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2020 Short Script Competition Results

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Winner Bahar, Born at Night by Michael Bina Michael A. Bina is a writer, director, and producer who graduated from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. His script Bahar, Born at Night tells the story of a woman who looks back on her childhood in Iran as a gay man, where she reminisces on her first love, its fallout, and the gender reassignment surgery she was pressured to have. Michael is compelled to explore themes of immigration, growth, and adaptation in his projects and is confident that audiences will respond positively to these compelling stories and create a dialogue surrounding such topics of human life. His previous short film, Children of the Revolution, was set during the Iran-Iraq War and told the story of a mother who worries about her son who has gone missing in combat. The film was awarded 2nd place by Kathy Bates,…

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2020 Short Film Competition Results

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Winner Distance Directed by Grace Swee Written by Grace Swee & Apoorva Charan Grace Swee is a Singaporean filmmaker, based in New York. Her shorts have screened at various international film festivals. Her most recent short, ‘空间Distance’, received a Special Mention at the 39th Film School Fest Munich. In 2018, her project pitch was selected for the South-East Asian Film Lab to be developed as a first feature. Grace is a film graduate from Columbia University, School of The Arts. She enjoys telling stories of different genres, expounding on family relations, deep character studies, with a touch of magical realism. Runners-up Augustus Directed by Jon Alston Story by Ayindé Howell and Jon Alston Written by Ayindé Howell What Daphne Saw Written & Directed by Lizz Marshall Finalists Attrition Written & Directed by Kelly Holmes It’s Me (Era Yo) Written & Directed by Andrea Casaseca In Orbit Written & Directed by…

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