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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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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/22/2014; Updated: 02/03/2017 )

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. #1 on the MovieBytes.com feature Drama & Family 'Winning Lists.'

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 05/16/2011; Updated: 01/07/2017 )

By David J Schroeder.

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

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/18/2012; Updated: 04/01/2017 )

By David J Schroeder.

In the post 9/11 world of cultural confusion and erroneous judgment, Habib bin Habib al Fulan pawns his beloved guitar and reconciles with his young wife. Premiered in 9 countries, 86 film festivals, and won 66 Best Awards.

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 02/19/2012; Updated: 04/01/2017 )

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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Format: Screenplay

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

By Stephen M. Hunt.  Interview

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

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Format: Screenplay

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

By Phil Parker.

***OPTIONED BY BAFTA-WINNING PRODUCER*** LOGLINE: "When a top U.S. pilot crash-lands on a Japanese island carrying the third atomic bomb, he's forced to choose between honor and duty: detonate the bomb and annihilate a POW camp, or let the bomb fall into the hands of a disgraced Japanese commander."

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/21/2014; Updated: 12/19/2016 )

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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Format: Screenplay

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

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. [32 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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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/16/2014; Updated: 04/17/2017 )

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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Format: Screenplay

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

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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Format: Screenplay

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

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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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/15/2014; Updated: 04/17/2017 )

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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Format: Screenplay

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

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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Format: Screenplay

(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. Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

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

By Dave Kraft.

When the NFL's most feared linebacker gets forced into striking his best friend with a career-ending hit, he must clear his name by taking down the former-player-turned-extortionist who ruined him to win back his shattered dreams. ...

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 12/28/2010; Updated: 05/03/2016 )

By Patricia Poulos.

A dedicated nurse fights closure of her hospital unwittingly triggering dark forces which take control of her life. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/22/2015; Updated: 02/22/2017 )

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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Format: Screenplay

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

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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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/15/2015; Updated: 02/22/2017 )

By Patricia Poulos.

A relentless tiger is unleashed which cannot be re-caged when a successful businesswoman is targeted by the nation's most powerful men. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/02/2014; Updated: 02/22/2017 )

By Patricia Poulos.

She doubted his existence until the Devil called on her in person again and again to claim her for his bride. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/10/2015; Updated: 02/22/2017 )

By Patricia Poulos.

A successful businesswoman led by God fights leaders intent on destroying humans. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/02/2014; Updated: 02/22/2017 )

By Paul W. Silver.

Photojournalist Charlie Morris tracks Bigfoot into the heart of darkness.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/06/2001; Updated: 07/02/2016 )

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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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/15/2014; Updated: 04/17/2017 )

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