Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Search

pff_napoleon16Thank you to all who submitted their screenplays to the 2016 Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition. We are very excited to announce this year's winners!

 

First Place: Public Pool by Nicole Teeny from Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Chasidah, a shy Hasidic teenager, knows it's forbidden to swim in front of men so she has to go behind her pious father's back in order to join the swim team. She quickly becomes the star of the team but when her father finds out right before the big

  • $250 from the Phoenix Film Foundation
  • One InkTip.com Script Listing and one InkTip Magazine Script Listing from InkTip.com. InkTip Script Listings provide writers with the opportunity to get their scripts read by InkTip’s extensive network of producers, reps, manager, agents, and other qualified industry professionals.
  • Script review and consultation from the Director of Development at Script Pipeline
  • A 5-year membership to Writers Database provided by Script Pipeline
  • One free entry to any Script Pipeline writing or idea competition
  • A Phoenix Film Festival prize pack
  • Listing on Phoenix Film Festival website
  • Two VIP Passes to the 2016 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).

Second Place: The Reaper's Time by Terrance Mitchell Thibodeaux from San Francisco, California.

A Coast Guard rescue team encounters a fearsome menace aboard a floundering vessel.

  • One InkTip.com Script Listing and one InkTip Magazine Script Listing from InkTip.com. InkTip Script Listings provide writers with the opportunity to get their scripts read by InkTip’s extensive network of producers, reps, manager, agents, and other qualified industry professionals.
  • A 5-year membership to Writers Database provided by Script Pipeline
  • A Phoenix Film Festival prize pack
  • Listing on Phoenix Festival website
  • Two VIP Passes to the 2016 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).

Third Place: Blood on the Saddle by Kyle Ryan from Lancaster, PA.

When a roaming traveler wanders in to a small town diner looking for some coffee and conversation, the waitress who serves him begins to find answers to the questions she didn't know she should be asking herself.

  • One InkTip.com Script Listing and one InkTip Magazine Script Listing from InkTip.com. InkTip Script Listings provide writers with the opportunity to get their scripts read by InkTip’s extensive network of producers, reps, manager, agents, and other qualified industry professionals.
  • A 5-year membership to Writers Database provided by Script Pipeline
  • Listing on Phoenix Film Festival website
  • Two VIP Passes to the 2016 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).

Top Ten Finalists:

The Oblate by Beth Hoover from Chicago, IL.

A young novice, new to the ascetic life of a monk, forever disrupts the order of a centuries-old abbey when he dreams of the comforts of the world he left behind.

Old Ladies Wheelchair Scrimpty Ball by William Hyde from Austin, TX.

A dedicated father teaches his son to throw and catch a baseball. Both want the son to develop enough skill to run down and catch difficult fly balls or else the son will not reach the pinnacle of their game, entry into their fictional Hall of Fame. They both are astounded at the unexpected success that results.

A Briefs Encounter by Sundae Jahant-Osborn from Malibu,  CA.

Outrageous complications erupt at home over spring break when a university student's nosy conservative mother discovers a mysterious pair of men's underwear beneath her daughter's bed.

A Difference of 25¢ by Sundae Jahant-Osborn from Malibu,  CA.

That quarter in your pocket...ever wonder where it's been, who's life it might of changed? Maybe it made the phone call that saved a life - or maybe an unfortunate toss lost somebody one. Four extra-ordinary tales of one ordinary quarter.

No Cigarettes in Space!! by Sundae Jahant-Osborn from Malibu,  CA.

"Capricorn One" meets "Thank You for Not Smoking" meets "Spaceballs" What on "Earth" were the Russians up to when the U.S. were only hours away from being the first to land on the moon?... Faking it there first of course!

I Did It! by Brian O'Connor from Cave Creek, AZ.

A small boy overcomes his fear of the swimming pool with the coaching of an imaginary 'frenemy.'

Condomnation by Philip Sedgwick from Tucson, AZ.

An anti-overpopulation activist finds herself seeking legal counsel after her proposal to a school board about free condoms handouts goes awry.

Contact information for winning screenplays is available for producers by emailing submissions@phxfilm.com.

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