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Nominations for Best Writing Award!

Updated: Sep 14, 2019



It's time for the Grimmies! Our take on a Grim Reaper award, and our special little way of recognizing filmmaker achievements. For our inaugural run we nominated five shorts that will be playing in San Jose on October 5th at the Towne 3 Cinemas ( find out which block they will be featured in here) . Over the next two weeks we will announce the nominations for Best Effects and Best Short Film, respectively.


The films nominated for Best Writing submitted their screenplays for review upon request, and we immediately saw why their shorts were horrifyingly impactful. Although you can produce and direct an indie film without a screenplay, having a prepared structure in place will almost always translate to a balanced production, and a higher quality final product. For fledgling indie filmmakers - if you want to be taken seriously in the field you need a polished script. It came as no surprise when we received the screenplays that each one was professionally formatted, polished and ready for submission to prospective agents/managers/producers. Great job everyone!


Here are the nominations:


Playtime's Over - Directed by Tony Tony Reames


Swipe - Directed by Niels Bourgonje


Plasmid - Directed by Roshni Bhatia


The Game - Directed by Michael Cohn


Bull Mountain Lookout - Directed By Vanessa Newell


The winner will be announced Monday October 7th! Come see these films and many more October 5th! Tickets on sale now.


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