We are happy to announce that Gravel Heart, a short screenplay by writer/director Michael Curtis, has just been selected as a Finalist in the 2015 DC Shorts Screenplay Competition. A staged reading of the script will be held in front of a live audience during the festival on September 19th along with readings of the other Finalist scripts. The winning screenplay will be announced at the awards ceremony later that evening.
DC Shorts is the largest short film festival on the east coast, and we are excited to be taking part this year. Michael Curtis will be attending the festival to cast DC-area actors for the reading and to answer questions about the story and the writing process.
The winning screenplay will receive $2000 from the festival with a guaranteed screening slot at the next DC Shorts Festival if the resulting film can be completed in time. The screenplay for Gravel Heart has won at two other festivals to date and was also named a Semi-Finalist at the recent ScreenCraft Screenplay Competition out of more than 1600 submitted screenplays.