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The New Hampshire Film Festival Screenplay Competition Committee Announces 2013 Top Three Scripts!

The committee has read a record number of screenplays and narrowed the candidates in the latest round from ten to three. The trio of scripts are being read and evaluated by Guest Grand Prize Judge Susan Kim, playwright, TV writer, and author, who has written and produced documentaries for PBS, National Geographic, HBO, and AMC. The Top Three Screenplays are:

THE KIDS FROM NOWHERE

(drama)

Written by George Guthridge and Deborah Schildt

Based on the true story of Eskimo high school students from a Bering Sea island-whaling village who, inspired by an outsider who becomes their teacher, learn to use their unique cultural cognition as they overcome staggering educational and emotional obstacles to become national champions in one of America’s most difficult academic competitions. 

THE LOVE HUNTERS

(romance/horror)

Written by Ivan Bukta

The Love Hunters features beautiful supernatural beings who feed on human emotions to survive, told from the perspective of an outcast among them yearning to feel the one thing forbidden to him—love. 

MAX’S FANTASTIC ADVENTURES—THE WELL OF LOST SOULS

(family adventure)

Written by Jonathan Bucari

While on the hunt for buried treasure, Max and The Young Adventures Club (his band of adventure-seeking best friends) discover an ancient evil deep beneath their idyllic suburban town. When his younger brother Jamie goes missing, Max and his friends must join together to face the forces of darkness, or risk losing their friends and loved ones forever.

Please join us for this year’s New Hampshire Film Festival (NHFF), October 17-20. We will introduce the Grand Prize Winning Scribe during a reading with co-authors Susan Kim and Laurence Klaven of their latest book, Wasteland, a YA novel published by HarperTeen.

Meet the authors Friday night, October 18, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at RiverRun Bookstore at 142 Fleet Street in downtown Portsmouth. This free event is co-hosted by RiverRun Bookstore, NHFF, and Granite SoFFA—the New Hampshire Society of Female Film Artists.

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