March 31: 2016 Student Screenplay Awards

By Jackson Atkins
Posted March 18, 2016

March 31: 2016 Student Screenplay Awards

Metropolitan State’s Screenwriting Program proudly announces the winners of the 2016 Metropolitan State University Student Screenplay Awards. The university community is invited to an awards celebration and staged reading of the winning screenplays by professional actors, 7–8 p.m., March 31, in the Student Center, Saint Paul Campus.

First place is awarded to Matt Becker for his screenplay, “What’s Left,” a drama about the last man on Earth searching for a friend. Autumn Kisling is awarded second place for her futuristic screenplay, “New Future,” about a clever street girl who is recruited into an elite governing council but finds little solace in her new status. The Third Place Winner is Annie Moua for her screenplay, “Dust Covered Desires,” about a third grader who discovers a magical creature inside an old grandfather clock but gets more than she bargained for.

In addition, a screenwriting alumni and past winner is chosen to be honored each year. This year recognizes Zach Jansen, a three-time winner of past Student Screenplay Awards.

The Student Screenplay Awards recognizes professional achievement in screenwriting, builds community and engages audiences though public presentations of the art of screenwriting. The competition is judged by screenwriting alumni and is cosponsored by Metropolitan State’s Screenwriting Program, Film Club and Alumni Association.

For more information, contact James Byrne, coordinator, Screenwriting Program, at