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Five Winners

First Place Winner

MY BROTHERS KEEPERThriller
Logline: After being freed on a brilliant technicality, a man goes on a high profile killing spree in an attempt to disgrace the sleazy lawyer who set him free.

Second Place Winner

SANDMAN — Drama
Logline: A self-hating, middle-aged simpleton is forced to take in his estranged, ill father, then, in an effort to band with him, enlists the aid of a rebellious boy to train for a triathlon.

Third Place Winner

WHEN PIGS FLY Fantasy
Logline: 12 year old Brian escapes his abusive family to a Pegasus' fantastical realm, where learning the magic of belief, he returns to transform his world.

Fourth Place Winner

THE SECRET BOY - Suspense
Logline: Young boy moves to a small town in Maine and discovers the house he lives in holds a terrible secret. 

Fifth Place Winner

MAN OF CLAYDrama / Mystery
Logline: A mining industry executive suddenly retires to chase a 'treasure' dreamy in the desert southwest with an older colleague and his grasping adult son. 

Finalists

(in no particular order)

Finalist

THE CRETAN BULL - Psychological Thriller
Logline: Marvin Freeman, a sixty year old man, no longer wants to live and has sixty million dollars to leave behind. Marvin creates a series of life and death tests to find someone worthy of all that money, someone who will not commit the act he once did. Enter Jake Rivers, a young man whose life will hang in the balance, for he has peaked Marvin's interest.



Finalist

DOWN THE DIRT ROAD - Drama
Logline: A young man on the lam seeks solace in the home of an elderly couple and in the process comes to terms with his life. 



Finalist

EVERY FIFTH DAY - Comedy
Logline: An inept goof gets the opportunity to play in the Major Leagues, as he is the only man alive who can catch his friend’s 130 MPH fastball. He’ll get to play every fifth day as long as his friend stays injury-free, which of course, doesn't happen. Now he's got to show he belongs in the Majors.


Finalist

THE PLANTATION - Suspense / Thriller
Logline: Steven MacKinnon¹s best friend, Ted disappears in Haiti. Ten years later, Steven begins to experience hauntingly realistic and violent visions and must delve into the deep, dark magic of Haitian Voodoo to save his sanity and his family.

Finalist

TINSEL WINGS - Drama
Logline: A young boy's art leads him from loneliness and abuse to a life and love he never imagined. 

Semifinalists

Semifinalist

THE ANCESTOR - Sci-Fi: Epic Adventure
Logline: In a future that has forgotten its past, a young man with a gift for memory may be the key to saving mankind from alien oppressors. He could be THE ANCESTOR.



Semifinalist

THE CHAPLAIN - Thriller
Logline: An Air Force Chaplain is forced to join forces with an elegant Washington call girl when his best friend, a high ranking officer, commits suicide under suspicious circumstance. Both their lives are in danger when they discover why he was murdered. 



Semifinalist

DEEP SLEEPERS - Fantasy / Adventure
Logline: This is an adventure story about Amber Wilson, your typically angst-ridden teenager, who finds herself in the collective unconscious, where she must lead a group of other individuals through mythological challenges in order to save the world from its own self destruction. 



Semifinalist

DROPPING LIKE FLIES - Romantic Comedy
Logline: Is there a right time for marriage? If all your friends are doing it, should you? Chauvinistic divorce lawyer Tommy Fields is about to meet the perfect girl. So what's wrong?



Semifinalist

JOKERS WILD - Comedy
Logline: Just because you're accepted doesn't mean you belong.



Semifinalist

THE LOST TRIBE - Drama
Logline: David and Nancy Silver, brother and sister, travel through New York City in an effort to locate the mother who abandoned them as children, piecing together their fragmented past, as well as their own relationship along the way.



Semifinalist

THE PITCHER - Drama
Logline: A young pitching prodigy overcomes tragedy to make his father's big league dreams come true.



Semifinalist

RUFFIAN - Sports Drama
Logline: In the early 70's, a young woman attempts to break through the glass ceiling, as a jockey, in the male dominated world of thoroughbred racing. In the process she finds herself attached to the Whitely Stables during the era of Ruffian, perhaps the greatest filly ever to step on a track. This is the story of how this incredible animal affected those around her, through her life as well as her tragic death.



Semifinalist

SUICIDE WATCH - Mystery/Action
Logline: Three years ago, our government defeated the deadly Millennium virus, but lost its top immunologist, Dr. Elijah Graves, in the process. Now that Milli's back with a nasty mutation, only Eli can unravel the twist-if he will. 



Semifinalist

THROUGH ANGEL'S EYES - Family / Drama
Logline: An angel with a hidden agenda vies with a young boy on Christmas Eve for his dying mother’s life.



Semifinalist

THE WAY OF GREEN ELEPHANTS - Drama
Logline
: After killing her younger sister’s attacker—a drug-dealing pimp—in Detroit, a talented, resilient young woman flees to Chicago and pursues a music career in its gritty rock scene. There, following 15 years of hard work and some breakthrough success, she falls in love with a writer on a quest for a story, who happens to be the foster brother of the man she killed in her youth.

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