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What We Do to Ourselves

WINNER

A jaded shut-in finds himself reluctantly pulled back into society after a series of random events.

Writer(s)

Genre

Catie Sanders

Drama

Country

USA

Status

For Sale

Length

16 pages

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The Art of Clamming

FINALIST

A young Native American learns the art of clamming and patience from her grandmother as a right of passage into womanhood.

Writer(s)

Genre

Helina Bailey

Drama

Country

USA

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

5 pages

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Carrion

WINNER

A bygone outlaw comes to terms with her squandered second chance at life.

Writer(s)

Genre

Lacey Taylor

Drama

Country

USA

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

14 pages

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Maysîr

FINALIST

A young poker player from East London struggles for the approval of her traditional Muslim family after falling into the clutches of online gambling.

Writer(s)

Genre

Lyna Dubarry

Drama

Country

UK

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

20 pages

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Alone Together

WINNER

A young man finds a way to apologize to his sister after a heated argument.

Writer(s)

Genre

Ola Williams

Drama

Country

UK

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

4 pages

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A Glass House

FINALIST

Jessica tends to her garden, as her estranged father-in-law comes to pay her a visit, dredging the past back with him.

Writer(s)

Genre

Charles Strider

Drama

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

10 pages

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Send Me a Postcard

WINNER

When a Family is torn apart a troubled young child sets out to repair her Father's mind on a pilgrimage to Blackpool.

Writer(s)

Genre

Lindsay Bennett-Thompson

Drama

Country

UK

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

11 pages

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FINDING BELLA

FINALIST

A young man must go on the run to protect a child within the game of hide-and-seek

Writer(s)

Genre

Rachel Doman

Drama

Country

USA

Status

For Sale

Length

11 pages

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a float

WINNER

After the death of their father, two brothers are forced to grow up faster than expected to keep their family afloat.

Writer(s)

Genre

Lucia Artigas

Drama

Country

USA

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

9 pages

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Her Midas Touch

FINALIST

Esther, a Ghanaian-Scottish teen with the power to take away emotions, struggles against her controlling grandmother who forces her to work at funerals, despite the dangerous and painful nature of her power.

Writer(s)

Genre

Lorna King

Drama

Country

Scotland

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

11 pages

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THE BRIDGE

WINNER

A tortured man returns to his hometown to carry out his fallen brother's final "wish list." A list which will force him to confront that which he has spent the last few years avoiding: his brother's widow.

Writer(s)

Genre

Drama

Country

USA

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

18 pages

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THE RETURN

FINALIST

The Earth's population has been wiped out by a mysterious force. Forty years later, a man that was sent to another planet comes back on a surprising mission of self-knowledge and great revelations.

Writer(s)

Genre

Danielle Lima

Sci-Fi

Country

Brazil

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

12 pages

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Cairns

WINNER

At an isolated border crossing, as the world falls apart, the final standing guard holds her own.

Writer(s)

Genre

Samantha Soule

Drama

Country

USA

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

18 pages

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Gus

FINALIST

Joseph's lonely morning routine with his dog is interrupted by an unexpected visit by his deceased partner.

Writer(s)

Genre

Todd Bird

Drama

Country

USA

Status

For Sale

Length

12 pages

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SUPER

WINNER

Single-mother Shelley creates a superhero alter ego to inspire her daughter to overcome her scars, leave the house and take on the neighbourhood bullies.

Writer(s)

Genre

Claire Walker

Drama

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

10 pages

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FUNLAND

FINALIST

A shy, young girl’s day at the local arcade with her mother, who struggles with a gambling addiction.

Writer(s)

Genre

Jess Friedman

Drama

Country

UK

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

8 pages

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Larry's Parade

WINNER

Larry has a breakthrough in therapy.

Writer(s)

Genre

Stacey Harper

Drama

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

9 pages

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The Cheek

FINALIST

A personal trainer’s dream of running his own business is thwarted when he loses the premises to a refugee group.

Writer(s)

Genre

Marion McDowell

Drama

Country

Northern Ireland

Status

For Sale

Length

23 pages

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The Captain's Son

WINNER

After their pirate-obsessed father passes away, Edward and his son Billy must go on a treasure hunt in the small fishing town of Clove.

Writer(s)

Genre

Seamus Dignan

Drama

Country

UK

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

15 pages

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A MURDER MISTAKEN

FINALIST

5 suspects are convened in the wake of a mans death. The only man with a plan is the holistic Inspector Perdue.

Writer(s)

Genre

Simon Alexander

Drama

Country

UK

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

14 pages

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HAPPY

WINNER

A pensioner accidentally calls a young man in the middle of a nervous breakdown.

Writer(s)

Genre

Annabel Wigoder

Drama

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

10 pages

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LAST CHANCE

FINALIST

A middle-aged man decides to participate at a skateboard competition - but the problem is he has no idea how to ride a skateboard.

Writer(s)

Genre

Eszter Angyalosy

Drama

Country

Hungary

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

12 pages

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VANESSA

WINNER

A widowed cryptozoologist obsessed with the Loch Ness Monster finds a way to connect to his granddaughter.

Writer(s)

Genre

Alan Wilyman

Drama

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

16 pages

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ART IS DEAD

FINALIST

When a mysterious stranger offers a struggling artist a way of helping his terminally ill daughter, he must make a life or death decision.

Writer(s)

Genre

Paul Harker

Drama

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

13 pages

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IN YOUR HANDS

WINNER

A clergyman who is tormented by the burden of his guilt, takes shelter in a monastery nestled in the mountains to escape the vengeful rage of a father.

Writer(s)

Genre

Carlo Liberatore

Drama

Country

Italy

Status

For Sale

Length

18 pages

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TOLERANCE

FINALIST

A migrant child detained and separated from her mother faces a premature deportation screening.

Writer(s)

Genre

David Espina

Drama

Country

USA

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

9 Pages

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HAUL

WINNER

A feisty Cape Breton fisherman terrorises his family by attempting to cure his own cancer with pure stubbornness.

Writer(s)

Genre

Kate Felix

Drama

Country

Canada

Status

For Sale

Length

17 pages

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I WOULDN'T TOUCH THAT

FINALIST

Two kids and a washed-up sea creature. What could go wrong?

Writer(s)

Genre

Meik Fischer

Thriller

Country

Germany

Status

For Sale

Length

10 pages

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THE EXCHANGE

WINNER

A messy dad will face a funny challenge in order to exchange the wrong baby shoes he bought.

Writer(s)

Genre

Rafael Neves 

Comedy

Country

Brazil

Status

For Sale

Length

10 pages

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WHAT WE WERE

FINALIST

Two men, 15 years apart, cross paths at a funeral - they seemingly have nothing in common, but as they journey together, it becomes clear they share a lot more than the same father.

Writer(s)

Genre

Natan Stoessel

Drama

Country

UK

Status

In Development

Length

17 pages

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A Féte Worse Than Death

WINNER

Following a catastrophic event at a local village féte, a group of survivors get to know one another as they spend the night hiding from the aftermath.

Writer(s)

Genre

Lottie Smith

Comedy

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

10 pages

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NEXT OF KIN

FINALIST

After a night out in Berlin, a young, gay, British guy becomes the victim of a system which denies his existence and throws him into oblivion following the sudden death of his partner.

Writer(s)

Genre

Dean Marriott

Drama

Country

Germany

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

6 pages

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Birds of a Feather

WINNER

After her father suffers from an accident, a stubborn 6-year-old girl struggles with feelings of inadequacy and sets out to bond with her sister, while they care for two sickly chicks.

Writer(s)

Genre

Nichole Redmiles

Drama

Country

USA

Status

For Sale

Length

15 pages

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Through the Open Window

FINALIST

A farmer and his son argue about the young man's future, until a sudden event decides for both of them.

Writer(s)

Genre

Paul Weidknecht

Drama

Country

USA

Status

For Sale

Length

5 pages

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TOUGHIE

SEMI-FINALIST

A teenager comes out to her dad, and the tense, quiet aftermath tests their love and acceptance for each other.

Writer(s)

Genre

Jose Casado

Drama

Country

USA

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

3 pages

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MOUSE

WINNER

A working-class mother battles the pains of separation, unwittingly dragging her son and his new pet mouse into her struggle.

Writer(s)

Genre

Daniel Cotter

Drama

Country

England

Status

For Sale

Length

15 pages

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OCEAN'S EMPTINESS

FINALIST

The wonderful story of why Mayumi has been protecting the oceans for over eighty years.

Writer(s)

Genre

Michele Gentile

Drama

Country

Germany

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

14 pages

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MAN

WINNER

Contemporary Ireland - a woman struggling to make ends meet has flashbacks to a recent episode of domestic abuse.

Writer(s)

Genre

Cathriona Slammon

Drama

Country

Ireland

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

11 pages

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THE HILL

WINNER

Tony "Sparrow" Ryan wrestles with his resentment and hostility towards the Local Housing Service who are in the process of evicting him from his family home.

Writer(s)

Genre

Peter McNamara

Drama

Country

Ireland

Status

Available

Length

15 pages

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MAGNETIC

FINALIST

A woman seeks help from a therapist for her recurring nightmares, and discovers that they aren’t echoes of her past but visions of her future.

Writer(s)

Genre

Mike Waugh

Thriller

Country

UK

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

14 pages

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Spier Dorcha

SEMI-FINALIST

An Irish farmer faces trouble on the day of the Spier Dorcha festival.

Writer(s)

Genre

Isaac Izekor

Drama

Country

UK

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

11 pages

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Friends

WINNER

The encounter with a group of young boys leads a man to reflect more about life and death. 

Writer(s)

Genre

Mazin M Sherabayani

Drama

Country

UK

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

8 pages

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ICE

FINALIST

A pregnant teen struggles to maintain the secrecy of her relationship with a middle-aged man, in an attempt to regain control of her life.

Writer(s)

Genre

Olivia Hunt

Drama

Country

USA

Status

For Sale

Length

5 pages

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Hush Little Baby

WINNER

A man is slowly driven insane by the cries of a baby next door.

Writer(s)

Genre

Ricardo Bravo

Thriller

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

15 pages

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Prize Fight

FINALIST

When talented, mute boxer, Anouk, forms an unlikely friendship with sensitive Theo, she discovers that some people are worth getting your knuckles bloodied for.

Writer(s)

Genre

Caitlin Spiller

Drama

Country

UK

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

13 pages

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SHINY THINGS

WINNER

A magpie encounters a man at the end of his tether. She offers a different perspective when she comments on how many things she sees in him that would be worth stealing.

Writer(s)

Genre

Marion McDowell

Drama

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

7 pages

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TWENTY-NINETEEN

FINALIST

In a dystopian alternate version of California, a young woman, sick of being oppressed under a secessionist regime, joins up with a rebellion

Writer(s)

Genre

Paul Zambrano

Sci-Fi

Country

USA

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

18 pages

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THE EXIT PLAN

WINNER

In an overpopulated future, an elderly woman has to outsmart a government official who has been sent to 'Exit' her.

Writer(s)

Genre

Ella Cook

Thriller

Country

UK

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

12 pages

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RAISED INCORRUPTIBLE

FINALIST

After six members of The Church of Earth and Bone are found dead, DCI Hodges and DC Singh attempt to find out the cause - and the purpose of their strange ritual.

Writer(s)

Genre

Grace Card

Drama

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

7 pages

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SUMMER IS HOT

SEMI-FINALIST

Two siblings try to come to terms with the recent passing of their mother as they try to fullfill her last wishes.

Writer(s)

Genre

Lamar Vowell

Drama

Country

USA

Status

In Development

Length

12 pages

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PARTS OF HER PRAYERS

SEMI-FINALIST

After a rancher’s serendipitous encounter with an enchanting farm woman, he hears bits of her prayers telepathically weeks before her tragic disappearance.

Writer(s)

Genre

Kevin Silva

Western

Country

USA

Status

For Sale

Length

23 pages

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Fun Times

WINNER

An exploration of violence in low socioeconomic suburbs.

Writer(s)

Genre

Llewellyn Michael Bates

Drama

Country

Australia

Status

For Sale

Length

4 pages

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KARMA

SEMI-FINALIST

The journey of a young emergency doctor, who breaks down under the psychological pressure of one accident case

Writer(s)

Genre

Viktoria Szemeredy

Drama

Country

Hungary

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

15 pages

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I'll Fix That Beetle Yet

SEMI-FINALIST

Diego returns to the city where he grew up due to his father, Antonio, being hospitalized with a terminal illness.

Writer(s)

Genre

Felipe Ferreira

Drama

Country

Brazil

Status

For Sale

Length

20 pages

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The Feast of the Goat

SEMI-FINALIST

On the day of Eid al-Adha, Saeed tries to stop his Father from sacrificing his goat, but suffers from trauma as he fails to do so.

Writer(s)

Genre

Saeed Zamanian

Thriller

Country

Iran

Status

For Sale

Length

6 pages

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A TIME TRAVELER'S DREAM

WINNER

After ingesting a defective remedy for Alzheimer's disease, a lonely old man has a chance to go back in time and regain the love of his life.

Writer(s)

Genre

Rafael Alves das Neves

Thriller

Country

Brazil

Status

Optioned

Length

12 pages

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BIRTH

Runner-up

In 1735, deep in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, a terrifying legend is born.

Writer(s)

Genre

Giancarlo Fusi

Horror

Country

USA

Status

For Sale

Length

5 pages

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Happy Man

SEMI-FINALIST

Following a traumatic incident, a failing actor turns to a special drug that turns him into an amazing performer.

Writer(s)

Genre

Chas Harrington

Comedy

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

5 pages

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IN THE STARS

SEMI-FINALIST

A young man struggles to come to terms with his brother's suicide from PTSD.

Writer(s)

Genre

Persephone Vandegrift

Drama

Country

USA

Status

For Sale

Length

10 pages

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Breakfast Not Included

SEMI-FINALIST

A smart, sexy, ‘Pinteresque’ resolution of a love story, between an escort and an ex.

Writer(s)

Genre

Richard Rudy

Romance

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

14 pages

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BABY

WINNER

Audrey clears out her estranged mother's home after she passes away and explores her grief for a parent she never really knew.

Writer(s)

Genre

Connor Thorpe

Thriller

Country

Canada

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

17 pages

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Commuters

RUNNER-UP

On a train car back home to Long Island, a corporate city drone imposes upon another commuter to share a life-altering revelation.

Writer(s)

Genre

Fotis Michael

Drama

Country

USA

Status

For Sale

Length

4 pages

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Stand Up

WINNER

After a mix up with an EDL flyer, Gary finds himself at a support group, but not the one he was expecting.

Writer(s)

Genre

Dan McKenna,

Ralph Brealey

Comedy

Country

United Kingdom

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

8 pages