▪ 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!
1ST ROUND RESULTS:
Click here to view the 1st Round Assignments and Results.
FINAL ROUND 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
LOGLINE - The Stork is bringing a new addition to the Rampling family. Unless little Minerva can stop him. 12 PAGES
LOGLINE - A woman living in an isolated cabin tries to protect herself and her unborn child from her husband's murderous wrath. 8 PAGES
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
LOGLINE - A free-diver thought she'd spend the evening training, but someone has other plans for her. 5 PAGES
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
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
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
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
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
LOGLINE - A guilt ridden soldier is reborn during his strangely familiar escape from a besieged French city. 16 PAGES
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
LOGLINE - A woman finds a mysterious black egg in her hotel room. Then she vanishes! 13 PAGES
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
LOGLINE - A lonely manís life is noticed by two waitresses at a diner. 14 PAGES
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
LOGLINE - A man with a fractured memory must come to terms with the events that lead to a series of catastrophic decisions. 13 PAGES
LOGLINE - A piercing scream wakes Greg in the middle of the night. It could be ghosts, zombies, ninjas... or something even worse! 7 PAGES
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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