2015 Winner and Finalists
Feature Screenplay Winner
Kimi Howl Lee
When a broke Fem-studies major with an unwanted pregnancy assumes an alias and delves into a transactional relationship with an affluent family man, she must masquerade as a suburban trophy wife while finishing her degree––before her dual identity is unveiled.
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2015 Feature Finalists
by Alex Rollins Berg
After a flash flood kills his father, destroys the family farm and leaves him to support his younger brothers, a poor but enterprising teenager sets off to Kuala Lumpur for an iPhone factory job, only to get caught up in the lives of the fabulously wealthy American factory owners.
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Scriptures and Cigarettes
by Joseph O’Driscoll
After a near-death experience, a devout Mormon teenager experiments with the outside world for the first time, risking his relationship with his family and community.
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Taking the Toll – The Life and Life of Gilbert Booth
by Theodore Schaefer & Patrick Lawler
A young toll booth operator falls for a woman at his father’s nursing home but soon discovers that it’s her 99 year old grandmother who may be more in tune to his eccentric philosophies, including time travel and his imaginary friend.
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The Anxieties of Peter Wilhelm
by Palmer Holton
When Peter Wilhelm’s adulterous daydreams creep too close towards becoming reality, he finds himself being whisked away to a rehab facility for sex addiction, only to become part of a radical new procedure that promises to make him fall in love with his wife again… or drive him insane.
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SHORT SCREENPLAY WINNER
Six Months of Wonder Woman
by Susan Fleming
On her twenty-first birthday, a fledgling poet plans her escape from home, but not before her superhero-loving mother has one last questionable lesson to teach.
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2015 Short Finalists
by Danielle Barcena
An abused woman struggles to free herself from her brother’s web of control when a grocery store clerk offers her the chance to escape.
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The Last Days of the Dolores Project
by Ludwig Thelin
In a few days, the chimpanzee Dolores will step out of the flight simulator and onto a real airplane, together with the pilot who taught her how to fly, but before the flight, the pilot wants to tell a colleague a secret.
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by Darren Robert Tibbits
Following the deaths of two teenage boys, a small-town simpleton with a hobby of crashing strangers’ funerals makes the locals more uncomfortable by trying to sell his homemade casket.
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INTERNATIONAL Prize: The Joplin Award
Best screenplay from outside the USA, UK, and Canada
by Leonardo Noboru de Lima
An unhappy family man faces another level of his mundane existence when he wakes up to find himself inhabiting a sitcom version of his life.
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INTERNATIONAL Prize: The Cordelia Award
Best screenplay from the UK
Butter Side Up
by Kitty Percy
When a hopelessly unlucky smalltime criminal kidnaps a celebrity by mistake, he finds his luck starting to change in unexpected ways.
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The 2015 Feature Quarter-Finalists can be found here
The 2015 Shorts Quarter-Finalists can be found here
The 2015 Feature Semi-Finalists can be found here
The 2015 Shorts Semi-Finalists can be found here
Thanks to all the writers for their submissions!
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