Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund

Shore Film Fund

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171 Pier Avenue #145
Santa Monica, CA 90405-5363

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Contact: Justine Owens, Director of Contests

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Objective

OUR FOCUS IS TO DISCOVER THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD

The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers an opportunity for emerging screenwriters and filmmakers to have their short film financed and produced.

14 Industry Award-Winning Judges will decide this year’s Grand Prize Winner(s).

2020's second Short Film Fund will award production financing for two short films:

  • Grand Prize - A Production Cash Grant of $15K.
  • 2nd Prize - A Production Cash Grant of $10K.

Our sponsor ARRI Rental will provide free production equipment rental for the duration of the production in any country in which they operate.

Screenplays must be in English however the Fund welcomes submissions from screenwriters and filmmakers from around the world. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 10/31/2020

Notification: Finalists Announced December 1st 2020; Winners Announced December 14th, 2020.

Rules

Scripts must be within 2-30 pages

RULES, FAQ’s & MORE INFO CAN BE SEEN HERE: http://www.shorescripts.com/

Awards

  • Grand Prize - A Production Cash Grant of $15K.
  • 2nd Prize - A Production Cash Grant of $10K.
  • The resulting short film will be sent to our Judges, Industry, and Directors Roster. That’s over 200 of the best people working in the industry who will see your work.
  • Our sponsor ARRI Rental will provide free production equipment rental for the duration of the production in any country in which they operate.
  • PLUS, the Grand Prize Winner will receive a free Festival Pass to HollyShorts 2021.
  • AND, our two Winners will also receive a FREE copy of Final Draft.
  • 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 receive a FREE copy of Final Draft.
  • Top 15 Finalists - Your script will be sent to our Judges, Directors & specially chosen members of our Industry Roster AND you will receive FREE access to our Ultimate Screenwriting Course led by former UCLA Head of Screenwriting, Richard Walter.

Shore Film Fund

Contact

171 Pier Avenue #145
Santa Monica, CA 90405-5363

Web:
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Email:
contact@shorescripts.com

Contact: Justine Owens, Director of Contests

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Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund

Contact

171 Pier Avenue #145
Santa Monica, CA 90405-5363

Web:
Click here
Email:
contact@shorescripts.com

Contact: Justine Owens, Director of Contests

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Contest News

Shore Scripts Names 2020 Film Fund Winner

Lindiwe Makgelemele's The Town has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2020 Shore Scripts Short Film Fund Competition. The script is about a seven year old girl who believes she's responsible for a car break-down in an anonymous South African town.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

THE TOWN (AWARDED $15,000 CASH GRANT)

LOGLINE
A car breaks down in an anonymous South African town.

SYNOPSIS
Seven-year-old Lesedi spends her days waiting and hoping for something to happen. She begins her morning as she has many others: chasing and throwing stones at the cars that are passing through the centre of her isolated town. Hitting one, she returns to Marta’s, a middle-aged shopkeeper and her best friend, to wait out the rest of the day. Waiting flows through Marta’s daily routine, and she is content and well accustomed to it. Lesedi is restless, expectant, and yearns for movement.

A car similar to the one Lesedi threw stones at breaks down introducing Naledi to the community, and leading Lesedi to believe that she caused the breakdown. Though Lesedi is wary of being discovered, she is enamoured by Naledi and an unlikely albeit transient connection is formed.

WRITTEN BY LINDIWE MAKGALEMELE
Lindiwe is a graduate of Harvard University where she majored in History and minored in Romance Languages and Literature.

Her work both within the archive and as a filmmaker seeks to tackle the continued erasures, misrememberings, and disappearances one has to confront as one-pieces together stories — particularly those of black and African women.

2ND PLACE WINNER

LADY & LUCK (AWARDED $5,000 CASH GRANT)

LOGLINE
Sue must re-enter the world and pay her debts. But is luck on her side?

WRITTEN BY BORIS VYMENETS

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Updated: 06/07/2020

Shore Scripts - Short Film Fund

Contact

171 Pier Avenue #145
Santa Monica, CA 90405-5363

Web:
Click here
Email:
contact@shorescripts.com

Contact: Justine Owens, Director of Contests

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Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.3/5.0)
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