The 2nd Annual American Gem Short Script Competition Results

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The 2nd Annual 2003
American Gem Short Script Contest

American Gem  Announces the 2003 American Gem Short Script Competition Winners

American Gem is pleased to announce the 5 WINNERS in the 2003 American Gem Short Script Competition.  American Gem's 2nd annual screenplay competition attracted a total of 632 entries.
The Winners Are:

First Place:
"FRIJOLITO G0!"
Comedy/Drama
written by
Tony Mosher and Mitch Larson
 of New York, NY, USA

Second Place:
"A TOWN IN THE REAR WINDOW"
Drama
written by
Greg Shih
 of Ithaca, NY USA

Third Place:
"
BEWARE THE AMISH"
Comedy
written by
Bruce W. Kahn
of Hoboken, NJ USA

Fourth Place:
"
EYEWITNESS"
Thriller
written by
Gary Davidson
of Santa Monica, CA, USA

Fifth Place:
"DONOR"
Drama/Crime/Mystery/Thriller
written by
Benedict R. Fancy
of Charlotte, NC, USA

For contact information or requests to read any script mentioned on this page please contact: 

Jennifer Brooks
FilmMakers.com
P.O. Box 54050 
Irvine, CA 92619-54050 
E-Mail: contest@filmmakers.com

Update 06/12/03 
FilmMakers.com is pleased to announce the 10 FINALISTS in the 2003 American Gem Short Script Competition.  FilmMakers.com' 2nd annual screenplay competition attracted a total of 632 entries. The five winning short screenplays will be announced on June 26, 2003.
THE 10 FINALISTS ARE: (in alphabetical order)

AMONG THIEVES written by Sean Corrigan
BEWARE THE AMISH
written by Bruce W. Kahn
CHANGE PARTNERS
written by Sabrina Bernadette Zackery
DONOR
written by Benedict R. Fancy
EYEWITNESS
written by Gary Davidson
FRIJOLITO G0!
written by Tony Mosher and Mitch Larson
KLEPTO
written by Jnnifer D. Bandrup
MILE ONE ELEVEN
written by Charles Valenza
RED LIGHT RUN
written by Dominique J. Williamss
A TOWN IN THE REAR WINDOW
written by Greg Shih

Update 05/09/03 
FilmMakers.com is pleased to announce the 25 WINNING short scripts in the 2003 American Gem Short Script Competition. The winning 25 scripts will be read by FOX.  FilmMakers.com' 2nd annual screenplay competition attracted a total of 632 entries. The 10 finalists will be announced on June 12, 2003. The 5 winning GEMS will be announced on June 26, 2003.
THE 25 WINNING GEMS ARE: (in alphabetical order)

AMONG THIEVES written by Sean Corrigan
ANGELA'S DECISION written
by Gena Ellis
BEWARE THE AMISH written
by Bruce W. Kahn
CHANGE PARTNERS written
by Sabrina Bernadette Zackery
CONFESSIONS OF A RELUCTANT BRA BUYER written
by Angie Comer
DAVID SHAKES HIS HEAD written
by Tamim Nashir
DIVERGENCE written 
by Don Schaab
DOLLY'S WALK written
by Deniz Tan
DONOR written
by Benedict R. Fancy
EYEWITNESS written
by Gary Davidson
FALLING ANGELS written
by Blane Suizu
FRIJOLITO G0! written
by Tony Mosher and Mitch Larson
HIGHWAY 101 written
by Judi Davis
KLEPTO written
by Jnnifer D. Bandrup
LOOKS LIKE SNOW written
by Nancy Archer
MILE ONE ELEVEN written
by Charles Valenza
MISSING IN ACTION written
by Kimberly A. Bougas
OVER-UNDER written
by Michael J. Wagner
PAPER ANGELS written
by Charles Hall
PROFILED LIMBO written
by Rich Newey
RED LIGHT RUN written
by Dominique J. Williams
SALAMANDER WOMAN written
by Cynthia A. Butterworth
TERMINAL ENGAGEMENT written
by Josiah P. McSpedden Jr.
A TOWN IN THE REAR WINDOW written 
by Greg Shih
WE'RE PLAYIN' THE INDIANS! written
by Greg Delso

The following came close and deserve special mention: (listed in alphabetical order) 

DARLING ROSE by Milethia Rachel Thomas
DEATH BECOMES HIM by Jason Philps
FATHER OF THE MOUNTAIN by Spencer Beglarian
LAST DANCE AT THE END OF THE ROAD by Jack Weyland
SIGNGATE by Leo Jaramillo
SO RED THE ROSE by Anthony Luckett
STRANGERS IN PARIS by William T. Smith
THE DATE 
by Jill Miller
WITH HEART by Mary Milnamow & Trish Milnamow

FilmMakers.com is pleased to announce the top 50 short scripts in the 2002-2003 American Gem Short Script Competition. FilmMakers.com' 2nd annual screenplay competition attracted a total of 632 entries. The top 25 Short Scripts will be announced on May 09, 2003.  The 10 finalists will be announced on June 12, 2003. The 5 winning GEMS will be announced on June 26, 2003.
THE TOP 50 GEMS ARE: (in alphabetical order)

A TOWN IN THE REAR WINDOW by Greg Shih

ADRIENNE by Katheline St. Fort

AMONG THIEVES by Sean Corrigan

ANGELA'S DECISION by Gena Ellis

BEWARE THE AMISH by Bruce W. Kahn

CHANGE PARTNERS by Sabrina Bernadette Zackery

CONFESSIONS OF A RELUCTANT BRA BUYER by Angie Comer

DARLING ROSE by Milethia Rachel Thomas

DAVID SHAKES HIS HEAD by Tamim Nashir

DAWN by Ned J. Beedie

DEATH BECOMES HIM by Jason Philps

DIVERGENCE by Don Schaab

DOLLY'S WALK by Deniz Tan

DONOR by Benedict R. Fancy

ENFORCEMENT by Hiroyasu Kitagawa

EYEWITNESS by Gary Davidson

FALLING ANGELS by Blane Suizu

FATHER OF THE MOUNTAIN by Spencer Beglarian

FRIJOLITO G0! by Tony Mosher and Mitch Larson

GROWING PAINS by Mario Diaz

HANGING OUT AT THE LEG UP by Mark Beech

HARVEST by R. Keith Harris

HELL HATH NO FURY by Linda B. Lynch

HIGHWAY 101 by Judi Davis

I NEVER DO THIS, YOU KNOW by Tamir Halaban

KLEPTO by Jnnifer D. Bandrup

LAST CONFESSION by Brian D. Young

LAST DANCE AT THE END OF THE ROAD by Jack Weyland

LOOKS LIKE SNOW by Nancy Archer

MILE ONE ELEVEN by Charles Valenza

MISSING IN ACTION by Kimberly A. Bougas

OPEN LATE by Mike Lukaszewicz

OVER-UNDER by Michael J. Wagner

PAPER ANGELS by Charles Hall

PLOTMONKEY by David C. Crosby

PROFILED LIMBO by Rich Newey

RED LIGHT RUN by Dominique J. Williams

SALAMANDER WOMAN by Cynthia A. Butterworth

SIGNGATE by Leo Jaramillo

SO RED THE ROSE by Anthony Luckett

STRANGERS IN PARIS by William T. Smith

SUCH GOOD FRIENDS by Jacquelyn Peake

SURVEILLANCE by Michael Compton

TERMINAL ENGAGEMENT by Josiah P. McSpedden Jr.

THE DATE by Jill Miller

THINK by Terri Lee

WE ARE SEVEN by Maria Rally

WE'RE PLAYIN' THE INDIANS! by Greg Delso

WHAT THE STORKS FLY INTO THE FUTURE by Thomas Brooks

WITH HEART by Mary Milnamow & Trish Milnamow

The following came close and deserve special mention: (listed in alphabetical order) 

A MATTER OF TIME
ADDICTION
ALIEN HUNTER
BRIDGES TO BURN
BURIED DEEP
CALEB THE COLT
CONFESSIONS OF A RELUCTANT BRA BUYER
COVER FIRE
DADDY'S EYES
DECOY
FALLOUT
FETISH

GHOSTS?
HELLO IN THERE
KISS ME GOODBYE
LAST CONFESSION
LITTLE RED
MAD ABOUT THE BOY
MIND GAMES
MISS MARTIN
NO BOZOS
OBLIVIOUS
OVERDRAWN AT THE BANK OF HELL
PIER 5
RAT'S BITE

SWAPPERS
THE EDGE
THE LATE MR. HURT
THE VOID
THE WRONG ONE
TO LOVE, WITH CARE
TRUE LOVE WAYS
WE ARE SEVEN
WITCH WAY OUT
WRAPPED UP TIGHT IN A COLD METAL BOX
WRETCHED
YOU AND WHAT ARMY


The following deserve honorable mention: (listed in alphabetical order) 

3E
A CLANGING CYMBAL
A CURRENT AFFAIR
A LIFE IN A DAY
A MODEST PROPOSAL
A MOMENT OF CLARITY
A MORNING WALK
A MOVING EXPERIENCE
AFTERLIFE
ALMOST
ANOTHER DAY IN L.A.
AVERAGE HERO
BACKGAMMON
BATHROOM VIEWS
BEFORE TWELVE
BETSY
BLACK FLOWERS
BURN, CHRISTIAN, BURN
CAN'T GET LAID IN VEGAS
CAT FOOD
CECILLE
COMFORT ZONE
COMMUTER TED
DEAR JOHN
DESERT TRIP
DISSIDENT
DUCKS IN A ROW
EASY MADE HARD
ENNUI
ESPERANZA
FAMILY MATTERS
FAT LOVE IN THE PARK
FATHER ANSELMO AND THE SUCCUBUS
FIRST KISS
FLAMENCO CAFE
FLATTENED FAUNA ... STOP & EAT
FRISKY'S
GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
GHOST CAFE
GOOD MORNING, SON
GRAFFITTI GIRLS
GROOM WITH A VIEW
HARD-BITTEN
HEAR SAY
HEY YOUNG WORLD-MILD CONCUSSION WITH WINGS
HOMECOMING
HOOVERS
HUBBARD THE YARDMAN
ICE CREAM
IN THE BATHROOM
IN THE BLACK
IN WITH MCKINLEY
INFERNO
INTERVIEW WITH A FAILURE
JERKY
JERRY
JIMMY SMALL-BLADDER
JUMP RUN
KIDS' PARADISE
KNIGHTS OF THE DOORSTEP
LAST DANCE
LEGACY OF '63
LIVING MONUMENT
LOST ANGELES
LOVE TO DANCE
MALL SANTA
METZ IN DEJA VU CLUB
MOTHER GOOSED
MY BEST FRIEND'S GIRLFRIEND'S BEST FRIEND
NECESSITY
NIGHTMARE
NO ONE YOU KNOW
NOT HERSELF
ON A DARK STREET
ON THE SURFACE
ONE HAL OF A PICTURE
P.A. STORY
PINKVILLE
PORNO
PRIME CUTS
REAPER'S CHRISTMAS
RICHMOND
RUIN
SCRATCH FEVER
SERVED
SHE DESERVES IT
SOMEWHERE BEYOND
STATIC
STOP REQUESTED - SOCIOLOGY ASSIGNMENT 6
STRAWBERRY LETTERS
SURREALITY
TAGGED
TATTOO JUICE
TEACHING MARLOW
THE ACTRESS AND THE CROWD
THE BRUSH SPEAKS
THE COLLECTOR
THE COLONIALISTS
THE CONFRONTATION
THE ELEVATOR
THE FRIENDLY GUY
THE GIFT
THE GLARE
THE HITCHHIKER
THE HUNGRY LADY
THE LEGEND OF WINE
THE LOTTERY TICKET
THE MONKEY'S PAW
THE PEACE KEEPER
THE PICK
THE REDCAPE
THE REVELATION OF ROBERT MOURNING
THE SLURPEE RUN
THE SOUND OF CROWS
THE SPINACH PEOPLE
THE STARS DON'T TWINKLE IN OUTER SPACE
THE STREETS OF JODON
THE TALKING CLOCK
THRILL RIDE
TO BE OR NOT TO BE...
TRACKERS
TRICK OR TREAT
UNDER CONTRACT
VIVRE
WARNINGS FROM THE BATHTUB
WAY STATION
WEATHER WATSON
WEDNESDAY MORNING
ZOOM

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For more information, contact: 

Jennifer Brooks
FilmMakers.com
P.O. Box 54050 
Irvine, CA 92619-54050 
E-Mail: contest@filmmakers.com

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