Scott Burkhardt Awarded Humanitas Prize in Best Short Film Category


Scott Burkhardt, a screenwriting professor in the department of English, won the Humanitas Prize in the best short film category for Girls Are Strong Here. The short film also won the 2021 Grand Jury Prize at the 2021 Independent Film Festival Boston, and the script won a production grant from the Sun Valley Film Festival. The 46th annual Humanitas Prize event presented awards and $10,000 cash prizes to screenwriters across ten categories.

Burkhardt has written for television (NBC’s Smash) and developed projects for NBC Universal, CBS Studios, and Flower Films. He is currently working on various writing projects and will be directing his first feature film this year.

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