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The Baltimore Screenwriters Competition is a project of the Baltimore Film Office in conjunction with film programs at Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University. All screenwriters are encouraged to apply. Director of the Baltimore Film Office Debbie Donaldson Dorsey emphasizes, “The Baltimore Screenwriters Competition nurtures all levels of writers and the many wonderful Baltimore stories waiting to be told.” The application and full guidelines are available at www.baltimorefilm.com.
Submitted scripts receive coverage from students in the Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University screenwriting programs and by local screenwriters and producers. The final screenplays are judged by industry professionals in film and television, including producers and writers working on projects for HBO and other studios. The top entries in each category will win cash prizes.
The Baltimore Film Office at BOPA announces the winners of the 17th annual Baltimore Screenwriters Competition.
In the features category, first place goes to Teddy Duvall and Casey Pence for “Horror Fans,” second place to C.P. Englander for “Mobius Hoops,” and third place to Jeffrey Brady for “Sanctuary.”
In the shorts category, first place went to Dimitri Callwood-Jackson for “Love Culture,” Warren Greenberg won second place with “The Whole Point,” and Elena Moscatt took third with “Crafty Lane.” The winners, who will receive cash prizes, were selected by the competition judges, film industry professionals MK Asante, Nina K. Noble, Ken LaZebnik, and Annette Porter.
The winners were announced on Saturday, April 30, at 12:00 p.m. in the Lazarus Auditorium in the Fred Lazarus Building on the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) campus as part of the 24th annual Maryland Film Festival.
The Baltimore Screenwriters Competition is a project of the Baltimore Film Office in conjunction with film programs at Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University. Funding is provided by Morgan State University Additional support is courtesy of the Maryland Film Festival and Write Brothers.
For more information on the Baltimore Screenwriters Competition, call 443- 263-4313.