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The Innovator at 2018 Film & Video Poetry Symposium

“The Innovator” gets into Pasadena, California’s 1st ever Film & Video Poetry Symposium.  Mary wrote the piece in 2001 about the experience of not being chosen for grad school.  However, with narration, photography elements, and the music and filming the work took on an apocalyptic sci-fi feel for a moving story about survival, mathematical statistics, and our relationship to the environment.  The themes being:  what are we doing to our planet and our children?

The festival will be held from April 27th to 28th, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

The festival and symposium will celebrate and screen a large scope of film and video projects developed through the medium of poetry.  This event will also host a series of panels, guest speakers, and public dialogues regarding film and video poetry over the course of the symposium.

The Farm Wins 1st Place

Mary’s play, The Farm, wins the Gold scoring 1st place in the Stage Plays Competition at the Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest. Check out all of the winners at:


Mary was also a finalist in the Stage Play Competition with her play A Novel Approach and in the Short Screenplay Competition with Portrait of Love.


beverlyhillsscreenplaycontest 2017-official-finalists


The Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest is an international screenwriting competition dedicated to discovering and showcasing the work of the world’s best new emerging screenwriters in the city globally recognized as the center of the movie and television industries.


“Smoke & Mirrors” is Beverly Hills Film Fest Official Selection

“Smoke & Mirrors” written by and starring Mary Anzalone has been selected to screen at the 17th Beverly Hills Film Festival.

Smoke & Mirrors Poster

Hosted in one of the most renowned cities in the world since 2001, the International Beverly Hills Film Festival is considered among the most exclusive and influential film festivals in the world. Through linking the groundbreaking talent of emerging filmmakers and exposing the community to the latest innovations in the cinema field, the Beverly Hills Film Festival (BHFF) exists as a cinematic, cultural patron. The Beverly Hills Film Festival’s objective is to merge today’s filmmaking pioneers with the wealth of cinematic heritage by edifying and developing the cinematic community and enhancing the impact of the arts and humanities.



“A Novel Approach” Wins 3rd Place NY Screenplay Contest

“A Novel Approach” was a Finalist and 3rd place winner receiving the Park Avenue Award –  for a stage play

“Painting Horses” is Finalist in Screenplay Competition

Mary’s screenplay, “Painting Horses,” is a Finalist in The 2016 Awareness Film Festival screenplay competition. The fest is organized by Heal One World in downtown Los Angeles. See the finalists in the 2016 Awareness Film Festival Announcements.

The Art of DNA offical selection at Outlantacon

APRIL 2016


Mary’s science fiction short screenplay “The Art of DNA” is an official selection at Outlantacon in Atlanta, GA.

The Art of DNA official selection at FilmQuest

MAY 2016


Mary’s science fiction short screenplay “The Art of DNA” is an official selection at FilmQuest in Sandy, UT.

The Greek Goddes, Anonymous

FEB 2015

Lonesome Films

Mary stars in “The Greek Goddess, Anonymous” via her company “Lonesome Films”, creatively using one of her own comedic monologues as the script for a short film mixing animation and live action.  Directed by Jeff Stolhand.

Mary Writes Short Film

JAN 2015

Dare 2 Bloom Productions – Australia commissioned work

Mary writes the short film “Out of Your Element” over Christmas break for Director/Producer Nicole Acworth which goes into production in Brisbane, Australia.

Texas Dramatists reading Mary’s short “The Farm”

Texas Dramatists have given two thumbs up to Mary’s short story “The Farm”.
The One Act about a Central Texas farm family and their farm hand
will be receiving a reading on June 16th, 2012 in Brenham, TX at Blinn College.

“The Farm” also received a table reading at UMHB in Belton, TX on March 20, 2012.