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This year, IFP MN teamed up with MCTC and the Screenwriters’ Workshop to offer an updated Fresh Filmmakers Production Grant. Aspiring directors bid to direct one of the three winning scripts from the Script to Screen competition, with production expenses covered by MCTC, Screenwriters' Workshop, and IFP.
Fresh Filmmaker winner Sean Voysey Olson selected May Chaplin's script, entitled "AND THE WINNER IS..."
Congratulations to Sean and May!
May Chaplin has been writing screenplays for over twenty-five years with eleven feature scripts to her credit and numerous shorts. She has recently won second place in Screenwriters’ Workshop Minnesota script competition with her historical drama feature "Vindication". She won third place in this same competition and the Morrow Fellowship with "Bounders". She was a finalist in the McKnight Fellowship for Screenwriters with "Supposedly Empty". Her screenplay "The Palmist" which was optioned by Rio Productions was a finalist in numerous competitions including America’s Best Screenwriting Competition, Minnesota Independent Film Fund, Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum, Hollywood’s Next Success Screenwriting Contest and the Morrow Fellowship. Her winning short, "And the Winner is..." was a semi-finalist in the BlueCat Fellini Award short competition.
Meanwhile, 2011 Fresh Filmmaker Alexander Cooney is in post on his short, "LOST AT THE LAKE." For more about Alexander's project, click here.