THE SHORT FILM FUND FALL SEASON IS NOW OPEN!
The Short Film Fund is more than just a screenwriting contest. It's an opportunity to get your script produced.
The script is the beginning, not the end. If the screenplay is the blueprint for the film, then the writer's ultimate goal is to see that film produced and distributed.
Shore Scripts has commissioned 16 short films through the Fund that have played at some of the top film festivals around the world including Cannes, Tribeca, and BFI London, and have won major awards including a BAFTA. The writers have gone on to gain representation, sell and option screenplays, and get staffed on TV shows as a direct result of placing in the Fund.
GRAND PRIZE - $10,000 Production Grant
2ND PLACE - $5,000 Production Grant
ENTER YOUR SCRIPT TODAY! https://shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/
Plus, our sponsor ARRI Rental will provide free production equipment rental for the duration of production in any country in which they operate.
Our Top 5 Finalists will receive an exclusive feedback report from one of our award-winning Judges with suggestions on How You Can Further Develop Your Screenplay.
And all of our finalists will receive Free access to our exclusive Writers Forum - The Script Hub and the opportunity to have their scripts read and considered by our award-winning Judges, associate Directors, and a special selection of our Industry Roster.
PLUS, every writer who enters receives a Free 18-page booklet on How to Get Your Screenplay Produced.
GET FEEDBACK ON YOUR SCRIPT
Call For Entries | Short Film Fund Early Deadline | Aug 29th
Get your script on screen with the Short Film Fund. This season we’ll green light another two scripts to join the 16 films, proof-of-concept, and pilots that we’ve commissioned since the start of the Fund. Previous winning writers’ films have screened and been nominated at Tribeca, London Film Festival, Austin, and even won an Oscar!
Our Grand Prize winner will receive a cash award of $10,000. And mentorship with 2 x Oscar-nominated writer & producer Maria Garcia Turgeon (FAUVE).
Our 2nd Place Winner will receive a cash award of $5,000.
Our Top 5 Finalists will also receive an exclusive feedback report from one of our Judges with suggestions on How You Can Further Develop Your Screenplay and a free copy of Final Draft.
Top 15 Finalists - Your script will be sent to our Judges, Directors Roster & specially chosen members of our Industry Roster, including Managers, Agents, and Producers.
PLUS, every writer who enters receives a Free 20-page booklet on How to Get Your Screenplay Produced.
READY TO SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT! https://shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/
Screenwriters! 5 Reasons To Enter | Next Deadline Sept 30th
A screenwriter cannot achieve greatness alone. Becoming a professional screenwriter means writing a “great” screenplay and then sharing it with others to take on as a produced project. Entering a contest can be a great step in this direction.
So let's take a look at 5 great reasons to enter the Short Film Fund.
1. Industry Access
Winning or placing in a contest today can get your work noticed by studios, producers, agents, managers, and directors. But better than that, our top prize winners get to make a film of their script. With a produced film in your portfolio, you are ready to take the next steps in your screenwriting career.
Opportunities to obtain feedback alongside your contest submission will give you a strong sense of where your script lands among the current competition, as well as provide notes for improvement and validation of your strengths.
Contest deadlines can help keep writers on track and provide much-needed motivation to power through rewrites within a set amount of time. This is also great practice for writing under pressure and improving efficiency.
A worthwhile contest will also offer opportunities to meet and network with other up-and-coming screenwriters and filmmakers. Building relationships with peers can lead to ongoing partnerships in creating, producing, and distributing projects independently.
5. Cash, Funding & Other Resources
Whatever the form, getting access to free resources or some cash in the bank can help writers tell their stories while balancing writing with the rest of life.
ARE YOU READY TO SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT?
Check out the opportunities of the Short Film Fund https://shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/
Short Film Fund 2022 | Final Deadline
Midnight OCTOBER 31Sst Pacific Time
Want to get your script into production? Winners of the Short Film Fund receive a full prize package including cash production grants, and free camera equipment rental for the duration of the production from our sponsor and close partner, ARRI Rental.
“ARRI Rental has always been a huge supporter of emerging filmmakers. Being able to support them creatively and be instrumental in realizing their vision is what we do best. Shore Scripts’ mission is the same and this makes our partnership successful at all levels." - Dana Harrison, ARRI Rental
MORE BENEFITS OF THE SHORT FILM FUND
Project mentorship from two-time Oscar-nominated producer, Maria Gracia Turgeon, for the Winners.
Post-Production & PR Support - join our alumni of films that have screened at major festivals and won a BAFTA.
Industry Reach – the Top 15 Finalists' scripts are circulated to our 150+ roster of production companies, agents & managers.
Feedback on your story idea – All entrants are able to see their submission scores and placing means getting the thumbs up from this year's judges; including an array of award-winning writers, producers, directors, and festival programmers.
SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT TO THE SHORT FILM FUND
Top 15 Finalists | Short Film Fund Fall Season
We are honored to announce the Top 15 Finalists of the Fall Season of the 2022 Short Film Fund!
Thank you so much to all the writers who submitted. The quality of work shared with us this season has been undeniably exceptional.
VIEW THE LIST
The scripts are now on their way to our Judges who will decide our two Winners.
Each Winner will be awarded a Production Grant of $5000, plus a Cash Prize of $1000.
OUR WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON DECEMBER 14TH.
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Winners & Top 5 Finalists | Short Film Fund Fall Season
We are honored to announce the Winners and Top 5 Finalists of the Fall Season of the 2022 Short Film Fund!
Grand Prize Winner
HE WOKE UP TO DEFLATING NEWS by Laura Spini & Laurence Brook.
A sedentary pensioner must find the inner fire to fight his local council before he is turned into a coffee shop.
2nd Place Prize Winner
THIRSTYGIRL by Alexandra Qin.
When her estranged alcoholic sister lands in the hospital after a relapse, Charlie reluctantly agrees to drive her from New York to rehab in Kentucky. But she must deal with a secret addiction of her own along the way.
Each of our two Winners will receive a cash grant and the opportunity of a free ARRI Rental camera rental package to produce their winning short films. Plus, mentorship with Oscar-nominated producer Maria Garcia Turgeon, and to have their scripts and completed films shared with our Judges, Directors, and relevant Industry Roster members!
Congratulations to the Winners & Finalists!
VIEW THE FULL LIST
The 2023 Season of the Short Film Fund opens on January 15th!
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