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Peter Baxter. JuntoBox Films is a collaborative film studio for filmmakers and fans with four projects greenlit since launching last year. The company’s first film, “Passenger,” is set to begin production in February. The Slamdance Screenwriting Competition consists of four categories — feature, short, horror and original teleplay/webisode. Awards are given to the top three scripts in each category im addition to the grand prize. Past winners in the Slamdance contest include “The Woodsman” written and directed by Nicole Kassell; “Maria Full of Grace” written and directed by Joshua Marston; “Neo Ned” written by Tim Boughn; “Jug Face,” written and directed by Chad Kinkle and in this year’s special screenings section; and “100 Bloody Acres” written and directed by Cameron & Colin Cairnes. Slamdance runs through Jan. 24 in Park City, Utah, at the Treasure Mountain Inn. All films in competition have budgets under $1 million.