It still amazes me that a script that is five or six pages long can place in contests and get its writer industry attention. But in the last month it's happened to me twice. This time my crime/thriller short, Sister Secrets, is finalist in the Mix International Short Screenplay contest. Sister Secrets is also Quarterfinalist in the Champion Screenwriting Competition.
This contest is a great opportunity because the festival does its best to match up writers and filmmakers for future collaboration.