Inspirational Adoption Novel Based on a True Story

Anna's Phone Call to DSS- Anna asks Social Services if she can adopt Stephanie. She's told that the only right she has is, she can put a letter without any identifiable information in it, no people's names or geographical locations, in Stephanie's file. When Stephanie grows up, if she asks to see her file, she will find the letter. Anna places clues in her letter, praying that one day 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. Narrowing down the list prior to submitting my screenplay requires endless hours of research. Many appeal to different film making groups, a particular race, nationality, gender, religion, etc. Do they promote independent film makers? Do they have a screenplay category? Most don't. 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) and other times I submit the first one-third as a short screenplay (39 pages). 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.

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September 7, 2019

Austin Revolution Film Festival

Best Feature Script Drama

Lenora Livingston

May 4, 2019

Twister Alley International Film Festival

Best Feature Screenplay

Lenora Livingston

April 14, 2019

Worldfest Houston International Film Festival

Platinum Remi Winner, Short Screenplay

Lenora Livingston

December 29, 2018

International Independent Film Awards

Platinum Winner Best Drama Screenplay

Lenora Livingston

January 5, 2019

TopShorts - Short Screenplay Winner

Best Drama Screenplay

Finalist-LasVegasInternationalFilmScreenwritingCompetition-2019

August 1, 2019

Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Competition

Where's Stephanie?

Best Adapted Feature Screenplay

Finalist-LasVegasInternationalFilmScreenwritingCompetition-2019

August 1, 2019

Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Competition

Where's Stephanie? "The Ultimate Gift"

Best Short Script

Finalist-LasVegasInternationalFilmScreenwritingCompetition-2019

August 1, 2019

Las Vegas International Film and Screenwriting Competition

Where's Stephanie?

Family Feature

Finalist

Lenora Livingston

January 6, 2019

Festigious International Independent

Best Drama Screenplay

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June 15, 2019

Park City International Film Festival

  Finalists