Gena Ellis

 

ROSA AND THE BLACK TULIP (screenplay)

Richmond International Film Festival, Semi-finalist, 2017

Best Reserve Screenplay (second place best script)
Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto 2016
Live Script Read and Good To Go, Female Eye Film Festival 2016
Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival, 2016
TinselTown Productions, Finalist (top 4 script) 2016
Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, Second Place, 2015
Honolulu Film Awards, Finalist (top 4), 2015
Scriptapalooza, Quarterfinalist
Moondance Film Festival, Semi-finalist
 

OUT OF SIGHT (radio drama script)

BBC 25th International Radio Playwriting Competition, Highly Commended, 2016 (top 10 English speaking and top 20 of over 1,000))

ANGELA'S DECISION (screenplay)

FilmMakers’ magazine American Gem Top 25 Winner

Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival, Official Selection

Gold Remi Award, Adaptation, Worldfest-Houston International Film Fest

Angela’s Decision featured in SCREENTALK magazine

ANGELA'S DECISION (film)

Gold Remi Award, Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival 2009

Best of Show Ron Tibbett Award, Tupelo Film Festival 2007

Phoenix Film Festival, Best World Cinema 2007.

Garden State Film Festival, Asbury Park, Best Film Music Finalist 2007

George Lindsey Film Festival, 2nd Place, Best Feature 2007

Niche Music and Film Festival, Special Invitation, Portland 2007

Bennie Kent Film Festival, OK, First Place 2007

Australian Cinematopraphers Society Gold ACE Award 2006

Flying Monkey Arts Center, Screening 2006

Adelaide, AUS, Screening 2006

University of Oklahoma, Screening/Seminar 2007

Arts Center, Tupelo, Screening 2008

Flying Monkey Arts Center, AL Screening/Workshop 2008

Webster University, St. Louis, Screening 2009

 

Optioned & Unproduced Scripts

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, Second Place (Rosa and The Black Tulip)

Honolulu Film Awards Finalist (Rosa and The Black Tulip)

48 Hours Film Project/Nashville 3rd Place

Moondance Film Festival Finalist

Scriptapalooza Quarterfinalist (Rosa and The Black Tulip)

Moondance Film Festival Semifinalist

OWFI in OKC Second Place

Austin Film Festival Semifinalist (twice)

Houston Writers’ League Finalist

Frontiers in Writing, Amarillo, Finalist

Selected for Southernartistry.org

Ursula Ellis

 

ANOMALIES (screenplay) 2015

Quarterfinalist, The Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting (in process)

Quarterfinalist, CineStory Retreat and Fellowship

 

SEVEN STORY SYCAMORE

Eighth Columbia Gorge International Film Festival 2015

Starring our own wonderfully talented Emerson Nosek and the immeasurably talented Allie Gallerani (who also starred in The Ballad of Barbara Allen).  

 

WAR IS KIND

Studio 22 and Senior Directing Premieres Spring 2012

Northwestern University Senior Directing Project 2011-12

NU Women's Filmmaker Alliance NUWFA Grant 2011

 

2012 NITESKOOL MUSIC VIDEO

Chicago International Movie and Music Festival- CIMMfest 2013

Tupelo Film Festival 2013

George Lindsey UNA Film Festival 2013

Studio 22 Premiere 2012

 

THE BALLAD OF BARBARA ALLEN

The NextFrame Film Festival online competition 2012

Premiere, Northwestern University Spring 2012

Northwestern's Independent Study/Dean's Advisory Council Grant 2011



JANE AND GOLDIE

White Sands Film Festival, Las Cruces, New Mexico 2011

Studio 22 Premiere 2011

Northwestern's Studio 22 $1,000 Grant  - Fall 2010

 

JESSAMINE

Studio 22 Premiere 2009

Northwestern's Studio 22 Freshman Grant - Winter 2009