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

"Letters to Stephanie" Film Festival Script/Screenplay Awards

Lenora Livingston

The awards below are for both my feature script "Letters to Stephanie" (118 pages) and my short script "The Ultimate Gift" (39 pages) which is the first one-third of "Letters to Stephanie", and stands alone beautifully with a well defined beginning, middle and end.

There are roughly 3,000 film festivals in the United States. The top rated film festivals, like Sundance,  do not have screenplay/script 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. 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 dreams 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 "Letters to Stephanie" both as a book and a screenplay.

 

Top Awards

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Austin Revolution Film Festival 2019

Letters to Stephanie

Best Feature Script Drama

WINNER

WINNER - Las Vegas Festival 2019 - Wheres Stephanie

Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Competition 2019

Letters to Stephanie

Best Adapted Feature Screenplay

WINNER

Lenora Livingston

Twister Alley International Film Festival 2019

Letters to Stephanie

Best Feature Screenplay

WINNER

Lenora Livingston

Worldfest Houston Int'l Film Festival 2019

Letters to Stephanie

"The Ultimate Gift"

Best Short Screenplay

Platinum Remi Winner

NYLA 2019 Official Winning Certificate_20191108_0001

NYLA International Film Festival 2019

Letters to Stephanie

Best Script

WINNER

TFSFF Screenplay Finalist Award 2019

Twin Falls Sandwiches Film Festival 2019

Letters to Stephanie

Best Drama Screenplay

WINNER

SCUFF2019 Finalist Laurel

South Carolina Underground Film Festival 2019

Letters to Stephanie

  "The Ultimate Gift"

Best Un-produced Screenplay Short

WINNER

Lenora Livingston

International Independent Film Awards 2018

Letters to  Stephanie

Best Drama Screenplay

PLATINUM WINNER

SHORT SCRIPT WINNER - Las Vegas 2019 - Wheres Stephanie

Las Vegas International Film & Screenwriting Competition 2019

"The Ultimate Gift"

Best Short Script

WINNER

1 Festigious 2018 WN v2 LQ (1)

Festigious International Independent Film Festival

Feature

Letters to Stephanie

Best Drama Screenplay

WINNER

3 Top Shorts Best Drama Screenplay Winner

Top Shorts

Letters to Stephanie  "The Ultimate Gift"

Short

Best Drama Screenplay

WINNER

California Women's Film Festival 2020_Best Short Script

California Women's Film Festival 2020

Letters to Stephanie  "The Ultimate Gift"

Best Short Script

Winner

Williamsburg Award 2020_20201014_0001

Williamsburg International Film & Music Competition 2020

Feature

Letters to Stephanie

 WINNER

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FINALIST and SELECTED

Finalist-LasVegasInternationalFilmScreenwritingCompetition-2019

Las Vegas International Film and

Screenwriting Competition 2019

Letters to Stephanie

Best Family Feature

FINALIST

 

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Park City Int'l Film Festival 2019

     Letters to Stephanie     "The Ultimate Gift"

Short Screenplay

FINALIST

Los Angeles Intl Screenplay Competition 2020 -

Los Angeles Screenplay Awards 2020

Letters to Stephanie

Best Drama Feature

FINALIST

Winners to be announced 10/31/2020

SEMI-FINALIST - ME Film Festival - LETTERS TO STEPHANIE BEST FEATURE SCRIPT 2020

Milledgeville-Eatonton

Int'l Film Festival 2020

Letters to Stephanie

Best Feature Screenplay

UPDATED TO FINALIST

Winners to be announced at the May 2021 Film Festival

 

Hollywood Just4Shorts Award

Hollywood Just4Shorts

Film Festival 2020

Best Drama Short Script

Letters to Stephanie

"The Ultimate Gift"

SEMI-FINALIST

Care Awards 2019

CARE Awards

Culdee Arts Reel Entertainment

2019

Letters to Stephanie

SELECTED

SEMI-FINALIST - Cinequest Screenwriting Competition - 2020

Cinequest Screenwriting Competition 2020

Letters to Stephanie

Best Feature Scripts

SEMI-FINALIST

 

AMERICAN SCREENPLAY CHALLENGE SHORT SELECTED - Sacramento International Film Festival 2020 - WHERES STEPHANIE THE ULTIMATE GIFT

 "The Ultimate Gift"

(Short Script)

SELECTED

Finalist and Winners to be announced at a later date.

Film Festival postponed due to Coronaviris (COVID-19)

Peachtree Village International Film Festival - 2019

Peachtree Village International

Film Festival 2019

Letters to Stephanie

Best Feature Screenplay

SELECTED/FINALIST

BestFeatureCARE Awards WV 2019

 CULDEE ARTS REEL ENTERTAINMENT 2019

Letters to Stephanie

Best Feature

SELECTED

 

AMERICAN SCREENPLAY CHALLENGE DRAMATIC SELECTED - Sacramento International Film Festival 2020 - WHERES STEPHANIE

Sacramento International Film Festival

Letters to Stephanie 2020

Feature Script

SELECTED

Finalist and Winners to be announced at a later date due to Coronaviris (COVID-9)

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