Contest Placements for Stage and Screenplays, and Novels and non-fiction work

written by Robert Gately


AN ORDINARY HERO (Feature Screenplay, adapted from a non-fiction book: entered it in only one contest)

Adapted Screenplay (feature)- Quarterfinalist - 2015

THE BARKING SPIDER (Screenplay: feature is 101 pages; short is 28 pages)

Polish International Film Festival (Feature) - 1st place - 2017
American Movie Awards (Feature) - 1st place - Special Marquee - 2017
Winnipeg Reel To Reel Film Festival(Short) - 1st place - 2017
California Film Awards (Short) - 1st place (Short Script Category) - 2016
Feel the Reel International Film Festival (Feature) - 1st place (Sept.) - 2016
Yosemite International Film Festival(Short) - 1st place (Short script category) - 2015
Mountain Film Festival (feature) - 2nd place (Seven Summits Award) - 2017
New York Screenplay Contest (feature) - 2nd place (Empire Award - family category) - 2013
American Movie Awards (Short) - 3rd place (bronze award) - 2017
Cash Pot(feature) - 3rd place - 2016
Writing for the Future (feature) - 3rd place - 2014
Nashville Film Festival (short) - 3rd place – (family category) - 2014
Northern lights Screenplay Festival (Feature) – Finalist - 2017
Industry Boost Screenplay Competition (Feature) - Finalist – 2016
TMC London Film Festival (feature) - Finalist (Top 5) – 2016
IndieFest USA (feature) - Finalist – 2015
Sanford Film Festival (short) - Finalist – 2015
Las Vegas Screenplay Contest(short) – Finalist - 2015
Aura Screenwriting Contest(short) – Finalist - 2014
Courier(short) – Finalist- 2014
American Gem(short) – Finalist - 2014
London Film Awards(feature) – Finalist - 2014
NY Film and TV Festival (Short) – Semifinalist - 2016
Hamilton Film Festival (Canada) (Feature) – Semifinalist - 2016
Ojai Film Festival Table Read Screenplay Competition (Short) – Semifinalist - 2016
Ukranian International Short Film Fest (Short) – Semifinalist - 2016
Circus Road Film Contest(feature) – Semifinalist - 2015
Monthly Film Festival - TMFF (feature) – Semifinalist - 2015
Reel Writers(feature) – Semifinalist - 2015
Courier(feature) – Semifinalist- 2014
NYPicturestart(short) – Semifinalist - 2014
Snake Valley (Short) – Semifinalist - 2014
Bankable Script (feature) – Semifinalist - 2014
WriteMovies.com (WMC-32) (feature) – Semifinalist - 2013
Austin Revolution Film Festival (Short) – Quarterfinalist - 2016
All Access (feature) – Quarterfinalist - 2013
Story Pros (feature) - Quarterfinalist- 2013
Reel Authors (short) - Quarterfinalist - 2013
Reel Authors (feature)- Quarterfinalist - 2012

BOO HOO FLANAGAN (Screenplay: feature is 113 pages)

Hollywood Screenwriting Institute - 1st place - 2004
Burris-Hulett - 1st place drama, best overall - 2003
Queens International Film Festival - 1st place, best overall - 2004
Westchester International Film Festival - 2nd place - 2005
WSC Contest (Western States College) - 2nd place - 2004
Back in the Box - Finalist - 2014
Colorado Festival - Finalist - 2010
Newport Film Festival (Wales) - Finalist - 2009
Screenplay Search - Finalist - 2009
Charleston Internation Film Festival - Finalist - 2009
Bridge International - Finalist - 2009
Blue Lizard Productions - Finalist - 2009
Downbeach (Margate) - Finalist - 2008
Split-Screen Contest - Finalist (8th place) - 2006
Get Initiative - Finalist (5th place) - 2004
Barrier Magazine - Finalist (top 10) - 2002
Circus Road Films Contest - Semifinalist - 2014
Mountain Film Festival - Semifinalist - 2010
Bare Bones - Semifinalist - 2009
StoryBay - Semifinalist - 2004
Screenplay Festival - Semifinalist - 2003
Writer's Network - Quarterfinalist - 2005
Alliance - Quarterfinalist - 2005
American Zoetrope - Quarterfinalist - 2004
All Access - Quarterfinalist - 2004
American Screenwriting (Flatshoe) - Quarterfinalist - 2003
Monterey Festival - Quarterfinalist - 2002


CORPORATE POLICY (Screenplay: feature is 110 pages)

Split-Screen Contest - 2nd place - 2006
The-Greenlight.com monthly - 2nd place, December - 2009
Charleston Internation Film Festival - Finalist - 2010
Barrier Magazine - Semifinalist - 2002
California Awards - Semi-listed under H. Men - 2010
Hollywood Next Success - Quarterfinalist - 2001
Cinestory - Quarterfinalist - 2002


THE ED DENNEHY STORY (Screenplay: feature is 184 pages; 2-part mini-series)

ZoieFest - 3rd Place - 2005
New York Screenplay Contest - Finalist - 2013
1st TV Writing Competition - Finalist - 2016
Screenplay Festival - Finalist - 2004
Split-Screen - Finalist - 10th place - 2005
San Diego - Semifinalist - 2004
Scriptapalooza Quarterfinalist - 2004
Get Initiative - Honorable Mention - 2004


FILLOSSOFEE: MESSAGES FROM A GRANDFATHER (Non-Fiction Book: 62K words;

The Eric Hoffer Award - Finalist (e-book cat.) - 2015


GET THE HELL OFF (Short Screenplay and stage play is 9 pages)

BaCCA Performing Arts Center (Stage) - Won, Production 2013
Minute Movie Short Script competition (Screen) - 2nd place - 2004
Laugh a Minute (Screen) - Finalist - 2011
Back in the Box (Screen) - Finalist - 2009
Anything But Hollywood (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2004
Screencraft Comedy Script Contest (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2004
American Gem Short (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2009


GODS OF BELL (Screenplay Feature is 114 pages)

Scr(I)pt (Looking Glass) - Finalist - 2002
Barrier Magazine - Semifinalist - 2002
Cinestory - Quarterfinalist - 2002


GOING SOLO (Screenplay and Stage Play is 102 pages; Novella is 40K words)

Chicago Screenplay Contest (Stage) 1st place Stage Cat. - 2014
American Movie Awards (Stage) 1st place Stage Cat. - 2014
London Film Awards (Stage) 1st place Stage Cat. - 2013
Abingdon Theatre's First Reading Series - (Stage) - Won, March - 2006
Las Vegas Screenplay Contest (Stage) - 2nd place - 2015
Hollywood Screenplay contest (Stage) - 2nd place - 2011
World Series of Screenwriting (Stage) - 2nd place - 2013
Colorado Festival (Screen) - 2nd place - 2010
Tennessee (TSA) (Screen) - 2nd place - 2004
Barnstorm Film & TV contest (Stage Category) - 3rd place (Top 3) - 2016
New Works Competition (Memphis) (Stage Category) - 3rd place - 2016
Cannes Screenplay Contest (Stage Category) - 3rd place - 2015
Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest (Stage Category) - 3rd place - 2013
New York Screenplay Contest (Stage Category) - 3rd place - 2013
Downbeach (Margate) (Screen) - 3rd place - 2009
Festival Of New Plays (Stage 3 Theatre) - Final Round - 2003
Mountain Film Festival (Screen) - Finalist - 2010
Newport Film Festival (Wales) (Screen) - Finalist - 2009
Cinema City(Screen) - Finalist - 2009
Bare Bones(Screen) - Finalist - 2009
Acclaim (Screen) - Finalist - 2009
Long Island International Film Expo (LIIFE) (Screen) - Finalist (top 10) - 2008
Writer’s Digest, 72nd, 75th 78th Annual (Stage) - Hon Mention Top 20% - 03'07'09
Stage 3 Theatre (Stage) - Honorable Mention - 2004
WriteMovies.com (wmc-32)(Stage) - Semifinalist - 2013
Screenplay Search (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2009
Eileen Heckart Drama for Seniors Competition (Stage) - Semifinalist - 2009
Faulkner/W. Wisdom Creative Writing - (Novella) - Semifinalist - 2007
Nevada Film(Screen) - Semifinalist - 2005
Maxim Mazumdar Contest-Alleyway Theatre(Stage) - Semifinalist - 2004
American Screenwriting (Flatshoe) (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2004
Writer’s Network - (Stage) - Semifinalist - 2003
Chesterfield(Stage) - Semifinalist - 2003
Barrier Magazine(Screen) - Semifinalist - 2002
Bridge International - (Screen) - Semifinalist - Honorable Mention - 2009
California Awards - (Screen) - Semi-listed under Honorable Mention - 2010
Cynosure (Screen) - Quarterfinalist - 2014
StoryPros(Screen) - Quarterfinalist - 2010&'13
Cash Pot (Screen) - Quarterfinalist - 2013
BlueCat (Screen) - Quarterfinalist - 2009
Back in the Box (Screen) - Quarterfinalist - 2009
American Theatre (La Jolla) (Stage) - Quarterfinalist - 2003
Cinestory(Stage) - Quarterfinalist - 2002


HAT TRICK aka CODGERTOWN (Screenplay is 113 pages and 1 Act Stage Play is 84 pages)

American Movie Awards (Screen) - 1st place - 2016
The-Greenlight.com monthly (Screen) - 1st place - 2009
Indie Gathering (Screen) - 1st place - 2009
Garden State Film Festival (Screen) - 1st place - 2008
A/Exposure (Screen) - 1st place - 2007
ZoieFest (Screen - 1st place - 2005
Split-Screen Contest (Screen) - 1st place - 2005
Seventh Dimension Competition (Screen) - 1st place - 2005
Woodshole Film Festival (Screen) - 1st place - 2003
Fade In Magazine (Screen) - 1st place - 2000
Telluride IndieFest (Screen) - 1st place - 2001
Gaffers (Screen) -2nd place - 2007
Phoenix Film Festival (Arizona) (Screen) - 2nd place - 2005
Holly’d Screenwriting Institute (Screen) - 2nd place - 2000
Pocono Mountains Film Festival (Screen) - 2nd place (1st runner-up) - 2003
Breckenridge Festival (Screen) - 2nd place, Comedy - 2001
Twin Rivers (Screen) - 3rd place - 2009
Colorado Film Festival (Screen) - Finalist - 2015
Hoboken Film Festival (Screen) - Finalist - 2015
New Hope Film Festival (Screen) - Finalist - 2015
Aura Screenwriting Awards(Screen) - Finalist - 2014
Marquee Lights Competition(Screen) - Finalist - 2014
Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest(Screen) - Finalist - 2014
Hollywood Drama (Screen) - Finalist - 2014
Extreme Screenplay(Screen) - Finalist - 2013
Writer's Digest (82nd Annual)(Screen) - Finalist (7th place) - 2013
Redinkworks (Screen) - Finalist - 2007,08
Queens International Film Festival (Screen) - Finalist - 2005,07
Charleston Internation Film Festival (Screen) - finalist - 2010
Bare Bones(Screen) - Finalist - 2009
Newport Film Festival (Wales) (Screen) - Finalist - 2009
Script Savvy (Screen) - Finalist - 2008
Open Curtin (Screen) - Finalist - 2008
Movie Script (Screen) - Finalist - 2008
Writer's Desk (Little Lip Productions) (Screen) - Finalist - 2007
Wildsound (Screen) - Finalist - 2007
Sound Heritage Screenplay Competition (Screen) - Finalist - 2007
River City Write Off (Screen) - Finalist - 2007
Progress Writers (Screen) - Finalist - 2007
Moondance (Screen) - Finalist - 2007
Blazing Quill (Screen) - Finalist - 2007
New Jersey Film Festival (Cape May) (Screen) - Finalist - 2006
Great American Screenplay Contest (Screen) - Finalist - 2005
Contest of Contest Winners (Screen) - Finalist - 2005
Impractical Venture(Screen) - Finalist - 2004
Houston Worldfest (Screen) - Finalist - 2004
New Century Writers Award (Screen) - Finalist - 2002
New Century Writers Award (Stage) - Finalist (5th of 400) - 2002
LA Cinema Festival of Hollywood (Screen) - Finalist aka Codgertown - 2011
Astoria (Screen) - Finalist aka codgertown - 2010
California Awards (Screen) - Finalist aka codg'wn - 2010
Festival Of New Plays (Stage 3 Theatre) - Stage - Finalist (final round) - 2003
Courier (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2014
Austin Indie Flix (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2014
Cash Pot (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2014
Table Read My Screenplay (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2013
Screenplay Search (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2013
The-Greenlight.com (Screen) - Semifinalist aka Codgertown - 2010
Scriptoid (Screen) - Semifinalist aka Codgertown - 2010
British Feature - Screen - Semifinalist aka Codgertown - 2010
Filmshift (Screen) - Semifinalist top15 aka Codgertown - 2010
Storypros International (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2008 '09
Mountain Film Festival (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2010
Bare Bones(Screen) - Semifinalist - 2010
All Sport LA Film Festival (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2010
Tennessee (TSA) (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2007
Landlocked Film Festival (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2007
Nevada Film (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2006
Extreme Screenplay (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2006
Eileen Heckart Drama for Seniors Competition (Stage) - Semifinalist - 2005
PAGE International Screenwriting Award (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2004
Anything But Hollywood (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2004
American Screenwriting (flatshoe) (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2004
Writer’s Network (Stage) - Semifinalist - 2003
WriteMovies.com (Stage) - Semifinalist - 2003
Screenplay Festival(Screen) - Semifinalist - 2003
New Play Project (Backdoor Theatre) (Stage) - Semifinalist -2003
Chesterfield(Screen) - Semifinalist - 2003
Chesterfield (Stage) - Semifinalist - 2003
American Theatre (La Jolla) (Stage) - Semifinalist - 2003
Winner Take All (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2002
scriptrep.com (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2002
Barrier Magazine (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2002
Richmond International Film Festival - Quarterfinalist - 2014
A Film Writer - Quarterfinalist - 2013
Reel Authors (Screen) - Quarterfinalist - 2012
American Zoetrope - Screen - Quarterfinalist aka Codgertown - 2011
Back in the Box (Screen) - Quarterfinalist - 2009
Austin (Screen) - Quarterfinalist - 2008
Acclaim (Screen) - Quarterfinalist - 2008
AAA Screenplay Contest (Screen) - Quarterfinalist - 2007
Project Greenlight (Screen) - Quarterfinalist - 2004
Nancy Weil New Play Search (Stage) - Quarterfinalist - 2004
Expose It! (Screen) - Quarterfinalist - 2004
Writer’s Network (Screen) - Quarterfinalist - 2002
American Accolades (Screen) - Quarterfinalist (Top 30) - 2001
Screenwriting Expo (Screen) - Quarterfinalist Top 25% - 2002
Writer’s Digest, 72nd, 75th 78th Annual (Stage) - Hon Men Top 15% 30th - 03'07'09
McLaren Comedy Play Writing Competion (Stage) - Honorable Mention - 2004
Get Initiative (Screen) - Honorable Mention - 2004


LIVING PROOF (Screenplay is 107 pages)

Long Island Intern'l Film Expo (LIIFE) - Finalist; top 10 scripts - 2014
Screenplay Festival - Finalist - 2004
Adapted Screenplay - Semifinalist - 2015


SOUTH OF MAIN STREET (Screenplay is 113 pages and Novel is 94K words)

Script Exposure Screenwriting Competition (Screen) - 1st place - 2012
Spirit Quest Film Festival (Screen) - 1st place - 2010
Great Southwest Book Festival (Novel) - 2nd place - (YA cat.) - 2016
Dana Awards (Novel) - 3rd round finish - 2004
Paris Book Festival (Novel) - Finalist (YA cat.) - 2017
San Francisco Book Festival (Novel) - Finalist (YA cat.) - 2017
Los Angeles Book Festival (Novel) - Finalist (YA cat.) - 2017
London Book Festival (Novel) - Finalist - 2016
Florida Book Festival (Novel) - Finalist - 2016
New England Book Festival (Novel) - Finalist - 2016
Great Midwest Book Festival (Novel) - Finalist - 2016
Southern California Book Festival (Novel) - Finalist - 2016
Extreme Screenplay Competition (Screen) - Finalist - 2012
Reel Authors (Screen) - Finalist - 2012
Long Island Intern'l Film Expo (LIIFE) (Screen) - Finalist; top 8 scripts - 2012
Indie Gathering (Screen) - Finalist; top 10 scripts, drama - 2011
Beverly Hills Film Festival (Screen) - Finalist - 2011
Waterfront (Screen) - Finalist - top 7 scripts - 2011
LA Cinema Festival of Hollywood (Screen) - Finalist - 2010
Norumbega Fiction Award (Novel) - Finalist - 2004
Script Savvy monthly (Screen) - Finalist - 2010
Redinkworks (Screen) - Finalist - 2010
Gloria Film Festival (Screen) - Finalist - 2007
First Coast Writing Festival (Jack'ville) (Novel) - Finalist - 2004
Frontiers In Writing (Novel) - Finalist - 2003
SFWP (Screen) - Finalist aka Henry's Sec't - 2010
SFWP (Novel) - Finalist aka Henry's Sec't - 2009
Screenplay Search (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2012
Screenplay Festival (Screen)- Semifinalist - 2011
Free Screenplay Contest (Screen) - Semifinalist - 2011
Writer’s Network (Novel) - Semifinalist - 2003
Chesterfield (Novel) - Semifinalist - 2003
Adapted Screenplay (Screen) - Quarterfinalist - 2015
WMC 29 - WriteMovies.com (Screen) - Quarterfinalist - 2012
Honolulu (Screen) - Quarterfinalist - 2011
Philadelphia Screenplay (Screen) - Honorable Mention - 2011


TERROR ON THE RUN (Screenplay is 109 pages)

First 15 Pages(Tangle’d Films) - 2nd place - 2003
Long Island Intern'l Film Expo (LIIFE) - Finalist (top 10) - 2008
Pocono Mountains Film Festival - Finalist - 18th place - 2003
Writer's Room - Semifinalist - 2004
Screenplay Festival - Semifinalist - 2003
Chesterfield - Semifinalist - 2003
True Independent (Tanglewood) - Semifinalist: ‘Top 20’ - 2003
Writer’s Network - Quarterfinalist - 2003
Winner Take All - Quarterfinalist - 2003
Words From Here - Quarterfinalist (top 50) - 2003