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Finalists

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First Place Winner - Morris E. Clark and Rhonda Ermel

FOREVER — Romantic Fantasy
Logline: Dean Hill gets the chance to travel back in time, in an attempt to save the woman of his dreams. But, it comes with a price, his life.
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Second Place Winner - Richard Severy

JOURNEY TO AVALON — Drama
Logline: "Art Director's 1955 Hollywood divorce tips his 10 year old daughter into 'Bodysnatcher' delusion". Please acknowledge safe receipt as there have obviously been email problems.

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Third Place Winner - Michael Bettencourt

AIN'T ETHIOPIA — Drama
Logline: In 1937 a young African-American man goes to Spain to fight against Franco to defend freedoms he cannot enjoy in his own country.
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Fourth Place Winner - Marc Calderwood

EMILIANO DE LA GARZA AND THE GENIE — Action Adventure
Logline: When Mexican illegal­the young, and very pragmatic­Emiliano De La Garza, crosses the border in an attempt to help his sickly mother, he accidentally unearths the one thing everyone dreams of, a genie. This should be good news, but Emiliano doesn’t believe in wishing and eventually, when Genie convinces him that it may become necessary to wish, Emiliano must not only believe in wishes but he has to learn how to wish.

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Fifth Place Winner - Romeo Ciolfi

HOME Drama
Logline: A minister and his wife move to New York to save their struggling marriage following the death of their daughter. Their faith is further tested when they come face to face with individuals whose lives echo the deep wounds they are trying to leave behind.

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Sixth Place Winner - Anita Skibski

MINE Drama
Logline: A wealthy coal mine owner begins to think he deserves it all...including his best friend's wife.
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Seventh Place Winner - Douglas Stark and Carl Cramer

THE TICKING MAN — Supernatural Drama
Logline: A soul trapped in limbo is given a 24 hour pass on Earth to enjoy the pleasures of mortal life, but there is a price -- he must perform a dangerous mission. Given the living body of a lying, cheating attorney with a neglected wife and child, this celestial mercenary is forced to make a decision -- protect the wife and child from harm and face the fires of hell or abandon them for a higher reward.

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Eighth Place Winner - Craig Clyde

UNDERWORLD — Psychological/Legal Thriller
Logline: A killer has returned under the eyes of New York. Underground. Under foot. Under our world. 

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Ninth Place Winner - Peter Alan Stelzer

SLAMMED! — Teen Drama
Logline: Slammed! is a gritty juvenile prison drama with a surreal twist, where a suburban teenager is dragged down to the depths of human depravity by a torturous state corrections system. She triumphs in the end and begins to tame her demons – or does she?

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Tenth Place Winner - Jill Stevens

NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON'T — Drama
Logline: A young woman discovers that the one person she thought she hated, has turned out to be the only man she could ever love.

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Semifinalists

(in order)

Mike Walden

RINGS OF SMOKE — Drama
Logline: Nine year old Katie Smith disappears from the park on a snowy day as a crowd of people are distracted by a dog slipping through the cracks in an icy pond. Rings of Smoke is a drama about three families, the reputations they strive to protect, the secrets they endeavor to hide and the drastic affect the abduction has on their lives.
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Larry Williams

DOMINANT SPECIES — Thriller
Logline: A handful of human survivors of a strange apocalyptic event struggle against wild animals and each other to be the dominant species in Hollywood, CA.

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Melissa Carleton McLeod

MIDNIGHTS AND MONKEYS — Drama
Logline: Midnights and Monkeys is a drama about a White civil rights activist haunted by a secret from her past after a chance meeting with a Black stranger following the Rodney King riots. Keeping the secret proves dangerous and she risks everything if she doesn’t reveal it – her marriage, her daughter, her job, her sanity…

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Michael Raymond

THE DOMAIN — Sci-Fi
Logline: In the not-too-distant future, a young intern discovers a government conspiracy regarding a worldwide epidemic, and must race against time to find a cure, inform the public, and protect his wife and unborn child from a sadistic and omnipresent government security organization.

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Susan Klos

VOICES — Drama, Based on a True Story
Logline: A single mother struggles to balance a business and a new romance with family life when her daughter's increasingly strange behavior is diagnosed as schizophrenia.
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Emil Valencia

LIFE LIKE REBECCA — Romantic Drama
Logline: An attractive but insecure young lady matures into a strong and confident woman after she falls in love with her blind date who she meets by pretending to be someone else on a date intended for somebody else.
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Gregorio Ugaz

CHAPTER OF A DIARY — Drama
Logline: Manny receives the news that his best friend Cathy has just died in a car accident. On his way from Los Angeles to Miami, he reminisces his moments with her.
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John Bell

DOT CON — Suspense
LoglineAn ambitious high-tech entrepreneur, in deep with the Yakuza, tries to save his life by luring investors with a technology that is very compelling—and completely bogus.
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Michael Charles North

GIANT STEPSDrama
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Danny M. Howell

THE PAPER ROUTE — Drama
Logline: To pay the rent demanded by his unemployed father, Paul, 15, must collect a long overdue paper bill from a dangerous redneck. In doing so, Paul discovers a way to escape his oppressive home life - but fleeing means leaving his little brother in the clutches of an abusive dad. 
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