FEATURE FILM SCRIPT





THE OLIVE BRANCH



Written by: Danny Boushebel





GENRE: Action / Drama / Thriller / Inspired by True Events


NUTSHELL: The Maus (Netflix)


TAGLINE: Home, bitter home.


LOGLINE:

When their sightseeing is cut short at a Syrian Army checkpoint in Lebanon, a new couple is forced to learn more about each other as well as themselves in order to find the strength to escape a life-threatening situation.



AWARDS & PLACEMENTS:

WINNER – Best American Feature Screenplay – Wallachia Int'l Film Festival (Romania - Sep. 2022)

WINNER – Best Screenplay – Indie Cine Tube Awards (Kolkata, India - July 2022)

WINNER – Best American Feature Script – Stanley Film Awards (London, UK - June 2022)

WINNER – Best Feature Script – Int'l Film Festival of Bangkok (Thailand - June 2022)

WINNER – Best Thriller Feature Script – Gold Star Movie Awards (NJ, USA - April. 2022)

WINNER – Best Feature Script – Snow Leopard Int'l Film Festival (Russia - Feb. 2022)

WINNER – Best Feature Script - 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival (Ubud, Bali - Feb. 2022)

WINNER – Best Feature Screenplay – Pallavaa Int'l Film Festival (India - Jan. 2022)

WINNER – Best American Writer – 8 & Halfilm Awards (Rome, Italy - Jan. 2022)

WINNER – Best Feature Script – 1st Monthly Film Festival 2021 (Belgrade - Sep. 2021)


HONORABLE MENTION – New York Tri-State International Film Festival (NYC, USA - Jan.2023)

HONORABLE MENTION – Athens International Monthly Art Film Festival (Greece - Jan. 2023)

HONORABLE MENTION – London Movie Awards (UK - April 2022)


FINALIST – Paris International Short Festival (France - Jan. 2022)

FINALIST – Accord Cine Fest (India – Dec..2021)

FINALIST – Beyond the Curve International Film Festival (France - Nov. 2021)


SEMI–FINALIST – Your Script Produced! Season 3 (USA - Dec. 2022)

SEMI–FINALIST – Madrid Arthouse Film Festival (Madrid, Spain - Jan. 2023)

SEMI–FINALIST – Palm Springs Movie Awards (California, USA - Sep. 2022)

SEMI–FINALIST – Page Turner Screenplays (USA - Sep. 2022)

SEMI–FINALIST – Rio de Janeiro World Film Festival (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - July. 2022)

SEMI–FINALIST – Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift (Toronto, Canada) - Feb. 2022)

SEMI–FINALIST – Rotterdam Independent Film Festival (The Netherlands) - Mar. 2022)

SEMI–FINALIST – International Screenwriting Competition (New Jersey, USA) - Dec. 2021)


QUARTER–FINALIST – Wiki: The World's Fastest Screenplay Contest! (USA - July 2021)


OFFICIAL SELECTION – Truce Festival (London, UK - Dec. 2022)

OFFICIAL SELECTION – Kyev International Film Festival (Ukraine - Sep. 2022)

OFFICIAL SELECTION – Arrow Film Festival (Saint-Petersburg, Russia - Jan. 2022)

OFFICIAL SELECTION – ISAFF International Symbolic Art Film Festival (Jan. 2022)

OFFICIAL SELECTION – Sweet Democracy Film Awards (Jan. 2022)

OFFICIAL SELECTION – Fox International Film Festival (Feb. 2022)

OFFICIAL SELECTION – Vesuvius International Film Festival (Italy - Oct. 2021)

OFFICIAL SELECTION – GLIFF – Golden Lemur Film Festival (Lisbon, Portugal - Nov. 2021)

OFFICIAL SELECTION – Political Film Festival (USA - Oct. 2021)