

Dreamers by Lew Osteen

Get Jude Married by Guy Quigley

The Treasure of El Chapo by Andrew Gomez

Miss by Judith Robbins Rose 

Iron Border by L.W. Thomas

Desert Eyes by Mike Kallal

Maid in America by Marina Albert

House of the White Bee by Jane Therese


I am thrilled to be recognized by such a great festival. It motivates me further to continue writing. We got notification promptly and the festival organizers are very professional.


Great contest. Honored to be recognized by such a prestigious contest. Very professional staff and contest.