WINNERS

Screenwriting Competition

WINNER - Feature

GREENWOOD

Jody Hadlock & A.J. Orr

Based on a true story, a 1920's African-American lawyer takes on the system to defend the residents of Greenwood, the all-black district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, when it's destroyed by an angry white mob.

Dallas International Film Festival

WINNER - Short

CLOISTERED

M. Rowan Meyer

A priest, a nun, and an excommunicate navigate identity within the boundaries of their Catholic faith.

Dallas International Film Festival

RUNNER UP - Feature

THE CATCH

Mike Farris

Two detectives hunt for a serial killer who is killing lawyers and staging the murder scenes to reflect lawyer jokes.

Dallas International Film Festival

RUNNER UP - Short

CROSSING

Troy Perkins

Lyle, a Texas rancher, hunts migrants crossing his sprawling ranch near the Mexico border. The tables are turned when he has a serious accident and needs help from a migrant woman and her little boy.

Dallas International Film Festival

FINALISTS - Feature

CONNECTED

Hillery Baker

FASTER THAN HORSES

Chris & Michael Mul

Privileged teenagers Emilia and James Capriglione are about to learn there isn't enough holy water in New Jersey to wash all the blood off their family's hands.

An arrogant runner embarking on the Marathon des Sables—the toughest footrace on earth—faces a race against time to survive when he becomes isolated in the desert and a hostage to its harrowing conditions.

THE STORM KING

Alex Hendler

With the help of a Yale-educated behavioral psychologist, a classical pianist struggles to bond with his mentally challenged disruptive young son before the turmoil he causes tears the family apart.

Dallas International Film Festival

FINALISTS - Short

BOXED WINE

Gregory Caruso

GREAT AMERICA

Angelita Mendoza & Morten Vestergaard Jensen

After years of constant rejection, a struggling painter in his late-20s decides to make a statement by putting almost no effort into his artwork, resulting in immediate acceptance from the art community, throwing him into a spiral of self-questioning and self-destruction.

A border vigilante's house is broken into by an undocumented immigrant and his daughter who are desperate for water.

SELKIE

Chris & Michael Mul

A selfish fisherman is morally torn between his conscience and happiness when he meets and falls in love with a mysterious woman.

Dallas International Film Festival

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