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FEMALE PROTAGONIST CATEGORY
Grand Prize Winner: Rage Carolina by Britta Sjogren
LOGLINE: A young black woman undertakes an elaborate scheme to get revenge on the Southern family that destroyed her great-great-grandmother.
Second Place: Wheels by Renny Temple
LOGLINE: After accruing too many tickets for parking in handicapped spaces, an arrogant sports promoter is sentenced to three months in a wheelchair, where he gains a new perspective on life, work…and love.
Third Place: Hawk Dreamer by Marlene Shigekawa
LOGLINE: When hundreds of Japanese are interned on an Indian reservation during World War II, two men — one Japanese-American, one American-Indian– form an unlikely friendship and together they find justice through the American legal system.
MINORITY PROTAGONIST CATEGORY
Grand Prize Winner: Mariachis in Mazatlan by Ted Gurich
LOGLINE: A repressed schoolteacher and her wild sister bounty-hunt their way through Mexico to pay off their dead stepfather’s bookies.
Second Place: blow baby blow by Aida Mashaka Croal
LOGLINE: While serving time in juvie for an unintentional crime, a young black girl meets a white male detainee/fellow musician who is being sexually abused by the warden. Together they escape to New York City, where they live out their dreams of young love and making music before they are eventually brought to an unexpected and violent end.
Third Place: Catching Out by Elizabeth Savage Sullivan
LOGLINE: During the Great Depression, a young woman, forced to ride the rails, learns a lesson in tolerance.
Blue Hill Avenue by Chuck Rose
Book of Dreams by Julia Jay Pierrepont & S. Mahone
The Empty Room by Patricio Lynch
Good Behavior by Richard Brockman
Her Place in Time by Anna Weinstein
Hope by Roland M. Nairnsey
No Postage Necessary by Lynda Foote
Some Kind of Mother by Gailee Walker
Speak for Yourself by Calder Madison
Thirteen Cents by Susan diRende
Tucked Away by Margaret Lynch Hopkins
The Woman from Troy by Bruce Berrien
Allah the Farting Dog by Nick Krasnic & Brian Denton
Aradcom 1 by Brian & Julie Haskins
Audrey & Uta by Marcia Christie Blake & Geoffrey Blake
Descarga by Alan Bradshaw
Enriquillo by Stephen Gerard LaMontagne
Hi-Hat Hattie by Larry Parr
Kokujin by Ronald L. Bryan
Lemonade by Eric Stein & Michael S. Bandy
A Little White Lie by Doreene Hamilton
A Match Made in Heaven by Robb Rosman
N.H.I. (No Humans Involved) by Timothy Rasmussen
The Night Crew by Ethan Wiley
The Other Washington by Charles H. Emery
Tough by Alexander Delgado
Western Holocaust Around Tickles by Marcel Fayant