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Birgit Syran Myaard

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Birgit Myaard's post-9/11 dramatic thriller makes TRMS Park City's top 100 Birgit Myaard's dramatic thriller, 'True Blue Widow', in which a young Afghan-American woman turns CIA spy to infiltrate al Qaeda and avenge the deaths of her parents who died in the 9/11 attacks, is one of the top 100 semi-finalists in the ongoing Table Read My Screenplay, Park City contest. TRMS will announce the top 10 and Grand Prize winners on 5 January 2017.  Tags: Table Read My Screenplay - PARK CITY!
Birgit Syran Myaard Honored at Movieguide Awards with $10,000 Kairos Prize Movieguide and the John Templeton Foundation flew Birgit Syran Myaard (BEERgit suhRAN MYurd) to Los Angeles from Alice Springs, Australia (in the Outback) and put her up for four nights at the Universal Hilton so she could attend the Movieguide Awards on 5 February (to be televised on the Reelz network on 22 February). Birgit received the $10,000 second runner up Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays for her swords and sandals biblical adaptation THE HAND OF A WOMAN (Logline: When a reluctant warrior refuses God's call, Israel's only female judge, the Biblical prophet Deborah, finds that the fate of Israel rests in the hand of a woman.) Tags: Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays
Birgit Syran Myaard's TRUE BLUE WIDOW - Finalist

Birgit Syran Myaard's dramatic thriller was a finalist in the 2012 Creative World Awards screenwriting contest. The CWA reader wrote:

"This is an extremely strong story that effectively portrays the post 9/11 world from the unique perspective of a Muslim family. The familiar tragedy that befalls Ariana and her sister makes these characters instantly relatable. The story tastefully dealt with difficult and contemporary issues in a way which felt authentic. This is definitely a movie that makes you think. Beyond this, the story has a lot of action, suspense, and is thoroughly entertaining. This is a fantastic screenplay: original idea, interesting characters, and a gripping story with a great theme. Nice job!"

"In this story, 9/11 is handled so tastefully that this could be the perfect movie to begin exploring September 11th and all the after math. I expect this screenplay to do well, both in this contest and beyond."

Tags: Creative World Awards Screenwriting Competition
Birgit Syran Myaard's TRUE BLUE WIDOW TRUE BLUE WIDOW, a dramatic thriller by Birgit Syran Myaard, an American screenwriter living abroad, was a semi-finalist and one of seven nominees for Best Foreign Script in the 2011 Fresh Voices screenplay contest. TRUE BLUE WIDOW is about a young, Afghan-American woman who infiltrates al Qaeda for the CIA but must one day face down her terrorist-sympathizing, revenge-seeking brother-in-law and decide just how far she is willing to go to fight for what she believes in. Tags: Fresh Voices
Birgit Syran Myaard's PETRIFIED Takes Family Category/8th place Overall

The Emerging Screenwriters 2012 contest awarded 8th place to Birgit Syran Myaard's PETRIFIED, a family adventure screenplay about an American scientist and his son who battle wild, reanimated trolls that run amok and threaten the secret population of tame trolls protecting Norway's gold reserves.

Tags: Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition