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The Los Angeles Lift-Off is part of a global network of ten film festivals. It will be held this year Sept. 5-9 at the historic Raleigh Studios on Melrose Avenue. The Invisible Kingdom, Part III of the Chaos Makers Trilogy, has been longlisted for the award for Best Screenplay/Script.
“The Chaos Makers” was named Best Screenplay at the Swedish International Film Festival in Stockholm. The line-up of official selections was diverse, representing many countries. The other five finalists were Lorraine Portman’s “Attic Ashes,” John Pisano-Thomsen’s “Dietrich Danzig,” Ronan O’Sullivan’s “Jalalabad 10-66,” Massimiliano Mauceri and Aisha Cerami’s “Writing the End,” and Charles Leipart’s “Affair of the Poisons.” Many thanks to John Leynors, Festival Organizer, for maintaining excellent communication with all participants throughout the event.
Sverige är ett underbart land! Sweden is a wonderful country, and only in Sweden can you find Swedish gooseberries and Swedish film festivals. The Chaos Makers, with its crew of space explorers and Viking gods, is finally heading for the homeland after being named an Official Selection to the Swedish International Film Festival in Stockholm, to be held online July 4-8th.
FilmQuest is one of the premiere genre festivals in the U.S., one of MovieMaker Magazine’s Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, and a Film Freeway Top 100 event that earns a perfect score from filmmakers and screenwriters. It receives well over 1000 entries each year and awards the coveted Cthulhu trophy to winners.
Both All Living Things and The Invisible Kingdom have made the list of official selections to the festival in Provo. In announcing their picks, the judges rated these two screenplays among “the best of the best,” projects “that exemplify quality and vision,” that “can sit proudly with the top genre works on the planet.” High praise for works that started out as sequels before taking on life of their own, telling tales of noble sacrifice, devoted struggle, and ascendancy and glory.
El castillo de Carnarvon
The Invisible Kingdom was one of five finalists for best screenplay at the Polish Independent Film Festival in Warsaw. The others were Ozzie Banicki’s Elisia, Jacqueline Frazier’s Number 8 Wire, Robert Shill’s Farkle, and the eventual overall winner, Massimiliano Mauceri’s The Job Offer. Special congratulations to Massimiliano, who placed three scripts in the top ten.
FilmQuest, held on June 17-24 in Provo, has selected the following as semi-finalists in its screenwriting contest: The Chaos Makers, All Living Things, and The Invisible Kingdom.
Both Neema and Sid Go Totally Off Grid and All Living Things have been selected for the Stargate Galactic International Sci-Fi Film Festival, which takes place August 25-28 in Texas.
Note to Neema and Sid: I trust you’ve both been hitting the books for your high school finals and could use a little break? If I could ask a favor, please keep an eye on All Living Things for me. I think of it as your mother’s story, Neema. It tells how she once held together a whole spaceship full of interplanetary refugees during a challenging time, and did it with with grace and goodwill. She even had to cope with some giant spiders! Sid, I understand you find All Living Things a little embarrassing because it’s also the story of how your parents met. But if I hadn’t written it, there would be no you, and no Neema either, and that’s a fate I prefer not to contemplate.