Anyone may compete from anywhere in the world

There are 2 rounds

1st Round (April 4 - 12, 2008) :  Writers are placed randomly in heats.  Each heat is assigned a genre and a subject (ex. comedy : competing lemonade stands or horror : a family reunion).

Writers have 1 week to write an original short screenplay (15 pages max).

Winners are chosen from the 1st Round to advance to the 2nd round and compete for thousands in cash and prizes.

2nd Round (June 6 - 7, 2008) :  All of the writers receive the same genre and subject at midnight (EST time) and have just 24 hours to write an original short screenplay.

A panel of judges review the final round screenplays and winners are chosen!



Congratulations to all of the writers for rising to the challenge and for submitting such unique and inventive stories in both rounds of the competition this year!



Click here to view the 1st Round Assignments and Results.




1st Place - 'One Child Born' by Stuart Creque

LOGLINE - A Rwandan Tutsi farmerís third child is coming. As he waits on his front porch for the midwife to do her work, his oldest son arrives home with the news that a Hutu mob is also coming. 11 PAGES

2nd Place - 'The Stork Cometh' by Chris Roberts

LOGLINE - The Stork is bringing a new addition to the Rampling family. Unless little Minerva can stop him. 12 PAGES

3rd Place - 'Brood' by Bryan Howell

LOGLINE - A woman living in an isolated cabin tries to protect herself and her unborn child from her husband's murderous wrath. 8 PAGES

4th Place - 'AGAIN' by Dorian Frankel

LOGLINE - A woman wakes up in a strange place, in an unfamiliar condition, not knowing if she's experiencing a miracle or a nightmare. 14 PAGES

5th Place - 'The Pool' by Ve-Jane Duong

LOGLINE - A free-diver thought she'd spend the evening training, but someone has other plans for her. 5 PAGES

6th Place - 'Alma' by Kirk White

LOGLINE - Santiago's plan to run away with the boss's wife is cut short when her water breaks. His life may be cut short if the boss finds out the baby ain't his. 14 PAGES

7th Place - 'From Thy Bounty' by Patrick Stevens

LOGLINE - The zealous leaders of a fundamentalist community host a wicked dinner party. It's the one meal a young pregnant woman has no craving for. 15 PAGES

8th Place - 'Little Bubba' by Dan Sonnett

LOGLINE - Tibetian Buddhist Lama Dura races to save his reincarnated master from Chinese operatives in Amerillo, Texas. But could hicks Sam and Sara Penter really have given birth to an enlightened being? 13 PAGES

9th Place - 'Dalia's Journey' by Nathan Jordan

LOGLINE - A young pregnant refugee is smuggled into the US, only to find that the greatest danger lies on American soil where she must find the courage to survive. 15 PAGES

10th Place - 'The Rebirth of Ernie Harlan' by Allison Spiro-Winn

LOGLINE - A pregnant housewife goes into labor right after her philandering husband leaves on a trip. Forced to go find help in the middle of a stormy night, she finds herself relying on the kindness of a mysterious stranger with a dark past. 15 PAGES

Honorable Mention - 'Crocodile Isle' by Morgan von Ancken

LOGLINE - A guilt ridden soldier is reborn during his strangely familiar escape from a besieged French city. 16 PAGES

Honorable Mention - 'Heir to an Empire' by Ramon Gomez

LOGLINE - When Eva hides her pregnancy from her Cuban Maffia tied husband, will the revelation of her secret lead to her untimely death? 13 PAGES


Honorable Mention - 'Partial Birth' by Billy Maddox

LOGLINE - An unlikely clinic welcomes an unexpected arrival. 12 PAGES

Honorable Mention - 'The Black Egg' by Scott Merrow

LOGLINE - A woman finds a mysterious black egg in her hotel room. Then she vanishes! 13 PAGES

Honorable Mention - 'Butterfly Hurricane' by Phillip Morales

LOGLINE - Two assassins face their inner demons as they strugglewith their sense of morality in a race against time to make thedifficult choice of life or death in order to save a country. 15 PAGES

Honorable Mention - 'Enter Interview' by Archie Roboostoff

LOGLINE - A lonely manís life is noticed by two waitresses at a diner. 14 PAGES

Honorable Mention - 'I Watch You' by Kyle Michel Sullivan

LOGLINE - Someone is so obsessed with Tony, Claire and their soon-to-be-born son, they are watching...and recording...the young couple's every move -- and making plans of their own. 15 PAGES

Honorable Mention - '11:11' by Troy Taylor

LOGLINE - A man with a fractured memory must come to terms with the events that lead to a series of catastrophic decisions. 13 PAGES

Honorable Mention - 'The Scream' by Bryce Weinert

LOGLINE - A piercing scream wakes Greg in the middle of the night. It could be ghosts, zombies, ninjas... or something even worse! 7 PAGES

Honorable Mention - 'Reflections' by Michael Zealey

LOGLINE - The birth of a new lake threatens the birth of a new life. Can Patrick Walker prevent one creation to save another? 12 PAGES


Feedback has started going out to all writers who submitted a 1st Round screenplay.  Once that is complete, feedback will also be sent the the writers who participated in the final 24 hour round.  Thanks for your patience!



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