Left to right: Nicole Eckenroad, Amanda Tasse, Maja Fernqvist, Yulin Kuang, Stephenie Meyer,
Kristen Stewart, Cate Carson, Samantha Spear, Kailey Spear and Lindsay Hancock Williamson.
THE STORYTELLERS – NEW VOICES OF THE TWILIGHT SAGA were chosen through Tongal, a crowd source site, where fans voted on their favorite characters and aspiring female filmmakers submitted screenplays and director pitches. The six winning shorts were financed through production advances, and fans, along with the star-studded female panelists, including Stephenie Meyer, actress Kristen Stewart, Academy Award® winners Kate Winslet and Octavia Spencer, Jennifer Lee, the award-winning writer and one of the directors of Disney’s global blockbuster Frozen, Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke, Emmy Award-winning actress Julie Bowen, and Women In Film President Cathy Schulman will select a grand prize winning filmmaker. The grand prize winner will be entitled to a cash prize and career opportunities.