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)

Lucia Artigas

Genre

Drama

Country

USA

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

9 pages

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)

Lorna King

Genre

Drama

Country

Scotland

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

11 pages

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

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)

Danielle Lima

Genre

Sci-Fi

Country

Brazil

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

12 pages

Cairns

WINNER

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

Writer(s)

Samantha Soule

Genre

Drama

Country

USA

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

18 pages

gus

FINALIST

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

Writer(s)

Todd Bird

Genre

Drama

Country

USA

Status

For Sale

Length

12 pages

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)

Claire Walker

Genre

Drama

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

10 pages

FUNLAND

FINALIST

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

Writer(s)

Jess Friedman

Genre

Drama

Country

UK

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

8 pages

Larry's Parade

WINNER

Larry has a breakthrough in therapy.

Writer(s)

Stacey Harper

Genre

Drama

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

9 pages

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)

Marion McDowell

Genre

Drama

Country

Northern Ireland

Status

For Sale

Length

23 pages

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)

Seamus Dignan

Genre

Drama

Country

UK

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

15 pages

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)

Simon Alexander

Genre

Drama

Country

UK

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

14 pages

HAPPY

WINNER

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

Writer(s)

Annabel Wigoder

Genre

Drama

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

10 pages

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)

Eszter Angyalosy

Genre

Drama

Country

Hungary

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

12 pages

VANESSA

WINNER

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

Writer(s)

Alan Wilyman

Genre

Drama

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

16 pages

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)

Paul Harker

Genre

Drama

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

13 pages

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)

Carlo Liberatore

Genre

Drama

Country

Italy

Status

For Sale

Length

18 pages

TOLERANCE

FINALIST

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

Writer(s)

David Espina

Genre

Drama

Country

USA

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

9 Pages

HAUL

WINNER

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

Writer(s)

Kate Felix

Genre

Drama

Country

Canada

Status

For Sale

Length

17 pages

I WOULDN'T TOUCH THAT

FINALIST

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

Writer(s)

Meik Fischer

Genre

Thriller

Country

Germany

Status

For Sale

Length

10 pages

THE EXCHANGE

WINNER

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

Writer(s)

Rafael Neves 

Genre

Comedy

Country

Brazil

Status

For Sale

Length

10 pages

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)

Natan Stoessel

Genre

Drama

Country

UK

Status

In Development

Length

17 pages

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)

Lottie Smith

Genre

Comedy

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

10 pages

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)

Dean Marriott

Genre

Drama

Country

Germany

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

6 pages

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)

Nichole Redmiles

Genre

Drama

Country

USA

Status

For Sale

Length

15 pages

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)

Paul Weidknecht

Genre

Drama

Country

USA

Status

For Sale

Length

5 pages

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)

Jose Casado

Genre

Drama

Country

USA

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

3 pages

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)

Daniel Cotter

Genre

Drama

Country

England

Status

For Sale

Length

15 pages

OCEAN'S EMPTINESS

FINALIST

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

Writer(s)

Michele Gentile

Genre

Drama

Country

Germany

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

14 pages

MAN

WINNER

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

Writer(s)

Cathriona Slammon

Genre

Drama

Country

Ireland

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

11 pages

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)

Peter McNamara

Genre

Drama

Country

Ireland

Status

Available

Length

15 pages

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)

Mike Waugh

Genre

Thriller

Country

UK

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

14 pages

Spier Dorcha

SEMI-FINALIST

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

Writer(s)

Isaac Izekor

Genre

Drama

Country

UK

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

11 pages

Friends

WINNER

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

Writer(s)

Mazin M Sherabayani

Genre

Drama

Country

UK

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

8 pages

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)

Olivia Hunt

Genre

Drama

Country

USA

Status

For Sale

Length

5 pages

Hush Little Baby

WINNER

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

Writer(s)

Ricardo Bravo

Genre

Thriller

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

15 pages

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)

Caitlin Spiller

Genre

Drama

Country

UK

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

13 pages

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)

Marion McDowell

Genre

Drama

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

7 pages

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)

Paul Zambrano

Genre

Sci-Fi

Country

USA

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

18 pages

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)

Ella Cook

Genre

Thriller

Country

UK

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

12 pages

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)

Grace Card

Genre

Drama

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

7 pages

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)

Lamar Vowell

Genre

Drama

Country

USA

Status

In Development

Length

12 pages

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)

Kevin Silva

Genre

Western

Country

USA

Status

For Sale

Length

23 pages

Fun Times

WINNER

An exploration of violence in low socioeconomic suburbs.

Writer(s)

Llewellyn Michael Bates

Genre

Drama

Country

Australia

Status

For Sale

Length

4 pages

KARMA

SEMI-FINALIST

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

Writer(s)

Viktoria Szemeredy

Genre

Drama

Country

Hungary

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

15 pages

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)

Felipe Ferreira

Genre

Drama

Country

Brazil

Status

For Sale

Length

20 pages

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)

Saeed Zamanian

Genre

Thriller

Country

Iran

Status

For Sale

Length

6 pages

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)

Rafael Alves das Neves

Genre

Thriller

Country

Brazil

Status

Optioned

Length

12 pages

BIRTH

Runner-up

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

Writer(s)

Giancarlo Fusi

Genre

Horror

Country

USA

Status

For Sale

Length

5 pages

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)

Chas Harrington

Genre

Comedy

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

5 pages

IN THE STARS

SEMI-FINALIST

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

Writer(s)

Persephone Vandegrift

Genre

Drama

Country

USA

Status

For Sale

Length

10 pages

Breakfast Not Included

SEMI-FINALIST

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

Writer(s)

Richard Rudy

Genre

Romance

Country

UK

Status

For Sale

Length

14 pages

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)

Connor Thorpe

Genre

Thriller

Country

Canada

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

17 pages

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)

Fotis Michael

Genre

Drama

Country

USA

Status

For Sale

Length

4 pages

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)

Dan McKenna,

Ralph Brealey

Genre

Comedy

Country

United Kingdom

Status

Seeking Finance

Length

8 pages

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