The Jane Leblanc Screenwriting Award

Short film scripts up to 15 minutes in length

  • Unproduced or produced accepted. (must have been written within the last two years)
  • First Prize $500, Second prize $150, third prize, 1 year WFNB membership

The 2024 Judge: Carlos Anthony

Carlos Anthony is a filmmaker and author who writes about the experiences that Black men have historically avoided talking about. He has been recognized for his video web series, short story series, published essays, and short films that explore the themes of Black adolescence, fatherhood, fidelity, provision and work ethic, healthy relationships, sex and intimacy, overcoming addiction, and abuse. Shades of Black, his first novel, was published in April, 2023. With his wife and children, Carlos lives in Windsor, Ontario.

2022 - 2023 Judge: Kaitlyn Adair


First Place: MacKenzie Power (Fredericton, NB) - Gin Soaked Bride

Second Place: Todd Fraser (Fredericton, NB) - One Hundred Thousand Welcomes

Third Place: Jacquelyn Clydesdale (Saint John, NB) - The Wonder of it All

2021 - 2022 Judge: Tracey Lavigne


First Place: Sue Rose - The Getaway Tree

Second Place: Gordon Mihan - Happy Campers

Third Place/Honourable Mention: Jeremy Bouchard - Two Angels

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