Lisa Kovanda

Lisa Kovanda

Screenwriter in Lincoln, Nebraska

About Lisa

Lisa's first published works were illustrated stories her grand-mother bound by hand into pasteboard fabric-covered books. A self-publishing pioneer before she'd reached third grade. After taking a thirty-year hiatus from fiction to raise a family, and a career in health care and retail, she returned to writing.
Her short story, "Curls of Gold," was awarded first place from the 2009-2010 Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation.
Kovanda is a 2011 alumni of Lew Hunter's Screenwriting Colony. Her Colony script, "Til Death Do Us Part," was named a Top 25 Feature Script in the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival. It was also awarded the Bronze Oregon Screenplay in the 2012 Oregon Film Festival, and was a finalist in the Omaha Film Festival.
Lisa is the current President of the Nebraska Writers Guild, Municipal Liaison for the Nebraska: Lincoln, and Nebraska: Else-where regions for National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo, and an active member of the Nebraska Writers Workshop, Local Muse, and a charter member of the Nebraska Film Association.
Lisa lives in Lincoln, where her canine companions and nine grandchildren occupy her spare time.

Name: Lisa Kovanda

Lives in: Lincoln, Nebraska

Occupation: Screenwriter


  • Finalist Omaha Film Festival March 2013 Top 8 finalist for Feature-Length movie scripts for

  • Second Round (quarterfinalist) Selection Austin Film Festival November 2013 Modified Flight Plan, co-written with Brian Thomas, was selected as a quarterfinalist in the prestigious Austin Film festival, in the top 300, out of 8,700 entries.

  • Top 25 Feature-Length Script Slamdance Film Festival October 2012

  • Oregon Film Festival Bronze Award, Oregon Screenplay Oregon Film Festival November 2012 Bronze award for Oregon screenplays for

  • First Place Winner, Short Story Award Bess Streeter Aldrich Foundation for


  • Shivers Down Your Spine: Last Breath

    Shivers Down Your Spine: Last Breath (2014)
    Film by Deadlanern Films Screenwriter, casting

  • Ghost Stalkers Season One, Episode 6, Farrar

    Ghost Stalkers Season One, Episode 6, Farrar (2014)
    Television by Destination America Self

  • Lost In Oblivion

    Lost In Oblivion (2013)
    Film by Flipp it Productions/Craig Murray, Director Screenwriter

  • Dragonsclaw music video; Watching My Every Move

    Dragonsclaw music video; Watching My Every Move (2013)
    Video by Produced by Dustin Ferguson Actress

  • Remission

    Remission (2013)
    Film by Midnight Frights Screenwriter

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