Originally posted on Variety:
The Beijing Municipal Government has unveiled 15 winners in its inaugural international screenwriting contest for U.S.-based scribes of all nationalities.
The feature winners are “The Panjiayuan Diary” by Tim Plaehn; “The Monkey King” by Galen Tong; “Legend of Gong Shun Hui” by Gary Shockley; “Million Dollar Wedding Club” by Johnny M; and “Tusk” by Joshua Banta.
Seven short screenplays were selected for a grand prize: “You and Me” by J.S. Mayank (Loyola Marymount University); “Morning Song” by Pamela K. Johnson (American Film Institute); “701” by Maya Rudolph (Columbia University); “Plight of the Honey Bee” by Anita Gou (New York University/Tisch School of the Arts); “City Music” by Cameron White (Princeton University); “Patchwork Dreams” by Lee Quarrie (Arizona State University); and “You, Me, Beijing?” by Crosby Selander (Carnegie Mellon University).
The three short film first prize winners are “The Final Test” by Ben Li (Harvard University); “Dumplings” by Cody Marion (USC)…
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