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Sam Kench

Sam Kench is an internationally awarded screenwriter and filmmaker. He has written several features, dozens of shorts, and several television pilots/episodes. He is a writer, director, editor, producer, and action choreographer. In addition to freelance writing for various clients around the world, Sam is also a critic who has written reviews and articles for websites such as Borrowingtape.com and Furiouscinema.com

Accolades

  • Short film Mid-Sock Crisis winner of 1st place/Audience Award at Film Slam
  • Mid-Sock Crisis winner of Best Original Screenplay at Vegas Movie Awards
  • Mid-Sock Crisis an official selection of Dumbo Film Festival, Miami Indie Film Festival, and Life International Film Festival
  • Short film Unreported Crime winner of Grand Jury Prize ‘Best Dramatic Short Film’ at Orlando Urban Film Festival
  • Unreported Crime Winner of Best Thriller at Creation International Film Festival
  • Short film Schlaflahmung winner of ‘Spirit of the Festival’ award at the Live Free or Die Film Festival 2016
  • Schlaflahmung an official selection of Boston Open Screen 2016 and 2016 Film Slam
  • Short film The Briefcase winner of the Gold Award at L.A. Neo Noir Film Festival
  • The Briefcase winner of Production Design and Original Score awards at Southern Shorts Awards
  • Short screenplay ‘Snow Day’ winner of 1st place in the Low Light Pictures International Screenwriting Competition
  • Snow Day’ an official selection of the 10th annual Orlando Film Festival
  • Snow Day’ an official selection of the 2017 Creation International Film Festival
  • Snow Day’ a finalist in the Winter 2017 California Women’s Film Festival
  • Snow Day’ a quarterfinalist in the 2017 WeScreenplay Short Script Competition
  • Snow Day’ a finalist in the ‘Best Drama’ competition at the 8th annual Oaxaca Film Festival 2017
  • Snow Day’ a finalist in the 2017 Global Script competition in the category of ‘Best Overall Script’
  • Feature screenplay 'Chemo Dreams' a semi-finalist in the Fade In Awards Horror Screenplay Competition
  • 'Chemo Dreams' a semi-finalist in the Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship
  • 'Chemo Dreams' a quarter-finalist in ScreenCraft Horror Competition
  • Short script 'A Well Decorated Corner' a semi-finalist in Atlanta Film Festival
  • 'A Well Decorated Corner' a quarterfinalist in ScreenCraft Shorts Competition
  • Feature screenplay ‘Deeper Thought’ recognized in first two rounds of the 14th annual International Screenwriting Awards.
  • Deeper Thought’ a quarter finalist in 21st annual Fade In Awards.
  • Feature screenplay ‘Playing the Witness’ a semi-finalist in 15th annual International Screenwriting Awards
  • Short screenplay ‘Snow Day’ an official selection of the 10th annual Orlando Film Festival
  • Snow Day’ an official selection of the 2017 Creation International Film Festival
  • Snow Day’ a finalist in the Winter 2017 California Women’s Film Festival special recognition for ‘strong female characters’
  • Snow Day’ a quarterfinalist in the 2017 WeScreenplay Short Script Competition
  • Snow Day’ a finalist in the ‘Best Drama’ competition at the 8th annual Oaxaca Film Festival 2017
  • Snow Day’ a finalist in the 2017 Global Script competition in the category of  ‘Best Overall Script’
  • Short script ‘The Field Trip’ a quarterfinalist in the 2017 WeScreenplay Short Script Competition
  • The Field Trip’ a semi-finalist in the 13th annual American Gem Literary Festival
  • Feature script ‘A Modern Times Romance’ a semi-finalist in Low Light Pictures International Screenwriting Competition
  • Named #26 on the National Coalition Against Censorship’s list of the ‘Top 40 Free Speech Defenders of 2014’ .
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