ScreenCraft is thrilled to announce the Grant Recipients of the Fall 2022 ScreenCraft Film Fund. These exceptional projects will receive grant assistance and creative development support from the ScreenCraft team to help these projects advance through the filmmaking process.
We are also delighted to announce the Winner of our Mentorship Prize with acclaimed filmmaker, producer, writer, and actor Mark Duplass! A huge thanks to competition partner Seed&Spark for providing a number of great opportunities for this year's finalists and semifinalists.
Grant Recipient Winners
Cancuncito, is a feature film project by Carlos Marulanda, and Isael Gutierrez. Using gambling as an escape from her social isolation, Valeria, a disabled woman with limited use of her hands, recruits a poor Afro-Mexican industrial worker to help her play the casinos and attempts to seduce him. When her ultra religious mother threatens to destroy their burgeoning love affair, Valeria must move beyond the limits of her disabilities.
Shuffle, is a feature documentary project from Benjamin Flaherty and Carra Greenberg. Shuffle is a character-driven documentary exposing nationwide fraud in the addiction treatment industry where struggling young people are bought and sold for their insurance policies and ushered into a system designed to keep them sick and the profits flowing.
Mentorship Prize with Mark Duplass Winner
Under the Lights, is a feature project by Miles Levin. Desperate to feel like a regular kid, a boy with epilepsy goes to prom knowing that the lights will make him have a seizure.
We would also like to recognize Sarah Deakins and her project Violet as a runner-up for the Mentorship Prize. In addition to support from the ScreenCraft team, she'll also receive a meeting with the Duplass Brothers production company.
Congratulations to these winning writers and finalists, and thank you to everyone who submitted projects.