Thank you to all who submitted their screenplays to the 2019 Phoenix Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition.
We are very excited to announce this year's winners!
TIP: A TRUE IRISH TALE BY MATTHEW C. SIMPSON
"A master of backroom politics discovers that the rules have changed when a charismatic actor is elected president."
WALKING ON WHEELS BY JENNIFER KOLOWINSKI
When Mallory meets an elderly man named James, she never expects the magical journey they are about to embark on.
EMPATHIC BY JOHN BURDEAUX
A young boy accompanies his physician father on morning rounds on the hospice floor of a hospital... and an innocent game of hide-and-seek leads him to the brink of a disturbing revelation.
HOMONCULUS BY WILL BERRY
A lonely, young woman finds friendship in a paper napkin.
I-16 BY MARGINA SISSON
When Shelly's car breaks down, a nice young man comes to her aid. But, when she discovers this same young man died twenty years earlier in that same spot on the road, she becomes obsessed with the legend that surrounds his death.
ELKHART BY JACYLN PARKER
A young woman loses all her money investing in a woman's company in New York City. She finds herself back home where she grew up, in Elkhart, Indiana, the city she dreads more than anything. But after spending a night in the local bar and interacting with unfamiliar people, she finds herself learning and embracing a new outlook.
THE SUMMONING BY MARION MCDOWELL
Just for a laugh, a Dungeons & Dragons group has a go at summoning a real demon, and gets both more and less than they bargained for.
EXPOSED BY SHERI DAVENPORT
The mysterious circumstance surrounding the suicide of a teenaged girl sends a repressed photographer on a journey into her own past, forcing her to face the abuse she experienced and gain the courage to finally bring her abusers to justice.
ANYONE LISTENING? BY YVONNE ARNETT
A man, Brett, overwhelmed by circumstances in his life, discovers that he is losing himself. He reaches out to each of his friends only to realize, in the end, that his cries for help have fallen on deaf ears.
YOU SLEEP ON THE COUCH BY GEORGE KHOURI
It's 1995 in Compton California, and Keith's Dad walks out on him and his Mom at an early age. Slowly but surely, Keith grows into the role of "man of the house." Years later, Keith's Dad finally comes back to reclaim that title but is met with great resistance.