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A Unique and Inspirational Adoption Novel and Screenplay Based on a True Story

Anna asks Social Services if she can adopt Stephanie. She's told that grandparents have not rights. The only thing she can do is put a letter without any identifiable information in it, no people's names or geographical locations, in Stephanie's file. Not wanting to lose all hope of ever seeing Stephanie again, Anna places clues in her letter, hoping that one day, by some miracle, Stephanie will follow the clues and find her.

Film Festivals

Where's Stephanie? Film Festival Awards

Lenora Livingston

There are roughly 3,000 film festivals in the United States. The top rated film festivals, like Sundance,  do not have screenplay categories, which immediately eliminates some researching. However, narrowing down the rest of the list prior to submitting my screenplay requires endless hours of research. Many appeal to different groups, i.e. a particular race, nationality, gender, religion, etc. Do they actually promote independent film makers? What categories do they have for screenplays? I look for categories like Drama, Family, Inspirational, etc. Some have categories of only Horror, Comedy, Action, etc. What are their page  requirements for both short and feature length screenplays? Some accept only short and some are very, very short.  Sometimes, I submit my full screenplay (115 pages) as Where's Stephanie?. Other times I submit the first one-third as a short screenplay (39 pages) as Where's Stephanie? "The Ultimate Gift". Short screenplays and films are the trend now.

I also research how long the festivals have been in the business? What kind of reviews do they have? What does Movie Maker Magazine say about them? Do they ask their winners to pay for their trophies?

I never in my wildest dream imagined myself as a screenwriter, but when the greatest miracle of my life presented itself to me in a matter of seconds, like a movie in fast forward, I knew without a doubt that I was meant to write "Where's Stephanie?" both as a book and a screenplay.

Top Awards

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Austin Revolution Film Festival 2019

Where's Stephanie?

Best Feature Script Drama

WINNER

WINNER - Las Vegas Festival 2019 - Wheres Stephanie

Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Competition 2019

Where's Stephanie?

Best Adapted Feature Screenplay

WINNER

Lenora Livingston

Twister Alley International Film Festival 2019

Where's Stephanie?

Best Feature Screenplay

WINNER

Lenora Livingston

Worldfest Houston International Film Festival 2019

Where's Stephanie?

"The Ultimate Gift"

Platinum Remi Winner, Short

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NYLA International Film Festival 2019

Where's Stephanie?

Best Script

WINNER

TFSFF Screenplay Finalist Award 2019

Twin Falls Sandwiches Film Festival 2019

Where's Stephanie?

Best Drama Screenplay

WINNER

SCUFF2019 Finalist Laurel

South Carolina Underground Film Festival 2019

Where's Stephanie?

  "The Ultimate Gift"

Best Short Script All Genres

WINNER

Lenora Livingston

International Independent Film Awards 2018

Where's Stephanie?

Platinum Winner Best Drama Screenplay

WINNER

1 Festigious Film Festival Winner

Festigious International Independent Film Festival 2018 Fall

Where's Stephanie?

Best Drama Screenplay

WINNER

1 Festigious 2018 WN v2 LQ (1)

Festigious International Independent Film Festival 2018

Where's Stephanie?

Best Drama Screenplay

WINNER

3 Top Shorts Best Drama Screenplay Winner

Top Shorts - December 2018

Where's Stephanie?

"The Ultimate Gift"

Best Drama Screenplay

WINNER

FINALIST and SELECTED

Finalist-LasVegasInternationalFilmScreenwritingCompetition-2019

Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Competition 2019

Where's Stephanie?

Family Feature

FINALIST

 

BEST Screenplay Peachtree Village IInt'll Film Festival 2019 finalist

Peachtree Village International Film Festival

2019

Where's Stephanie?

Best Screenplay

SELECTED/FINALIST?

 

Finalist-LasVegasInternationalFilmScreenwritingCompetition-2019

LAS VEGAS FILM AND SCREENWRITING COMPETITION 2019

         Where's Stephanie?           

"The Ultimate Gift"

Best Short Script

Finalist

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Park City International Film Festival 2019

Where's Stephanie?

FINALIST

 

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