Shore Scripts 2024 Spring Season Short Film Fund

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Shore Scripts 2024 Spring Season Short Film Fund

Postby ShoreScripts » Mon Jan 15, 2024 12:45 pm

THE 2024 SPRING SEASON SHORT FILM FUND IS NOW OPEN!

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Turn your calling card script into an attention-grabbing short film with our $15,000 cash production grant!

As a new writer, getting a script produced is a transformative career milestone that can lead to new opportunities and help you pitch your stories to producers, managers, and agents. Our Short Film Fund was established to commission production projects from emerging screenwriters and create another avenue for you to get your work seen by the industry.

Many of our previous 19 funded short films have played at some of the top film festivals in the world, including Sundance, Tribeca, BFI London, Austin, Cannes, Encounters, and Palm Springs. They’ve even won a BAFTA! Those writers have gone on to gain representation, sold screenplays, and been staffed on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, & BBC shows as a direct result of winning and producing their shorts with us.

Here's the lowdown:

  • Grand Prize Winner - A Cash Grant of $15,000 and support from Shore Scripts to take your screenplay through pre-production, production, post, and distribution. Plus, free camera equipment rental from ARRI Rental for the duration of production in any country they operate. On top of that, our winner will receive a Film Festival Strategy Package with Tribeca programmer, filmmaker, and Academy member, KIMBERLEY BROWNING.
  • 2nd Place Winner - A Cash Prize of $1,000 and script development with Shore Scripts.
  • Both Winners will connect with two-time Oscar-nominated producer MARIA GRACIA TURGEON for development, production, and career guidance. Both Winners will also have the opportunity to have their scripts circulated to select members of our Industry Roster and Directors, and will receive a free 30-minute consultation from our new partner Seed & Spark.
  • Top 5 Finalists – will receive feedback on their scripts from one of our esteemed Judges.
  • Top 15 Finalists – will have the opportunity to have their scripts circulated to select members of our Industry Roster and Directors, plus an invitation to our private Facebook group where we regularly host Q&As with screenwriting and industry professionals.

The Fund accepts scripts for narrative short films (live-action & animation), web series pilots, half-hour TV pilots, and proof-of-concept shorts for TV series and features. We also accept submissions from produced shorts seeking finishing funds.

We do not seek to obtain any rights over your script or the finished film at any time. For those who take the funding, we ask for a production company credit and access to promotional material for the resulting short film to promote the project and Fund in the future.

Plus, every writer who enters receives a FREE 18-page booklet on HOW TO GET YOUR SCREENPLAY PRODUCED.

ENTER TODAY: https://www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/
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Re: Shore Scripts 2024 Spring Season Short Film Fund

Postby ShoreScripts » Wed Feb 21, 2024 12:13 am

THE EARLY DEADLINE FOR THE SHORE SCRIPTS SHORT FILM FUND (SPRING SEASON) IS FEBRUARY 28TH!

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As much as we love to read scripts, too many excellent shorts never progress beyond the written word, which is why we established the Short Film Fund – to help take those compelling stories off the page and onto the screen.

The Fund offers screenwriters and filmmakers the fantastic opportunity to finance and produce their short script with a $15,000 cash grant towards production or finishing funds.

Many of our previous 19 funded short films have played at some of the top film festivals in the world, including Sundance, Tribeca, BFI London, Austin, Cannes, Encounters, and Palm Springs. Our very first commissioned short, SALAM, by Claire Fowler, went on to win a BAFTA!

This season’s prizes include:

  • $15,000 cash production grant for our Grand Prize Winner,
  • $1,000 cash prize for our 2nd Place Winner,
  • Free camera equipment rental from ARRI Rental,
  • Mentorship with two-time Oscar-nominated producer MARIA GRACIA TURGEON,
  • Film Festival Strategy Package with Tribeca programmer KIMBERLEY BROWNING,
  • Script feedback from one of our esteemed Judges,
  • Script circulation to select members of our Industry Roster of agents, managers, and producers, and our Directors Roster,
  • Free consultation with our new partner Seed&Spark,
  • All Access Pass to Hollyshorts 2024,
  • And more!

The Fund accepts scripts for narrative short films (live-action & animation), web series pilots, half-hour TV pilots, and proof-of-concept shorts for TV series and features. We also accept submissions from produced shorts seeking finishing funds.

LEARN MORE & SUBMIT: https://www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/

Plus, check out our recent article “Setting Yourself Up to Win (the Short Film Fund)” -- https://www.shorescripts.com/setting-yourself-up-to-win-the-short-film-fund/ -- for tips on ensuring your script will be seen in its best possible light before submitting.
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