Grand Prize Winner
BELLA AND THE BEAR by Nicholas Clifford (CONTACT)
The death of a soldier connects intertwining stories of a friend looking for redemption, a mother struggling to endure, a daughter needing hope, a father's last play for forgiveness and a bear.

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1st Place - Action/Adventure/Thriller
TIME ZERO by Carlo Carere & Erin Muir (CONTACT) (CONTACT)
A near-death experience leaves a hard core CIA Operative with the disruptive ability to see everybody's past. His self-induced isolation ends when terrorists kidnap his loved ones and force him to use his powers against his country.

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1st Place - Comedy
TOUCH THE FIRE by Kevin Karp (CONTACT)
An outspoken Dartmouth student struggles to become a brother of an elite fraternity against the opposition of its arch-conservative president, embroiling both of them in an escalating battle over the place of hazing in an Ivy-League education.

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1st Place - Drama
CRAYONS by Michael Angelo Colgan (CONTACT)
To escape painful memories, a lonely accountant obsessively colors in children's coloring books, but struggling to make peace with his tragic past could cost him his life.

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1st Place - Family/Teen/Animation
FOXED by James Stewart (CONTACT)
When the children from a fantastical steampunk town are kidnapped by the foxes that have been driven away from their homes, a brave girl and her little brother must find a way to escape - and bring peace to these rival worlds.

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1st Place - Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror
THE CUNNING MAN by Wendy Wheeler (CONTACT)
In a magical, alternate Colonial America, the plucky young bride of Boston’s best “cunning man” (a name for a white witch) disguises herself to go to sea to save their tiny family, where she encounters pirates, treasure and a fearsome earth monster.

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2nd Place - Action/Adventure/Thriller
RUN & GUN by Cody Glenn (CONTACT)
After a Special Forces Captain has his life destroyed by one of the power elite, he, his estranged daughter and the sociopath who framed him are thrown into a race against time to free an alien being trapped in the wreckage of a crashed UFO before it is vaporized by missiles.

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2rd Place - Comedy
WITHIN THE WALLS by Eric Bachmann (CONTACT)
A disgruntled ex-children's book writer gets trapped in a land where his popular stories have come to life and he must now save its inhabitants (his biggest, most annoying fans) from a deadly force.

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2nd Place - Drama
SOPHIE & VALENTINA by Lucy Luna (CONTACT)
Losing her eyesight to macular degeneration, a dance teacher hires a transgender Mexican woman to escort her to Mexico in hopes of finding a "curandera" healer.

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2nd Place - Family/Teen/Animation
WISHFUL THINKING by Alex Klein (CONTACT)
When August the Wishie (a fluffy dandelion seed that blows through the wind and collects wishes) accidentally grants a dangerous and destructive wish, he must risk everything to fix his mistake and save the world.

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2nd Place - Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror
BEAST OF VIRGINIA by Matthew Corley (CONTACT)
During a harsh colonial winter, a reclusive outcast of a Puritan society must track and kill a fearsome Beast that's slaughtering villagers before she is executed as the witch responsible.
 

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3rd Place - Action/Adventure/Thriller
LONG TIME GONE by Lonas Taylor (CONTACT)
Tennessee, 1973: An ex-convict must overcome a sordid past and a sleazy parole officer if he wants to pull one last caper: rob a fortune in gold buried in a fortified Confederate cemetery.

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3rd Place - Comedy
THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE by Rob Stork (CONTACT) (MGMT)
When a man who feels life is passing him by finds himself with a planeload of passengers nosediving towards earth, time suddenly slows to a crawl, allowing him to save the day. Now as America's newest hero, he is having the time of his life, only he's about to discover time can be a funny thing, depending on how much of it you've got left...

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3rd Place - Drama
CRIME SCHOOL by James Klein (CONTACT)
A tough ex-con tries to inspire a group of troubled teenagers by training them for a heist he doesn't intend to commit. When a jealous co-worker steals the plans for the heist, and threatens to send him back to prison, he uses the teens' new skills to steal back the plans.

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3rd Place - Family/Teen/Animation
CHRISTMAS VILLAGE JUNCTION by David Hill (CONTACT)
A wealthy developer is shrunken into his beloved Victorian model train layout where he meets people from his past, present, and the dimly remembered nativity story. His little world is far from perfect, though.  It still has poverty, injustice, violence and suffering.  It is ruled by an evil tycoon. With his two grandchildren as guides, he confronts and defeats the evil and learns the importance of family… and of Christmas.

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3rd Place - Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror
CHILDREN OF PAN by Ricardo Uhagón Vivas & Candela Echenique (CONTACT)
At a boarding school for troubled youth, a teenage rebel finds herself drawn into a dangerous cult masquerading as one of the school clubs.

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