DIVERSITY Short Screenplay Reading: I Know How To Swim, by Cheryl Lewis

A black stuntwoman is hired at the last minute to replace the current white stuntwoman to be the new stunt double for a Person Of Color actress. Now she must stand up and defend her qualifications as to why she deserves the job.

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Mary/Claire/Candace: Kyana Teresa -11
Tunisia: Hannah Ehman
Daniel/Johnny/Albert: Sean Ballantyne
Raymond/Marcus (M): Steve Rizzo

Winning SHORT Screenplay Reading: Kismet, by Bethany Northcott

Fifteen-year-old Anna has cancer. What’s worse, to her, is the truth she’s living with. It would break her single, devoted father’s heart, but she doesn’t want to fight the disease. She’s ready to die. In Kismet, Anna comes to terms with her decision to stop fighting her disease as her quality of life is consistently degrading. All the while, a new unlikely friend is changing her life in ways she cannot even see. Dealing with themes of disease, suffering, family, and redemption, the film considers the divine element at work in seemingly finite situations while also exploring the concept that our lives, while individual and unique, are also shared with those we love.

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Anna: Kyana Teresa
Nicole/Woman: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Jene: Hannah Ehman
Donald/Dr. Furtz Bill Poulin

Winning SHORT Screenplay Reading: Eight And Sand, by Andrew Kenneth Gay

17-year-old America tries to hold her father and maternal half-sister together as they struggle to grieve the death of her mother.

Narrator: Allison Kampf
America: Hannah Ehman
Aliyah’s Mom/Hiker: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Aliyah/Sadie: Kyana Teresa
Jed: Bill Poulin

DIVERSITY Festival Best Scene Script Reading: THOSE WHO WANDER, by David Neal and Oscar Sanchez

In the 1950’s South, an aimless young lawyer finds himself torn between his racist family and community on one side and his six-year old client and a beautiful black woman on the other.

Narrator: Allison Kampf
Estelle: Hannah Ehman
Ben: Sean Ballantyne
Henry: Steve Rizzo