Happy to announce another one of our judges: Actor Joe Vaz for Best Screenwriter.

Joe Vaz
Joe Vaz

Joe has established himself as a locally and internationally recognized actor in both film and television. Best known for his role in “Dredd” and “Death Race2” and “10,000 BC. 

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It took Charles some 30 years to get his first separately printed publication. His work aspired many films and poetry that would stick to outlive his life a thousand times.

“Find what you love, and let it kill you.” 

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