2022 Imagine This Women's

International Film Festival and Screenplay competition 

Imagine This Women's International Film Festival's  5th Annual Screenplay Competition will host a Virtual Screenplay Table Reading with Screenwriter and actors from around the world. 

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Amy and Angel

A shy, deaf teenager is bullied out of dance class only to find an unexpected dog as her new dance partner and together compete against the same crew on a national TV talent show.

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Julia Verdin, Deedee Benkovich

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KILL THE LAX BRO

After all-American ANDREW LEE is mysteriously kicked off his lacrosse team by all-around-asshole TROY RICHARDS, Andrew recruits three of Troy’s enemies— SASSI (the ex), VERITY (the lab partner), and TATUM (the dealer) — to take him down. A love letter to 90s girl groups and a literal JOHN TUCKER MUST DIE.

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Charlotte Balogh

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Persephone

In ancient Greece, Persephone, goddess of wheat, longs to create colorful flowers but her mother forbids it, so she accepts Hades’ invitation to landscape the Underworld and all hell to breaks out.

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Kristina Van Kirk Hoffman

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The Good Woman

Nice, normal, pregnant, suburban housewife kidnaps alcoholic IRS auditor in her quest to make everything fine, like she promised.

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Kathryn Boettcher, Logan Boettcher

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EMPRESS

WU JAO , an outspoken half-sister bartered by her step-brother to restore his waning reputation at Imperial Court, is dropped off at the palace gates to become the Emperor’s youngest concubine. Plunged into a breath-taking world of seductively scheming (multi-cultural) concubines, Silk Road politics, and ruthless dynasty building, Wu Jao quickly learns what it means to be a master of influence – a concubine adept in both sex and politics. Wu Jao's rise from lowly concubine to China’s only ever female Emperor would make Cersei Lannister blush.

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Lisa Iannini

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Roadkill

A mortician who has cut herself off from others since the loss of her grandfather develops a delusion that she is dead. Through a series of mishaps, she makes friends who rally around her in spite of her bizarre behavior. In the end, she must learn self love in order to come back to life.

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Lindsay Clift

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For Laughs

Lindsey reaches her breaking point when her crush blatantly disrespects her.

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 Molly Roland

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OUR STORY

MUSIC! MAGIC! MAYHEM!
Set in an imaginary African village, this animated musical fairytale adventure follows ambitious writer, Asha, as she journeys through a treacherous, enchanted forest to save the man she loves, kidnapped by an evil, vengeful wizard on the day of their wedding.

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Nondumiso Tembe

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Reckoning Unforeseen

A freshly hired detective and a departmental psychiatrist try to track down an abductor who uses supernatural torture on victims.

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Ilea Alfaro

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Wicked Lights

Flo's dreams are always out of reach, especially in LA where everyone else seems to get ahead. But her luck could change with a run-in of a Paparazzo, who shows her how to profit off of the dark-side of Hollywood.

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Madison Bishop

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Dybbuk

After being murdered by racist lawmen in the 1960s, the vengeful Dybbuk spirit of a black boy returns to wreak havoc on the community, prompting a local policewoman and a shaggy journalist to team up in an attempt to put his soul to rest.

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Ashrei Gonchar

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Hidden Clasp Locker

An ambitious museum curator discovers the true magic in artifacts belonging to a fallen Jazz singer when she tries on a dress. She now has the opportunity to save her life and have the world discover an unknown talent.

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Rachel Ingrisano

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Learning to Land

While battling an eating disorder, Avery Hudd discovers the story of Helen Aberson Mayer, the woman who wrote Dumbo, saved Disney studio’s from bankruptcy and didn’t get the credit she deserved; providing the inspiration to Avery’s life changing screenplay

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Jodi Levitan 

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The Ghost of You

We make hundreds of choices every day, but what if one simple decision led to a series of catastrophic events that derailed multiple lives? Jennifer Cabot made such a decision and now, she’s not only haunted by her mistake, but also by the idiosyncratic ghost of her teenage son, Jack, whose otherworldly mission is to help his mother repair the wreckage of her life.

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Megan Smith-Harris

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The Night Witches

With outdated biplanes and no radio, no lights, no defenses and no parachutes, these WW2 pilots terrorized the Germans: all women, all true. Sometimes groundbreaking has to be done from the air.

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Steven John Prowse

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Doommates

When the housing crisis drives rent prices up, struggling writer Emma is forced to roommate with her old high school nemesis (and current struggling actor) Pete. After a short story about Emma's experience living through the sexcapades and antics of Pete's bachelor life goes viral, the pair are offered a chance to turn their misery into the next comedy sitcom for struggling (and eccentric) TV executive Tony.

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Francesca "Chessy" Marino