Each year, the festival will explore a new theme and focus on some of the behind-the-scenes aspects of the filmmaking process. The theme for 2019 is “Heroes.” The screenwriting competition, also for short films, is based on the same theme and will explore the foundational aspect of filmmaking – the script. A focus of this new four-day event is to bring the community together to experience the best films they’ve never seen and experience one of the foundational aspects of filmmaking – the screenplay.
Official Screenplay Selections
The winning script also wins a table read at the Festival on Saturday, June 22 at 2:00 PM. The table read will be hosted by the Cary Playwrights Forum and will feature local actors.
2019 Walter Hines Page Screenplay Award Winner
Become the Wind
by Jim Courter and Teresa Courter
On the eve of a natural disaster a big-city lawyer turned hometown developer conducts business as usual, interacting with the members of his historically black community and juggling the balls of his cash-strapped enterprise, blissfully unaware the die has been cast for the demise of his efforts, and possibly his life.
Prizes are provided by InkTip, where producers go for scripts and writers. Winners of the Walter Hines Page Screenplay Award will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.
Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more. Producers have made more than 350 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.
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