Category Archives: winning screenplays

Director Biography – Wesley Shrum, Greg Scott (LIGHT YEARS)

Dr. Wesley Shrum, Professor of Sociology at Louisiana State University, heads the Video Ethnography Laboratory and founded the Fringe Performance Archive for the National Library of Scotland in 2009. Currently, he serves as Executive Director of the Ethnografilm festival of … Continue reading

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Short Film: LIGHT YEARS, 5min., Crime Experimental

Since the beginning of modern cinema, viewers and critics alike have been transfixed by light contrasted with darkness. This interplay of light and dark was typical of film noir, a metaphor of good and evil in plots that featured crime, … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Burak Tatar (BUST)

NYC BasedTurkish Filmmaker/Photographer, Theater Director/Actor. Director Statement I’d like to take on the conventional stories and tell them in unconventional ways. I’m more interested in asking, raising the questions, then giving answers.

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Short Film: BUST, 7min., USA, Crime/Action

An ordinary day goes South in Los Angeles. Project Links  Website  Instagram

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Short Film: UNDERDOG, 7min., Italy, Crime/Animation

It’s the story of a clumsy criminal, Mad Dog, who accepted the job of stealing the suitcase of the Mob Boss in the reptile district: Al Gatore.With a mix of planning and improvisation, he will try to get the job … Continue reading

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Winning CRIME Festival SHORT Screenplay Reading: CUDDLES, by Paul M. Horan

When the idyllic facade of her relationship is shattered, Emily is left to pick through the pieces for answers. CAST LIST: Narrator: Val Cole Emily: Hannah Ehman Shawn: Allan Michael Brunet

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HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: DECEMBER 2020 ACTION/CRIME/MYSTERY Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS: BEST CRIME/THRILLER FILM: IMAGINARY FRIEND BEST ACTION FILM: THE LAST PIZZA BEST PERFORMANCES: RETRIEVAL BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: ZEALANDIA BEST SOUND & MUSIC: EMBLEM Theme of night: Changing conventional thought. NOTE: Festival took place during the COVID-19 virus lockdown … Continue reading

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Crime/Mystery Festival 1st Scene Script Reading: Horizon Calling, by Russell Knight

Following the death of his older brother, a dismayed young man travels through the outback to go on an ill-advised sailing trip with his estranged father and finds himself caught up in the violent world of international smuggling. CAST LIST: … Continue reading

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Director Biography – Jason Sanchez (IMAGINARY FRIEND)

I am a Mexican-American filmmaker from Houston, Texas, who moved out to LA with the goal of building a platform and comfortable environment for aspiring filmmakers of color. With my father working endless hours in construction and my mother practically … Continue reading

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Short Film: IMAGINARY FRIEND, 16min., USA, Crime/Thriller

IMAGINARY FRIEND is a short film following a detective who reluctantly agrees to help her niece, a young girl experiencing vivid nightmares. While the ‘help’ begins as a lighthearted joke, strange details and events suggest something more ominous is at … Continue reading

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