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Announcing the Fall 2019 Diverse Voices Semifinalists

By November 15, 2019 November 21st, 2019 No Comments

Diverse Voices is a screenplay contest and lab that strives to encourage stories that are told from perspectives that are often underrepresented in Hollywood today. This includes writers of color, women writers, writers with disabilities, writers over 40, writers in the LGBTQ+ community, and any other voices that have historically been ignored by Hollywood.

We want to thank everyone who entered — together we raised $2,868 for Array. A nonprofit from Ava DuVernay comprised of artist advocacy organizations, maverick volunteers, and rebel member donors worldwide. Their work is dedicated to the amplification of independent films by people of color and women filmmakers globally. Since Diverse Voices’ inception, we’ve raised over $20,000 for nonprofits in film and education!

The Diverse Voices competition includes an in-person Screenwriting Lab experience in Los Angeles. Four winners will be flown out to LA for mentorship and meetings with industry professionals.

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And now, the Fall 2019 Diverse Voices Semifinalists:

9 Will Fall  written by Lee Hayes & Rufus Robertson
A Lesser Hate written by Matthew McKinney
A Need to Kill  written by Mark Pettit
A Part of Me written by Jackson Chow
A Revolutionary Act written by Lisa Russell
A Tiny Loss written by Maud Brizard
A Turban & A Beard written by Jaskaran Singh
A Violent Noise written by Aaron Wong
Across The Neon Hours written by J. Malia Miranda
AGENT PIERCE: CITY ON FIRE written by Rocky Jo
Akhenaten + Nefertiti written by Steven Stovall
AKUNGA written by Olivia Biffot
All Are Welcome written by Ross Morin
All God’s Children written by Mark Herder
All Is Calm written by Matthew J. Beier
ALTERED IMAGE  written by Gavin Paul Carter
Altered written by Evyn Williams
AMORPHOUS  – A SHADOW OF GHOSTS  written by Gavin Paul Carter
An Old Western Song written by Alice Presa
Avalon written by Aaron Yeung
Back in the Dayz written by Carman Cooper
Bad Blood written by Joi Elaine
Bailey Punches His V-Card written by Brandon Bentley
Band of Others written by Arun Narayanan
BEANSTALK  written by Aarthi Ramanathan
Beckwitch written by Liz Prugh
BILLIE JEAN written by Terry Rousseau
Birdsong written by Jennifer Dunn
BIRDWATCHERS written by William  Halfon
Black Widow written by Makgano Mamabolo
BLACKFACE the story of nobody written by Cajardo Lindsey
Blazing Fist written by Kenneth Fultz
Blue Comedy written by Vincent Accettola
Borderline written by Kenyetta  Smith
BORDERLORE: Chupacabra written by Angel Sierra
Boyfriends written by Ushmey Chakraborty
Boys Will- written by Michael Witkes
Brocade written by Rahima Rice
Burnin’ Bobby written by Mike Peters
CARDS TO DIE FOR written by Derrick Coy
Caught Out written by Adam Edgar
Chill the Duck Out written by Star (Susanna) Williams
CHOKEPOINT written by Tamra Teig
Chrysalis written by Bethany White and Patrick Crellin
Chualar written by Ann Marie Pace
Conscience written by Brandon Kelley
CURVED written by Sagar Vasishtha
D.A.R.T.  written by Robin Fusco
DARK GENE  written by  Gavin Paul Carter
Dear Langston written by Kevyn Richmond
Definitely Not a Monster written by Brea Angelo
DIRTY ROTTEN TOFU AND THE GOHAN GIRLS written by JUNE INUZUKA
Dust Riders written by Jamie Rhodes
EL CERRITO written by Marina Kato Hoag
Experimental written by A. S. Thompson
Fabulosity written by Jesse Klein
Fabulosity written by Jesse Klein
FAGOTUS: First Amazing Gentleman of the United States written by Joe Forsythe
Fire Brothers_TV Pilot written by Carmen J. Madison
First Generation written by Narineh Tahmasebian
Forty Elephants written by Emily Aspland
Free Spirits written by Katharine Densmore
Galahad written by Nicholas Pangilinan
Game On written by Ariel Wilkins
Gamer written by Mark Williams-Abrams
GARE DU NORD written by Takeo Hori
Gentrified written by Claude Atcho
Giftless written by Dan Hass
Girl Afraid written by Christopher Guerrero
Girls On the Run written by Lukas Hassel
Go For Broke! written by Roy Tjioe
Going Brogue written by Samantha Martin
Good Mother, Lavender Vine written by Stacey Pierce
Greensboro’s Own written by Courtney Powell
Habsburg written by Alexandra Shields
Havenwood written by Jai Brandon
Her First Kill written by NIKE KADRI
Her Keeper written by Tannis Spencer
HOME OF THE FREE written by Tracy Lawson
Homogeny written by Dustin Clendenen
Hustle City written by Willie Williams
Icemaiden written by Derrick Vaughan
IN PURSUIT written by Melinda Maerker
Jackson Wong’s Game of Pong written by M Lee Speyer
Jericho’s Painting written by Akilah Tucker
JOCKO written by Derek Vitatoe
Julie La Maupin written by Jack Steeley
Just Potential  written by Piyali Syam & Vick Krishna
Kansas, Anymore written by Heather Farlinger
KING written by Stephane Cantave
KLEFTI  MEANS  THIEF written by MIRANDA FILIPPIDES
Komtess Bohemia written by Mel Piper
Labels written by Mary Berger
Land That We Love written by Julian Awoonor Renner
Lessons in the Unfamiliar written by Fiona Luong
Let ‘er Buck written by Maren Curtis
Long Live The King written by Ansuya Nathan
Love and Insurrection written by Ernestina Juarez
Lucky Kidney written by Nelson Knight
Macau Omen written by Tony Shyu
Marriage Brokers written by Piyali  Syam & Vick Krishna
Meet Me in a Dark Alley written by Jessy Lauren Smith
MIKA PEPPER: MONSTER HUNTER written by Zoë Furlong
Mixed written by Brianna Brown
More than a Game written by Enoch McKie
Mother-Daughter written by Tricia Lee
Mutant Zone written by Dana Cowden
Nemesis written by Kranti Pally
Neon Sisters written by Jeanette Lim
New America  written by Kirk John-Williams
NO GUARANTEE written by Jasmina Luksic
NOVA: First Flight written by Rachel Fischer
OCEAN EFFECT (Today is Your Day) written by Heather Farlinger
Officer X written by Michael Joiner
Otis N’ the Dough Boyz written by Alexander Etseyatse
Pakalolo written by Chris Lee
Party Diaz written by Roxana Altamirano
Pimpernelle written by Rikki Stinnette
Pinkerton’s Number One Hitman Agency written by Timothy Burnham
Pizza Face written by RanRan Wang
Post Mortem written by Nick Celentano
Powerless written by Jess Harris-DiStefano
Present Tense written by J Stifle
QUEEN + CoUNTRY written by Varun Raman
Queen written by Jeff Reyes
Ready When You Aren’t  written by Brittany Ashley
Reflections written by Cynthia Wright
Relics written by Rose Skye
Returned written by Jennifer Grand
Reunion written by Sheridan Watson
Rule of Thumb written by Katie Gill
RULE written by Rachel McClard
SANCTUARY written by Darryl Wimberley
Sausage & Sushi written by Dale Winton
SINJAR written by Ben Browne
Sissy Issue written by Cime Bruce
Small Favors written by Lyndsey Scott
Smile For Me written by Breanna Tennell
Snitch written by Anthony Cuffie
SPIC written by Johnny Sánchez
Spiery written by Gannon Kenney
Spotless written by Diogo Beltran
STONE COLD written by David Joglar
Stormtrooper written by Mario Rivas
Strange Desires written by Douglas Allen
Street Lights written by Terrence Thompson
Strings written by Lisa Chiu & Claire Robinson May
Substance written by Gideon Gwaza
Sundown written by Wilbert Stanton
T’ai Djin: Legend of the Werewolf Monk written by Taylor Hopkins
Teaching While Black written by Donnetrice Allison
Teddy and Low written by Kevin Walsh
The American Way  written by Jai Jamison
The Brimstone Guild: Kairos written by Alexander Hurt
The Bubble written by Dustin Clendenen
The Chocolate Kandinsky written by Suzanne Griffin
The Chosen One, Or How I Impersonated Him written by Jonathan Tshinanu
The Collapse written by Brooks Roscoe
The Company We Keep written by Suhashini Krishnan
The Conduit written by Rolando Gonzaga
The Countdown written by Amadou Diallo
The Cricket written by Gabe Berry
The Dancer written by Anokh Singh Dhillon
The Demon written by Dan Carrillo
THE DEVIL’S ORCHARD written by Anthony Maddalena
The Evening written by Alan Harrington
The Fall Girl written by Tara Hall
The Fall written by Tamra Teig
The Gaminos  written by Susie Lohse
The Huntsman of Corvinus written by Timothy Bryan
The Italian Lover written by Suzanne  Griffin
The Lakeside Club written by Carl Hippensteel
The Last Swordsman written by Deven Spencer
The Orphaned written by Brian Beatty
The Poet’s Corner written by Viren Shinde
The Ravens of London written by Jaskaran Bahia
The Salmon written by Valentina  Avayu
The Show Goes On written by Sean Farley
The Suspect is a Black Male written by Alvoro Leite
The Tides written by Isla Ure
The Well written by Raza Rizvi
The White Mouse: Witch written by Heather Farlinger
This is China written by Kathy Tao
Those We Leave Behind written by Will Stewart
THROUGH VIOLET EYES written by Stephen Woodworth
Unsportsmanlike Conduct written by Amanda Samaroo
Until the Last One Falls written by Gabe Berry
Untouchable written by Dhruv Kanungo
Vampire Strippers Must Die! written by Keith Hartman
VICEROY written by Patrick Hayle
W.A.T.T.S. (We Are Taught To Survive) written by Manfred Moore
We The People written by Christopher Rutledge
What Now written by Jackie Fernandez
When the Barbarians written by Arun Croll
White Wedding written by Lina Khan
Who Wants To Live In A World? written by Pamela Perry
WILD C.A.T. written by Lena Pousette
Women’s Work written by Kevin Schwartz
YUNG written by Kyle Kubo & Fatima Liaqat
Zebra written by Sean Sinclair

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