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“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 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.
Mary recently attended the Hollywood premiere of her film “Smoke & Mirrors” at the TLC Chinese Theater in Hollywood. The film was an official selection of the Beverly Hills Film Festival. Also in attendance were director Jeff Stolhand and composer Stephen Bennett.
“Smoke & Mirrors” written by and starring Mary Anzalone has been selected to screen at the 17th Beverly Hills Film Festival.
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.
Mary’s play “A Novel Approach” wins 1st place in the stage play category at the London Film Awards.
In addition to the 1st place win, Mary’s short play “Tea for Two” won 4th place in the stage play category, “Portrait o Love” was a finalist in the screenplay category and “Rodeo Food” was a finalist in the short screenplay category.
For a complete list of winners at the London Film Awards see https://londonfilmawards.com/winners-main.
“The Art of DNA” is a Finalist in the 2016 Fantastic Planet Screenplay Competition in Sydney, Australia. Fantastic Planet is Sydney’s Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival.
The DNA of an artist just might save a civilization!