The screenplay Lexington Blue has reached the finals of the River Bend Festival (April 6-8). Goshen, Indiana, the home of the fest, is a true haven for avant-garde and underground film. Its Independent Script Competition is one of the indie world’s most prestigious, judged by Stephen Susco, writer of such films as The Grudge (2004), Red (2008), and Beyond the Reach (2014).
Note to Mordechai and Hunny-J: Goshen is cinema sacred ground, the birthplace of Howard Hawks, who directed Scarface, Sergeant York, Bringing up Baby, His Girl Friday, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, To Have and Have Not, The Big Sleep, Red River, Rio Bravo, and too many other classic films to mention. Even if your interest in film doesn’t extend much past anime, Hunny-J, you should know that MoMA considers many of Hawks’ works masterpieces of cinematic art.
Lexington Blue is a feature screenplay semifinalist for this year’s Milledgeville Film Festival. This festival is complete as one could wish, with screenings, workshops, get-togethers for filmmakers, and even an awards show with a red carpet. It is a friendly and fun alternative to the ATLFF.
Note to Mordechai and Hunny-J: Good luck to you both in bringing home the Milly! You will find Milledgeville to be a very friendly town. I recommend breakfast at the Local Yolkal followed by a stroll along the Oconee River Greenway. Or if you want to get out of town, there’s Andalusia, Flannery O’Connor’s farm. It reminds me of the kind of places where you used to work, Mordie.
This year’s RiverReel Festival will be held March 24th and 25th at the Mockbee Brewery in historic Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati. RiverReel is an annual celebration of film, music and the moving image sponsored by the Cincinnati Film Society. And yes, Ginny and the band are in.
Note to Ginny: Congratulations on another high profile gig! Your agent Kara must be working overtime. And I know Marten and Koos will be inspired by the brewery venue, so long as they are willing to put aside Dutch beer for one evening.
Ginny Has a Grunge Band has been granted “Preselected Status” by the screenplay judges of the 2017 Berlin World International Film Festival, placing it in the top 2% of submissions received.
Ginny Has a Grunge Band is an Official Selection to Rebel Seed Entertainment’s 2017 Women’s Film & Script Showcase: http://www.filmandscriptshowcase.com/winners-womens-2017/
Ginny Has a Grunge Band has received a Best Screenplay nomination from the 8th Annual World Music and Independent Film Festival. This year the D.C.-based, IMDb-qualifying event will be held July 22nd-30th on a cruise to San Juan and the Caribbean: http://www.wmiff.net/nominees
The next L. A. CineFest will be held January 14-15 at the Promenade Playhouse in Santa Monica. This monthly festival has grown internationally throughout the past year, earning a listing on IMDb. Master Moon is one of four screenplays to have made the final round, a short script about a gruff Korean Seon master who raises a little girl. See: http://www.lacinefest.org/november2016.html.