Kathryn Orwig (RC 2017) recently won the 2018 National Film Festival for Talented Youth Story Starts Here Screenplay Competition, with her script, “The Adventures of Star Girl and the Marble Roller.” The announcement came at the Awards Show during the closing ceremony of the NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth) in Seattle (October 25-28). Kathryn works as a screenwriter for It’s Not a Phase, Mom LLC, an animation company, developing content for 20 episodes that will be shown online. Filming will begin after the scripts are finished, in the “machinima” genre, which uses real-time computer graphics to create films. Kathryn received a Hopwood in 2017, and has been published in Confined Connections (Z Publishing’s creative writing series anthology), Northwestern Michigan College Magazine, Café Shapiro, and RC Review. More about Kathryn at her website. For more information or to read the winning screenplay, please email Kathryn at firstname.lastname@example.org. (To the right is a photo of Kathryn at the Awards Show in Seattle).