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Austin Film Festival Screenplay & Teleplay Competition

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1. HAT TRICK by Robert Gately  Interviews
A retired cop streaks naked down the field during the present-day Army/Navy game believing his heroics will atone for a fumble he made years ago during the same football classic and, while planning for this wacky gridiron adventure, he takes his two codger friends on an endearing journey proving retirement is no place for the slow pokes or the timid. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/19/2003; Updated: 03/01/2014 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

A powerful, charismatic coal mine owner becomes obsessed with the local schoolteacher, and plots to kill her husband in a deliberate mine disaster.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 06/30/2005; Updated: 11/07/2009 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

3. Healing Marie by James Ossi
She's a French artist's model. He's a New York artist. Together they vibrate in harmonic insanity. Explosive love. Ludicrous sex. Preposterous adventures. Edgy. Against the grain. Against the world. But right.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/06/2004; Updated: 05/27/2010 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

4. JUST KILL ME ALREADY by Sundae Jahant-Osborn
“Get Shorty” meets “Tootsie”... When a desperate, down-and-out actor crosses paths with a hitman searching for redemption, he drunkenly improvises a plan to win the role of a lifetime - but hiring a hitman to eliminate the competition can have deadly consequences...

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 10/22/2009; Updated: 03/16/2014 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

5. MY HUSBAND, THE DICK by Keith Davidson  Interviews
A murder mystery presented in three genres -- gritty film noir when the brilliant detective who solved the case recalls it, lush Hollywood glamour when his starry-eyed wife starts writing a novel about it, and lurid pulp when her meddlesome editor rewrites her. Their comic battle for creative control of the manuscript turns serious when the novelist realizes her husband missed a key clue, and the race is on to see who can re-solve the case first.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/07/2001; Updated: 12/14/2012 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

6. THE QUEEN'S MARK by John Culton
Guy Sheridan, an English Blue Blood, runs afoul of the Crown and looses his love, his priveleged life, and his liberty. Escape from an Australian penal colony is but the first step for Sheridan to become the richest man in Australia.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 10/28/2010; Updated: 12/02/2010 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

7. Newton's Laws of Emotion by Eugene Ramos
When a young Isaac Newton falls for a headstrong princess, he seeks to understand the principles of love using his new system of mathematics. But when his greatest adversary attempts to steal his work and the woman he adores, Newton realizes that falling in love isn't a matter of calculus, it's chemistry.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/11/2013; Updated: 04/09/2014 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

8. Under Pressure by Eric Carlson  Interviews
When, during a risky test dive in 1920, the Navy's newest submarine floods and sinks with no chance of outside rescue, a young, untested skipper must convince a skeptical crew to follow his brilliant yet dangerous plan that could save their lives or hasten their demise.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/17/2012; Updated: 10/13/2012 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

9. THE SWIMMER MANUSCRIPT / THE CONJUR' MAN by Joseph Kenny
A young conjurer sets out to discover why his father was killed, and uncovers secrets about his past, about the death of his mother, and about his father's brothers who are steeped in the dark arts, tortured by betrayals, and bent on deadly revenge. Before his journey is done, he will be called upon to overcome an army of demons, ghosts, witches, and miscreants, to avenge his father's death and assume his place as a leader of men and a conjurer with the utmost of power. 43 award nominations and accolades at U.S. and international film festivals and screenwriting competitions.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/10/2008; Updated: 01/01/2011 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

10. The Knuckleballer by Michael Murphy  Interviews
An obscure minor leaguer battles the effects of his war injuries to become a rookie sensation when he knuckleballs Cleveland to the 1948 World Series. Based on the true story of Gene "Lefty" Bearden.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 10/23/2007; Updated: 09/20/2012 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

11. UNITY by The Brothers Langlais
When a California mudslide unearths a mass grave filled with hundreds of headless, spineless corpses, an FBI psychologist risks everything to uncover the sanity-shattering secret that unites the victims.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 05/07/2008; Updated: 02/18/2014 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

12. THE BANNER by Tina Juarez
An American slave joins Mexico's struggle for independence led by a village priest who writes the first law against slavery in North America. Based on the true story of the birth of the Republic of Mexico.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 05/11/2007; Updated: 08/30/2012 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

13. GRILLED CHEESE VIRGIN by steven arvanites  Interview
When a streetwise hooker and a devout pre-op tranny fry a grilled cheese sandwich with the image of the Virgin Mary seared into the bread, one makes it a business opportunity while the other sees the "relic" as her salvation. Synopsis

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(Posted: 07/13/2006; Updated: 09/11/2012 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

14. Cricket Hill by Patrick Rodio
2nd Place Comedy at Austin!! In the 6th grade, Billy was assigned to write a brief essay about his family. Billy is fifteen now, and he's still writing! With the misadventures of his family filling the chapters of his story, Billy attempts to gain the attention of the new girl at his school that he has fallen for as Christmas approaches. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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(Posted: 03/19/2007; Updated: 04/03/2014 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

15. The P.A.N.D.A. War by Dan Shea
To finally match his awesome family’s super awesome accomplishments, a perfectly average kid must battle the girl he likes in order to win the school’s perfect attendance award.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 01/06/2013; Updated: 01/06/2013 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

16. She's Got A Way by Elise Lynn Stempky
A star-struck widow is given a second chance at love with a former teen heartthrob, but it is not the fairy tale she always dreamed.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 08/01/2006; Updated: 10/09/2010 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

17. BLUE GROUND by Terry Frazier
A teenage outsider on a remote Canadian lake must overcome his fear of water to battle newly hatched plesiosaurs and prevent them from terrorizing the world.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/23/2001; Updated: 01/28/2012 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

18. The Junior Detectives and the Cities of Gold by Irin Evers
A boy who's afraid of the dark joins forces with other misfit kids to find a hidden treasure on a Caribbean island, but they'll have to overcome their phobias to triumph.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/14/2008; Updated: 08/01/2012 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

19. Rational Panic by Robert Rhyne
When a professor's wife, who suffers a panic disorder, disappears mysteriously during Mardi Gras, the professor obsesses on one of his students who's writing a play with a character eerily similar to his wife and may be in on the disappearance. Winner, Writers on the Storm; Top 16 scripts, Slamdance. Previously optioned to an LA production company.

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(Posted: 07/17/2006; Updated: 01/05/2013 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

20. SEMPER FI by Jay Williams
Two young men test their values and lifetime friendship through the crucible of war, and each is forced to change--for the better and worse.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 10/11/2010; Updated: 01/12/2011 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

21. Mosquito Road by Patrick Rodio
Six friends, enjoying a week of partying at a remote cabin, decide to head home when news breaks of a killer on the loose, only miles away from their cabin. In a rush to get home, they take a short cut down Mosquito Road, and encounter the ruthless killer - and what began as a weekend of fun and games turns to horror - and vengeance! Synopsis PDF Excerpt

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/22/2013; Updated: 04/03/2014 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

22. The Big C_A Week Off From Cancer by Julie Livingston
When Cathy isn't ready to face the results of her latest scans, she lies about her doctor's appointment being cancelled and makes her whole family take a week off from cancer.

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Format: TV Episode

(Posted: 04/11/2012; Updated: 02/06/2013 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

23. Dying For Love by Ira May
Deep in the Texas hill country, police search for and capture an unusual serial killer; a woman who kills her pedophile victims with barbed wire and then draws a happy face on their bodies.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 10/13/2010; Updated: 09/24/2011 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

24. Garbo's Last Stand by Jon James Miller  Interviews
On the eve of World War II, silver screen siren Greta Garbo sets sail aboard an ocean liner bound for Nazi Germany to assassinate her biggest fan - Adolf Hitler.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 01/28/2011; Updated: 08/30/2012 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

25. Winning At All Costs by Maggie Franks
Hayden Falk drops out of college to compete in a global quest to surf the world's biggest waves. But winning this contest could cost him his life. Problem is -- he flirts with death on a daily basis but for the first time in his life, he feels alive.

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Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 11/03/2005; Updated: 01/01/2011 ) [Detailed Script Listing]

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