The Department of Signs and Magical Intervention

  • 2015
  • United States
  • 19 mins
  • English

Short Film Competition

Melissa Anderson Sweazy
Melissa Anderson Sweazy

After a chance encounter with a beautiful girl leads to his fatal accident, a young man arrives for his first day at work at The Department of Signs and Magical Intervention. Turns out he’s not very good at his job.

Melissa Anderson Sweazy is an award-winning screenwriter, music video director and professional photographer based in Memphis, TN. Her essays have been published in and in their first anthology Dirt is Good For You, LA Weekly, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and she delivered a Tedx-Memphis talk entitled “If You Love Them Let Them Go: A Hypocrite’s Guide to Free Range Parenting.”


Indie Memphis – Special Jury Award
Oxford Film Festival – Special Jury Award for Best Ensemble

About Winter Film Awards

Winter Film Awards (WFA) is a volunteer-run and operated celebration of the diversity of local and international film-making. Our Mission is to recognize excellence in cinema and to promote learning and artistic expression for people at all stages of their artistic careers with a focus on nurturing emerging filmmakers and helping them gain recognition and contacts to break into this difficult industry. We pride ourselves on our diverse collection of Festival selections, allowing our audience to enjoy films they normally wouldn’t think to seek out. WFA is a minority- and women-owned registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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