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Local man is finalist in competition

The Virginia Film Office has announced the three winners of the 2015 Virginia Screenwriting Competition.

Winners were Kristin Swenson (Charlottesville) “Tell Mister Lincoln,” Victoria Ellis Nye (Virginia Beach) “Far from Home” and Via Buksbazen (Arlington) “The Radish Baby.” Among the finalists was Perry McGrath, of Palmyra, (In Time with Thomas Jefferson).

The Virginia Screenwriting Competition was created by the Virginia Film Office to celebrate the accomplishments of Virginia writers, as well as to promote the future of filmmaking in Virginia.  It provides screenwriters with a forum for their work.  This year, the competition opened for the first time to hour-long pilot episode submissions.