Derek Cianfrance has won the 2006 Chrysler Film Projectscreenplay competition for his project Blue Valentine.

Cianfrance will receive $1m towards financing the story of acouple that breaks up and meets up ten years later only to fall in love again.

Lynette Howell is producing along with Jamie Patricof and Alex Orlovskyof Hunting Lane Films in association with Radical Media. Doug Dey of SilverwoodFilms is serving as executive producer.

The four othernominees for the Chrysler Film Project were Paul Fitzgerald (We Neighbors), Jonathan Jardine (Touch), Pamela Smith (Love On Spec) and Abe Sylvia (Dirty Girl).