Friday, 11 October 2013

Shortlisted for the Writer's Guild Screenplay Award!

AWG - The professional association for writers for performance
Winner of the INSITE AWARD 2013 to be announced Sunday 13th October at the Adelaide Film Festival

The Australian Writers’ Guild (AWG), together with the Adelaide Film Festival (AFF), are very excited to announce the shortlist for the 2013 INSITE Unproduced Screenplay Competition. INSITE is one of the premier screenwriting competitions for unproduced screenplays in Australia and showcases some of the outstanding work being written by AWG members.

Congratulations to:
  •  The Original B written by Mark Bryan
  •  Tigress written by Jane Hampson
  •  Lighting Up written by Tracy Richardson
  •  The Crooked Head written by Cathryn Strickland
  • Faking It written by Scott Taylor
  • Holy Stone written by John Thompson

After receiving over 260 entries written by Australian writers from around the globe, the competition for the Insite Award has confirmed its position as one of the most popular screenwriting competitions in Australia. The AWG would like to thank all the judges involved for their time, effort and continued support.
The winner will be announced by AWG President Jan Sardi, the internationally acclaimed and Academy Award nominated writer ofShine, The Notebook, Mao's Last Dancer, this SUNDAY - 13th October - at a special AFF Meet the Writers event at the Festival Club.
Chair of the AWG SA Committee, Andrew Bovell (Writer of Lantana, Head On, A Most Wanted Man) will host a panel discussion with writers of AFF films to share their stories including:  Sophie Hyde (Writer & Director of 52 Tuesdays), Matthew Cormack (Writer of 52 Tuesdays), Matthew Saville (Writer of Noise & Director of Bonny Doon), Nick Matthews (Writer & Director of One Eyed Girl), Craig Behenna (Screenwriter of One Eyed Girl) and Zak Hilditch (Writer & Director These Final Hours).

WHEN: Sunday 13th October 2013
WHERE: Festival Club  (aka Little Miss Mexico & Miami): Cnr Grenfell & Frome St, Adelaide 5000

TIME: 1:00pm

Please note this is a free public event and bookings are not necessary.

Here's a little more about my screenplay from an earlier Blog entry.
Faking It - By Scott Taylor


Faking it didn't win - it went to Tigress by Jane Hampson. Mine was a very commercial rom-com set in the outback, so I was very happy it was noticed like that by the Guild. It now goes into their Pathways program designed to get writers and producers together. 

Of course congratulations to the winner and I simply feel very happy and honoured to be short listed and also FUCK!

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