And the Winners Are!



Congratulations to the winners of The Great AFW Logline Competition!


Alizabeth Dyer

Comedy Horror

When a small town is besieged by a flock of murderous geese, an unlikely team of heroes must come together to thwart the feathered terror and save their city from a beak-filled nightmare.

Basil Jaber
Sweet Tooth

Comedy Feature

College roommates, Olivia and Becca, wake up the morning after partying to find a men’s shoe and condom in their apartment. With hardly any recollection of the previous night they set out to figure out who they had over, testing the strength of their friendship in the process. It’s a whodunnit about who “did” it.

Brian Padian
The Agenda

Horror Feature

A young writer must fight for survival after actors and crew from her hit play about a corporation’s diversity policy begin perishing in horrific and inexplicable ways.

Kevin Scott Murphy
Untitled Project
Science Fiction

A failed science experiment sends four high school nerds to the other side of the galaxy and now pursued by an alien bounty hunter struggle to get home.

Kurt Olav Helle
Shadow Echoes

A deaf photographer, newly equipped with an experimental hearing implant, moves into a secluded Victorian mansion to focus on her art, only to discover the implant allows her to hear ghostly whispers and spine-chilling screams from the past. Trapped between reality and the supernatural, she must solve the mansion’s grisly history before she becomes its next victim.


to our five winners! You will be receiving email from Max (maybe white list to make sure you get it) giving you details about the upcoming logline Zoom lab session you have won working with Max. Two dates are available. November 4, and December 2. You have your pick.

THANK YOU also to all our entrants. We are sorry we could only pick five winners. There were some great loglines in the mix.

If you were not one of the winners —

You can still hit the Zoom logline lab with Max. Use coupon code sxtb48m2 for $10 off the logline Zoom lab on either November 4 or December 2 and you are in!

Here’s the logline lab page again to register up:



: All final competition decisions were made by Max. Primary elements we considered included concept, brevity, originality, and clarity of concept. We were also paying attention to presentation (we weren’t cleaning up punctuation and grammar here) and whether or not a submission included pertinent story details like genre.


MAX ADAMS is an author and award winning screenwriter. She is a former Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting winner and has written for Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures, Tri-Star Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, Universal Pictures — and more.

Max’s students and workshoppers include 4 Nicholl winners as well as multiple other competition winners and multiple optioned, sold and working industry screenwriters.


The Logline Competition deadline was October 25. All final judging was by Max Adams. Winners receive a free seat in Max’s online Zoom logline lab on November 4, 2023. In the event a winner cannot participate in the November 4 logline lab, an additional lab date is available on December 2.

For more of the more specific fine print, hit the :::COMPETITION PAGE:::


Screenwriter and author Max Adams

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Max Adams is an author and award winning screenwriter. She has written for Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures, Tri-Star Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, Universal Pictures – and a couple others to remain unnamed because no one around here wants to get black listed. Max is a former volunteer AFI Alumni reader and WGAw online mentor, has appeared as a speaker at AMPAS, USC, and Film Arts Foundation, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Utah, is the author of The Screenwriter’s Survival Guide AND The New Screenwriter’s Survival Guide, is the founder of two international online screenwriting workshops, and has the dubious distinction of having been dubbed “Red Hot Adams” by Daily Variety for selling three pitches over a holiday weekend – which made her agents cry. [In a good way.] She answers now to both “Max” and “Red Hot” in crowds and dog parks.

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