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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

"Letters to Stephanie" Film Festival Script/Screenplay Awards

Lenora Livingston

The awards below are for both my feature script "Letters to Stephanie" (112 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 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 International Film Festival 2019

"The Ultimate Gift"

Platinum Remi Winner, Short

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

  "The Ultimate Gift"

Best Un-produced Screenplay Short

WINNER

Lenora Livingston

International Independent Film Awards 2018

Letters to  Stephanie

Platinum Winner Best Drama Screenplay

WINNER

SHORT SCRIPT WINNER - Las Vegas 2019 - Wheres Stephanie

Las Vegas International Film & Screenwriting Competition

"The Ultimate Gift"

Best Short Script

WINNER

1 Festigious 2018 WN v2 LQ (1)

Festigious International Independent Film Festival

Letters to Stephanie

Best Drama Screenplay

WINNER

3 Top Shorts Best Drama Screenplay Winner

Top Shorts

"The Ultimate Gift"

Best Drama Screenplay

WINNER

Hollywood Just4Shorts Award

Hollywood Just4Shorts

Film and Screenplay Competition 2020

"THE ULTIMATE GIFT"

Best Drama Script

SEMI-FINALIST

California Women's Film Festival 2020_Best Short Script

California Women's Film Festival

"The Ultimate Gift"

Best Short Script

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

 

BEST Screenplay Peachtree Village IInt'll Film Festival 2019 finalist

Peachtree Village International Film Festival

2019

Letters to Stephanie

Best Screenplay

SELECTED/FINALIST?

Cinequest Screenwriting Competition 2020

Cinequest Screenwriting Competition  2020

Letters to Stephanie

Best Screenplay 

SEMI-FINALIST

 

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Park City International Film Festival 2019

Letters to Stephanie

FINALIST

 

Care Awards 2019

CARE Awards

Culdee Arts Reel Entertainment

2019

Letters to Stephanie

SELECTED

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

Letters to Stephanie

(Feature Script)

SELECTED

Finalist and Winners to be announced at a later date.

Film Festival postponed due to Coronaviris (COVID-19)

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)

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

Letters to Stephanie

        Milledgeville-Eatonton          Int'l Film Festival 2020

SEMI-FINALIST

Best Feature Script

       Festival Postponed - Winner           to be determined in November

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