VINCENZA'S ANGELS

SCREENWRITING CONTEST & CHARITY FUNDRAISER

a d/o VA Entertainment Inc.
The Vincenza's Angels Screenwriting Contest & Charity Fundraiser, hosted by VA Entertainment Inc., provides an opportunity for emerging screen writers to develop their work while raising money for a worthy cause. It is founded in loving memory of Vincenza DeMichina, a fiercely loving and tenacious woman far ahead of her time. Vincenza’s passion, fearlessness, and love of the performing arts inspired her children and grandchildren to pursue their dreams. VA Entertainment Inc., is proud to host this fundraiser in her honour. 100% of the profits go to a registered charity.
We invite emerging writers to submit a short screenplay inspired by our theme. For our inaugural year our theme is "The Heart," and our charity of choice is The Heart & Stroke Foundation. How writers choose to use this theme is open to their artistic interpretation. Submissions should be 5-30 pages in length, and standard script format. The early bird submission fee is $10.00 available to all entries submitted prior to 11:59pm on July 15, 2018. Regular submissions are $15.00.
The winner will be announced on VA Entertainment Inc.’s social media platforms on September 4, 2018. To claim the $250.00 prize the winner must contact admin@vaentertainment.ca within 24 hours of the announcement or a new winner will be selected and the prize forefeited. The prize will be awarded via e-transfer after confirmation from the winning writer is received.

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Judges 2018

Vittoria DeMichina

Nico McEown

Danielle Jeal

Vittoria DeMichina has been in the Vancouver entertainment industry for over twenty years. Vittoria is a Broadcast Communications graduate and the Executive Award recipient of her class at British Columbia Institute of Technology. Upon graduation she worked on air as a broadcaster and producer in Vancouver and throughout BC. Shortly after Vittoria entered the film and television industry. With an eye for talent Vittoria began functioning first as a talent scout, agent and coach under the company name Danbrenico. Her creativity and marketing skills guided Vittoria from management into production, thus VA Entertainment Incorporated was born. Since it’s birth, in 2006, VA Entertainment and Vittoria have been involved in over 40 productions. Highlights include creating and producing the reality television series Urban Suburban, For the Love of Wine, Canada Cooks, Katsura, Blossom and the webseries Kits. Furthermore, she is a passionate marketing strategist, working with household names such as Canucks super fans-The Green Men, Rogers Arena, Pepsi, 7/11, Dilawri, Bravo, and many more.

NICO MCEOWN (Playwright) is an Actor/Writer who’s worked on a variety of shows such as; Night at the Museum, American Pie, Supernatural, and Terminal City. To ignite his theatre career, Nico performed three seasons with Vancouver's Arts Club Theatre. He’s a published writer on nineteenquestions.com and writes/hosts Finding the Funny on CiTR 101.9fm. Nico’s in his 4th year in UBC’s BFA in Creative Writing.
Danielle is passionate about story telling in all forms. She launched her contemporary dance company, Exult Dance, in 2011, with their 30-minute original work and accompanying documentary, Relate, written by Jeal, premiering in 2012. Since then Danielle has completed a Bachelor of Arts (English) at Simon Fraser University, Certificate of Creative Writing (SFU), and the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Vancouver School of Bodywork and Massage.

Danielle is currently the Artistic Director of Exult Dance Company, exploring storyteling through words and movement.