| SUNDAY 8:45am | 

Every weekend morning of the film festival features a FREE 45 minute interaction with filmmakers and industry professionals.  Come on in after breakfast and learn about the craft of movie making.

How do you turn words into pictures?

Award-winning playwright and screenwriter Janice Kennedy will talk about creating a script that can be "seen" in the minds of the reader.

Last year, she used her short film, "Man.Woman.Blackbird.," to talk about how script-to-screen works in the real world. This year, she hopes to have clips from a new short film she's producing to again illustrate the process.

Janice was the star and co-writer of the short filmed in Borrego Springs, "Three Dead Husbands," that was a hit at the first BSFF.

Janice Kennedy is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter whose script for the dark comedy Man.Woman.Blackbird. won “Best Screenplay” at the Fifteen Minutes of Fame Festival of Shorts in competition with films from around the world. 

Janice's other awards include “Best Screenplay” from the Dixie Film Festival for the action-comedy Martial Artiste. Her original television script, Crossroads, won "Best Pilot" at the Cinema City International Film Festival and was a top five finalist in Toronto's WILDsound Film and Television Writing Competition.

Janice is the organizational liaison for the Broad Humor Film Festival (BHFF), an annual event in Venice Beach that screens comedies written and/or directed by women. Now in its 11th year, the BHFF was named in 2013 one of the top five "coolest" women's film festivals in the world by MovieMaker magazine. Broad Humor was started by Susan diRende, who wrote and directed Three Dead Husbands, the comedy short that was a hit at the first Borrego Springs Film Festival.  

Janice is married to Rick Koppes, an artist, and divides her time between Los Angeles and Borrego Springs.