Feature Screenplay Competition Finalists (alphabetical order)
BAD HAIR by Richard Geiwitz
Taylor, a beautiful, but timid woman, draws interest from men after getting hair extensions and a makeover. What she and the police don't know is that the haunted hair came from the head of a murderer. And it's not done killing yet!
BROTHER by Jason A. Rostovsky
Estranged brothers Blake and "Zero" road trip across a zombie infested United States to bury their past and a makeshift coffin they lug around in their VW bus. Naturally, things go horribly wrong...
DEAD STRAYS by Neil Chase
Reeling from a robbery gone wrong, a band of criminals hole up in a rural mansion where they meet two sisters and a mama with one hell of a grudge.
FLESH AND BLOOD By Jordan Light
Small-town Liberty is good at producing two things: coal and dark family histories. Dutiful high school senior Miriam is ready to shake off its dust, but her domineering parents expect her to take over the family mine. She wants to honor her father and mother, or whatever—but does that mean protecting their monstrous secret, too?
GOD IS NOT PURPLE (OR HOW I SURVIVED PUBERTY AND FOUR DAYS ON A RAFT IN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER) By Matt Pacini
In 1983, five kids, ages 10 - 16 run away from home, take a raft down the Mississippi to New Orleans, and learn more about themselves than they'd ever thought possible.
HARE By Jason A. Rostovsky
Told from her perspective, a mother hare runs for her life from a group of backwoods teens after they murder her mate. In nearly real time, this harrowing journey through dangerous woods weaves a tale of triumph, survival, and loss.
JOSEPH by Ian Davies
A ragtag battalion of Polish soldiers must dig in around the home of a mysterious old man, as they await the onslaught of the Nazi SS, in the earliest days of World War 2.
THE LAST BATTLE by B. Glynn Kimmey
In a post-alien invasion world, a humble history teacher trains an ensemble cast in Spartan tactics for America’s final stand against ruthless invaders.
PONG: A DRINKING GAME by Brent Peaslee
A student attempts to pay for college by winning an underground beer pong tournament, trying to avoid killing anyone else.
SYSTEMS by Jesse Blaskovits
A screenwriter named Danny, who’s writing a screenplay called Systems about a screenwriter named Danny who’s writing a screenplay called Systems, descends into an infinite writing regress, and begins to fear that he’s one of the many layers being written. He questions his own free will and discovers that we are all watching him inside of a film called Systems. Worse, he finds himself on the same tragic path as his character - fated for violence, madness, and suicide. But evil producers, Phil and Larry, love the story too much; they work for Infinity Entertainment, an organization with the sole purpose of causing Danny’s insanity, and they’re hell-bent on completing his film. No matter how hard Danny tries, his fate seems locked-in; every attempt to depart from the story becomes just another part of the story itself. Worse, the weight of his character-consciousness sinks in; it no longer matters how the film ends, but that the film ends at all. What’s going to happen to his existence when the credits roll? How can he find meaning in a film that he’s destined to die in? Why does Danny exist?
Feature Screenplay Competition Winners
Winner: FLESH AND BLOOD By Jordan Light
1st Runner-up: HARE By Jason A. Rostovsky
2nd Runner-up: GOD IS NOT PURPLE (OR HOW I SURVIVED PUBERTY AND FOUR DAYS ON A RAFT IN THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER) By Matt Pacini
Short Screenplay Competition Finalists (alphabetical order)
THE ALGORITHM by George Deihl
Designated to save her home planet, a woman must make a choice between devotion to her humanity and the glorification of The Algorithm.
BANG! BANG! By Timothy Redmond
A med school student begins to loose his sanity, but regain his confidence after accidentally murdering one of his fellow classmates.
FAT by Tom Brag
An overweight woman seeks revenge against a classmate from her childhood.
LYDIA'S TREE by Colleen Asbury
With the help of a tree, a young woman finds that her father's spirit lives on.
PRAY FOR US by Gregory Cusumano
When a Paranormal T.V. show becomes too real.
SCREAMER by Marc Allen
If you hear the blood curling scream in the woods...BEWARE. Four friends are on a camping trip to an area that is haunted by "The Screamer". Legend has it that a man went crazy and murdered his family in their cabin. Natalie knows the truth, but Grace doesn't believe the legend is true..until fiction becomes fact.
SCREENPLAY CONTEST FIRST PRIZE By Carl B Clark
Two slackers contrive their own screenplay contest.
SEE SOMETHING SCREAM SOMETHING by Justin Michael Terry
While patrolling a terminal closed for maintenance, a security guard is hunted by an unseen presence.
SOMETHING IN THE BASEMENT by Carlos Perez
An inquisitive girl learns more than she wants to about her friend when she decides to see what's in her basement.
TOWARD THE BACK by Jake Teeny
A humorous tale set in a fantasy world, Toward the Back is about two orc soldiers who, during the greatest battle the world has seen, prefer to critique the armor and color scheme of the enemy than to attack it. Although we may be used to blood-thirsty, brutish orcs, this is the story of those who sneak toward the back as the fighting begins.
VIRTUALLY FINE by Gil Saint
What good is living in the world of tomorrow if you're still haunted by all the problems of today? That's the question at the center of this dystopian dark comedy. But science may finally have an answer: an experimental device that can change anyone's world view, even Miller, the future's most pathetic sad-sack of a man.
Short Screenplay Competition Winners
Winner: SEE SOMETHING SCREAM SOMETHING by Justin Michael Terry
1st Runner-up: TOWARD THE BACK by Jake Teeny
2nd Runner-up: LYDIA'S TREE by Colleen Asbury