It was an honor and a privilege to learn that my TV pilot screenplay, “Finding Emmaus,” was chosen as an OFFICIAL SELECTION in the New York City International Reel Film Festival in the category of Best Television Screenplay—AND a FINALIST in the Lonely Seal International Festival in the category of Best TV Pilot / Teleplay.
This is so exciting: “Finding Emmaus” won “Best Unproduced Screenplay” at the Grove Film Festival in Jersey City, NJ. As a writer, it is always gratifying to have a completely objective committee of professionals read my work and chose it as “best.”
My deepest thanks to Larry Rosen (Festival Director) and all those involved in Grove Film Festival for this opportunity and for this honor.
ANOTHER OFFICIAL FESTIVAL SELECTION!! And this one, Grove Film Festival, is in Jersey City, NJ, so I can attend – way cool! I will be there on June 28th – hopefully to accept the winner's trophy!
My deepest gratitude to my dear friend and podcaster (and host of “First Online With Fran”), Frances McGarry, for the shout-out—and for calling my work “Visionary!” Thank you, dear lady! (see her narrative below the image)
Visionary fiction comes alive in Finding Emmaus: The Lodestarre (Series) by author and social advocate Pamela S.K. Glasner. This thrilling installment of her series provides a glimpse into humanity's promising future.
Glasner, who were one of my wonderful guests. She weaves secret societies, unsolved ancient mysteries and spiritual journeys into her prophetic work of fiction.“Finding Emmaus” (winner/nominee/finalist/selection at more than a dozen film festivals) is a unique, suspenseful tale that combines history and fantasy with a multi-billion dollar conspiracy, skillfully interweaving fiction and fact. The two protagonists, living 350 years apart, find a way to transcend time and death to meet and then work to save millions of people who are being abused because they’ve been erroneously labeled mentally ill. The future remains unwritten as good and evil face off in this imaginative thriller.
Finding Emmaus illuminates the wonder of the past and potential of the future, lingering with readers long after its final pages.
Find the book at https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Emmaus.../dp/1934572330
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The “Finding Emmaus” TV pilot screenplay was nominated for two awards in one film festival: the Author Script Awards. The nominations were “Best TV Pilot” and “Best Female Screenwriter.” Thank you, Author Script Awards for that amazing honor!
The status of the “Finding Emmaus” TV pilot script at the “Her Vision Film Festival” was upgraded to “Finalist.” What a gift: yet one more completely objective affirmation that “Finding Emmaus” is worthy of production!!
“Finding Emmaus” has garnered another win:
“BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY” from the New York Arthouse Film Festival.
This brings its collection of laurels up to that Baker’s Dozen I’ve been hoping for—YES!!!! So yes, once again, the banner has been updated.
A DOZEN!!! An even dozen!!! My "baby" is in France!
Oh --- God has blessed me SO many time, I cannot even begin to say how grateful I am. And so - yes - it's time for yet one more banner (scroll down just below the Cannes laurel).
Elevenses - how exciting! Just two more.
The eleventh film festival laurel for “Finding Emmaus.” Still moving forward toward that Baker's Dozen.
Elevenses! The eleventh film festival laurel for “Finding Emmaus”
The New York Arthouse Film Festival is an online international fest which is dedicated to all genres of screenwriting and filmmaking.
It’s true: I said I wanted a baker’s dozen—but I was only half serious! Then “Finding Emmaus” was selected by Cinemafest, bringing the total number of laurels to ten, and suddenly it seemed possible. Now it looks as though I may just get it. That’s the reason for this updated banner: I had to add yet one more festival laurel. I am so awed and so grateful for the amazing gifts God keeps giving me!
The reason for another new home page banner is because "Finding Emmaus" is an Official Selection for yet another film festival. Says screenwriter Pamela Glasner, "I am so awed by the amazing gifts God keeps giving me!"
The Georgia Shorts Film Festival in Atlanta, GA, has upgraded the TV pilot screenplay, “Finding Emmaus,” from “Official Selection” to “NOMINEE.” “This is so exciting,” commented screenwriter Pamela S.K. Glasner. “We’re hoping all this good news and all these positive affirmations will attract the attention of some producers—maybe even investors.”
RECOGNITION IN NEW YORK CITY!!
“Finding Emmaus” just received Quarter-Finalist status in the Big Apple Film Festival and Screenplay Competition:
“Women Screenwriters – Series/Episodic Pilot Script.”
“WOW,” said Pamela, “NEW YORK! This is a big deal for me -- the Big Apple is MY home city!”
No longer just an official selection, finalist or nominee, “Finding Emmaus” is officially a winner!
Said Pamela S. K. Glasner, “Last night I had the profound honor of accepting that coveted award at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival for my TV pilot screenplay, “Finding Emmaus.” My sincerest thanks to Skip Shea, the festival director, and all those who voted for my project. I am deeply moved and grateful.”
Pamela S. K. Glasner’s podcast discussion (Fighting for Fairness) with
Fran McGarry (First Online With Fran) is now live on Amazon Music!
Follow the link and then just scroll to the April 2nd recording.
Caterina Campagna, the founder and director of the Her Vision Film Festival, interviewed me on Zoom on Tuesday, April 4th. We talked about writing, “Finding Emmaus,” treating people with dignity and fairness, Karma and so much more. She is such a lovely, energetic, creative, dedicated, spiritual woman, it was a pleasure to spend half an hour speaking with her!
You can tell we had loads of fun! 🧡💛💚💙💜
Click below to find the interview on YouTube!
An enjoyable, compelling interview with Frances McGarry, PhD.
The award-winning blogger from New York City taught theater and English for more than twenty-five years. She is an actor, director, voice-over artist and, most especially, an advocate for young people wanting to find their way into the arts. She and Pamela Glasner had a fascinating discussion about society, human rights and fairness and how they influenced the creation of "Finding Emmaus."
A sixth festival laurel added to the lineup. Which means that of the six festivals that have announced their official selections, “Finding Emmaus” has been chosen for ALL SIX!
IT’S HAPPENED AGAIN!
Festival number 6, the Santa Barbara International Diverse Writers Screenplay Awards Festival, has selected my screenplay, “Finding Emmaus,” as a semi-finalist!
The following article isn’t about “Finding Emmaus,” but it’s something I wrote about community and camaraderie and how important those two aspects of human interaction are. Putting the PDF here seems to be the only way I can get it onto Facebook. So here it is. Hope you enjoy it!
The status of “Finding Emmaus,” my TV pilot screenplay, has just been upgraded from “official selection” to “NOMINEE” at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival! Category: Best Unproduced Short Screenplay. Feeling SOOOO grateful!
Of the five festivals that have announced their official selections, “Finding Emmaus” has been chosen for ALL FIVE!
HOLY-MOLY - a FIFTH film festival has chosen "Finding Emmaus" as an Official Selection! This time it is the Georgia Shorts Film Festival in Atlanta, GA. I am SO grateful, so humbled.