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MICHAEL CLIFTON

Screenwriter

BIO

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Growing up on a hazardous waste site that’s home to the Mothman legend was a lot to take in. Today I write stories about outsiders caught between real and imagined horrors. Recent accolades from Academy Award Qualifying festivals include CineQuest, HollyShorts, Raindance, Nashville and Austin Film Festivals. My horror screenplays have won top prize in competitions from FilmQuest, HorrOrigins, Nightmares, SF IndieFest, VHS, WritersXWriters, Flickers' RIIFF to Page Turner Awards. My writings on art and culture have been published in

V Magazine and Encyclopedia Britannica. 

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"I write stories about outsiders caught between real and imagined horrors."

SCREENPLAYS

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Screenplays
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UPDATES

February 2024 - Mouse and Paper Monsters, Semifinalists, Atlanta Film Festival 

February 2024 - Kissyfoot #1 Horror Short, Coverfly's The Red List

February 2024 - Mouse, Paper Monsters, Kissyfoot, The Bad Poet and Gloves on Coverfly's The Red List

February 2024 - Mouse, Semifinalist, Filmmatic Horror

January 2024 - Kissyfoot, #1 Horror Short, Coverfly's The Red List

January 2024 - Kissyfoot and Paper Monsters, Quarterfinalists, WritersXWriters

January 2024 - Mouse and Paper Monsters, Quarterfinalists, Atlanta Film Festival

January 2024 - Mouse and Paper Monsters, Semifinalists, SF IndieFest

January 2024 - Kissyfoot, Quarterfinalist, SF IndieFest

January 2024 - Mouse, Kissyfoot, The Bad Poet, Paper Monsters and Gloves on Coverfly's The Red List

January 2024 - Kissyfoot, Semifinalist, Outstanding Screenplays

December 2023 - The Toy Collector, Top 5 Finalist, Shore Scripts Development Fund

December 2023 - eMorto!, Finalist, Shore Scripts Development Fund

December 2023 - The Bad Poet, Paper Monsters, Gloves, Kissyfoot on Coverfly's The Red List

December 2023 - Paper Monsters, Quarterfinalist, Outstanding Screenplays

December 2023 - Kissyfoot and Paper Monsters, Finalists, SWN

November 2023 - The Bad Poet, Paper Monsters, Gloves, Kissyfoot on Coverfly's The Red List

November 2023 - Gummies, Winner, Best Writing, Best Micro Short, Ethereal Horror Fest

November 2023 - Gummies, Winner, Best Director, Best Actor, LA Crime and Horror

November 2023 - Gummies, Official Selection, Krampus Film Festival

November 2023 - Kissyfoot and Paper Monsters, Quarterfinalists, Vail Film Festival

November 2023 - Gummies, Winner, Audience Award and Best Young Performer, HorrorHaus

November 2023 - Gummies, Winner, Best Film, Terror Fest

November 2023 - Mouse, Top 10 Finalist, Filmquest

October 2023 - The Bad Poet, Semifinalist, Austin Film Festival

October 2023 - Paper Monsters, Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival

October 2023 - Kissyfoot, Second Rounder, Austin Film Festival

October 2023 - Paper Monsters, Semifinalist, Pittsburgh Shorts

October 2023 - The Bad Poet, Paper MonstersKissyfoot, Graven and Gloves on Coverfly's The Red List

October 2023 - Paper Monsters, Top 3, A Night of Horror

September 2023 - Paper Monsters, Finalist, VHS/Vancouver Horror Show

September 2023 - Gummies, Winner, Best Horror Short - Austin Spotlight

September 2023 - Gummies, Official Film Selection, Terror in the Bay Film Festival

September 2023 - Paper Monsters, Winner, Scratch Night Table Performance, Scriptwriters & Co

September 2023 - Gummies, Official Film Selection, Leeds Int. Film Festival (Academy Award, BAFTA qualifying)

September 2023 - Gummies, Official Film Selection, Atlanta Horror Festival

September 2023 - Gummies, Official Film Seletion, Freak Show Festival

Seotember 2023 - Gummies, Official Film Selection, FANtastic Horror Film Festival

September 2023 - Kissyfoot and Paper Monsters, Official Selections, HorrOrigins

September 2023 - Kissyfoot and Mouse, Finalists,  FilmQuest

September 2023 - Gummies, Official Film Selection, FilmQuest

September 2023 - Gummies, Official Film Selection, VHS/Vancouver Horror Show

September 2023 - Gummies, Official Film Selection, HorrorHaus

September 2023 - Gummies, Official Film Selection, Queer Voices

September 2023 - Paper Monsters, Semifinalist, FilmQuest

September 2023 - Kissyfoot, Semifinalist, WeScreenplay Short Lab

September 2023 - Participant, Fellowship, WritersXWriters

September 2023 - Gummies, Official Film Selection, HorrOrigins Film Festival

September 2023 - Gummies, Official Film Selection, Terror Fest Film Festival

September 2023 - Gummies, Official Film Selection, Buried Alive Film Festival

September 2023 - Kissyfoot, Paper Monsters, Chitlin and Gloves on Coverfly's The Red List

August 2023 - Kissyfoot, Finalist, HollyShorts

August 2023 - Kissyfoot, Quarterfinalist, Scriptapalooza

August 2023 - Gummies, Film Nominations: Horror, Director, Actress, Writer, Concept, Austin Spotlight

August 2023 - Paper Monsters, Kissyfoot and Gloves, Quarterfinalists, WeScreenplay Short Lab

August 2023 - Kissyfoot, Finalist, A Night of Horror

August 2023 - Paper Monsters and Kissyfoot, Semifinalists, Filmmatic Shortstop 

August 2023 - Paper Monsters, Kissyfoot, Chitlin and Gloves on Coverfly's The Red List

August 2023 - Gloves, Semifinalist, Dallas International Film Festival

July 2023 - Paper Monsters and Kissyfoot, Quarterfinalists, ScreenCraft Film Fund

July 2023 - Gloves, #1 Horror Short, Coverfly's The Red List

July 2023 - Kissyfoot, Graven, Gloves and Chitlin on Coverfly's The Red List

June 2023 - Kissyfoot and Paper Monsters debut on Coverfly's The Red List

June 2023 - Graven, Gloves, Chitlin and The Bad Poet appear on Coverfly's The Red List

May 2023 - The Cannibal Poet, Semifinalist, ScreenCraft True Story

May 2023 - Gloves, #1 Horror Short, Coverfly's The Red List

May 2023 - Chitlin, Official Selection, Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

May 2023 - Gloves, Semifinalist, Art of Brooklyn Film Festival

May 2023 - The Bad Poet and Gloves, Quarterfinalists, Art of Brooklyn Film Festival 

May 2023 - è Morto!, Gloves, Graven, Chitlin and The Bad Poet appear on Coverfly's The Red List

May 2023 - Gloves, Finalist, Outstanding Screenplays

April 2023 - Graven, Winner, WritersXWriters

April 2023 - Gloves, #1 Horror Short, Coverfly's The Red List

April 2023 -  Graven, Chitlin and Gloves appear on Coverfly's The Red List

March 2023 - Gloves, Finalist, WritersXWriters

March 2023 - Graven, Chitlin and Gloves appear on Coverfly's The Red List

February 2023 - Gloves, #1 Horror Short, Coverfly's The Red List

February 2023 - Graven, Chitlin and The Bad Poet appear on Coverfly's The Red List

January 2023 - Gloves, #1 Horror Short, Coverfly's The Red List

January 2023 - Graven, Chitlin and The Bad Poet appear on Coverfly's The Red List

January 2023 - Chitlin and The Bad Poet, Quarterfinalists, WritersXWriters

December 2022 - Gloves, The 2022 LIST OF LISTS, Coverfly's Top 10 Most Downloaded Projects

December 2022 - Chitlin and Gloves appear on Coverfly's The Red List

November 2022 - Gloves, Winner, Page Turner Awards

October 2022 - Gloves, Semifinalist, Vail Film Festival

October 2022 - Gloves, Chitlin and Graven appear on Coverfly's The Red List

September 2022 - Gloves, #1 Horror Short, Coverfly's The Red List

September 2022 - Gloves, Chitlin and Graven appear on Coverfly's The Red List

August 2022 - Gloves, #1 Horror Short, Coverfly's The Red List

August 2022 - Gloves, Finalist, HollyShorts

August 2022 - Gloves, Semifinalist, Creative World Awards

August 2022 - Chitlin, #1 Comedy Short, Coverfly's The Red List

July 2022 - Chitlin, Graven, Gloves and The Bad Poet appear on Coverfly's The Red List

July 2022 - Chitlin, Quarterfinalist, Page Awards

July 2022 - Gloves, Semifinalist, Nashville Film Festival

June 2022 - The Bad Poet, Graven, Chitlin and Gloves appear on Coverfly's The Red List

June 2022 - The Bad Poet, Quarterfinalist, The Golden Script Competition

June 2022 - The Bad Poet, Finalist, Imaginarium

May 2022 - Chitlin, #1 Comedy Short, Coverfly's The Red List

May 2022 - Chitlin, Gloves and Graven appear on Coverfly's The Red List

April 2022 - Chitlin, #1 Comedy Short, Coverfly's The Red List

April 2022 - Gummies, Winner, Scriptwriters &  Co International Festival

April 2022 - Chitlin, Gloves, Graven and Gummies appear on Coverfly's The Red List

April 2022 - Chitlin, Quarterfinalist, The Script Lab

April 2022 - Chitlin, Coverfly's Top 1% in genre/format

April 2022 - Chitlin, Top Ten Finalist, Cinequest

April 2022 - Graven, Coverfly Top 1% in genre/format

March 2022 - Gummies, Coverfly Top 1% in genre/format

March 2022 - Graven, Grand Jury Nominee, Richmond International Film Festival

March 2022 - Gloves and The Bad Poet, Finalists, Richmond International Film Festival

March 2022 - Gummies, Honorable Mention, Killer Shorts

March 2022 - Graven, Finalist, MidWest WeirdFest

February 2022 - Gloves, #1 Horror Short, Coverfly's The Red List

February 2022 - Gloves, Semifinalist, Fade In 

February 2022 - Graven and Gloves, Quarterfinalists, ScreenCraft Short Film

February 2022 - Graven, Semifinalist, Filmmatic Horrror

February 2022 - Graven, Gloves, Chitlin, Gummies and The Bad Poet appear on Coverfly's The Red List

February 2022 - Gloves, Chitlin and The Bad Poet, Semifinalists, MidWest WeirdFest

February 2022 - Graven, Gloves and The Bad Poet, Quarterfinalists, Fresh Voices

January 2022 - Gloves, #1 Horror Short, Coverfly's The Red List

January 2022 - Gloves, Semifinalist, SoCal Screenplay Competition

January 2022 - Graven, Quarterfinalist, SoCal Screenplay Competition

January 2022 - Gloves, Graven, Chitlin and The Bad Poet appear on Coverfly's The Red List

January 2022 - Gloves, Winner, SF IndieFest

January 2022 - Chitlin and The Bad Poet, Finalists, SF IndieFest

January 2022 - Graven, Semifinalst, SF IndieFest

January 2022 - Gloves, Top 50, Roadmap Writers Shorts

January 2022 - Graven, The Bad Poet and Chitlin, Official Selections, L.A. Under the Stars

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Mexico City, Mexico

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