Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 IHSFF Screenplay Competition!

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The votes are in and all of us at the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival are excited to announce the winners of the 2014 IHSFF Screenplay Competition!

 

First Place: Terra Alpha One by Neil Chase from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

After surviving an attempt on his life, a seemingly ordinary man discovers the Earth is really an alien prison, and he's a notorious convict with a universal bounty on his head.

  • $300 cash from the Phoenix Film Foundation
  • 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 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival website
  • Two VIP Passes to the 2014 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).

Second Place: Deers! by John Furby from Bourbonnais, IL

A quaint Midwestern hunting village is overrun by rampaging deer bent on controlling the human population.

  • A 5-year membership to Writers Database provided by Script Pipeline
  • A Phoenix Film Festival prize pack
  • Listing on International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival website
  • Two VIP Passes to the 2014 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).

Third Place: Santa Muerte by Ben Soper & Tyler Soper from Los Angeles, CA

A Border Patrol agent struggles to unify and lead illegal immigrants, drug smugglers, a radical anti-government militiaman, and a sociopathic Coyote when a zombie outbreak traps them in a remote border town's Port of Entry.

  • A 5-year membership to Writers Database provided by Script Pipeline
  • Listing on International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival website
  • Two VIP Passes to the 2014 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).

Top Ten Finalists: Aurora, Texas by Larry Leahy from Santa Monica, CA

During the greatest pandemic of modern times a broken family unites to save an extraordinary visitor from ignorance, prejudice and thoughtless hate.

Drowning Pool by P.W. Gavan from Los Angeles, CA

The new kid in town suspects his backyard swimming pool is haunted. When a spring break party at his house gets out of control and his pool acquires a body count, he must find a way to prove he's not the killer.

Genesis Prime by Joe Crouch from Los Angeles, CA

Stranded on prehistoric Earth, a scientist and his teenage children must seek the help of a brilliant but savage reptilian to survive and find a way back to the year 2133. 

Grimwood by Murat Izmirli from Los Angeles, CA

A medieval city is dying; prisoner to otherworldly beings known only as The Brood that lurk in the surrounding woods and it's up to a mistreated orphan girl to discover the mystery of her origin, the limits of her superpowers, and ultimately to train to fight the beings and win the heart of the prince she loves.

Obie by Thierry Vilar from Merignac, France

Hollywood, October 1933. While working on The Son of Kong, Willis O'Brien tells his sons about a new fantastic adventure he expects Merian C. Cooper to produce. The elder is blind. At nights, the kid dreams that he's no longer blind and lives in a lost valley full of prehistoric monsters. With the help of the Si-Papu, a monster bear with a lizard skin, he tries to save a group of explorers.

Porphyria by Shannon Fontana from Brooklyn, NY

Rebecca's family just moved into a old house, in a old town, with old secrets. She'll soon learn the things that go bump in the night also bite.

Sardis the Merciful by Christian Thomas from California

When a king wakes up to the sound of assassins creeping into his bedchamber, he knows his past has caught up with him. He must escape and make his way through mysterious caves, erotic brothels, and savage battlefields...to get one last chance at redemption, and bloody revenge.

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

 

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