Announcing the Winner & Runners-Up of the 2018 New Hampshire Film Festival’s Screenplay Competiton
With just one day until the New Hampshire Film Festival (NHFF) starts, we are pleased to announce the winner of our annual Screenplay Competition: Jen Gutierrez for her screenplay Midnight at the Movies! Winners of the NHFF Screenplay Competition receive a 2018 NHFF Best Screenplay Award hewn from New Hampshire granite and a two-week residency at the Star Island Family Retreat and Conference Center courtesy of Star Island. The prize package includes room, board, lobster dinner, and more—for two guests.
Midnight at the Movies is the story of a teenage girl’s struggles with her life, until her job at a local movie theater takes a magical turn. Characters from classic films of yore begin to come to life and help her with her high school woes.
The two 2018 NHFF Screenplay Competition runners-up are:
- Alfred Thomas Catalfo and Morgan Webster Dudley for Oil and Water, a David vs. Goliath tale about a New Hampshire housewife’s battle with Aristotle Onassis — then the richest man in the world — over a pristine slice of Granite State seacoast.
- Robert J. Rogers for Rogues’s Coward, a WWII story set in Nazi-occupied Germany that entails lessons in friendship, love, and loyalty.
“We would like to thank all of the talented screenwriters who submitted their work this year,” says Nicole Gregg, executive director of the New Hampshire Film Festival. “Without screenwriters, films that are enjoyed world-wide would not exist.”
All screenwriters are encouraged to enter the 2019 NHFF Screenplay Competition. To stay abreast of when submissions are being accepted, sign up to receive The Reel, NHFF’s news source.
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