Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 IHSFF Short Screenplay Competition!

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Thank you to all who submitted their screenplays to the 2015 International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival Short Screenplay Competition. We are very excited to announce this year's winners!

 

First Place: Bleeding Edge by Marjory Kaptanoglu from Belmont, California.

The grieving sister of a murdered woman finds her own life threatened when she uncovers clues the killer may have acted under the control of a mysterious entity.

  • $300 from the Phoenix Film Foundation
  • One InkTip.com Script Listing on 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 IHSFF website
  • Two VIP Passes to the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).

 

Second Place: Away From the Slough (aka Silk) by Danielle Barcena from Concord, California.

An abused woman struggles to free herself from her brother's web of control when a grocery store clerk offers her the chance to escape.

  • A 5-year membership to Writers Database provided by Script Pipeline
  • A Phoenix Film Festival prize pack
  • Listing on IHSFF website
  • Two VIP Passes to the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).

 

Third Place: Ciao by R. Wayne Gray from Welles River, Vermont.

John gets more than he bargained for when he breaks into an old country house.

  • A 5-year membership to Writers Database provided by Script Pipeline
  • Listing on IHSFF website
  • Two VIP Passes to the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival (accommodation and air fare not included).

 

Top Ten Finalists:

 

Bad Road by Dave Bundtzen from CA.

Two unsuccessful burglars take a wrong turn while escaping from the police, which leads them down an evil section of road that ultimately takes their lives.

H is For Hell! by Patterson Keller Jr. from Peoria, AZ.

Mathew, like Prometheus, suffers the same punishment day after day. Mathew must discover the terrible reality that he is in hell only to have it erased from his mind to be relearned.

Invaders From Reality by John Kestner from Peoria, AZ.

A father and son encounter the forces of reality on their way to a Comic Con.

Personal Mythology by Tracey Maye from Tempe, AZ.

Saul, a psychologist and sin eater, kills his patients by sucking their souls dry when triggered by dysfunctional relationships.

PROJECT: Columbus by Kirill Kripak from Dubai, UAE.

The COLUMBUS ships are launched from Earth and act as scout ships for a much larger generational ship to follow. Their mission is simple but essential: setup operations and light a beacon to allow the generational ship to refuel on its 250 year journey. One such station, ThreeThreeBee, goes dark and a repair crew arrives to find out why happened.

The Hallowed Bean by Robin Bird from Boise, ID.

A Halloween prank gone awry or a calculated crime? You decide.

Unrelenting by Daniel Chomistek from Medicine Hat, Alberta Canada.

Just when you thought zombies couldn't get any more annoying... They start a cult.

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

 

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