Amy-Joyce Hastings’ short film screenplay PERSPECTIVE won third prize in the screenplay category of the 2021 Hammond House Publishing International Literary Prize, awarded by the University Centre Grimsby.
The annual writing competition, now in its sixth year, attracted a record number of entries from 27 different countries. This year’s theme was Stardust. In the screenplay competition, the judges were looking for well-written scripts with compelling stories and developed characters that explore and showcase imagination and creativity.
Perspective is a short film book-ended with two Halloween nights, one year apart. A young girl, Hazel, loses her eye in a firework attack. Instead of giving in to despair, her natural optimism and resilience allows her to reimagine herself, in the process inspiring the adults around her.
There will be a televised awards ceremony for winners and shortlisted entries in all three categories at the University Centre Grimsby on February 9th.