Women First - Zapruder Films Screenwriting Program

Winner Selected from 137 Entries

We were overwhelmed and thrilled by the interest in our inaugural screenwriting program. We received 137 entries, which speaks to the overwhelming talent of emerging female writers in Canada. We hope that others step up and try to help bridge the gender disparity in our industry.

We read so many thought provoking, challenging and original treatments and the anonymous decision making process was very hard. In the end, one project rose above all others. For its strong and honest voice, complex human emotions and quick wit, we are delighted to announce that CHANDLER LEVACK’S feature film ANGLOPHONE is the winner of the Women First Screenwriting Program.

Thank you to all the applicants for sharing your amazing work. Due to the volume of submissions, and the anonymity of the application process, we are unable to offer personalized feedback on each treatment, but please believe us when we tell you that it was a very difficult decision.

Chandler will receive $12,000 in development funding from Zapruder Films as well as the services of a professional story editor. Check back for updates and to track the development of the project. We could not be more excited to be working with Chandler on this and think great things are in store for her.

- Zapruder Films