Category Archives: winning screenplays

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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Director Biography – Gert Kombate (THE LAST PIZZA)

Gert has been crafting content since he was a teenager. Straight out of film schoolin Hangzhou (China) Gert has been directing narratives, documentaries, and commercials around the world and is now based in Shanghai where he mainly directs Shorts and … Continue reading

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Short Film: THE LAST PIZZA, 7min., China, Action/Comedy

Two filmmakers brainstorm a fictional screenplay in which the protagonists fight each other to obtain a one-of-a-kind pizza. Project Links  Website  Instagram

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