WINNERS OF THE SCREENWRITING COMPETITION
Dumbo Film Festival and Event Horizon Films
Listed below are the winners for the 2020 Dumbo Film Festival’s Screenwriting Competition. Congratulations to all of our writers who have advanced in the competition and thank you for your submissions!
WINNER – Feature
by Johnny Gilligan
When a mysterious disaster strikes the NASA space program, they rehire an impulsive math genius to investigate; what he discovers forces him into an impromptu battle to protect the entire universe. Think “Sherlock Holmes” meets “The Matrix”.
WINNER – Short
The Forest Fenced Becomes Backyards
by Ryan Moore
Steve learns to *not* code.
RUNNER UP – Feature
by Guy Pooles
When a lonely teenage girl reactivates an old, rusted robot, she seems to have finally found a companion; but she will soon discover why this being was abandoned in the first place.
RUNNER UP – Short
Greetings from Sarajevo
by Penny Jackson
A southern teenage girl has spent several successful years leading her family away from their criminal ways, but everything is thrown in jeopardy when her ruthless mother is released from prison. Breaking Bad meets Sons of Anarchy.
HONORABLE MENTION – Feature
by Leslie Lyshkov
A Manchu cavalry officer ventures to gold rush era California to end the shipment of Sharps rifles to China’s Taiping rebels. He finds the gunrunners are a powerful cartel of Southern Secessionists and Chinese Tongs and forges an alliance with John Brown’s Abolitionists, Mariano Vallejo’s California Lancers, and Chinese gold miners to take down the cartel.
HONORABLE MENTION – Short
by Dimitri Michalakis
A young Arab-American confronts his patriotic duty.