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Finalists

  • Red Velvet

    Tom Radovich • Horror • Feature • 97 pages

    A widowed small town baker discovers that a millennial’s red velvet cake puts all who eat it under the power of a temptress.

  • Fallout

    Bronwen Clark • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 55 pages

  • Glitches

    Kelly Byrnes • Drama • Feature • 113 pages

  • American Jesus

    Monis Rose • Thriller • Television (One-hour) • 52 pages

  • Uptown and Downbeat

    Denise Meyers • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 58 pages

  • The Last Bookstore

    Brooke Purdy • Feature • 112 pages

    When the technological age has brought humanity to its brink, it is, ultimately five kids, their love and a book that can save mankind.

  • P.O. Box 1142

    Lillian Wang • Drama • Feature • 113 pages

  • MERCY

    Amanda Norman • Drama • Feature • 95 pages

    A young woman returns to her ancestral home on the Isle of Man after the death of her father where she and her archaeologist aunt unearth an ancient Celtic burial ground as well as their family's own dark history.

  • The Living Water

    Romeo Ciolfi • Drama • Feature • 111 pages

    A 75-year-old black man living his final days in a not-so-nice retirement home and a 20-something white musician with a chip on her shoulder, form an unlikely bond over their shared loneliness and loss which leads them to the banks of the Mississippi River.

  • Release

    Stacie Shellner • Drama • Feature • 101 pages

    A playboy with a fetish for being spanked navigates the aftermath of his mother's death with the help of a mousy mortician with ulterior motives.

  • So You Want to be Korean

    Joy Regullano • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 34 pages

  • False Face Society

    Myriam Nafte • Thriller • Feature • 109 pages

    A Native American cop is wrapped up in two deadly crimes after an old girlfriend moves back to town with her abusive husband.

  • Social Work

    Nancy Nyman • Television • 61 pages

  • Guns and Grace

    Odin Ozdil • Adventure • Feature • 93 pages

    A widow teams up with a tough Blackfoot woman against the bank robbers that killed her husband in a chase across Montana. An action-adventure that proves sisterhood is not just by birth. A story that celebrates the frontier spirit, as well as the dark side of America's past that still resonates today.

  • Sweet Dreams

    Dianne Janis • Drama • Feature • 117 pages

  • The Experiment

    Lynda Lemberg & Jeffrey Allen Russel, Jeffrey Russel • Drama • Feature • 101 pages

  • Portalgate

    Ella Roby, Zahid Gamieldien • Comedy • Television • 30 pages

  • Going

    BRIAN O'Donnell • Drama • Feature • 101 pages

    A nearly-graduated, disabled college student struggles to face the realities of life after his sheltered, collegiate life, but with the help of new friends, and old, learns that his fears of the future aren't as unique, or insurmountable, as he thinks.

  • FLY!

    Dave Chan • Comedy • Short • 4 pages

  • Immaculate Pilot

    Colleen Scriven • Drama • Television • 60 pages

  • The Art Of Color

    Bossou Twa Kòn • Other • Feature • 109 pages

  • Ollie

    Jim Corona • Drama • Feature • 110 pages

  • Black Star

    Eric Anthony • Sci-fi • Feature • 121 pages

    After a helpless scientist crash-lands on a dangerous planet, she's forced to race a vengeful wilderness expert to a shuttle built for one occupant.

  • In One Split Second

    Chloe Owens • Drama • Short • 15 pages

  • PHOENIX

    Natasha M. Hall • Television (One-hour) • 64 pages

    A damaged ex-forensic psychiatrist and a connection-phobic novice must work together to determine their clients' true intentions while battling their own demons.

  • Cult of the Tiger Mom

    Shawn Chou • Comedy • Feature • 102 pages

    A lone housewife is pushed to the brink by her out-of-control children and inattentive husband. Desperate, she joins an infamous "Tiger Mom" cult to salvage her family and save her soul.

  • White Like Me

    Rudy Salo • Drama • Feature • 96 pages

    During the 1990s, a bullied Arab American teenager, alters his looks to join a punk band and explore the thriving punk scene in skinhead-plagued Orange County, California, learning that you cannot control the world through lies.

  • Chamber Music

    Jackie Thornton • Drama • Television • 55 pages

  • Rico Como Julio Lobo – Rich Like Julio Lobo

    Gianpaolo Pietri • Drama • Short • 20 pages

  • Game-Changer

    Patrick Sherman • Drama • Feature • 110 pages

    A gay linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys deals with life on the down low, and the consequences of becoming the first active NFL player in history to come out.

  • The G.O.A.T.

    Sid Patwa • Comedy • Feature • 102 pages

    A gifted Indian teen rapper in the 90's, dealing with disappointing his family, has one night to finally face his nemesis in an epic rap battle in order to "up" his social status, impress his crush and become the Greatest Of All Time.

Semifinalists

  • DORY MOON

    Vivian Celeste Wenzel • Drama • Feature • 105 pages

  • The (Beautiful) Game

    Chloe Weinberg • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 64 pages

  • For What It's Worth

    Charlotte Cameron • Comedy • Feature • 108 pages

  • Sister-Hood

    Shelley Krawchuk • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 62 pages

  • LARPING

    Josh Bartolome • Horror • Short • 18 pages

  • Table For Three: Home For Thanksgiving

    Sabrina Martinez • Drama • Feature • 108 pages

  • Celtic Ashes

    Evette Betancourt • Drama • Television • 56 pages

    An Irish immigrant family arrives in America during the Industrial Revolution to start a new and better life, but tragedy befalls them as they endure strife, crime, and economic hardship.

  • Wake Up Call

    ALAN PORTER • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 38 pages

  • Station 96

    Katherine Hudgens • Sci-fi • Television (One-hour) • 65 pages

  • Creed of the Crook

    Alexander Fraser • Television • 63 pages

  • Like and Death

    Russell Nichols • Sci-fi • Television (One-hour) • 52 pages

  • B.F.E.

    Chad Alexander • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 40 pages

    After ten years apart, reunited high school best friends try and navigate the backstabbing waters of friendship and what it means to live a well-rounded life.

  • America 1979

    Lila Yomtoob • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 27 pages

  • Little Hell

    Amanda Norman • Drama • Feature • 97 pages

    A teenage genius struggling with mental problems goes to stay with her estranged mother on a study year abroad in Scotland and befriends her chronically ill teacher who wants to help her get better, but he himself needs more help than he realizes.

  • The Johnson Mash

    Sid Grey • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 39 pages

  • Audra-Ann

    todd rhys-roosevelt • Drama • Feature • 112 pages

  • Jackalope

    Steven Lankenau • Drama • Feature • 105 pages

  • Hick

    Marianna Moneymaker • Drama • Feature • 108 pages

  • "Freeman"

    brian mcdonald • Drama • Feature • 103 pages

  • Division One

    Ken Giavara • Drama • Feature • 115 pages

  • Arthur and Samson

    Jeza Belle • Drama • Feature • 91 pages

  • The Factory

    Jon Davis • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 61 pages

    During the golden age of Hollywood, an aspiring actress is assigned to look after the teenage daughter of Louis B. Mayer and quickly discovers the dark side of the dream factory.

  • Titus Maxwell's Last Case

    Brendon Slee • Drama • Feature • 116 pages

  • Xavier's Folly

    Tom Seidman • Drama • Feature • 100 pages

  • Roman Nights

    Sudanya kirk • Drama • Feature • 106 pages

  • The Bella-Donna

    Anthony Leone • Action • Feature • 116 pages

  • The Lazarus Effect

    GRAHAM PARKE • Sci-fi • Feature • 102 pages

    We've all heard the stories of people miraculously surviving failing parachutes, gunshots to the head, and lightning strikes. But what if this isn't just luck? What if there's something more fundamental at work? Logline: After discovering a loophole in reality that allows them to predict moments of invincibility, a young tech savvy couple must stop a rogue government agent from using their technology to disable the country's defense systems.

  • The Sacrifice

    Sherilyn Watkins • Adventure • Feature • 100 pages

  • Generational Curses

    Kenya Branch • Drama • Feature • 99 pages

  • El Viaje

    Donna Bellorado • Feature • 71 pages

  • The Flower Hunter

    Danny Sheehy • Drama • Feature • 123 pages

    Think of a female Indiana Jones. Instead of a whip and a gun, make her weapons a seductive charm, a devil-may-care resoluteness and a paintbrush, and you have the remarkable true story of one of history’s forgotten heroes - the internationally renowned Australian wildflower painter, naturalist and intrepid explorer, Ellis Rowan (1848 - 1922). Her passion for wild-flower painting and her determination to carve out an international reputation took her into unexplored places around the world and on many dangerous adventures. Even though The Flower Hunter is set between 1874 and 1903, it is still a modern story - about one woman’s struggle to balance career and family commitments, with the resulting frustrations and heart-wrenching regrets.

  • Donald's Block Party

    Matt Rhoden • Comedy • Feature • 99 pages

    An introverted, young, black librarian has a week to put on a block party to save the library from a bank's takeover. He finds himself in over his head after he hires the city's most notorious ex-convict rapper to headline the show.

  • Saint Chloe

    Stacie Shellner • Drama • Feature • 108 pages

    After enduring a tragic event, a mother and her young daughter find redemption, along with the small town they live in, when the little girl is visited by "Jesus."

  • LEAP

    Doreene Hamilton • Comedy • Feature • 111 pages

    An underachiever, at the end of his rope, learns the secret of traveling into parallel universes and uses it to try to win a competition at work. Unfortunately, he breaks all the rules and loses the way home. If he can’t fix it, it may cost him his life.

  • Lies Jake Ryan Told Me

    Jennifer Jackson • Comedy • Feature • 95 pages

  • CITIZEN ROSE

    Anne Kruse • Horror • Short • 16 pages

  • Believer

    Justin Green • Comedy • Television (One-hour) • 57 pages

  • She Changes Everything

    Sue Marlan • Other • Feature • 110 pages

  • Carjacked

    Quincy Ndekwe • Action • Television (One-hour) • 66 pages

  • Evangeline

    Elizabeth J. Musgrave • Drama • Feature • 98 pages

  • Viva Los Muertos

    Michael Rodriguez • Comedy • Feature • 97 pages

  • When Truth Gets In

    David Philpot • Drama • Feature • 103 pages

  • Mecca

    LaDarrion Williams • Fantasy • Television (One-hour) • 52 pages

    "An overbearing father and his son travel to New Orleans seeking a normal life, a stable home, and are in a rude awakening when they discover that they've tripped upon a mecca of the supernatural."

  • Wayfaring Stranger

    Stephen McLean • Horror • Feature • 87 pages

  • Inked In Blood

    Paul Corricelli • Horror • Feature • 116 pages

    A tortured, tattooed man returns to the town he ran away from as a child to exact his revenge on all those who wronged him. Not only to mend the shattered pieces of his own life, but for his mother's suffering as well, and ultimately face the one man he fears the most. His father.

  • Strange Bouquet

    Nandita Ghose • Drama • Feature • 109 pages

  • The Mouse and the Lion

    Lain Kienzle • Drama • Feature • 112 pages

  • XXXposing Ruth

    Elizabeth J Musgrave • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 38 pages

    Fifteen years ago, Ruth Anderson threw away her thong and transformed herself from X-rated porn star to G-rated soccer mom. Now, the past she so desperately wants dead and buried threatens to rise up again, disrupting not only her life but also her family's in a conservative Utah community.

  • May Days

    Kay Zimmer • Other • Feature • 110 pages

  • Bird Brain

    Barbara Albers Jackson • Comedy • Feature • 102 pages

  • The Reckoning of Billy Barnes

    Jeffrey Cotton • Thriller • Feature • 120 pages

  • Unknown Legend

    Angella Davis • Drama • Feature • 93 pages

  • The Lean

    Pearse Lehane • Drama • Feature

    A disgraced lawyer must prevent an innocent man from being convicted of the murder of a police officer in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

  • 'Til We Meet Again

    Russell Chan • Drama • Feature • 88 pages

    Eager to see a crippled American violinist perform again, a Chinese architect takes her to China to search for a cure for her incurable disease.

  • Bluebirds

    Simon Wilkinson • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 52 pages

    1940 - A young woman ATA pilot battles to prove herself against friend and foe alike in the skies above war-torn England.

  • The Borderlands - Pilot

    Kathryn Shaw • Fantasy • Television (One-hour) • 59 pages

  • Give Up The Ghost

    Thais Andrade • Other • Feature • 70 pages

  • The Art of Death

    Jade S. Bokhari • Action • Feature • 113 pages

    When an Afghan interpreter for the US Army finds his brother kidnapped by the Taliban, he must pay ransom or blow up his friends at the base. Fleeing to London to fight for prize money, he discovers his opponent fights dirty as the Taliban escalate their demands.

  • Don't Look Away

    Lisa Gonzales • Horror • Feature • 90 pages

  • Love, Pandora

    Elizabeth Dwyer • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 59 pages

    Struggling to accept her own sexuality in the aftermath of discovering her mother’s affair with another woman, an introverted teenager shares her innermost thoughts through an anonymous zine. (Yes, a zine. It’s the 90s.)

  • EZEKIEL SCROOGE: An American Christmas Carol

    Bob Canning • Feature • 92 pages

  • The Captain

    Marcy Kelly • Drama • Feature • 122 pages

  • In A Flash

    Michael Peterson • Drama • Feature • 101 pages

  • Darling

    Lea McCormick • Horror • Feature • 95 pages

  • MATTIE MOON

    Cheryll Crane • Drama • Feature • 98 pages

  • GILFs

    Kristen Bartlett • Television • 32 pages

  • GLIMPSE

    Glenn Acosta, Andy Froemke • Drama • Feature • 120 pages

  • Coping With You

    Jen Troy • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 34 pages

  • Cursed

    Britannic Zane • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 62 pages

    Two psychics on the trail of a woman in white, find themselves caught up a police case involving a supernatural serial killer and an FTM Vampire.

  • The Pink House

    Trish MacEnulty • Drama • Feature • 117 pages

  • Home

    Gabriele Toresani • Horror • Feature • 78 pages

  • Metal Girl

    Judy Sandra • Other • Feature • 109 pages

  • "The Rise and Fall of Robert Johnson"

    Jeffrey Abelson • Drama • Feature • 128 pages

  • Rough Trade

    Howard Casner • Drama • Feature • 103 pages

  • Luna Falling

    Carl Pettit • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 62 pages

  • Insurrection

    Simon Bowler • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 63 pages

    John Brown's battles to end slavery.

  • The Stuff of Us

    Anna Alaimo • Comedy • Feature • 104 pages

  • The Poacher

    Travis Opgenorth • Thriller • Feature • 113 pages

    A haunted former guerilla soldier, forced into poaching ivory to feed his starving family, finds himself gaining unwanted notoriety after shooting his estranged brother – a ruthless warlord who comes looking for revenge.

  • Fight On

    Evette Betancourt • Action • Feature • 91 pages

    A young female boxer dives into the underground MMA fighting world to take her revenge on a drug cartel overlord who killed her family 15 years prior.

  • Kight Hood

    megan metzger • Fantasy • Television (One-hour) • 58 pages

  • Persuasion

    Susan Hippen • Television • 53 pages

  • Bad Deeds

    Barbara A Soares • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 60 pages

  • Guardians of the Damned

    NATASHA M. HALL • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 58 pages

    A youth counselor haunted by her supernatural past is forced to use her agonizing powers when one of her teens gets possessed by demonic forces.

  • Log

    Alison Parker • Horror • Feature • 90 pages

    A weekend of debauchery turns to terror for a group of friends staying at an old lumberjack camp when a bloodthirsty log springs to life and embarks on a murderous rampage.

  • Egbert

    PAUL MARTIN MAHONEY • Short • 11 pages

    Egbert is adopted and has a promising future ahead of him until he suffers an Acquired Brain Injury and has to cope with rehabilitation, loss of friends and being shunned by society in general.

  • The Stone Puppeteer

    Ben Orlando • Drama • Feature • 115 pages

  • Pissy Pussies

    Anna Alaimo • Comedy • Short • 10 pages

  • Angel on the Wall

    Lynn Esta Goldman • Drama • Feature • 109 pages

    After an image of an angel appears on a wall he vandalized, a grieving street tough’s struggle for revenge is thwarted by a series of miracles and the community’s increasing belief that a higher power is at work.

  • Fighting Johnny O'Brian

    Terry Lynam • Drama • Feature • 99 pages

    Based on a true story. For a parole board hearing, a young civil rights attorney gets appointed - against his will - to represent a white man who's been in prison twenty years for killing two black policemen.

  • Run! Run! Run! - The Lives of Abbie Hoffman

    michael j shapiro • Drama • Television (One-hour) • 59 pages

  • And They Call Us Bananas

    Nikhail Asnani • Feature • 95 pages

    A couple go to Hawaii for work and leisure while getting over the death of their adopted child, only to find themselves involved in a potential murder.

  • Heidegger in Ruins

    Jeffrey van Davis • Feature • 120 pages

  • Masks On

    Keren Hantman • Drama • Short • 19 pages

  • Neighborhood of the Gods

    Sahar Nikakhtar • Comedy • Television (Half-hour) • 37 pages

  • Wilma Deals

    Virginia Shaffer • Short • 40 pages

  • Wraith

    Eric Obame • Drama • Feature • 135 pages

    A teenager grappling with his mother_�s death discovers he has powers and becomes a vigilante.

  • Double Play

    Jacqueline Bircher • Comedy • Feature • 108 pages

  • Going

    BRIAN O'Donnell • Drama • Feature • 101 pages

    A nearly-graduated, disabled college student struggles to face the realities of life after his sheltered, collegiate life, but with the help of new friends, and old, learns that his fears of the future aren't as unique, or insurmountable, as he thinks.

  • Queer Tales

    Daryl Busby • Horror • Feature • 94 pages

  • COOLER HEADS: Pilot

    Dave Chan • Comedy • Television • 32 pages

  • Male Delivery

    Paul Penley • Comedy • Feature • 112 pages

    Romantic Comedy A forty yearl old U.S.Postman discovers his true calling when he's mistaken for a male stripper at a bachelorette party.

  • Section 504

    Melissa Emery • Historical • Feature • 109 pages

    In 1977, a young disabled woman’s quest for equal rights brings her up against the President and FBI in a stand-off that would push her to her limits and ultimately change the face of disability rights. This is the story of the longest, nonviolent sit-in in American History.

  • The Declaration

    Josh Bradley • Drama • Feature • 87 pages