Kimberly Kalaja is an award-winning playwright, author, screenwriter, and Fulbright.
Her plays include Night Moths on the Wing, The Shooter, and What Happened to Emmaline. Her screenplays include the award-winning short, "The Lesson." Her book publications include Reading Games: An Aesthetics of Play (Dalkey Archive Press, 2007) -- and essays published in collections from The Four Courts Press (Dublin), The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, The Journal of British Studies, The Irish Journal of Feminist Studies, The Irish Review, & Princeton University Library Chronicle.
In addition to writing, Kimberly has served on the faculty of leading universities, including Princeton University, NYU, & California State University, and was a Visiting Professor in the Department of English and Foreign Languages at the University of Tirana (Albania) during her Fulbright year.
Kimberly is a proud member of Phi Beta Kappa, New York Women in Film and Television, and The Dramatists Guild.
Honorable Mention
The Lesson
Garden State Film Festival 2021
Asbury Park, NJ
2021
Quarterfinalist
The Lesson
Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition 2021
Online
2021
Official Selection
The Lesson
Manhattan Short Fim Festival 2020
New York City
2020
Best Screenplay
The Lesson
Top Shorts Film Festival September 2020
Online
2020
Official Selection
The Lesson
Atlanta Film Festival 2020
Atlanta, GA
2020
Official Selection
The Lesson
New Hope Film Festival 2020
New Hope, NJ
2020
Official Selection
The Lesson
Austin Under The Stars 2020
Austin, TX
2020
Best Short Screenplay
The Lesson
Irvine International Film Festival 2020
Irvine, CA
2020
Winner - Short Screenplay
The Lesson
Big Apple Film Festival 2019
New York, NY
2019
Official Selection
The Lesson
Hollywood Just4Shorts Film and Screenplay Competition 2020
Winner
The Lesson
Global Shorts 2020
Official Selection
The Lesson
Oregon Short Film Festival 2021
Official election
The Lesson
Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards 2021
Los Angeles
Official Selection
The Lesson
New York City International Screenplay Awards 2021
New York
Official Selection
The Lesson
Los Angeles Television, Script, and Film Festival 2021
Los Angeles
Official Selection
The Lesson
Portland Screenplay Awards 2021
College
Princeton University (Ph.D.)
Comparative Literature
College
Queen's University Belfast (MA)
College
Scripps College (BA)