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Awards

Gena Ellis 

 

ROSA AND THE BLACK TULIP (screenplay)

London International Filmmakers Festival, WINNER 2018

TinselTown Productions Screenwriting Contest, Runner Up 2017

Rhode Island International Film Festival, Semi-finalist 2017
Richmond International Film Festival, Semi-finalist 2017
Runner Up, Best Screenplay, Female Eye Film Festival 2016, Toronto
Live Script Read, Female Eye Film Festival 2016

Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival, 2016

TinselTown Productions, Semi-finalist 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)

BBC 25th International Radio Playwriting Competition, Highly Commended, 2016 (top 14 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

 

Scripts

Moondance Film Festival (2x)

OWFI in OKC Second Place

Austin Film Festival Second Round (2x)

Houston Writers’ League Finalist

Frontiers in Writing, Amarillo, Finalist

Selected for Southernartistry.org

<Ursula Ellis

 

CRICK IN THE HOLLER (film) 2016-2018

 

2017 Columbia MFA Thesis & Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Short Production Grant Film

OFFICIAL SELECTION:

2018 Tupelo Film Festival, MS (WINNER, Best Student Short)

2018 Green Mountain Film Festival, VT

2018 Beloit International Film Festival, WI

2017 Columbia University Film Festival, New York, NY (WINNER: IFP Audience Choice Award & Faculty Jury Honors)

2017 Woodstock Film Festival (NOMINEE: Best Student Short)

2017 Citizen Jane Film Festival, Columbia, MO

2017 Cucalorus Film Festival, Wilmington, NC

2017 Lone Star Film Festival, Ft. Worth, TX (WINNER: Best Student Short)

2016 Screencraft Short Film Production Fund Semifinalist

ANOMALIES (screenplay) 2015

Quarterfinalist, The Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting 

Quarterfinalist, CineStory Retreat and Fellowship

 

SEVEN STORY SYCAMORE (film)

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 (film)

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 

EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS SAMPLES

 

Live Read, Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto

 

Adaptation, 12th and 13th Annual Tupelo Film Festival

 
Northwestern University Studio 22 Premieres

Screenplay Analysis, Webster University,  St. Louis, MO
 
Workshop & Screening, Flying Monkey Arts Center, Hunstville, AL
 
ANGELA'S DECISION, Link Centre, Tupelo
 
 
Screenings/Seminars, University of Oklahoma
 
Bennie Kent Film Festival, Chandler, OK
 
Film Panel, Killer Nashville Conference, Film Panel
  

Screening of ANGELA'S DECISION, George Lindsey Film Festival   
 
Garden State Film Festival, Asbury Park, NJ
 
48 Hour Film Project, Nashville
 
Rewriting, Houston Writers' Conference, TX
 
ABC's of Screenwriting, Emerald Coast Writers' Conference, FL
 
Honeydripper Premiere & After Party, Huntsville, AL
 
John Sayles & Maggie Renzi Master Class, Huntsville, AL

 

EXTRA, EXTRA...

 

Gena's Background Acting

 

TV 

 

Nashville ABC, CMT 

 

Shameless Showtime

 

Chicago Fire NBC's Clip (5 episodes)

 

Betrayal ABC, director Patty Jenkins' episode

 

Underemployed  Clip MTV

 

Boss  STARZ Clip protester

 

Film

Dhoom 3 Yash Raj Bollywood film

 

"Fallin' For You Music Video



Transformers: Dark of the Moon  



Mystic Swirl Short film

 

Commercial

Wake Up Adidas, The Return of Derrick Rose

 

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