Spec Scriptacular Winner in Line for Top International Prize

(UPDATE: THIS JUST IN: Carla Won!!!)

We’re so darn proud:


The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival is grateful for the ongoing support of the UBC Creative Writing Program. Once again, in a show of generous support for the development of screenwriting in the Vancouver community, the UBC Creative Writing Program is sponsoring and presenting the UBC Creative Writing Award to the winner of this year’s International Screenwriting Competition.

We would also like to recognize the expert jury that gave of their time and knowledge to get the festival to this point, the announcement of our finalists. The jury is as strong as any in the world, coming to the table with training, experience, and awards of their own. A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to Angela Crosato, Sasha Duncan, Rebecca Hales, Bill Hurst, Dee LeBlanc, Nisha Shankar, and Kelly Tatham. Without these seven people, this event could not only exist, it couldn’t grow the way it has.

Introducing this year’s finalists:

carla-custanceCarla Custance
Screenplay: Resurrecting Jane Doe

Custance is a TV, film and literary writer who holds an MFA in Screenwriting from Spalding University. She also holds graduate certificates in Scriptwriting from Algonquin College and Comic Scriptwriting from Humber College. She won the Praxis Screenwriting Competition in 2012 and Larry Brody’s Spec Scriptacular TV Writing Competition in both 2012 and 2013.

Her scripts have also been recognized in other international screenwriting competitions such as the Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting, the Austin Film Festival, and the PAGE Awards Screenwriting Competition. She is currently writing an animated preschool series called Scarlet the Artist for Mind Ninja Studios. Carla lives in Ottawa, Ontario with her husband and two dogs.


Read it all at Vancouver International Women in Film Festival