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Showcasing the best of Crime and Mystery Stories and Films from around the world.

CRIME Festival SHORT Screenplay: Hunk Of Burning Love, by Jenna Cornell, Craig Knitt

A wife plans a perfect summer day with her husband only to have it end in violence by her own hand. CAST LIST: Narration: Bill Poulin Susan: Kyana Teresa News Anchor/Officer 1: Allan Michael Brunet 911 Operator/Officer 2: Elizabeth Rose … Continue reading

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CRIME Festival BEST Scene Reading: Liberty, by Chris Lawing

A disgraced journalist trying to rebuild her career in a small western Kansas town paper must unravel a plot that threatens to send a young promising athlete to jail for life. CAST LIST: Narrator: Allison Kampf Zoe (F-20s): Kyana Teresa … Continue reading

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CRIME Festival 1st Scene Reading: THE KISS-OFF, by Gio Forlenza

A disenchanted Brooklyn bagman chooses to help the feisty woman who ripped him off and defy the “family” that adopted him as an orphan. CAST LIST: Narrator: Allison Kampf Monica: Hannah Ehman Gus: Shawn Devlin —–

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CRIME Festival BEST Scene Reading: EVIL FACES, by C.J. Doukakis and T.J Doukakis

Hollywood 1946. When a private detective is tasked with solving the possible murder of an old friend, he’s plunged into a much larger and more sinister plot. CAST LIST: Narrator: Allan Michael Brunet George: Geoff Mays Vera: Kyana Teresa

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CRIME Festival TV Series 1st Scene Reading: CHICAGO UNDERGROUND, by T.J. Barkwill

To pay off his gambling debts to the mob, a desperate unemployed black man and single father to a five-year-old is forced to kill a man—but having discovered a talent for murder he finds himself caught up in the twists … Continue reading

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HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: MARCH 2021 CRIME/MYSTERY Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS: Best Short Film: THE ARTIFACT Best Thriller Film: THE CLIMBING PERCH Best Crime Film: UNDERDOG Best Performances: CRUEL WORLD Best Cinematography: LOOK WHAT YOU HAVE DONE! Best Production Design: TOTSU (REDBIRD) Best Sound & Music: THE POLITENESS … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Aleksander Szeser (ROAD GAMES)

Aleksander is a Polish writer-director, currently based in Kraków, Poland. He has written several feature and short screenplays both in Polish and English, and recently he has completed a new 6 episode mini-series that he plans to further develop and … Continue reading

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Short Film: ROAD GAMES, 11min., Poland, Crime/Thriller

When a single mother, traveling on a secluded road with her autistic son, stops to pick up a friendly hitchhiker, it quickly turns out that the true motives of both sides put them in a surprisingly dangerous situation neither of … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Yasir Duzcan (THE OPEN DOOR)

Yasir Duzcan, born in Turkey and spent his childhood in Germany. He started shooting small narrative videos when he was 13 with his High-8 camera. In high school, he won some nominations and awards for his films. He obtained a … Continue reading

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Short Film: THE OPEN DOOR, 11min., USA, Crime/Western

A gentleman goes to the country for a rest cure for his nerves. On a visit to an acquaintance of his sister’s, he learns from the hostess’ young niece that there has been a terrible family tragedy. What follows is … Continue reading

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