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Lori Kay Allred Nominated for Screenwriter of the Year


The Austin Revolution Film Festival (ARFF) just announced their nominees for the Randall Greenland Screenwriter of the Year Award, and BS Filmworks' Lori Kay Allred is one of eleven nominees. The award is given to the best overall screenwriter and named after a famed Austin screenwriter.

"Wow, wow, wow," said Allred. "This is entirely unexpected. ARFF nominated my feature screenplay "Secrets" for best screenplay in 2017, so I guess I've been on their radar, but this catches me entirely off guard. I'm incredibly honored."

ARFF also announced that Allred's screenplay "Conversations at 35,000 Feet" is a finalist for Best Screenplay-Short." The winner will be announced at the 2018 Festival in mid September.

Lately, Allred's screenplays have been getting a lot of attention from festival jurors. Besides her finalist nomination at ARFF, "Conversations" was made an official selection at Copper Mountain Film Festival and a quarter-finalist for the Golden Script Competition. "Secrets" also was named an official selection at Copper Mountain as well as Sacremento International Film Festival and Omaha Film Festival.

Congrats Lori!