SEEfest Writer’s Showcase 2023

It has been my pleasure directing for South East European Film Festival‘s SEEfest Writer’s Showcase 2023. The Writer’s Showcase will feature Staged Readings of excerpts from nine emerging screenwriters who have been workshopping material together since October.

Presented over Zoom
Monday May 1st, 2023
10:30AM-12:30PM PST

Meeting ID: 878 5244 0300
Passcode: Write

Writer’s Showcase Lineup:

Directed by Samantha Shada
Presenting Rachel Hale, Zhenya Kéchina, and Toy Lei

FREEDOM, KANSAS – by Shannon TL Kearns
Directed by Andrew Hamer
Presenting Darrett Sanders, Sarah Lilly, and Shannon TL Kearns

MALICK – by Cassio Tolpolar
Directed by Adam Michardi
Presenting Jamie Andrews, Steven Strobel, and Erika Rudo

THE DEVIL’S CHORD – by Deven Ladson
Directed by Dawn Fields
Presenting Loki D. Wolf, Jeffrey Scott, Malachete Perry, Chantrelle Lewis, Stephanie Jane Jackson, Todd Stroik, and Jennifer Wiggs

THE BIG SLAVA – by Ivana Strajin
Directed by Shaela Cook
Presenting Alexa Yeames, Jaimie Andrews, Curt Bonnem, and Angela Sauer

SPECTRES – by Eralda Lameborshi
Directed by Darrett Sanders
Presenting Lynn Odell, Bill Robens, and Alexa Yeames

HAMLET, THE DIRECTOR’S CUT – by Vahagn Karapetyan
Directed by Elif Savas
Presenting Libby Rose, Charlie Chappell, Sarah Lilly, and Umar Sadiq

THE BROKEN CENTERPIECE – by Nafi Ayvaci & Muastafa Becit
Directed by Derrick Pete
Presenting Alexa Yeames, Danielle Heaton, Steven Strobel, and Nathaniel Yost

REDEEMED – by Coral Ortiz
Directed by Sarah Madden
Presenting Shaela Cook, Steven Strobel, Randy R. Roberts, and Sarah Lilly

South East European Film Festival educates about and promotes cultural diversity of South East Europe through its annual presentations of films from this region and year-round screenings and programs. SEEfest organizes conferences and retrospectives, serves as the cultural hub and resource for scholars and filmmakers, and creates opportunities for cultural exchange between Southern California and South East Europe.

The South East European Film Festival in Los Angeles (SEEfest) pioneered the concept of regional, cross-border programming with issue-driven films that tell a larger story about South East Europe, where borders of all kinds are fluid and porous just as often as poisonous. By presenting multiple points of view from this troubled region, the festival unlocks delicate doors into human existence, highlighting concerns of our time that resonate with American audiences.

18th Annual South East European Film Festival Los Angeles 2023 April 26 - May 3. SEEFILMLA.ORG