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The 16th Annual FilmMakers International Screenwriting Awards

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By Lynda Lemberg and Jeffrey Allen Russel.

In 1840, an unconventional widow risks her life when she joins forces with a charismatic journalist, brutalized tenant farmers and a traumatized exile she rescues in Montreal, to stop the most powerful men in Scotland from violently evicting Gaelic Highlanders, unaware of her own family's complicity in the ethnic cleansing. Synopsis

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(Posted: 02/22/2014; Updated: 04/25/2017 )

By David J Schroeder.

A lost nuclear bomb is found on a stranded ship heading for the Gulf of Mexico.

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(Posted: 08/18/2012; Updated: 05/07/2017 )

By Stephen M. Hunt.  Interview

A bereaved pacifist exacts spectacular vengeance on The Third Reich. (aka "An Unsuccessful Artist") Synopsis

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(Posted: 02/16/2013; Updated: 04/11/2017 )

By David J Schroeder.

A paralyzed young man's broken spirit and intellectual pride is challenged as a live-in supervisor in a halfway house for the mentally disabled. Winner of 16 'Best Screenplay' awards. Previously #1 on the MovieBytes.com feature Drama & Family 'Winning Lists.'

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(Posted: 05/16/2011; Updated: 05/07/2017 )

By Robert Gately.  Interviews

A retired cop goes to the current-day Army/Navy football game with his two wacky friends intending to jump onto the field and score a touchdown he should’ve scored decades ago when he fumbled during the same football classic as time ran out, only this time dozens of security guards await him, and it’ll be a friggin’ miracle if he succeeds. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 08/19/2003; Updated: 04/25/2017 )

By Stephen M. Hunt.  Interview

A young realtor markets a Louisiana mansion whose ghosts perpetuate their love affair by fatally possessing new owners. This screenplay has been optioned. It's the first in a trilogy of Edgar Allan Poe screenplay adaptations. The others are "The Raven" and "A Tell-Tale Heart."

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(Posted: 09/15/2013; Updated: 04/11/2017 )

By Patricia Poulos.

Confronted with the dilemma of doing nothing or fight, a dedicated nurse takes unprecedented steps. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 08/22/2015; Updated: 05/08/2017 )

By Patricia Poulos.

When the nation's most powerful men target a successful business woman, unwittingly they unleash a tiger which cannot be re-caged. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 07/02/2014; Updated: 05/26/2017 )

By Danny Howell.  Interviews

Paul, 15, has a one-time chance to escape his oppressive life in southern Indiana, but must leave his younger brother behind.

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(Posted: ; Updated: 04/27/2017 )

By Timothy Jay Smith.

A gay army deserter adrift in a war-torn African country vows to save a girl trafficked into prostitution to redeem himself for an earlier promise he could not keep. Synopsis

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(Posted: 05/26/2006; Updated: 05/16/2017 )

By Susan Klos.  Interview

A single mother struggles to balance a business and a new romance with family life when her young adult daughter's bizarre behavior is diagnosed as schizophrenia. She must choose between the love of her life and the life of her child. Inspired by actual events.

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(Posted: 05/08/2015; Updated: 04/19/2017 )

By Jonathan LaPoma & Natalia Porras Sivolobova.  Interviews

After trying for seven years to successfully make it as a dancer in New York, a 30-year-old half-Mexican, half-American woman with dual citizenship reluctantly returns to her hometown of Oaxaca, Mexico and struggles to find her identity. [33 awards/honors including, First Place-2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest (Drama Category), and Grand Prize-2015 London Film Awards (Feature Screenplay Category)] Synopsis

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(Posted: 04/16/2014; Updated: 05/22/2017 )

By Patricia Poulos.

The Doors to God's Miracles are flung open wide when a young woman fights fear transcending her into the Universe to return with supernatural powers. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 07/15/2015; Updated: 05/23/2017 )

By Steve Weissman.

Based on the true story of the Buddha: The battles of a Prince who rejects riches and power, risking insanity and death, in a quest to find ultimate freedom. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 11/23/2007; Updated: 08/23/2016 )

By Patricia Poulos.

When God calls a successful businesswoman to fight He omits to warn her of the consequences. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 07/02/2014; Updated: 05/23/2017 )

By Patricia Poulos.

She didn't really believe he existed until he called on her again and again to claim her as his bride. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 04/10/2015; Updated: 05/23/2017 )

By Eric Carlson.  Interviews

When, during a risky test dive in 1920, the Navy's newest submarine floods and sinks with no chance of outside rescue, a young, untested skipper must convince a skeptical crew to follow his brilliant yet dangerous plan that could save their lives or hasten their demise.

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(Posted: 07/17/2012; Updated: 12/06/2016 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

A young boy who loves animals must cope with his father’s insistence that he will someday work in the slaughterhouse that has employed the men of his family for the past several generations. [21 awards/honors including, Grand Jury Prize winner of 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest, Grand Jury Prize winner of 2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest, and Grand Prize Winner of the 2014 London Film Awards (Feature Screenplay Category).] Synopsis

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(Posted: 04/15/2014; Updated: 05/22/2017 )

By Warren R. Hull.

The lives of two powerful families intertwine to create a personal tragedy of enormous consequence which in turn propagates one of the most famous murder mysteries of the twentieth century.

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(Posted: 09/19/2008; Updated: 01/14/2017 )

By Joseph Baker.

An Australian spy tracks hijacked uranium to a Monte Carlo casino while a Swiss doctor prepares to resurrect the dead. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 09/28/2012; Updated: 11/03/2016 )

By Timothy Jay Smith.

When Israeli intelligence learns of a terrorist attack planned for Easter Sunday in Jerusalem, the race to stop it weaves together the lives of an American journalist, Israeli war hero, Palestinian farmer, and Arab-Christian grocer. GRAND PRIZE, RHODE ISLAND INT'L FILM FESTIVAL'S SCREENWRITING COMPETITION Synopsis

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(Posted: 10/22/2006; Updated: 06/13/2016 )

By Robert Rhyne.  Interview

When a professor's wife, who suffers a panic disorder, disappears mysteriously during Mardi Gras, the professor obsesses on one of his students who's writing a play with a character eerily similar to his wife and may be in on the disappearance. Winner, Writers on the Storm; Top 16 scripts, Slamdance. Previously optioned to an LA production company.

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(Posted: 07/17/2006; Updated: 01/24/2017 )

By Timothy Jay Smith.

A Special Ops soldier, whose grief over the loss of a son has torn his family apart, takes them on a vacation hoping to relive happier times, when a perilous situation forces them to pull together to survive. Ordinary People meets Straw Dogs in this Hitchcockian thriller. Synopsis

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(Posted: 07/18/2010; Updated: 05/12/2017 )

By Maria Lennon.

The son of the superintendent of international churches is convinced he hears a divine word which he follows, only to face ridicule from his family circle and friends and threats to lose his life from the drug and human trafficking world. Synopsis

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(Posted: 11/19/2015; Updated: 04/23/2017 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

A successful but unhappy novelist reluctantly returns to his childhood town to attend a friend's funeral and reminisces about his experiences playing basketball on a city court to escape his abusive home. [Ranked 7th in the Urban category of MovieBytes.com's "Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts"] Synopsis

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(Posted: 04/15/2014; Updated: 05/22/2017 )

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