Lynn Shelton, award winning writer and director, will receive the High Scribe Award and host the Screenwriters Lab, sponsored by Variety. Shelton’s work has screened at TIFF, Sundance, Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Slamdance, SXSW, and Deauville and been honored at several of those including 2009 Sundance Special Jury Prize and two Independent Spirit Awards—the Acura Someone To Watch Award and the John Cassavetes Award. Shelton has directed a number of television shows, including Mad Men, Master of None, Casual, Love, Santa Clarita Diet, The Mindy Project, New Girl, Shameless, Maron, Fresh Off The Boat, and GLOW.
Academy Award nominated producer Kevin Walsh will attend as judge of the SVFF High Scribe screenplay competition. As the President of Ridley Scott’s production banner Scott Free Films, Kevin has overseen such films as Murder on the Orient Express, Bladerunner, Zoe, and All the Money in the World. Kevin was named one of Variety’s “10 Producers to Watch.” CLICK HERE to go to the Screenwriters Lab