FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards - 2006 Winning Loglines, Synopsis and Screenplays

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First Place Winner - Jack Estes

A SOLDIER'S SON — Drama
Logline: A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Mike Kelly is still haunted by the Vietnam War. He travels to Iraq as an embedded reporter, in a desperate attempt to save his son.
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Second Place Winner - David Kane

FINDING HEART — Drama
Logline:
An aspiring Olympic wrestler must rethink his notions of destiny after experiencing the horrors of Vietnam.
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Third Place Winner - Regina Garcia Littlejohn

PEARLS OF CHINA — Drama
Logline: Against the wishes of her Communist husband, an "illegally pregnant" young woman attempts to escape the forced abortion required by China's current One Child Policy.
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Fourth Place Winner - Jeffrey Seeman

IN YOUR DREAMS — Romantic Comedy
Logline: Two people meet and fall in love through a series of shared dreams, until an impending disaster gives them both 48 hours to find out whether there are real-life counterparts to their dream mates.

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Fifth Place Winner - Jason A. Panaro

21ST CENTURY WISEMAN — Drama
Logline:
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Sixth Place Winner - Kamal Hamzah

KIN — Horror
Logline: A serial killer holds a city to ransom and one cop holds the secret to end it all.
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Seventh Place Winner - Yvonne Borgogni

CHANGING BILLY — Drama
Logline: To make sense of his father's death, seventeen-year-old Billy -- fat, misunderstood, but brilliant -- trains to run the New York Marathon.

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Eighth Place Winner - Neil Goodchild

ALIVE AND WELL — Drama
Logline: An intelligent young man with a troubled past turns his life around when he becomes a counselor for people with problems similar to his own.
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Ninth Place Winner - Maggie Franks

CHICLE' CHICLE' — Drama/Comedy
Logline: Hayden West embarks on a global quest for the world's biggest waves. But it's a tijuana vendor that teaches him about living...and dying.

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Tenth Place Winner - Lisa Arbuckle

CONDITIONAL LOVE — Drama/Comedy
Logline: A mother of three grown children wins the lottery and offers to give each of her children two million dollars, with one stipulation. Before they can collect the money, they must change their current lives to meet her specifications and beliefs of what their lives should be.

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Runners Up 11-20

11th Place Winner - Marcus Richardson

THE TALENTED — Drama
Logline: The lives of three sets of African American characters intertwine as they deal with life, love and everything in between.
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12th Place Winner - George Baxter

CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE — Drama
Logline:
 
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13th Place Winner - Cargill H. Alleyne, Jr.

HANDS OF GOLD, FEET OF CLAY - THE HARVEY CUSHING STORY — BioDrama/Historical/True Story
Logline: A fiery young physician duels with death as he seeks to improve the nascent field of neurosurgery with single minded resolve. He makes seminal contributions to medicine and is eventually known as the father of Neurosurgery but at the expense of his relationships with certain colleagues and family.
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14th Place Winner - Gerald Jackson, Jr.

A FLORIDA STORY — Coming of Age Drama
LoglineLife for a jaded young man in a small Florida town becomes even more interesting when his brother returns from the Iraq war, his childhood friend proclaims his new sexual identity, and a condo developer wants to destroy the town’s African-American district.
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15th Place Winner - Paul VanDevelder

REQUIEM — Political Thriller
LoglineTruth - at any cost.
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( unavailable - sale/production consideration)

 

15th Place Winner - Michael Raymond

ABILENE — Drama
LoglineA free-spirited and cynical young woman seeks redemption from a recent tragedy by confronting her three biggest fears — a new romantic interest, her mother, and herself.

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17th Place Winner - Brian Hill

HOW TO GROW YOUR LIFE — Romantic Comedy
Logline: A stressed-out young executive rebels against his regimented life when he falls under the spell of a gorgeous, high-spirited neighbor who shares his passion for gardening. But will this be a summer romance that wilts from its own heat?
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18th Place Winner - Shane Andrew Baker

FRICTION — Drama
Logline:
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19th Place Winner - David Harris Kline

THE BIG ORANGE — Drama/Detective
Logline: An aging private detective is hired to investigate the murder of the Hispanic wife of a well-known African-American record producer amidst black/Hispanic tensions in South Los Angeles.
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20th Place Winner - Wendy Allen Davies

SIDEPASS — Drama
Logline: By mastering natural horsemanship, two underachieving women find perspective and direction while ultimately discovering that moving ahead does not necessarily require forward motion.

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