IFP Minnesota announced the 2008 McKnight Screenwriting Finalists today and Screenwriters Workshop wants to congratulate our own Karen Frank for making the cut with her feature-length comedy, “Grave Matters.” Karen hasn’t been with Screenwriters Workshop that long but she has already made a huge contribution through moderating our 2nd Tuesday script reading series. In “Grave Matters,” Ally wants to make sure her sister Dani has the wedding of her dreams. Her father Leo wants to escape debt, and if he accomplishes one small task, he’s home free. Two events are on a collision course: the world’s most perfect wedding, and the world’s most imperfect grave robbery.
IFP Minnesota and the McKnight Foundation support Minnesota filmmakers and screenwriters by annually awarding four individuals, based on merit, to receive a $25,000 fellowship. Two fellowships are specifically for filmmakers, then two more for screenwriters. Thirteen panelists, all from outside of Minnesota, chose seven finalists. A separate panel will select the two winning McKnight Screenwriting Fellows in June. Find out more about IFP and their funding programs here.