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

DISCOVERING THE BEST NEW SCREENWRITING TALENT FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers you an opportunity to have your short film script financed and produced.

Our Industry Award-Winning Judges including former Fund Winners will decide this year’s Grand Prize Winners.

The 2021 Spring Season of our 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 production in any country in which they operate.

The Fund welcomes submissions from screenwriters and filmmakers from around the world. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early February 28, 2021 $40 44
Regular March 31, 2021 $45 75
Final May 2, 2021 $50 107

Contest Opens January 15, 2021.

Notification: Finalists Announced June 02, 2021. Winners Announced June 14, 2021.

Rules

Scripts must be within 2-30 pages

In addition to unproduced scripts, we accept shorts that have already been filmed and are in need of additional Finishing Funds. For finishing fund entries, please enter via our website https://www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/. Select the "In Production Film" format and, along with your script, enter the URL & password to a password-protected copy of the Short for which you are applying. The password will be used internally to assess your submission and will not be shared externally.

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 films 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 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 Prize Winners will each receive a FREE copy of the Final Draft screenwriting app.
  • Top 5 Finalists will also receive an exclusive feedback report from one of our Short 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'll 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 2019 Short Film Fund Winners

A Young Man's Game by James Gould-Bourn has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the 2019 Shore Scripts Short Film Fund, and the project has been awarded $10,000 in cash. Miss Fortunate, by Molly O'Shea been named the $4,000 Second Place Winner.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER - A YOUNG MAN'S GAME ($10,000 GRANT AWARDED)

Jake wants to be a doctor when he grows up, but his father has different ideas.

Jake doesn't want to be sitting in a parked car with his dad watching kids playing football in the cold. He wants to be at his friend house playing video games, or riding around on the back of his stepdad's motorbike. But his dad has big plans for Jake. He wants his son to have the life that he never did, to have the opportunities that he never had, and to become the person that he never was, whether Jake likes it or not… A Young Man's Game is a darkly comic story about family, trust, and the dangers of good intentions.

WRITTEN BY JAMES GOULD-BOURN

James Gould-Bourn is a screenwriter and novelist from Manchester, England. He's written and co-written several short films, one of which (Sniper) was funded by the Lithuanian Film Centre and will debut in 2019.

James's debut novel, titled Bear Necessity in the US and Keeping Mum in the UK, will be published in 12 countries in 2020. A film adaptation is also currently in development.

TO BE DIRECTED BY EMMY WINNER, BEN TRICKLEBANK

Ben is a celebrated multi-disciplinary artist and director, helming interactive films, virtual reality installations and digital experiences. Within the creative industries, he is rapidly emerging as one of the preeminent storytellers. Ben's commercial work includes films for Hennessey, Sony Bravia, Lexus, Mini Cooper, and Playstation in partnership for agencies like Droga5, DDB, BBH, Ogilvy & Mather, and Google Creative Lab. His work has garnered awards from Cannes Lions, D&AD and The One Show, among others. His interactive documentary film, “Clouds Over Cuba,” received international accolades including an Emmy.

2ND PLACE WINNER - MISS FORTUNATE ($4000 GRANT AWARDED)

If luck is a lady, grief is a bitch. A young woman loses her mother and finds herself. A coming of rage story.

WRITTEN BY MOLLY O'SHEA

Molly is a writer and actress. She cut her teeth working with critically acclaimed, Olivier nominated immersive theatre company You Me Bum Bum Train. It was there she was headhunted by BBC Entertainment, sealing her fate as a producer in the making. A fate director Dame Jane Campion unsealed shortly after by reading Molly's script and calling it “incredible”. After much insecurity Molly eventually conceded that maybe when the first woman to win the Palme d'Or at Cannes tells you you're a writer, you should listen. Jane continues to support Molly's writing and in 2017 asked Molly to give a speech with her about the struggle for young women in film. Molly used this opportunity to tell the gatekeepers of the industry about her period and The Muppets.

At 18 Molly was told that although she was talented she was too fat to play pretty and too pretty to play fat. Identifying as neither of those things, she cried for several years before writing a one woman show that explored this dichotomy. It premiered this year to rave reviews and received four stars across the board.

Updated: 06/06/2019

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)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
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