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Zoetrope Screenplay Contest

Judge: Francis Ford Coppola

Grand Prize-Winner


Pure Life by Melora Anne Donoghue


Top Ten Finalists


The Eulogist by David Baker


A Long Time by Andrew Chiang


Small Fires by Fiona Augustine Curtis


When To Show Your Teeth by Jonathan David


Algo Por Mi by Juan Sebastian Jacome


The Last Cowboy by Eric James Poulin


Equipoise by William Shedlick


Damaged by Kyle William Willis


Thank Heaven by Debby Marilyn Wolfe


A Minnesota Christmas by Alia Yunis





Solomon's Whale, John Arends

Standing In The Current, Karl Bauer

Helen, Nathaniel H. Bellows

A Blueprint For Successful Living, Matthew Bookman and Geordie McElroy

Cure Porch, Jami Brandli

Retribution, Cathy Carson

The Legacy Of St. Ex, Christopher Carroll Farran

The Road To Sturgis, George A. Gier

Blood And Dreams, Suzanne Teresa Griffin

The Italian Lover, Suzanne Teresa Griffin

Rumbero, Chris M. Hager

The Magnificent Bastards, Adam Lane Hoover

The Man On The Moon, Gregory Foster Jones

In Bloom, Kenneth Ko

Walking After Midnight, Tom Lavagnino

Sisters In Arms, Barry Robert Leach

Jack Rabbit Cove, Zach Luna

Wandering Shinobi, Thomas Moser

The Man Who Flew Too High, William S. Oksner

Tomorrow Leans Toward, Steven Joseph Piekutoski

In John They Trust, Doug Pitman

Disclaimer, Domenik Pockberger

Ritornare (The Return), Mark Porro

Arizona C.S.A., Odin Austin Shafer

Forgeries Of War, William P. Shaw

Paradise, David Sueiro

Gustavo Mio, Michael Steven Thomsen

Heart, Jason Allen Thornton and Chris Thornton

Miranda Duran, Rachel Marie Vine




Hocus-Pocus - In The Land Of Baloney, Rana Aich

Luca's Ark, Salla Alfieri

Caldas, John Appel

Steel Soldier, Peter Arneson

A Rather Petty Theft, Shane Atkinson

Alias Bonn, John Bain

Float, Leanne Baugh-Peterson

Fatty & Buster, Stephen Blackburn

Apophenia, Hunt Block

The Gandy Dancer, Joe Bonito

The Man In The Box, Ryan Bradley

Dead Monkey, Rebecca Bricker

Blood Between Brothers, Rebecca Bricker

Dare, David Brind

Buddy, Beware!, Bob Canning

Felix The Flyer, Christopher Canole

Brother's Keeper, Michael Caradonna

A Higher Calling, Douglas Channell

The Anointing, Emily Carpenter

A Modern History Of Losing My Shirt, Parker Chehak

Karst, Paul Clingan

The War Of The Redwoods, E. Kevin Collins

Falling Angel, Michael Colucci

Fireworks, Michael Constantine

The Misadventures of Maude March, Audrey Couloumbis

Generation Of Redemption, LaTonya Croff

Win, Thomas Crymes

Grove Street, Craig Curtis

Veiled, Robbi D'Allessandro

The Rebel, L. Davis

Serial, Patrick Day

Third-Act Rewrite, Kathleen Dexter

The Hospital, Jessica DiGiacinto

Synchronicity, Jenn Dlugos

Stunted, Zayd Dohrn

Champagne Jam, Cindy Dorminy

The Mother's Son, Dwayne Edwards

Cumberland's Gold, Dirk Eichhorst

Lili, Ronald Ezuck

Lite In The Heights, Jim Falzone

A Marine Story, Ned Farr

Tea And Tarot, Kathleen Fatooh

Silent Killer, Phil Ferriere

The Snowball Effect, Matthew Finio

The Good Guys, Sam Flanagan

Ice Please, Tony Franchitto

Forever, Ayse Francis

Some Spice, Marshall Freeman

North Star, William Gebby

That, Paul Gerics

Wrong Turns, Wes Graham

Gumshoes, Joe Grazulis

The Aluminum Man, Christopher Grimaldi

The Frayed Ends, Kristian Hager

The World's Strongest Man, Rick Halpern

North Woods, Robert Hanson

Secrets, Favors & Lies, Robert Hazel

Drag Race, Billy Henehan

Lily And Zoe, Sarah Hernandez

Waking Auden, Andrew Hinderaker

Agave, Vicky Hinton

Milagros, Robert Horvath

Little Strikes, Mikey Jackson

Operation Ararat, Laurie Johnson

The Fly Soldier, Christopher Johnston

My Thermonuclear Family, Doug Karr

Labyrinths, Zachary Kerschberg

The Big Orange, David Kline

Translating Marco, Julie Konsoer

The Bulgarian Kings Of Atlantic City, Paul Krissoff

Vampire Mine, Mark Krizan

Repped, Nicholas Lam

Like A Tender Rage, Vincent Lauzon

Forgiveness For Fregoli, Barry Leach

Fill In The Blanks, Barry Leach

Virtual Dreams, Barry Leach

Speed Of Dark, Nicholas Lentz

Red Team, Christopher Lepkowski

Culture Shock, Jodi Levitan

Legacy, Jodi Levitan

The Plot Against Zachary Zillman, Jason Lewis

Ellenton, Joshua Locklair

First Casualty, Steve Lyons

Selling Life, Patricia Mahon

Pow, Doug Majchrowicz

The Sleep of Reason, Lee Matthias

Being Mrs. Bishop, Rachel Maya

Almost Better Than Working, James McCarthy

Hard Moon, Collin McDonald

Pastimes, Michael Meere

Freaks, Kevin Mendonca

Post: The Fantastic Tale Of Muhammad Miller, Evan Menzel

The Lucky Sixpence, Andrew Metz

Run for Your Life, William Natale

Paper Airplanes, George Nicholis

Hiroshima, Greg Nielsen

The Red N1ne, Rip Noyes

A Tunnel At The End Of The Light, Jay Nuzum

Damaged, Jocelyn Osier

Swamp Idol, Tracy Panzarella-Gezelin

Persephone Rising, Catherine Pennington

The 49th Day, Craig Peters

No Rest For The Wicked, George Petersen

The Sudan, Mark Quown

Chad Harley, Mark Raab

Raising Charlie's Parents, Mark Raab

Ghoster, Mark Raab

While The Day Dies, Thomas Rambo

Blessing, Adam Rau

Captain Crusoe And The Lost Island Of Peril, Robert Repino

Dead Man's Gulch, Rob Rex

Mum, Todd Rhys-Roosevelt

The True Story Of Denmark Vesey, Nick Roberts

Life As We Live It, Seth Rubin

Sid Dex, Anthony Russo

A Second Life, Sue Ryan

K & R (Kidnap And Ransom), David Salley

No Running, Elizabeth Savage Sullivan

Tapscott, Jerome Schwartz

The Secret Drawer Society, Sharon Scott

The Locksmith, Michael Selig

Winter Dreams, Bershan Shaw

Time Of The Lion, Todd Shreiner

Shyner Billion, Robert Shupe

The Fallen, Brendan Snow

Season Of Speed, Doug Solter

Deadline, Jan Stanton

Madonna & The Scream, David Stilwell

Whiplash, Scott Svatos

Rebels, Alexandra Swenson

The Ninja And The Witch, Christopher Tovar

Hit #29, Michael Valois

Darfur, Darcy Vernier

Searching For Angels, Jennifer Waldo

Birdwatching, Victoria Walker

Rock-A-Bye Road Story One: The Casino Caper, Aaron Webster

The Associate, Darren Whisker

The Bonsai, Jason Whiton

Digging Beau, Julie Anne Wight

A Reluctant Icon, Mark Wilfong

A Scar To Talk About, Julian Winter

The Ocean, Brandon Wolf

Vincent And The Vampires, Julian Woods

Aquitaine, Sarah Zeiser



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