Challenge #3 Results

The results are in for Challenge #3 of the Short Screenplay Challenge 2019!  View the top 5 screenplays and honorable mentions listed below for each group.  If you are listed among the top 5 of your group, congratulations on advancing to the final round of the competition kicking off this Friday, March 6th at 11:59PM EST!  Regardless if your screenplay placed or not, you should be proud of rising to each challenge throughout the competition and advancing to the second round from an original field of over 1,000 writers around the world.  Thank you to everyone for participating and best of luck to the 35 finalists this weekend!

  

Top Screenplays by Group NumberTop Screenplays by Group Number

HM = Honorable Mention

 

      GROUP TOP SCREENPLAYS      
1 - Romantic Comedy / A picnic / A wind turbine #1 - ''Blown Away'' by Sarah Zimmerman  LOGLINE - Joseph works for the EPA, and is tasked with convincing small farms to put wind turbines on their property. He finds he is attracted to his biggest adversary, a local farmer named Sarah.
1 - Romantic Comedy / A picnic / A wind turbine #2 - ''Quasar & Queenie'' by Victoria Henderson  LOGLINE - An alien who accidentally lands in North Dakota falls in love with a wind turbine and woos her with a picnic.
1 - Romantic Comedy / A picnic / A wind turbine #3 - ''Zilla and Susan'' by Callum  LOGLINE - Two giant monsters fall in love, but at what cost?
1 - Romantic Comedy / A picnic / A wind turbine #4 - ''Pick Nick'' by A J Wagner  LOGLINE - I propose to you that love hurts... literally
1 - Romantic Comedy / A picnic / A wind turbine #5 - ''Wingwoman'' by Debby Huvaere  LOGLINE - Margaret has a crush on Jack, and finds an unexpected wingwoman in her granddaughter at the church's Summer picnic.
1 - Romantic Comedy / A picnic / A wind turbine #HM - ''Banana Jam'' by Peter Sotiriou  LOGLINE - A teenager tries to woo a peculiar girl on their first date.
1 - Romantic Comedy / A picnic / A wind turbine #HM - ''Silent Love'' by Rob Roy  LOGLINE - When a man coming off a breakup visits a silent retreat, he gets help moving on from an unlikely source.
1 - Romantic Comedy / A picnic / A wind turbine #HM - ''Silver Romance'' by Dustin Ingram  LOGLINE - Logline: At the encouragement of his son, an elderly curmudgeon uses a dating website designed for seniors to avoid aging alone.
2 - Comedy / A university cafeteria / A bat #1 - ''Batcrap Crazy'' by Missy Reedy  LOGLINE - In an effort to win a highly competitive scavenger hunt, five friends raid their university's cafeteria in the middle of the night. They come to find out they're not alone.
2 - Comedy / A university cafeteria / A bat #2 - ''Rat'' by Jonathan Champ  LOGLINE - An accidental white-collar criminal finds her strength and her family when she takes a job in a university cafe employment program.
2 - Comedy / A university cafeteria / A bat #3 - ''Same Ol', Same Ol''' by Nathaniel Young  LOGLINE - By their third year of study, Hillary and Curtis have seen it all and learned not to sweat the small stuff. Why doesn't everyone else share their attitude?
2 - Comedy / A university cafeteria / A bat #4 - ''THE LAST OF ITS KIND'' by Yoav Parish  LOGLINE - When Professor Blitsis' rare bat escapes and hides in the

university cafeteria, he has to deal with the formidable cook

Priscilla, who values dessert over nearly extinct animals.
2 - Comedy / A university cafeteria / A bat #5 - ''The First Loogaroo At Vampire U'' by Ryan Garcia  LOGLINE - A freshman out of his element must make his way at the prestigious and dangerous Vampire University.
2 - Comedy / A university cafeteria / A bat #HM - ''Woke and Awake'' by Jason White  LOGLINE - A college student mentors an international student with disastrous results
2 - Comedy / A university cafeteria / A bat #HM - ''Cricket, Cricket'' by bruce glassman  LOGLINE - A student's misguided attempt to give his school's team an advantage in the Finals goes awry and results in a completely unexpected outcome.
2 - Comedy / A university cafeteria / A bat #HM - ''Miss Communication'' by Gregory Fodero  LOGLINE - A new Professor's introduction to the University is nearly more than she can handle.
3 - Drama / A barge / Garlic bread #1 - ''Scraps'' by M. Rowan Meyer  LOGLINE - A barge captain must deliver unusual cargo to pay off a debt.
3 - Drama / A barge / Garlic bread #2 - ''Save Our Souls'' by Sarah Higgins  LOGLINE - During a stormy night on the English Channel, two crewmembers of a Cargo Barge must face a major moral dilemma. Someone's life hangs in the balance.
3 - Drama / A barge / Garlic bread #3 - ''Bikers'' by Chester Howie  LOGLINE - Two teenage girls plan to begin a new life.
3 - Drama / A barge / Garlic bread #4 - ''Her Truth'' by Charles Borg  LOGLINE - Brothers working on a barge confront one another during a lunch break, dredging up the dark truth that one of the brothers used to physically abuse his, now, late wife.
3 - Drama / A barge / Garlic bread #5 - ''Last Boat Out of Memphis'' by Dale Mulligan  LOGLINE - An illegal immigrant escapes a surprise ICE raid by stowing away on a barge going down the Mississippi River. But when the barge crew finds the man, they have to decide whether to turn him in or harbor a fugitive.
3 - Drama / A barge / Garlic bread #HM - ''Broken Bread'' by Leonard Chan  LOGLINE - The lonely wife of a barge captain tries to make new friends but things go awry
3 - Drama / A barge / Garlic bread #HM - ''Surviving the Undertow'' by Sue Slack-Smith  LOGLINE - A devastated husband is saved from making a tragic mistake during an emotional fishing trip with his son, giving the distraught father a new perspective.
3 - Drama / A barge / Garlic bread #HM - ''Precious'' by Lottie Finklaire  LOGLINE - A suicidal stock trader is saved by a penniless refugee.
4 - Sci-Fi / An animal shelter / A sledgehammer #1 - ''Tentacles for Alma May'' by Brien Gorham  LOGLINE - A woman who cares for strays comes across a most unusual addition to her collection of lost creatures.
4 - Sci-Fi / An animal shelter / A sledgehammer #2 - ''Facelift'' by Matthew Stewart  LOGLINE - A woman confronts a strange mercenary in the dead of night. His message is more frightening than the man himself.
4 - Sci-Fi / An animal shelter / A sledgehammer #3 - ''Mr. Pinks'' by Terri Kohl  LOGLINE - A woman who rescues rabbits encounters a fugitive alien, and learns that sometimes rescuing means letting go.
4 - Sci-Fi / An animal shelter / A sledgehammer #4 - ''Illegal Aliens'' by Joel Buxton  LOGLINE - A mysterious man visits an alien animal shelter, determined to find the perfect pet... even if it kills him.
4 - Sci-Fi / An animal shelter / A sledgehammer #5 - ''Opportunity'' by Adrienne Morse  LOGLINE - When a historic discovery is mistaken for an abandoned pet, a mechanic must scramble to save the discovery from the scrapyard.
4 - Sci-Fi / An animal shelter / A sledgehammer #HM - ''Man's Best Friend'' by Jen Sinclair  LOGLINE - A man wakes up in an alternate realm where he discovers that humans are no longer top dog.
4 - Sci-Fi / An animal shelter / A sledgehammer #HM - ''Safe Space'' by Jana Gillis  LOGLINE - Lal, an android, and Tom, a human, spend their days inside an animal shelter in the 2300s. When a real live golden retriever appears, their entire world is changed.
4 - Sci-Fi / An animal shelter / A sledgehammer #HM - ''NIMAL SHELTE'' by Dave Mayo  LOGLINE - In the near future, pet adoptions are completed online and pets are delivered by drone. But the actual shelter housing the animals is overfilled, understaffed, and decrepit.
5 - Ghost Story / A beer garden / Vinegar #1 - ''OUR OLD HAUNT'' by Joe McGee  LOGLINE - A proposal never happens when the would-be fiancée comes to say goodbye.
5 - Ghost Story / A beer garden / Vinegar #2 - ''DEATH LOOP'' by Ross Williams  LOGLINE - The time has come for Mr Pritchard to show his apprentice how to liberate ghosts from eternal death loops. But what if they don't want to be saved?
5 - Ghost Story / A beer garden / Vinegar #3 - ''THE MESSENGER'' by Craig Winstead  LOGLINE - When an American messenger delivers a mysterious case to a remote location in Iceland, he is met with an unexpected change of fate.
5 - Ghost Story / A beer garden / Vinegar #4 - ''Something Old Something New'' by Wendy Eiben  LOGLINE - Janet finds herself on a date with both her new love interest and her old husband.
5 - Ghost Story / A beer garden / Vinegar #5 - ''Forgotten, But Not Gone'' by Mary Rebecca Clancy  LOGLINE - A man is confronted by a woman from his past, who seeks justice for a horrific crime.
5 - Ghost Story / A beer garden / Vinegar #HM - ''Weeds'' by Kate Whiteside  LOGLINE - John, solid and stoic, takes on the task of renovating an old pub. But local legend about what happened to its previous owners won't let him be.
5 - Ghost Story / A beer garden / Vinegar #HM - ''Thieves' Vinegar'' by Daniel Wright  LOGLINE - Two parts white wine vinegar; wormwood, sage, cloves

and rosemary; apply liberally when approaching the sick...
5 - Ghost Story / A beer garden / Vinegar #HM - ''UNUSUAL GARDEN'' by DAMIAN G  LOGLINE - An Afro-German native ponders his life choices after fighting for America in World War II and then experiencing life as a black man in the rural south.
6 - Horror / A breakroom / A television antenna #1 - ''Gnaw'' by Michael Tippett  LOGLINE - Two supermarket clerks take refuge from a mysterious outbreak causing extreme acts of self-cannibalism.
6 - Horror / A breakroom / A television antenna #2 - ''Obituary'' by Harrison Cook  LOGLINE - After an unknown incident occurs, two employees find themselves trapped in the breakroom of their office building. After some time, it's clear that no one is coming to help.
6 - Horror / A breakroom / A television antenna #3 - ''The Ol' Tube TV'' by Freeman Fletcher  LOGLINE - On her first day at a new job, Heidi tries to fill out paperwork in the break room as her new co-worker Reggie watches an old game show with horrifying real world repercussions.
6 - Horror / A breakroom / A television antenna #4 - ''Wish'' by Rémi Savard  LOGLINE - Good ol' Freddy Lial wishes upon a star. But when you wish upon a star, it doesn't matter who you were.
6 - Horror / A breakroom / A television antenna #5 - ''Piggies'' by Nate Glassman-Hughes  LOGLINE - Fleeing an abusive household, Belle and her son Tony make a pit stop at the local grocery store, where they're confronted with horrors both familiar and supernatural.
6 - Horror / A breakroom / A television antenna #HM - ''Cravings'' by Randolph Giudice  LOGLINE - Employees at a baked goods company discover that terror comes in strange packages
6 - Horror / A breakroom / A television antenna #HM - ''Nonessential'' by Natalie Grant  LOGLINE - Four survivors of a nuclear attack barricade themselves inside a high school teacher’s lounge, but soon realize their own fears and prejudices are an even bigger threat.
6 - Horror / A breakroom / A television antenna #HM - ''The Long Awaited Break'' by Jeff Bower  LOGLINE - AN EXHAUSTED ODD COUPLE STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE AND FIND PURPOSE IN LIFE DURING THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE
7 - Historical Fiction / A blood bank / A fish #1 - ''Summer of Blood'' by Mike Morucci  LOGLINE - When blood goes missing from a San Francisco Blood Bank, corporate sends an insider to find out what gives.
7 - Historical Fiction / A blood bank / A fish #2 - ''Das Blut'' by Evan Simmons  LOGLINE - In the year 1940, a French nurse is forced to help a Nazi officer survive.
7 - Historical Fiction / A blood bank / A fish #3 - ''THICKER THAN BLOOD'' by Danielle Swanson  LOGLINE - In 1985, at the height of the AIDS crisis, Wes, a man in mourning, returns to his former employer with one final request.
7 - Historical Fiction / A blood bank / A fish #4 - ''Withdrawal'' by Brett Caron  LOGLINE - In 1974, a twenty-four-hour blood bank gets a strange visitor.

And not for the usual sort of transaction.
7 - Historical Fiction / A blood bank / A fish #5 - ''The Color of Blood'' by Tom Crowley  LOGLINE - After the Pearl Harbor attack of 1941, America urges its citizens

to donate blood to the war effort. Upon trying to donate, Sylvia

Tucker is turned away simply for being black.
7 - Historical Fiction / A blood bank / A fish #HM - ''A Big Rush'' by Lauren Gibson  LOGLINE - David is a stressed financier living in New York, trapped between

work and struggles at home. He has an extremely important day at

the office but first must fight the clock to take his elderly

father to the blood bank.
7 - Historical Fiction / A blood bank / A fish #HM - ''Blood Banker'' by Allan Smith  LOGLINE - A retired doctor goes to a special dinner.
7 - Historical Fiction / A blood bank / A fish #HM - ''To Survive...'' by Alex Sutton  LOGLINE - A veteran of WWII tries to settle into his new, peaceful life in the U.S., but can't quite shake the horrors of his past.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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