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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Re: Shore Scripts 2024 Spring Season Short Film Fund

Postby ShoreScripts » Tue Mar 26, 2024 2:04 am

WIN A $15K CASH PRODUCTION GRANT THROUGH THE SHORE SCRIPTS SHORT FILM FUND - REGULAR DEADLINE APRIL 2ND!

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

One of our recent produced shorts, THIRSTYGIRL by Alexandra Qin, was an Official Selection at Sundance 2024. Our very first commissioned short, SALAM, by Claire Fowler, went on to win a BAFTA.

JUST ANNOUNCED! New this season, we are excited to add Guaranteed Industry Meetings to our prize package with…

NATALIE GERGELY | VICE PRESIDENT, SCRIPTED @ GUNPOWDER & SKY
Natalie will choose one of the top-placed US scripts and get on a call with the writer to discuss their project and impart career advice. Launched in 2016, G&S is a fast-growing independent studio that has released 40+ feature films and series in partnership with HBO, Hulu, Netflix, HBO, Showtime, Epix, and others.

KIRSTIE MACDONALD | CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF TV @ FILMNATION
Kirstie will choose one of the top-placed European scripts and get on a call with the writer to discuss their project and impart career advice. FilmNation is an Oscar and multi-award-winning leading independent entertainment company.

This season’s other 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 circulation to select members of our Industry Roster of agents, managers, and producers, and our Directors Roster.

Also, we’re excited to announce that BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated filmmaker FARAH NABULSI has joined the Short Film Fund Judges Panel. Farah’s directorial debut THE PRESENT (2020), distributed on Canal+ and Netflix Worldwide, won over 50 International Film Festival Jury and Audience Awards, a BAFTA Award, and an Oscar Nomination. Farah is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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

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Re: Shore Scripts 2024 Spring Season Short Film Fund

Postby ShoreScripts » Tue Apr 23, 2024 9:18 pm

THE FINAL DEADLINE FOR THE SHORE SCRIPTS SHORT FILM FUND (SPRING SEASON) IS MAY 2ND!

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Last chance to submit your short script for a $15,000 cash grant for production or finishing funds!

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.

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 (some restrictions may apply). 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 receive a free 30-minute consultation with our new partner Seed & Spark.
  • Top 5 Finalists – will receive feedback on their scripts from one of our esteemed Judges. And, new this season, one US-based writer will get on a call with Natalie Gergely (VP, Scripted at Gunpowder & Sky) and one European-based writer will get on a call with Kirstie MacDonald (Creative Director of TV at FilmNation) to discuss their projects and receive career advice.
  • 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.

And, we’re thrilled to welcome a new Judge to our panel, Libby Peterson! Libby is the Head of Development at Caviar, the production company whose critically acclaimed, award-winning films include SOUND OF METAL, WAR PONY and THE RIDER, among others. Libby is responsible for sourcing, curating, and managing a diverse slate of film and television projects that usher in fresh stories from exciting filmmakers.

LEARN MORE & SUBMIT: https://www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/
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Re: Shore Scripts 2024 Spring Season Short Film Fund

Postby ShoreScripts » Wed May 29, 2024 4:30 pm

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SHORT FILM FUND SEMI-FINALISTS!

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IT IS WITH GREAT EXCITEMENT THAT WE ANNOUNCE OUR SPRING SEASON SHORT FILM FUND SEMI-FINALISTS!

We are extremely grateful to all the writers and filmmakers who graciously shared their work with us. We have been humbled by the quality of the stories we were fortunate enough to read, as well as the boldness with which so many writers shared their unique voices.

This season, we received 1,963 submissions. Our Semi-Finalists represent the Top 3% of those submissions.

See the full list of Semi-Finalists here: https://www.shorescripts.com/2024_shortfilmfund1_winners/

Finalists will be announced on June 7th
Winners & the Top 5 Finalists will be announced on June 20th
The Fall Season of the Short Film Fund opens on July 15th

Learn more about the Short Film Fund: https://www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/
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Re: Shore Scripts 2024 Spring Season Short Film Fund

Postby ShoreScripts » Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:37 am

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR SHORT FILM FUND FINALISTS!

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WE ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE THE TOP 15 FINALISTS OF THE SPRING SEASON SHORT FILM FUND

Our Finalists represent the Top 1% of all submissions. The scripts are now being read by our panel of Industry Judges.

See the full list of Finalists here: https://www.shorescripts.com/2024_shortfilmfund1_winners/

Winners & the Top 5 Finalists will be announced on June 20th
The Fall Season of the Short Film Fund opens on July 15th

Learn more about the Short Film Fund: https://www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/
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Re: Shore Scripts 2024 Spring Season Short Film Fund

Postby ShoreScripts » Fri Jun 21, 2024 3:06 am

ANNOUNCING OUR SPRING SEASON SHORT FILM FUND WINNERS!

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PLEASE JOIN US IN CONGRATULATING THE WINNERS & TOP 5 FINALISTS FOR THE SPRING SEASON OF OUR SHORT FILM FUND!

This season, we received 1,963 submissions. Our Finalists represented the Top 1% of all submissions and our Semi-Finalists represented the Top 3%. There were many excellent scripts that we could not acknowledge this season but we are continuously impressed by the quality of work so many talented writers share with us. Now, without further ado…

GRAND PRIZE WINNER
TO CATCH A SIREN written by Harvey John

(AWARDED $15,000 CASH PRODUCTION GRANT)
A young orphan desperately searches for the mermaid he believes to be his mother before he is adopted and sent to live far away.

SECOND PLACE WINNER
LATER IS TOO LATE (‘PA LUEGO ES MUY TARDE’) written by Luis G. Santos

(AWARDED $1,000 CASH PRIZE)
After running into each other through happenstance, two estranged siblings ponder if they should try to reconcile their relationship one last time.

We are excited to now help our Grand Prize Winner into pre-production, production, and beyond through our partnership with ARRI Rental, festival strategy consultancy with Tribeca programmer Kimberley Browning, and production support from the Shore Scripts team. Both winners will connect with Oscar-nominated producer Maria Gracia Turgeon. We will also be circulating the Top 15 Finalists’ and Winners’ scripts to select members of our Industry & Directors Rosters with the writers’ permission.

Also, check out the Top 5 Finalists here: https://www.shorescripts.com/2024_shortfilmfund1_winners/

The Fall Season of the Short Film Fund opens on July 15th!

Learn more about the Short Film Fund: https://www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/
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