The Moondance International Film Festival recently selected Secondhand Saints as a finalist in its 2017 feature screenplay competition. Written in the style of a triptych, Secondhand Saints uses the setting of thrift store to tell three stories of faith and redemption.
Based in Boulder, Moondance is one of the premier festivals in the world and has been described as “The American Cannes.” Its mission is “to honor filmmakers, writers, and composers who actively increase awareness, provide multiple viewpoints, and address complex social issues.”
Link to Moondance: http://moondancefilmfestival.com/2017-selections/
The Oaxaca Film Festival announced today that Ginny Has a Grunge Band is an Official Selection in its 2017 Global Script Challenge. This year the festival received over 7000 entries.
Note to Ginny: We are coming to the end of the road soon, I promise. It has been nearly ten months since your world tour began in Bucharest, with stops in Berlin, Paris, Brisbane, and Santo Domingo. Not to mention honors received in St. Paul, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Cincinnati, Las Vegas, New York, and Little River (SC). Thank you, my bold and fiery friend.
Churchill is historian Alex von Tunzelmann’s first movie script, and she has done Herodotus proud.
This year’s Near Nazareth Festival will be held December 13-17 in Afula, Israel. Near Nazareth is a three-year-old festival with the worthy goal of “strengthen[ing] mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples of the world.” It accepts work from all cultures in all languages.
Selah Selam is a new screenplay that tells the story of Selah Voss, a young Rasta Christian woman who is attacked while praying near a Donald Trump rally.
The Gullah Geechee Heritage Film Festival, which “strives to spotlight talented filmmakers and storytellers from around the world,” will be held this year October 8-14 in Little River, South Carolina. Both Ginny Has a Grunge Band and Lexington Blue are Official Selections.