Three days from Now!
Scaffolding Short Screenplay Award - Finalists
But first, a few honorable mentions. It is our pleasure to announce semifinalists of the award:
And now, the finalists:
How exciting must be for all the semifinalists and the finalists, but perhaps especially so for Anthony Barnett, whose two screenplays were blindly voted into the finalists!
For our 5th anniversary, Shortcut 100 is offering the following film awards:
Read about the shortlisted films on the Nebula Creatives web site.
Film Party at the music Box theater
There is no better venue for the film screening in Chicago than the Music Box Theater. It is the heart of eclectic and independent film in Chicago. It is best positioned to host Shortcut 100 because of it's historic and cultural significance, and for it's established ability to promote it's events. Opened in 1929, the theater retains its original architecture and design. With a dark blue ceiling, “twinkling stars” and moving cloud formations suggesting a night sky, and walls and towers suggesting an Italian courtyard, patrons are made to feel as if they are watching a film in an open-air Tuscan palazzo.
Stay tuned for the updates on the festival! We will be streaming from Chicago on our YouTube, Facebook and live tweet on Twitter.
Open Submissions to the SHORTCUT100 Film Festival: Short Films & Screenplays Accepted, Plus Discount CodeRead Now
Folks, I am partnering with the Shortcut 100 Film Festival. The 5th annual festival submissions are now open, till Jul. 24, 2017. Submit your films and screenplays here and use EXT17 code for the $10 discount!
Read about the festival here.
Festival's organizer is the Chicago-based film company Nebula Creatives. This year the festival for the first time features the BEST SCREENPLAY award, sponsored by the Scaffolding Magazine. Information sponsors are IFP Chicago, Chicago Screenwriters Network, and Women in Film.
Also here is the direct link.
We Hear Your Outrage! We are Just As Outraged!
TALKING TO ROSEMARY A. JOHNS, AUTHOR OF 'HOW TO SCALP A DOLL', A SHARP SHORT STORY PUBLISHED IN THE FIRST ISSUE OF THE SCAFFOLDING MAGAZINERead Now
Scaffolding MaGazine is finally live!
After long months preparing for the launch, our First Issue is finally live and available in hardcopy on Blurb.com. In the first issue, we are privileged to have selected 29 submissions from writers and artists from around the globe. We are proud to feature artists from the United States, the United Kingdom, Greece, India, Japan, South Sudan, and New Zealand.
Each of the submissions is unique and exciting. Today we would like to tell you about Rosemary A. Johns from the UK. Her short story "How to Scalp a Doll" stood out from a long line of submissions. It was obviously written by a seasoned and assertive author, who knows her voice and effectively uses it.
"How to Scalp A Doll":
We knew that finding corresponding artwork would be somewhat a challenge. There is an inherent responsibility for addressing the subject of human trafficking, and 'How to Scalp a Doll' is the kind of a story that does it in a very artistic and profound way. The story is visual, so the images had to be striking as well.
We were lucky to come across Stephanie Todhunter's project "Latchkey Kids". Stephanie's girls are with smeared faces and brooding personalities, that at least to the Editors of the Scaffolding resembled Harley Quinn archetype. But Stephanie's "Latchkey Kids" project, as evocative as it is, is based on specific ideas, of which you will find out from the pages of the magazine.
"The relationship between the broken dolls buried in the yard and the broken girls buried in the back of the truck is especially fascinating."
who is the aothor of "How to Scalp A Doll"?
Scaffolding loves indie enterprises. When we think indie, we think of something that strangely reminds us a Christmas present: exciting, largely unpredictable, and if you are really lucky, awesome beyond belief. Indie scence fiction comics Lab 99 definitely fits this description. Scaffolding brings you an inside scoop on what perhaps soon will become your favourite graphic novel and a box office blockbuster.
How it began: Present day Thailand
The fishermen cast their nets, but the catch was more than they bargained for...