Competitive film festival honors associate professorís screenplay as official selection

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Lisa Shirota, (808) 956-7352
Communications Director, Social Sciences, Dean's Office
Posted: Jan 26, 2016

Communications Associate Professor Marc Moody's feature screenplay, “Union,” has been accepted as an Official Selection in the 2016 Richmond International Film Festival.  Making it through the quarterfinals and semi-finals judging round, Moody’s screenplay shares this prestigious Finalist achievement along with 7 other feature screenplays.

“Union” is the story of two charming grifters who are also lovers.  Along with their pet duck, Henry, they join the Union army when they are caught cheating at cards.  They and their love are soon put to the test as they face the trials and horrors of the American Civil War.

The Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF) is a competitive festival that accepts features and shorts of all genres and niches (films & screenplays).  It is an inclusive and spirited festival designed to honor international film artists. Now one of the largest international competitive festivals in the Mid-Atlantic, it showcases 100+ Official Selection film screenings, industry panels, Q&As, live musical performances, red carpet awards, the FLOW Conference, entertainment mixers and more, all of which bring the spirit of Hollywood to Richmond, Virginia, at the historic Byrd Theatre and Bowtie Movieland Theatres.

The 2016 Richmond International Film Festival runs March 3-6. For more information, see RIFF’s website at

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