By Kim Nunley
A couple weekends ago I had the pleasure of visiting Kansas City for the Kansas City FilmFest. My short script, SEVEN MINUTES TO CLOSING, was a finalist in the 2016 Kansas City Women in Film & TV Short Screenplay contest and as such was awarded a staged reading in front of an audience at the festival.
I’m ecstatic to share that the script won the Audience Award. It was gifted an impassioned performance by Kansas City talent Frank Oakley III, Johanna Lee and Davis DeRock and a smooth narrative reading by Christal Watson. Sending out an emphatic, heartfelt thank you to the actors and reader, who gave life to the script.
Congratulations to Mariana Serapico, who won the grand prize for Best Screenplay with her script THE GRANDAD PROJECT. And my compliments to Marjory Kaptanoglu‘s script RUN, MY DEAR, which won the prize for Best Female Protagonist.
While at the festival, I was able to attend a Women Making Movies Brunch Panel featuring Andrea Sporcic Klund, Kerri Yost, Cynthia J. Popp, Karen Bernstein and Michelle Davidson. I also got the opportunity to learn from Angelo Pizzo (RUDY, HOOSIERS) in a screenwriting panel. Time for watching movies was relatively limited, but I did catch DRIVING WHILE BLACK, a hilarious film by Paul Sapiano featuring Dominique Purdy.