Screenplay Competition Readers

The 2019 DCFF Short Screenplay Competition is now open submissions. All scripts will be read by three readers (including DCFF Executive Director, Emily Alm). Thank you to this year’s reader panel!

Kristi Simkins
Kristi is an award-winning screenwriter, director, and editor. Her screenplays have won, or placed highly in, many acclaimed screenwriting competitions including the BlueCat Screenplay Competition. She’s both been hired to write and sold several award-winning screenplays. She is currently an editor on a large-scale documentary project call The School of Life Project. Kristi’s multi award-winning short film, SOMETHING SPECIAL, which she wrote and directed, was a finalist in a New Zealand international filmmaking competition judged by Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson and producer Barrie Osborne (LORD OF THE RINGS, THE MATRIX). SOMETHING SPECIAL screened at dozens of film festivals all over the world, including the Cannes Film Festival, the Seattle International Film Festival, and the Palm Springs International ShortsFest. The film was also broadcast on television in the PBS series “Official Best Of Fest” and The Pentagon Channel.

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David Margolis
David is a Vancouver, BC based writer. His scripts have been optioned and placed in competitions, most recently as a Finalist at the 2017 Austin Film Festival in the Enderby Entertainment Awards (under $10m category). He also reads and provides note that have had him whisked on a plane to LA to consult. Last year David produced and directed the short film Glass Houses written by Tacoma scribe Jenni Prange Boran and will be on the festival circuit later this year. David is represented by Zero Gravity Management in New York.