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FALL/WINTER 2016 SCREENPLAY WINNERS



FLAWED by Alma Murray Dunham

(romantic comedy)

  • A woman who vows never to go through love again fends off mythical beings determined to show her the importance of giving and accepting love.

STORMCLOUD by Marat Berdyyev

(sci-fi)

  • A man born with the extraordinary power to swap minds must destroy the forces of a tyrant leader terrorizing the country by controlling scarce water supplies, but his own identity is threatened by swapping minds with good and evil.


    STEP-MILF by Hamilton Mitchell

    (comedy)

    • A young man discovers his first love is going to marry his stepdad.

REDCOATS ON THE HUDSON by Carole Ryavec

(historical drama)

  • A strong-minded colonial woman, motivated by Benedict Arnold’s heroic 1777 victory at Saratoga, spies for the rebels after her husband is killed in battle at West Point. When she and her former slave discover Arnold’s plan to surrender West Point to the British, she helps expose her former hero.


THE DUMBEST GENERATION by Leslie Lyshkov

(sci-fi/comedy)

  • A twenty-something slacker with no knowledge of history is mistakenly sucked back to May 1942 by a Navy WAVES physicist who seeks knowledge of a history major from the future to help the U.S.A. defeat the seemingly invincible Japanese Imperial Navy.


SNOWGLOBE by Chelsea Carpenito

(dramatic comedy)

  • A young musician seeks to know her estranged father and finds that love isn't so simple.


PREPARING TO DIE by Ryan David Ginsberg

(comedy)

  • When a man learns he has only a month to live, all that he wants is his family by his side. Over the next month, this incredibly dysfunctional family reunites under one roof to explore the turmoil of their personal relationships, while simultaneously preparing for his death.


DANNY. INVINCIBLE. LEGEND. GOD. by Yavor Petkov

(crime mockumentary)

  • A crime documentary project in Eastern Europe gets taken over by the subject himself, as events become increasingly disturbing.

EXPIRATION DATE by Kevin Scott

LEVEL: BLUSH by Makeba McLeod

COLLEGE CONVENTION by Matthew Feldman & Alban Xhema

ALL MY TRIALS, LORD by Sandra Jones Cropsey










SPRING/SUMMER 2015 SCREENPLAY WINNERS




BLOOD TRIGGER by Ron Podell

(drama/action)

  • A female assassin, nicknamed "The Tarantula" due to her penchant for killing her targets like a spider, desperately wants out of the business and envisions an opportunity at a new life when she falls for her latest target.

NINJA WARRIORS by Edyta Juzyk

(drama)

  • A deeply damaged young woman, who kills her cheating boyfriend in self-defense, begins to fall in love with the older man who takes her in but her world falls apart when the awful truth about her connection to him becomes clear.


TETON RECKONING by Debi Yazbeck

(western)

  • Determined to head west in 1890, a Ft. Worth orphan contrives to wed a wealthy Idaho land baron who may not be all he appears. Her scheming leaves her fighting for her life against avenging kidnappers while battling to survive the treacherous Tetons.

SAN FRANCISCO SANDINISTA by David Cupples

(historical/action)

  • In 1978 San Francisco a Nicaraguan expat is sent home to assassinate the dictator Somoza, and his inner journey will be to overcome the bitter hatred in his heart engendered by the suffering of his family and people.


MICAH by Del Gist

(dramedy)

  • A lonely, white Vietnam vet drifts America in his ’73 El Dorado until an empty tank lands him in the Deep South, where he falls for a woman of color fighting to keep her paddle wheeler home from a Mississippi card shark.


ARTFUL PRETENDERS by Judith Bresler

(drama)

  • After a volatile, on-the-rise artist and his work are unexpectedly incinerated in a fire, his art teacher widow with second sight, under time pressure to repay a nasty benefactor, hires a copyist to resurrect her late husband's work... but doesn't see the entire picture.


PERCEPTIONS by Lou Mulford Greig

(family drama)

  • A world-renowned surgeon invites his two very different daughters from previous marriages to stay with him and his much younger, pregnant wife during his battle with cancer in the hope of developing the family he was never emotionally able to support. Perceptions dramatically alter under the revealing light of truth as they discover surprising common bonds.


WHO WE ARE by David Stehman

(romance)

  • A cynical screenwriter with Asperger's falls in love with an optimistic psychology major at a club, but as summer breaks comes closer the screenwriter tries to overcome his disability and learn to trust people again.

SHINE YOUR EYES by Clint Pearson

MASA by Chad DeMiguel

MADAME FACADES by Charles Laulette

THROUGH THE RED DOOR by David Stehman

HONORABLE MENTIONS




USED POSTCARDS FROM HELL by Dexter Harris

FROM A KID'S POINT OF VIEW by Chad Smith

DARK ALLIANCE by Michael J. Casey

DADDY by David Stehman