Preparations are being made in the City of Joy for the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival’s (CICFF) annual awards event, to be held this year on December 5-6. Monthly winners in each category are eligible for this year’s Golden Fox Awards.
CATEGORY: TREATMENT / SYNOPSIS
“Bloodline” by Paula Brancato; “Dark Blossom” by Shripad Dagade; “Goodbye World, I’ve Gone to Bodie” by Kirby Wright; “Hollywood Redux” by Michael Vincent Montgomery; “Santa in Cyberland” by Kirby Wright; and “Veils” by Sammer Abu Al Ragheb.
The World Series of Screenwriting announced today that Selah Selam is the 2017 winner of the Silver Award for Short Film Scripts. My congratulations to Frances Wilkerson for winning the Gold Award and to Ian Davies (Bronze). See: worldseriesofscreenwriting.com/awards/2017-winners
Note to Selah: In response to a comment I received on the script logline posted on Stage32, I wrote: “Selah may be my own character, but even I am somewhat in awe of her as a holy person-in-the-making.” Anyway, I’m glad to put your story out there, and hope it might bring you some acclaim…
Selah’s reply: You are so funny, Dr. M! Ginny warned me that you could get overly sentimental about your characters. You know perfectly well you shouldn’t confuse the message with the messenger. I’m far from being a saint, and certainly not seeking fame, only trying to make an appeal for unity. Peace and love — Selah. P.S. And please say hi to your daughter for me!
The ACFF, organized by Elie Toussant and Mikel Fair, includes a screenplay contest and screenings of short comedies at the Synchronicity Theater in downtown Atlanta (this year’s schedule TBA).
Secondhand Saints was recently chosen as a finalist in the Circus Road Screenplay Contest; “Hollywood Redux,” a film treatment, was a winner at the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival.
“Ginny has a Grunge Band” has made it to the finals of the South Carolina Underground Film Festival (S.C.U.F.F.), which will be held this year on November 11-12 at the Olde Village Community Building in North Charleston. Note to Ginny: Just one last stop close to home, I promise. Can’t wait to have you, Viv, and those two crazy lads back from your tour stop in Amsterdam. Ik hoop dat het loop was!
This is a time we need to focus on our community, our city, and our country…
This is the time for Mexico to focus on the hundreds of dead and thousands displaced…
This is the time to focus on our team and their family members…
This is not a time to celebrate cinematic achievements.
Thus I am officially notifying everyone, that this eight edition of Oaxaca FilmFest is being postponed indefinitely.
We are currently working toward defining new dates and a completely different version of the festival.
We will announce those dates and the specifics of that event tentatively next Wednesday October 4.
This year’s Amsterdam Lift-Off Festival will be held at LAB 111, Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Note to Marten and Koos: The event should provide a nice homecoming for you as you wrap up the tour, a chance to reunite with your former bandmates Braam and Arian, and an opportunity to show Ginny and Viv some of your old stomping grounds back in those glory days when Marten played guitar for Pearl Sham and Koos the bass for Neppenwolf. I know I can trust you two to comport yourselves with dignity and to steer well clear of De Wallen. Right, Koos?