Thank you to all of the incredible writers who entered Diverse Voices this year! Your hard work, talent, and dedication to storytelling shines through in the entries we received.
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We are thrilled to advance entries to the Finalist round for another read. A huge congratulations to every writer advancing. Stay tuned for the Winner announcement on August 15th!
Winners will be invited to participate in our career-changing Fall Diverse Voices Lab! Many thanks to the competition jury who are helping us select our winners. They include:
Talitha Watkins, Head of the Management for Issa Rae’s company ColorCreative
Rhys Ernst, Producer and Director on TRANSPARENT
Charlie Swinbourne, Screenwriter focused on Deaf Culture
Michael [Boogie] Pinckney, Director & Creative Producer, Jax Media
Jen Ray, Literary Manager at Heroes and Villains Entertainment
We also want to acknowledge all of the strong scripts that did not advance. If your script is not on this list, it does not at all mean that our judges didn’t enjoy the read – in fact, we’re confident some of the scripts not advancing will bring their writers success in the very near future. Thank you for entering your script and always keep writing.
Without further ado, the Fall 2021 Diverse Voices Finalists can be found on Coverfly here or below.
|Ann Arbor||Trevor Zhou|
|Black Santa||Parco Richardson, Aiden Chapparone|
|Bucky Johnson||James Barnes, Garrett Vanderwielen|
|Cambados, NJ||Thomas Rivera Montes|
|Captain F*ck It||Melanie Holmes|
|Circle of Illumination||Trisha Difazio|
|El Otro Lado||Jianna Maarten Saada|
|Grunt Work||Sal Bardo|
|Lift||Allison Orr Block|
|No Good Deed||Heather Farlinger|
|No Traveler Returns||Randall Thom|
|Original Tru||Adam Huss|
|Out/Sourced||Noa Aimeé, Wesley Tysdale|
|Outspoken – The Untold Story of Helen Keller||Kathryn Fox|
|Pole Moles||David Morris|
|Predatory||Ashley Rose Wellman|
|Queen of the Amazons||JL Ivory|
|Sunshine Shifts||Rebecca Davis|
|The Academy||Brit Cowan|
|The Only Safe Place Left Is The Dark||Warren Wagner|
|The Othered||Minh Anh Vo Dinh|