I entered this festival a few years ago with a short script I’d written and I won and it was very exciting, so I thought why not go back for more. Plus I feel the adjudicators have very good taste and thoughtful, insightful feedback. I regret not doing much of a rewrite based on their notes, but I fully intend to as they were smart and useful.
The prize. A table read is much more exciting than yet another copy of final draft.
The reviewer called my writing brilliant, and I didn’t have to bribe or blackmail him/her. That felt nice.