Rachel Beaulieu (left) and Amanda Kindzierski (right)
Rachel won in the emerging Indigenous writers category for her screenplay Lightning. Rachel’s 1950s film follows Pete “Lightning” and a group of First Nations veterans who have stopped in for a victory drink at a small-town bar. A brawl breaks out over prejudiced remarks.
Amanda won in the emerging LGBTQ2S+ writers category for her screenplay Going Away Party. The film follows a group of LGBTQ2S+ friends as they enjoy one last night together.
Amanda and Rachel both receive $500 to help assist in their screenplay development.
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