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Gimme Credit International Screenplay Competition Announces Cycle VIII Winners

Many talented screenwriters entered the competition but it came down to four winners in each of the three categories: Features, Shorts and Super Shorts. The winning features have flourished with months of development and have sparked interest at several production companies in their initial round of submissions.

Los Angeles, CA, March 24, 2011 --( The Gimme Credit International Screenplay Competition introduces their Cycle VIII winners. All four feature winners have been working diligently for months on development, rewrites and edits of their winning scripts which have recently starting going out to prodcos. The Grand Prize winning short, an animated screenplay, is in development and is currently seeking investors. Gimme Credit is sponsored in part by Final Draft, Great Dialogue Software, Inktip, Venice Arts and Script Pipeline. Find out more about the competition at

Further information about any of the writers or scripts listed below may be requested at

1st Place
Canaries by Craig Cambria
(Science-Fiction, Thriller)
A group of citizens and scientists trapped in a terrestrial biosphere experiment struggle to survive as the world around them crumbles.

2nd Place
Genome by Andrew Glasgow
(Science Fiction, Action)
In a near dystopia, when human reproduction is patented by a greedy corporation, a blue-collar father attempts to recover his son who has been foreclosed upon.

3rd Place
Lochmaddy by Neil Riley
(Suspense Thriller)
An abandoned teen, shipped off to an isolated boarding school, finds himself in the middle of a savage feud between rival sports clubs.

Artistic Vision
Quigley by Lapo Melzi
A pet flying squirrel fights against an evil gang of pigeons in order to save the squirrels of Central Park.

Grand Prize
Penguin 39 by Jonathan Guyett
(14 pages, Animated/Family)
The Jackass Penguins living on Boulders Beach (Cape Town, South Africa) mate for life, so the lonely but playful remainder of the odd-numbered colony must head on a journey of discovery to see what’s out there, and to just maybe find a mate.

2nd Place
One Child Born by Stuart Creque
(11 pages, Drama)
A Rwandan Tutsi farmer’s third child is coming. As he waits on his front porch for the midwife to do her work, his oldest son arrives home with the news that a Hutu mob is also coming.

3rd Place
African Violet by Randy Gillis
(13 pages, Comedy)
A man, his plant and a hustler. Just another Saturday night.

Artistic Vision
A Rain Remembered by Ron Podell
(12 pages, Drama)
Art Weldon is content to stay inside and watch his beloved Pittsburgh Pirates. His seven-year-old granddaughter wants to go outside and play in the rain. A power outage forces Art to recollect a past, haunting experience which helps his granddaughter appreciate him all the more.

Super Shorts:
1st Place
The Ride by Martin Dodd
(5 pages, Drama)
A young man drives a slick road and survives the storm of his girlfriend’s unexpected pregnancy.

2nd Place
The Power of Power Windows by Louis Farley
(5 pages, Comedy)
Technology hath no fury like a woman denied.

3rd Place
Permission by Will Eill
(5 pages, Drama)
Shaun, balancing loss, guilt and the need to go on seeks permission from Leah, his ex, to embark on a new relationship.

Artistic Vision
Egg by Pascal Perrin
(5 pages, Animated/Family)
In its nest, Little Bird faces a dark menace: a cuckoo's egg, ready to hatch...

Contact Information
Gimme Credit International Screenplay Competition
Erica Engelhardt

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