2022 Winners



Grand Prize Winner

Berry Pickers by Agnes Skonare Karlsson


During an exceptionally hot summer in Sweden, a Thai migrant worker has to navigate the forest and his increasingly quarrelsome relationship with his older brother, in order to find the blueberries needed to afford passage home.

The Grand Prize is given to the best script from all three categories (features, pilots, and shorts.)

Learn more about Agnes and her script here.



Feature Winner/Fellini Award (Best International Script)

The Fly That Doesn’t Listen Follows The Corpse Into The Grave by Lu Asfaha


A former shut-in returns to her childhood home to care for her ailing mother, and is confronted by the ghosts of her family’s sins.

Lu has won both the award for Best Feature as well our Fellini Award for Best International Script——a first in BlueCat history.

Learn more about Lu and her script here.


Pilot Winner

Yemma by Nicole Ballivian


Emma, a 9-year-old New Yorker with a genetic polyglottal superpower loses her entire family on 9/11, so she decides to kill Osama Bin Laden. Emma travels by land down through Latin America, then sails over the Atlantic, treks all across the Muslim World, meeting girls and women who fight their own lives’ struggles, forming a lifelong sisterhood. After 10 years, Emma accomplishes her task in Abbottabad.

Learn more about Nicole and her script here.


Short Script Winner

Happy Laundry by Kahyun Kim


A young boy finds himself in the realm of a water spirit when his dead friend’s clothing is washed in his family’s laundromat. There he must decide what price he’s willing to pay in order to stake claim to his independence with help from the paranormal.

Learn more about Kahyun and her script here.


Congratulations to all, and thank you for all of your submissions!

Learn more about our 2022 Winners and Finalists here. 

For a list of our 2022 Finalists, go here.