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The Oaxaca FilmFest Screen Writing Competition

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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: 04/25/2017 )

By Stephen M. Hunt.  Interview

Paris, 1941; an American undercover war correspondent risks his life to film Nazi atrocities.

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Format: Short Screenplay

(Posted: 09/30/2015; Updated: 04/01/2017 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

After his brother attempts suicide a few weeks before Christmas, an unrepentant asshole with a heart of gold moves back in with his comically dysfunctional family to help his brother, only to discover that his brother is the sanest of them all [Ranked 2nd in the "GLBT" category of MovieBytes's Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts. Austin Film Festival Second Round, Page International Quarterfinalist]. Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 04/02/2016; Updated: 04/23/2017 )

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 Leonardo Reis.

In a mystical land where champions fight to the death to keep the peace, the revenge of a chosen warrior against the killer of his family risks starting the bloody war he was bound to prevent.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 06/07/2013; Updated: 05/17/2016 )

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: 04/17/2017 )

By Nathan Ludwig & Charles Devin Hill.  Interview

A twisted anthology of horror, death and insanity. After the apocalypse, three mysterious madmen tell a wounded drifter three tales of inescapable terror while they play a sinister game of chance. Not listed on MovieBytes: - WINNER (Best Anthology): Silver Scream Film & Comic Fest (2016) - WINNER: Motor City Nightmares (2015) - Finalist: The Los Angeles Fear & Fantasy Film Festival (2016) - Finalist: Imaginarium Convention (2016) - Official Selection: American GrindHouse Film Festival (2015) - Official Selection: Fantasmagorical Film Festival (2015) - Official Selection: Horror and Thriller International Film Festival (2016)

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 03/06/2015; Updated: 09/26/2016 )

By Jonathan LaPoma.  Interviews

Two estranged best friends set off on a road trip to explore what truths unite people in a modern America dominated by apathy and discord. It is soon clear, however, that truth is the last thing either man seeks. [19 awards/honors, including first place in the 2016 London Film Awards, the 2014 Awareness Film Festival, and the 2014 West Field Screenwriting Awards]. Synopsis

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

By Stephen M. Hunt.  Interview

A couple meet at a club and head off for a hotel but a raven causes death and mayhem to keep them apart.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 05/14/2014; Updated: 04/11/2017 )

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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Format: Screenplay

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

By Lolita Fortuin.

With nothing but her wits as a weapon, a Young Maya woman travels three continents to free her folks of the iron grip of the coffee dealers Synopsis

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 01/21/2014; Updated: 09/29/2016 )

By Arty Finkelstein & Andrew Garrett.  Interview

A young man is shoved violently, out of spite, into the U.S. Army at the height of the Vietnam War. They know he doesn’t belong--and he’s finding all the wrong ways to get out. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 03/24/2013; Updated: 02/07/2017 )

By Susan Klos.  Interview

Cesar and Max, two teenaged boys and best friends; one the son of an illegal Mexican immigrant and the other a spoiled middle-class attorney’s son, escape problems at school and at home and run away to Mexico in search of Cesar’s long lost father. Along their eventful journey, they discover the value of friendship and family.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 06/03/2015; Updated: 10/13/2016 )