Reality Disorder

Best Music Video

TOP 15 SHORT SCREENPLAYS


Concrete Jungle by Ron Podell, Laramie, WY.  LOGLINE: "Mean Streets" as if inspired by Springsteen. The narrator, speaking in poem, guides this story of street hustlers and the downtrodden doing what they can to survive in the concrete jungle.


Dakota Caves - 2 Miles by Robert J. Rogers, Simpsonville, SC.  LOGLINE: Scrambled eggs aren't what they're cracked up to be, especially when they stop in for a visit.


Drop Your Books Here by Aspen Milledge, Woodward, OK.  LOGLINE: When Valarie, a girl born to extremely conservative parents, gets pregnant, she must decide to be kicked out, or the baby be given to a family against her will. When she decides to run away, the baby is placed in a library drop box.


Everybody Lies by Corbin Saleken, Vancouver, Canada.  LOGLINE: The mayor has to give an important press conference under uniquely difficult circumstances.


Heart Full of Blues by Todd Selleck, Saugatuck, MI.  LOGLINE: Based on the life of blues legend Memphis Minnie.


Holdup by Chris Pinner, Chicago, IL.  LOGLINE: Short Screenplay about a person's very bad day leading to an unlikely outcome.


Medicine Road Blues by Jeffrey Howe, Ladue, MO.  LOGLINE: A Depression-era con man sells his soul to make his snake oil do what the label says it does.


Number 76 by David-Matthew Barnes, Denver, CO.  LOGLINE: At a bus stop in Chicago, a young couple in high school emotionally confront his ties to an urban street life and her impending thoughts of suicide.


Origins - Harley Quinn by Devon Kessler.  LOGLINE: Meet Harley Quinn before she was a member of the Suicide Squad, before she met the Joker. Learn how Dr. Harley Quinzel became the most beloved female super villains, Harley Quinn. Based on the DC Comic character. All rights belong to DC Comics, Paul Dini and Bruce Timm.


Privacy Please by Sheri Davenport.  LOGLINE: A twelve year old aspiring spy, out to get the goods on his sister, ends up a hero when he helps nab a notorious hacker.


Rewind by Ian Wilson, Cole Harbour, Canada.  LOGLINE: A fledgling filmmaker buys an old Super 8 camera only to discover that it films crimes from the past.


Retribution by Marc Allen, Murfreesboro, TN.  LOGLINE: Lucy is a teenager looking for independence who finds solace in her dad's friend Lee. Lee is a disgruntled former police officer who sees Lucy as his girlfriend and kidnaps her. Holding her hostage Lee finds himself facing his friend's rage. Based on true events.


Rockabye by Sean Patrick Leonard, Chicago, IL.  LOGLINE: After suffering a terrible tragedy, a father tries to pick up the pieces of his life.


The Doughnut Admirer by Muse Seymour, Green Bay, WI.  LOGLINE: 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.

Philip S. Plowden

Cellar Door

Diana Rose

Ya Albi

Fucking Bunnies

Last Halloween

Rising Voices Award

Northfound

2017​​ Windy City Film Fest Nominations

Best Feature Film

Dominique Roberts

Emerald City

Anastasia Edwards

Vessel

Emerald City

Rise Up

Dawn of the Deaf

Consequences

Shoot Me Nicely

Out Here In Kansas

Alex Duncan

I Love You So Much It's Kiling Them

Joel Ashton McCarthy

I Love You So Much It's Killing Them

I Love You So Much It's Killing Them

Jon Weinberg

​Funeral Day

Shotgun

Healey's House

United Kingdom

Don't Let The Light In

The Dark Hunger

Edixon Caridad

Texican

Cellar Door

Return of Mizuno

Service To Man

John Behlmann

Shoot Me Nicely

Best Short Director

Health

Dawn of the Deaf

United Kingdom

Mahal

The Bald Future

Pussy

Crazy

Best Feature Ensemble

Linda Hamilton

Shoot Me Nicely

Monsters

A Wheel Predicament

Don't Think About It

American Paradise

Northfound

Best Animated Short

Nowhere

Fish Story

Best Drama Short

Best Chicago Short

Nathan Deming

​Crazy

Think Twice

Blood Brothers

The Rangers: Drustan Chronicles

Funeral Day

Nighthawk

Slovenia

Tides

Charming

Let The Bodies Hit The Floor

5A-5B

Empty Space

Vessel

Swimrisers

Ireland

Yojimbo

Best Comedy Short

Bill Redding

Fingerprints

Crazy

Kopy Kings

Psychotropical

Swimrisers

Huevos Rancheros

Black Holes

Broken and Outcast


Dawn of the Deaf

Nowhere

United Kingdom

Ali Eagle

Emerald City

Best Foreign Short

Victor & Isolina

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short

Kelsey Jaffer

Redshift

Rob Savage

Dawn of the Deaf

Lost In Rock

Tyler Labine

Funeral Day

Nighthawk

Tides

Steve Desmond

Monsters

Rise Up

Best Actor

Empty Space

Best Feature Director

Caitlin Carmichael

Monsters

Nowhere

Pussy

​Poland

Benjamin Crane

Redshift

Cellar Door

Dana Shihadah

Northfound

Best Documentary Short

June 30-July 2, 2017

Extra 1104

Vexed

Jon Weinberg

Funeral Day

Roadside Assistance

Lochlann O'Mearin

Emerald City

Mare Nostrum

France/Syria

Robox

5A-5B

screenplay contest finalists​

TOP 15 FEATURE SCREENPLAYS


All Signs by Liz Tabish, Austin, TX.  LOGLINE: A young photographer finds himself living a double life when he is caught between his conservative family's expectations and a strange new group of seductive friends.


Blood Trigger by Ron Podell, Laramie, WY.  LOGLINE: A female assassin, nicknamed "The Tarantula" due to her penchant for killing her targets like a spider, desperately wants out of the business. She envisions an opportunity at a new life when she falls for her latest target — a decision that triggers a bloody and surprising end result. She has to protect her unborn child, learn how to create a family she has never known and, ultimately, take down the company that has sworn to kill her if she is ever going to find true peace.


Disillusionment by Kayla Ditlefsen, South Glens Falls, NY.  LOGLINE: A troubled man begins to lose grip on reality as he searches for his missing girlfriend. With the help of his sketchy neighbor, he digs deeper into his addiction problem leading him down a dark path where the truth about his girlfriend's disappearance unfolds.


Hell on Neptune by Robert J. Rogers, Simpsonville, SC.  LOGLINE: An Army brat discovers who he is, and a weapon anyone would kill to get. That weapon ... is a ray gun.


Love by Bill Redding, Arlington Heights, IL.  LOGLINE: An adopted son, his father, and a mentally challenged young man fight for love while confronting heartache, financial troubles, and bullies.


Merry Tex-Mas by James Christopher, Austin, TX.  LOGLINE: "Tyler brings new girlfriend, Holly (a Yankee, no less!), home to Texas for Christmas and, as she tries to blend in, family drama threatens to overtake the holiday. Secret Santas, old flames and Empty Nest Syndrome might be more than ol' St. Nick can handle."


New Genius by Rob Reeves.  LOGLINE:  A group of teenagers have their big dance ruined by the local Satanists. The teenagers so distraught over all the hard work that went into the big dance seek revenge upon the Satanists. Only for the teenagers to be countered by the Satanists with supernatural powers; forcing the teens to learn powers of their own.


Resurrection Time Conspiracy by James Carroll, Frisco, TX.  LOGLINE: It seems like an innocent research project when the Institute of Higher Learning employs Ram Goldstein and the greatest minds across the world to create a matter transfer machine. But the Institute, owned by Ahmed Amir, is really a covert organization funded by Islamic Extremists and the matter transfer machine is being developed as a GPS bomb and terrorist delivery system.


Surprise Divorce by William Ebert, Westfield, NJ.  LOGLINE: What happens when a stay at home father/husband has to face a surprise divorce. How does it work when traditional gender roles are turned upside-down?


Tantalum Mass: The Last Hacker by David Garrett, Muskeogon, MI.  LOGLINE: Tantalum Mass: The Last Hacker is about a girl who wants to save the world from a charismatic tech mogul who wants to turn us into web-tethered marionettes with bio-metric wafers.


The Ascension by Robert Hudson, Villa Hills, KY.  LOGLINE: "The Ascension” is an action-filled coming-of-age script for a feature film about gifted siblings, separated at birth, who discover higher purposes for their lives. But after learning the shocking truth about their hidden heritage, can they survive long enough to save the their world from the evil forces that plague them?


The First Time For Penny by Janice L. Walker.


The Valley of Blood by James Christopher, Austin, TX.  LOGLINE: In the late 1860's, as a wagon train moves west toward Oregon in search of a fresh start, four riders must commit unthinkable acts of violence in order to keep their families safe. Years later, the murder of the town prostitute forces the horrible events to the surface. As each man must struggle with the sins committed in their past, they must fight for the future of the town of Eden's Valley, their families and their souls.


Transient by Jimmy Willden, Corpus Chrisit, TX.  LOGLINE: Losing unconditional love as a child, Henry begins a journey through self-discovery, blurring the lines between reality and imagination, as he assumes several identities on his way back home to Abigail, the only person who truly knows who he is...

The Usual Silence

Allyson West

Texican

The Bulleteers

Aaron Greer & Seth Panitch

Service To Man

Chris Holder

Redshift

Reality Disorder

Ya Albi

Allyson West

Texican

Best Actress

Head or Tails

Best WTF Short

James Choi

​Empty Space

Shell

Greg Dorchak

Kopy Kings

Best Short Ensemble

Fucking Bunnies

Finland

Shane Lennon

Emerald City

Fingerprints

Janne Reinikainen

Fucking Bunnies

Ziad Bakiri

Mare Nostrum

Redshift

Texican

Huevos Rancheros

The Life and Times of Thomas Thumb Jr.

Elias Plagianos

Shoot Me Nicely

The Devil Between Us

No Pain Labor

Return of Mizuno

Japan