Wscripted Unveils Nominees for MUBI-Backed Cannes Screenplay List

Wscripted, the expertise platform sourcing ladies and non-binary writers, has unveiled the nominees for its third Cannes Screenplay List, an initiative launched in partnership with MUBI.

The last choice was curated by an inaugural jury of worldwide feminine filmmakers, together with Mounia Meddour (“Papicha”, “Houria”), Funa Maduka (“Waiting for Hassana”), and Camille Griffin (“Silent Night”).

The record options 10 English-language and two French-language movie tasks by ladies and non-binary screenwriters and celebrates unique tasks from improvement to early financing phases.

“The task of selecting the final list was nothing short of challenging as each script possessed its own unique brilliance,” mentioned Maduka, a Nigerian filmmaker who’s the previous head of worldwide unique movies at Netflix.  “On behalf of the jury, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all entrants and sincerest congratulations to the finalists, who represent the bold and brave voices our industry needs. It’s an especially important time to highlight writers- they are the architects, weavers and catalysts that propel our imagination,” mentioned Makuda, who was just lately a jury member at Sundance 2023 within the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.

Nominees embody French filmmaker Coralie Watanabe Prosper along with her first function “Wagako”, a Franco-Japanese drama about bi-raciality queer {couples} and motherhood; “No Love Lost”, a thriller by Dominican-American filmmaker Diana Peralta whose debut “De Lo Mio” premiered on HBO; and “Chariot,” a real story drama by Sundance Fellow and NYU Purple List winner Alyssa Loh.

Projects had been offered at trade occasions at Cannes, notably on the Producers’ Network the place Ellie Jamen, founding father of Wscripted served as Guest of Honor, at a female-forward lunch on the Croisette co-hosted by Girls Support Girls and Kering Women in Motion. 

Here are the nominees for the third Cannes Screenplay List:

“A More Certain Light” by Elizabeth Corbett (Drama, US-Argentina)

“Always Crashing in the Same Car” by Dorothy Jane Stewart (Drama, UK)

“Carmen(s)”  by Carmen Maria Vega (Drama, France, French-language)

“Chariot” by Alyssa Loh (Drama, USA)

“Don’t Mention The War” by Julie Mayhew (Comedy, UK)

“Jane and Yola” by Rose Lichter-Marck (Adventure, USA)

“Madison” by Bethan Marlow (Coming of Age, UK)

“No Love Lost” by Diana Peralta (Thriller, USA)

“Sweetie Pie” by J. Bulluck (Coming of Age, USA)

“The Bushwhacker”by Lauri Donahue (Action, USA)

“The house by the rails” by Lily Landecy (Horror/Romance, France)

“Wagako” by Coralie Watanabe Prosper (Drama, France-Japan, French-language)

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