Judging the AU Visions Festival

Each year, The American University School of Communications’ Visions Festival celebrates outstanding student work in the categories of film, photography, broadcast and new media.

I was a judge for the short screenplay category. My fellow judges and I selected Pinheads (PDF) as the winner. Congrats to Jacob Motz and everyone who participated!

And check out the rest of the winners from my alma mater – I particularly liked America’s Wilderness, a gorgeous short film from Rocky Mountain National Park.

Judging Screenplays for American University Visions 2012

“Media That Matters” is the theme of American University Visions 2012, which is a competition for AU students that covers everything from photography to film. I’m one of the judges for the short screenplay competition. I’m an AU grad myself, as well as a screenwriter and judge for DC Shorts, so I was glad to help. It’s interesting reading a bunch of scripts from new writers.

And past winners of the competition have gone on to do great things, like Mary Ratliff. Mary is working on a feature-length documentary on competitive video gaming, a huge subculture in this country that most people don’t know about.