The 12th Annual Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition has selected the feature-length science-based screenplay Incarnations as a quarterfinalist. Winners will be announced Thursday, March 19, 2020.

Now approaching its 44th year, the Atlanta Film Festival–an Academy Award®-qualifying festival–is the Southeast’s preeminent celebration of cinema and the flagship production of the Atlanta Film Society. One of the largest and longest-running festivals in the country, the Atlanta Film Festival showcases both emerging and established artists’ works. Recent festivals have seen audiences of over 28,000 film-lovers joining over 300 attending filmmakers in support of moving images that push the boundaries of independent cinema.

The 2020 Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition is devoted to finding the best screenplays from around the world and offering their authors the opportunity to take part in a once in a lifetime writing workshop and mentorship with professionals in the film industry. Winners of the Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition have gone on to be honored by The Black List, selected for the Sundance Directors’ Lab, sign with representation, option their winning scripts, and write/direct critically and commercially successful indie films.

Incarnations, written by Albert M. Chan, is about a grieving biologist who discovers startling scientific evidence revealing the fate of his deceased four-year-old son, launching him on a spiritual quest where life meets death. The project was recently named a finalist for the Launch Pad Feature Competition and the Screencraft Film Fund.