Master Moon was the winner of the Silver Award for Best Short Film Script at the June online edition of the Mindfield Film Festival. See: http://www.mindfieldfilmfest.com/winners.html
Lexington Blue won the Best Screenwriting Award at tonight’s Atlanta International Film Festival. The evening featured a red carpet meet-and-greet, ten short films from around the world, and an intermission show with performer Ray Rush. Many thanks to festival organizer Unique Wright for putting together this successful event.
Note to Mordechai and Hunny-J: Lexington Blue is the first screenplay for which I wrote the songs, and one of my influences was the Allman Brothers Band. So it was with sadness that we learned earlier today of the death of Gregg Allman.
June Update: In order to avoid confusion with the Atlanta Film Festival (ATLFF), the AIFF has recently changed its name to the Atlanta Award-Qualifying Film Festival (AAQFF).
The Atlanta International Film Festival will offer a free program of award-qualifying world shorts at the Plaza Theater on May 27th followed by a presentation ceremony.
“The spirit of the Atlanta International Film Festival is one of friendship and universal cooperation. Its aim is to focus attention on works of quality in order to contribute to the evolution of motion picture arts and encourage the development of the film industry throughout the world.”
Ginny Has a Grunge Band won Best Feature Screenplay at the RiverReel Festival in Cincinnati. See the announcement at http://cincinnatifilmsociety.org/festivals/riverreel/riverreel-awards-2017/
Oui, Ginny Has a Grunge Band is one of four scripts in competition for the May 2017 edition of the Paris Play Festival, a quarterly multimedia festival. This year’s judges are Zoé Chaloin, Emmanuel Lakkari, and Adèle Godefroy. See: http://parisonlinefilmfestival.com/in-competition/
Note to Ginny: The French and the Americans have never agreed who invented the cinema, but to be honest, the l’homme team makes the better case: the Lumière brothers staged the first exhibition with their Cinématographe projector, and Georges Méliès’ A Trip to the Moon told the first fictional story using cinematic effects. But at least we get credit for rock and roll.