Can't Drive a Stick
Screenwriter: Christan Van Slyke
Synopsis: After a heist goes hilariously wrong, the amateur thief recruits an unlikely bystander to drive him to the drop point. Through chaotic misfortunes, the duo must work together to ensure a timely arrival to the meeting before facing dire consequences.
The Circle of Chawce (2nd Runner Up)
Screenwriter: Randi LeClair
Synopsis: A Native American boy’s family mythology comes to life during an at-school show-and-tell, when an unlikely and ancient guardian, who holds secrets from the past, amazes a 4th grade class in rural Oklahoma.
The Doughnut Admirer
Screenwriter: Muse Seymour
Synopsis: The monotony of working in an office everyday gets turned upside down when a bored man steps into his cubicle to find a doughnut from a deranged secret admirer that will make his work life into a farce.
Screenwriter: Bernard Riedhammer
Screenwriter: Sean Patrick Leonard & Leslie Kerrigan-Leyh
Synopsis: In a response to the Women's March, a monthly book club is turned on it's ear when it's members decide to take the law into their own hands and get down to the bottom of what is going on with our country.
Screenwriter: Ron Hervey
Synopsis: Two Louisiana men venture deep into a dark swamp to ask a witch for help with a Romeo and Juliet-type situation. After haggling, they agree on a price for her services, but it is soon obvious the witch may not be not very competent with her craft.
'Til the End of Summer (*WINNER*)
Screenwriter: Brian Du
Synopsis: A young woman with a terminal illness must cope with her inevitable death, while trying not to burden those closest to her.
Weekend Warriors (1st Runner Up)
Screenwriter: Brian McDevitt Jr.
Synopsis: A documentary camera crew records the misadventures of reservist aircraft maintainers in this workplace comedy.