SOURCE: Haiku Films

October 30, 2007 11:00 ET

"SOLEDAD IS GONE FOREVER" Wins Best Screenplay Award at the Florida Media Market

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - October 30, 2007) - NALIP San Francisco member Mabel Valdiviezo won the Best Screenplay Award with her feature length script "SOLEDAD IS GONE FOREVER" at the FLORIDA MEDIA MARKET.

The award was given by Maria Conchita Alonso at the Florida Media Market, a non-profit membership based organization whose goal is to educate and build a platform where independent film & media makers meet with international buyers, distributors and production companies to buy, sell and network.

An expansion of the short film of the same title, which was accepted to participate at the Short Film Corner-Cannes International Film Market in May 2007, "SOLEDAD IS GONE FOREVER" explores truth seeking and acceptance among Chilean exiles living in San Francisco. When SOLEDAD GONZALEZ (20s), hears that her father's body has been found in a mass grave, she returns to her Chilean homeland to confront her father's killer, unaware that he carries a secret that will threaten her life and challenge her to forgive his crime.

Valdiviezo, a writer, director and Television producer based in San Francisco, won the NYILFF-NALIP Pitch Contest in July. She participated at the Sundance Producers Conference 2007 and was nominated for a Sundance NHK International Filmmaker Award. She is a recipient of the Women in Film 2007 Acceleration Grant for Emerging Filmmakers.

The project is seeking an experienced Producer, to bring the feature film to fruition.

Valdiviezo is also developing the new romantic comedy project, "PARALLEL LIES," with partner Cesar Viana-Teague. Contact Haiku Films for Producer interest.

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