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DIFF Screenwriting Competition Quarterfinalists Announced | 8 DFW Writers

DIFF Screenwriting Competition Quarterfinalists Announced | 8 DFW Writers

Eight DFW writers topped the winning list of quarterfinalists for the screenplay competition this year, offered by Dallas International Film Festival, powered by Capital One. Highlights include: Harry Hunsicker with three winning scripts, Troy Perkins, who also earned success in both categories, and UNT student Hunter Marion for his short script. Other winning Dallas writers include:

Features and 1-Hour Pilots:
• Greenwood by Jody Hadlock
• Outpost by Troy Perkins
• The Catch by Mike Farris

Shorts and 30-Min Pilots
• Blood Trail by Derek Massey
• Bucking Up by Erin Lennox
• Crossing by Troy Perkins
• (S)hit Squad by Harry Hunsicker
• Special Days by Black Rice

You may find the full list of winners here:

The DIFF “Broaden Your Horizon” Screenplay Competition, presented by Event Horizon Films, provides Hollywood access to Dallas screenwriters, among others, who are interested in improving craft and exposure. Each script was reviewed by working industry professionals at top Hollywood rep agencies (United Talent Agency, Creative Artists Agency, Gersh, etc.) and graded based on strength of plot, characterization, format, originality, style, dialogue, pacing and current market potential.

Semifinalists will be announced May 1.

Dallas International Film Festival, powered by Capital One, and Dallas Film is committed to providing leadership in screen education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television, screenwriting and digital media in the Dallas community. Through year round screenings, festivals and a variety of educational programs including The Veterans Institute of Film & Media and the Mercury One High School Film Labs, Dallas Film raises awareness of the world’s most approachable and inclusive art form.



Dallas International Film Festival

The Dallas International Film Festival, presented by the Dallas Film, is an annual film festival which takes place in Dallas, Texas in April every year.