Posts Tagged ‘Sofi’s Journey’
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.
Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length dramas SOFI’S JOURNEY and THE WAY BACK HOME are semifinalists in the 2016 Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival.
An obsessive-compulsive twenty-one-year-old Peruvian woman, hoping to find love and relief from her mental illness, travels from Lima to the USA on a work-abroad program and takes a job at a small ski resort in Montana (GIRL, INTERRUPTED meets MARIA FULL OF GRACE). SOFI’S JOURNEY has won 8 awards/honors including 3rd place in the 2015 River Bend Film Festival and Honorable Mention in the 2014 Indie Gathering Film Festival.
THE WAY BACK HOME:
A young boy who loves animals must cope with his father’s insistence that he’ll someday work in the slaughterhouse that’s employed the men of their family for the last several generations (KES meets BILLY ELLIOT). THE WAY BACK HOME has won 18 awards/honors, including the Grand Jury Prize of both the 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest and the 2015 Las Vegas Screenplay Contest, and the Grand Prize of the 2014 London Film Awards. It’s also ranked in the top 2% of the over 2,700 screenplays listed on MovieBytes.com.
LaPoma’s ten scripts have won 98 total awards/honors since 2013.
The Media Adventures International Film Festival has chosen Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length drama SOFI’S JOURNEY as an official selection of their 2016 screenwriting competition. SOFI’S JOURNEY follows a twenty-one-year-old obsessive-compulsive Peruvian woman who travels from Lima to the USA and takes a job at a small ski resort in Montana in hopes to find love and relief from her mental illness. LaPoma’s 8 screenplays have won 82 awards/honors in the last two years.
Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length drama, SOFI’S JOURNEY, is a top three finalist in the 2015 River Bend Film Festival’s Independent Screenplay category. This is the script’s fourth overall award/honor, and second this month.