OFFICIAL SELECTION (13th Edition)
December 19, 2021

SCREENPLAY - FINALISTS
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Nour
Writer: Maitha Alawadi
 
Synopsis: ‘Nour’ is a melodrama film that follows a family’s struggle for survival in war-torn Syria as the opposing sides look to tear them apart.

 
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Pigeon
Writer: Paul Sliwinski
 
Synopsis: A government contractor with criminal ties attempts to clear his son's debt with a dangerous local before leaving for a job overseas..
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A Package of Dreams
Writer: Bradley M. Look
 
Synopsis: A young man is pushed into working for a delivery service by his father and finds himself connecting with a hero from his youth in a supernatural way.
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Contraband
Writer: Thomas Behe
 
Synopsis:  Mainstream social is DEAD! Content censorship, sponsored spam, cancel culture and inciter-banning means everyone who's anyone is on the dark web. And no one knows it better than Tucker Scott. Rampant cyberbullying. Fake news trolling. Spying, voyeurism and privacy invasion. This is Contraband, the ruthless entrepreneurs’ digital underground - where profit-hungry mobs prowl city streets filming violent events to satisfy society’s demand for sensational content. But when activists hack Contraband giving control to any influencer with the most followers, 
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Betrothed, a Crusades Romance
Writer: Ruth Finnegan
 
Synopsis: The story of the beautiful young maiden Eveline de Berengar, betrothed against her will to a narrow-minded elderly Norman knight, Hugo, as the price of his having rescued her from the lecherous Welsh king.