The Top 50, er… 7

Update 29/03/2011: Top 25 semi-finalists will be posted March 31st. Please check back. But in the meantime… congrats to the top 50!


Well, we’ve waited a whole year for this list and it brings us great pleasure to whittle down to this select group of 50 scripting scribes. Well, actually, there were so many entries this year and the quality was so high, we couldn’t actually whittle it down to just 50 scripts. So we have a few extra quarter finalists to allow our judges more time to ponder these excellent written scripts.

But they won’t last long. From “50″, we shall cull to 25 at the end of this month (March), and then down to 13 (end of April). From there the following month leads up to the Yorkton Film Festival (#YFF11), May 28th, 2011 where we will announce the top 3 winners and present the 2010/11 Writers Block Crystal, iPad and cash to our grand prize winner. We should also mention that the top 13 scripts’ scribes will be invited and accredited to attend YFF and participate in the films, forums and of course, the famous lobster blast!

Some VERY interesting themes and trends this year and our scripts range anywhere from bizaro/non-sequitor to zombies, vampires, werewolves, sincere, historical, funny, sweet, painfully dramatic and traumatic to a lot of stories with angels and Death (the man himself), playing a staring role.

At any rate, we’re excited and rambling when we should be sticking to our mantra. Here they are in no particular order. We give you, the Top 50 Quarter Finalists of 2010/11:

“Unintended Heroes”, Jamie Feldman CAN
“Boardwalk Bluff”, Bradford Willis & Ann Dunkin USA
“The Great Ghouldini”, Ian Johnston CAN
“Render”, Surita Parmar CAN
“May Feign”, Eamon Dolan IRE

“Solitaire”, Brett Portanova USA
“Flash”, Michael Hart, UK
“Ain’t No Way To Treat A Dead Man”, Kevin Miller CAN
“Frog / Robot”, Sian Robins-Grace UK
“The Beholder”, Nikki Williams UK

“Teeth”, Andrew Vidgen UK
“The Terminal”, Peter Hertzberg SWE
“Strange Music”, Ira Henderson CAN
“Wormwood”, Peter Whitby UK
“Tomorrow, Maybe?”, Nick Andert USA

“Near Sighted”, Evan Jobb, CAN
“Guy Fawkes 1992″, Rhona Cleary, ITA
“It’s Only Rock And Roll (But I Like It), Zach Cannon USA
“New Age”, Maty Grosman CAN
“To Catch A Rainbow”, Nathan Schwartz CAN

“13″, Sundae Jahant-Osborn UK
“The Visit”, Sundae Jahant-Osborn UK
“Mi$$ u”, Sundae Jahant-Osborn UK
“Dignity of Man”, Kate Lee USA
“Try Harder”, Rob Greens UK

“Sic Transit Gloria”, Rob Greens UK
“The Wish”, Marie-Leofeli Barlizo CAN
“The Box Special”, Scott Summerhayes CAN
“Mother Will Be So Pleased”, Carrie Ann Lee CAN
“The Day I Quit”, Stefan Riches CAN

“A Two O’Clock Meeting”, Henna Mirza CAN
“The Chicken and the Egg”, Lisa Eismen AUS
“Sudden Death”, Al Kline USA
“The Wizard”, Tanya Swinimar CAN
“Rebekka 3″, Dwayne Brown UK

“Shattered Worlds”, Matthew Layden CAN
“The Ridge to the River”, Edmund Jory AUS
“Randall and Idnar”, Paul Rogalus USA
“Silence of the Bees”, Ron Podell USA
“Elijah The Prophet”, Zachary Herrmann USA

“His First Time”, James Martin CAN
“I Believe in Angels” Tova Leigh UK
“Hubcap”, William Primrose CAN
“How We Do”, Brianna Bennett USA
“One Down. Eight Letters.”, Darren Smith UK

“When The Dust Settles”, Suleiman Wali USA
“The Incumbent”, Alexis Perkins USA
“Santa’s Little Helper”, Sara Bovolenta AUS
“The Fallen Protege”, Tim Buttner USA
“Death & Devotion”, Alexander Flanagan USA

“The Wedding”, Yvonne Keane IRE
“ENGAGED! (a silent movie)”, Yvonne Keane IRE
“The Bone Identity”, Alexandre Lavoie CAN
“Tubby’s Car Project”, Julian Williams UK
“Chaser Chased”, Daniel Audet CAN

“The Device and the Operator”, Cassandra L. Holroyd CAN
“The Final Interview of Convicted Murderer Oscar Waylon”, Christian Baker USA

13 Responses to The Top 50, er… 7

  1. thinker says:

    there are only 3 names here!!!

  2. K St. Germain says:

    Hiya folks
    Wondering if it’s my missing brain or your missing stats. The article says here are the top 50 quarter finalists and there are but three names. did I miss a stage?

  3. david schroeder says:

    I cannot open the TOP 50 QUARTER FINALIST OF 2010/11 list.

    Can you help?


  4. bob says:

    I only see 3 QF’s – where are the other 47?

  5. Sorry folks. We’ve had some technical issues on the backend in posting this for some reason. I think we have is sorted and it should all be posted in a few moments. The good news is the top 50 is actually the top 57! Stay tuned.

  6. yank says:

    And here you have conclusive proof that Canadians cannot count.

  7. We’re just too darn nice and had to push through 57. We hope you can forgive our enthusiasm with this year’s crop of scripts!!

  8. Carolynne Ciceri says:

    My fav titles are “Teeth” and “Silence of the Bees”.

  9. Tova Leigh says:

    Wow, I only just realised my script ‘I Believe n Angels’ made it into the top 50… really pleased! fingers crossed for the next stage :-)

  10. Way to go Tova! Glad for the pleasant surprize for you!! Fingers crossed for the next round (which we will be announcing on Thursday).

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