Special thanks to Lionsgate for this info.
THE STORYTELLERS – NEW VOICES OF THE TWILIGHT SAGA six filmmaker finalists and one wildcard winner were presented with plaques by Stephenie Meyer and Kristen Stewart at the WOMEN IN FILM CRYSTAL + LUCY AWARDS last night in Los Angeles!
This contest was made part by Lionsgate teaming up with Facebook, Women In Film, Tongal, and Stephenie Meyer to create short films based on characters from the World of Twilight, creating a unique opportunity for fans and female filmmakers.
Plus – You’ll be able to catch all seven of these amazing new shorts when they hit Facebook NEXT MONTH. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for your favorite TWILIGHT characters’ Facebook debut very soon!
Enjoy this image from the awards event! Here are the filmmakers who received plaques for their TWILIGHT-Inspired Short Films:
Left to right: Nicole Eckenroad, Amanda Tasse, Maja Fernqvist, Yulin Kuang, Stephenie Meyer,
Kristen Stewart, Cate Carson, Samantha Spear, Kailey Spear and Lindsay Hancock Williamson.
THE STORYTELLERS – NEW VOICES OF THE TWILIGHT SAGA were chosen through Tongal, a crowd source site, where fans voted on their favorite characters and aspiring female filmmakers submitted screenplays and director pitches. The six winning shorts were financed through production advances, and fans, along with the star-studded female panelists, including Stephenie Meyer, actress Kristen Stewart, Academy Award® winners Kate Winslet and Octavia Spencer, Jennifer Lee, the award-winning writer and one of the directors of Disney’s global blockbuster Frozen, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, Emmy Award-winning actress Julie Bowen, and Women In Film President Cathy Schulman will select a grand prize winning filmmaker. The grand prize winner will be entitled to a cash prize and career opportunities.