Grand Prize Winner
THE UNSLEEPING by Cole Casperson (CONTACT)
When a damaged young loan-shark is asked to consider custody of a 2-year-old daughter he didn't know he had, menacing events begin to occur at exactly the same time each night.

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1st Place - Action/Adventure/Thriller
UNDEAD OUTLAWS by Matthew David (CONTACT)
An outlaw cowboy necromancer on the run and his zombie gun slinging partner must solve the mystery behind a deadly plague in order to save a one horse town from a great evil.

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1st Place - Comedy
ROMEO & JULIET ON ARICEPT by Lynn Mills & Briana London (CONTACT)
Two feisty misfits afflicted with dementia meet at an assisted living facility and fall in love... unaware that they are already married to other people.

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1st Place - Drama
THE BLACK RANGE by Marc Calderwood (CONTACT)
A troubled veteran returning home on a mission of revenge is the sole witness to a car accident on an isolated mountain road. Attempting a rescue he soon finds himself faced with questions of deliverance or murder.

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1st Place - Family/Teen/Animation
THE GROWING SEASON by Stephen Dexter (CONTACT)
The country-mouse daughter of a Massachusetts farmer and the city-mouse daughter of a local radio deejay, both fearing their single parent will end up marrying the wrong person,  join forces with the residents of their small town to play matchmaker to their parents.

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1st Place - Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror
COVER CROP by Jeff Howe (CONTACT)
When a botanist on an isolated farm planet stumbles on the remains of the first intelligent alien ever discovered, he also unearths a secret his corporate bosses will kill to keep.

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2nd Place - Action/Adventure/Thriller
BLACKHEATH by Richard Cullen (CONTACT)
In 17th Century London, the outlaw William Blackheath discovers that to win his freedom - and prove his worth to the woman he loves - he must save England from an undead Queen Elizabeth I, intent on reclaiming the throne.

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2rd Place - Comedy
DEATH BENEFITS by Missy Cohen-Fyffe (CONTACT)
Two neurotic assassins tasked with killing each other team up to take down their boss when they discover he's been killing off employees to cut his health care costs

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2nd Place - Drama
THE CLEVER GIRL by David Carren (CONTACT)
Itís love in the time of yellow fever as a young woman fights to save a Texas town from a relentless plague.

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2nd Place - Family/Teen/Animation
THE MOONBEAM FISHERMAN by John Dummer (CONTACT)
In the summer of the 1969 moon landing, a troubled teen believes that a reclusive old fisherman may be a marooned interplanetary visitor.

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2nd Place - Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror
THE NIGHTMARE HALLS by Olivier Rongione (CONTACT)
After drug smugglers crash their plane somewhere in New Mexico, they discover an apparently deserted underground complex where strange things are going on.
 

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3rd Place - Action/Adventure/Thriller
BITCH by Lonas Taylor (CONTACT)
A gangster hires Debra, a disgraced ex-cop, to track down his runaway teenage mistress and bring her home, but when Debra finds the terrified teenager, she decides to double cross the gangster and help the girl escape, sparking a chain reaction of violence across the Mississippi countryside.

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3rd Place - Comedy
COMMUTERS by Brian Schwab (CONTACT)
A satirical yet poignant depiction of corporate American youths, "Commuters" is a story that truly defines the entire coming-of-age generation. After graduation, these two quickly traded in their dreams for a cubicle and a steady paycheck, but soon they will be given a second chance at life.

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3rd Place - Drama
END OF AN AGE by Ryan Becker (CONTACT)
After a stroke, an aging architect with Alzheimerís takes an experimental drug and returns to his birthplace to remember his lost love in his last days. Once home, he finds out he was once a celestial being that sacrificed his immortality in an attempt to stop humanity from discovering a dark energy bomb.

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3rd Place - Family/Teen/Animation
GROUNDHOGS by Jared Lillis (CONTACT)
A scrappy groundhog must work with humans and forecast lightning strikes to save his home from an eco-supervillain planning to pulp entire national forests with giant robotic milling snakes

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3rd Place - Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror
CHIMERA DARK by Nate Wilcoxen (CONTACT)
In a virtual reality simulation world known as Chimera Dark, an agent tasked with policing the virtual society is forced to battle in gladiator style games in order to save his brother indebted to an underground cyber-crime syndicate.

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