Shore Scripts 2024 OutHere LGBTQIA+ Contest

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Shore Scripts 2024 OutHere LGBTQIA+ Contest

Postby ShoreScripts » Tue Mar 12, 2024 6:15 pm

LET'S CELEBRATE LGBTQIA+ STORIES

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This brand-new screenwriting competition aims to bring LGBTQ+ characters and stories, front and centre. So we are looking for scripts with LGBTQ+ protagonists, antagonists, secondary/side, and peripheral characters.

In collaboration with Polari Creative and Pride Reads, we're on a mission to showcase contemporary LGBTQIA+ stories. We're offering five (5) screenwriters the opportunity to meet with our inspiring Judges panel, giving your LGBTQIA+ story the attention and nurturing it deserves.

Whether you're queer and write LGBTQ+ characters constantly, or you're cishet and including LGBTQ+ characters for the first time, this contest is for you.

For the first round of this contest, we are reading your logline, a one-page synopsis, and the first five (5) pages of longer scripts. Five (5) Top Finalists will be selected to get online with our Judges to pitch their scripts and receive feedback.

After this, these Finalists will submit their full script and a Grand Prize Winner will be selected.

PRIZES

Grand Prize Winner to receive:
$1,500 cash + A 1-2-1 Mentorship consultation call with Luke Oliveira-Davies - Polari Creative and Sensitivity & Authenticity feedback from Drew Hubbard - Pride Reads.

PLUS

Five (5) Finalists will get online with this year's Judges to discuss their scripts and get feedback on developing their LGBTQIA+ stories. Plus, free coverage feedback from Shore Scripts.

JUDGES


LUKE OLIVEIRA-DAVIES. Founder and creative producer at the award-winning Polari Creative. Founded in 2020, Polari is an award-winning production company committed to championing stories from diverse perspectives and uplifting the voices of underrepresented creatives both upfront and behind the scenes.

JOY GHARORO-AKPOJOTOR. 2020 Screen International Star of Tomorrow, Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor is a producer whose work focuses on Black, Queer, and Female-led content for Film and TV. Joy runs Joi Productions, which received a BFI Vision Award.

BETHANY BLACK. Comedian, Actor, and Writer for Frankie Boyle's New World Order, and Late Night Lycett, Bethany is blessed with a sharp tongue and a desire to overshare. She is critically acclaimed for her personal, confessional style of comedy.

DREW HUBBARD. Founder of Pride Reads, the groundbreaking screenplay development service offering sensitivity and authenticity reads for queer/lgbtq+ manuscripts and scripts specifically for gay/queer male and non-binary characters.

For this contest, we are accepting submissions comprised of the writer’s logline, a one-page synopsis, and the first five (5) pages of longer scripts (min. of 20 pages long, excluding the title page), for completed Features, TV Pilots, Short Film scripts, and Animation screenplays.

Progression through the contest involves the selection of a Top 5 Finalist shortlist who will be invited to an online meeting to make a short oral online presentation to the Judges. In the same meeting, the writers will have the opportunity to receive feedback and answer any questions the Judges may have. Thereafter, the Top 5 Finalists will be required to submit their full script – be that Feature screenplay, TV Pilot, Short Film, or Animation. No other documents or supporting materials are required.

DOWNLOAD THE SUBMISSION GUIDE & FIND OUT MORE
https://www.shorescripts.com/outhere-screenplay-contest/
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Re: Shore Scripts 2024 OutHere LGBTQIA+ Contest

Postby ShoreScripts » Wed Apr 10, 2024 3:52 pm

Shore Scripts 2024 OutHere LGBTQIA+ Contest REGULAR DEADLINE APRIL 12TH!

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MEET THE JUDGES!

This contest was designed to put LGBTQ+ characters and stories, front and center. Representation has actually taken a step backward since 2021 and what there is can often fall into the tired old tropes that have their roots in the ultra-conservative Hays Code.

We are seeking to counter that – celebrating LGBTQ+ stories that focus on community and family, and feature strong characters that reflect the reality of LGBTQ+ lives today.

What’s more, we are realising that community theme in the structure of the contest.

The Top 5 Finalists will be invited to an online meeting to make a short oral online presentation to the Judges. In the same meeting, the writers will have the opportunity to receive feedback and answer any questions the Judges may have. Afterwards, the Top 5 Finalists will be required to submit their full script – be that Feature screenplay, TV Pilot, Short Film, or Animation. No other documents or supporting materials are required.

OUR 2024 JUDGES
  • LUKE OLIVEIRA-DAVIES. Founder and creative producer at the award-winning Polari Creative. Founded in 2020, Polari is an award-winning production company committed to championing stories from diverse perspectives and uplifting the voices of underrepresented creatives both upfront and behind the scenes.
  • JOY GHARORO-AKPOJOTOR. 2020 Screen International Star of Tomorrow, Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor is a producer whose work focuses on Black, Queer, and Female-led content for Film and TV. Joy runs Joi Productions, which received a BFI Vision Award.
  • BETHANY BLACK. Comedian, Actor, and Writer for Frankie Boyle's New World Order, and Late Night Lycett, Bethany is blessed with a sharp tongue and a desire to overshare. She is critically acclaimed for her personal, confessional style of comedy.
  • DREW HUBBARD. Founder of Pride Reads, the groundbreaking screenplay development service offering sensitivity and authenticity reads for queer/lgbtq+ manuscripts and scripts specifically for gay/queer male and non-binary characters.
For this contest, we are accepting submissions comprised of the writer’s logline, a one-page synopsis, and the first five (5) pages of longer scripts (min. of 20 pages long, excluding the title page), for completed Features, TV Pilots, Short Film scripts, and Animation screenplays.

$1,500 cash for the Grand Prize Winner
+ Follow-up feedback from Luke and Drew to help them craft the very best draft of their story.

ENTER BEFORE THE DEADLINE: https://www.shorescripts.com/outhere-screenplay-contest/
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