Jonathan LaPoma

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UNDERSTANDING THE ALACRÁN a Finalist in FAPA President’s Awards

Jonathan LaPoma’s coming-of-age literary novel UNDERSTANDING THE ALACRÁN is a finalist in the 2017 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Awards (contemporary/literary category). UNDERSTANDING THE ALACRÁN will be published by Almendro Arts on August 23rd.

DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY! Wins 3rd in Indie Gathering Film Fest

Jonathan LaPoma’s latest script, DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY!, a feature-length black comedy, won 3rd place in the comedy category of the 2017 Indie Gathering Film Festival. This is the script’s 3rd award/honor and LaPoma’s 133rd overall.

A NOBLE TRUTH Advances in Austin Revolution Film Fest

Jonathan LaPoma’s coming-of-age drama A NOBLE TRUTH advanced to the semifinals in the 2017 Austin Revolution Film Festival. This is the script’s 20th award/honor and LaPoma’s 132nd overall.

Jon LaPoma Places Scripts in Six Different Film Festivals

Jonathan LaPoma’s scripts DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY!, SOFI’S JOURNEY, and LA TIERRA Q… UE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), co-written by Natalia Porras Sivolobova, placed in six different film festivals today: Los Angeles CineFest (DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY!), Malta Film Festival (LA TIERRA), Austria International Film Festival (LA TIERRA), Cinema New York City (LA TIERRA), Eurocinema Film Festival (LA TIERRA), and SOFI’S JOURNEY placed in a festival that LaPoma won’t be able to announce until September. 

This brings LaPoma’s total award/honor total to 131.

A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES, Official Selection of Near Nazareth Fest

Jonathan LaPoma’s short coming-of-age drama A SACRIFICE TO THE GOD OF THE BLUES is an official selection of the 2017 Near Nazareth Festival. This is LaPoma’s 125th award/honor.

Jon LaPoma Finishes First Draft of Latest Novel

Jonathan LaPoma finished the first draft of his latest novel today, which is inspired by a cross-country road trip he took with a friend after graduating college in 2005. The novel is the first book in a loosely-linked series with UNDERSTANDING THE ALACRAN and DEVELOPING MINDS: AN AMERICAN GHOST STORY as books two and three, respectively. The latest novel doesn’t yet have a title.

He hopes to get started on the fourth, and final, book in the series soon.

LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO a Runner Up in British Independent Film Fest

Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova’s feature-length drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), is a runner up in the 2017 British Independent Film Festival.

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS an Official Selection of Sunset Film Fest

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedy HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS is an official selection of the 2017 Sunset Film Festival. This is the script’s 19th award/honor and LaPoma’s 123rd overall.

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS Advances in Table Read My Screenplay Contest

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedy HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS has advanced to the semifinals in the 2017 Table Read My Screenplay Contest. This is the script’s 18th award/honor in the last year, and LaPoma’s 122nd overall. HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS is ranked 1st in the GLBT, 5th in the Comedy, and 7th in the Drama categories of MovieBytes.com’s Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts.

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS Wins iHolly Film Festival

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedy HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS won Best Dramatic Screenplay at the 2017 iHolly Next Generation Indie Film Festival.