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Shore Scripts Short Film Fund
171 Pier Avenue, #145
Santa Monica, 90405-5363
United States
www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/

Description: The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers you an opportunity to have your short film script financed and produced. $15,000 in Cash Grants. 2 Short Films are commissioned each season. Winners screened at Tribeca, BFI London, won a BAFTA... Alumni working on Netflix & BBC Shows.
Objective: Our 19 Industry Award-Winning Judges including former Fund Winners will decide this year’s Grand Prize Winners.

The 2022 Spring Season of our Short Film Fund will award production financing for two short films:
• Grand Prize - A Production Cash Grant of $10K.
• 2nd Place Prize - A Production Cash Grant of $5K.

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

Our Judges include:

- Nora Kirkpatrick, Writer, Director & Actress – THE GOLDBERGS, DAISY JONES & THE SIX, THE OFFICE
- Jamie Brewer, Actress & Producer – AMERICAN HORROR STORY, THE TURNOVER.
- Sam Baron, SFF Winner, Writer & Director – THE ORGY, STEAL HIS HEART, WINDSCREENWIPERMAN.
- Kimberley Browning, Producer & Tribeca Festival Programmer – CERTIFIED, ALL HAIL BETH, LADY BOUNCER.
- Ben Tricklebank, Emmy winning Director – LAND’S END, THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – DISTRICT VOICES, CLOUDS OVER CUBA.

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

We accept short film scripts, web-series pilots, animations, and proof-of-concept shorts for TV series and Features. We also accept short film projects in production seeking Finishing Funds.

Screenplays must be in English; however, the production can be filmed in any country.

We can offer end-to-end support from script development to post-production and promotion.

We do not seek to obtain any rights over your script or the resulting film at any time. For those who take the funding, we ask for a production company credit and access to promotional material for the short film in order to promote the project and fund in the future.

Our previous 14 funded short films have played at some of the top film festivals in the world, including Tribeca, BFI London, Austin, Cannes, Encounters, Palm Springs, and many others. Our writers have gone on to gain representation, sold screenplays, and been staffed on TV shows as a direct result of entering.

TAKE A LOOK AT OUR PREVIOUS WINNERS FILMS
https://www.shorescripts.com/films/

Every writer who enters receives a FREE 18-page booklet on HOW TO GET YOUR SCREENPLAY PRODUCED.


Dates & Fees

Opening Date - January 15, 2022
Standard $40

Early Deadline - February 28, 2022
Standard $40

Regular Deadline - March 31, 2022
Standard $45

Final Deadline - May 02, 2022
Standard $50

Finalists Announced - June 02, 2022

Winners Announced - June 14, 2022

Eligibility: All, Anywhere
Entry Fee: $40-$50
Type: Short Screenplay
Originates From: United States
Occurrence: Bi-Annual
Sponsored By: Production Company
Start Date: 1/15/2022
Submission Deadlines: 5/2/2022
Winners Announced: 14th June 2022
Year of Origin: 2016
Rules: Scripts must be within 2-30 pages.

We accept short film scripts, web-series pilots, animations, and proof-of-concept shorts for TV series and Features.

In addition to unproduced scripts, we accept shorts that have already been or are in the process of being filmed and need additional Finishing Funds. For finishing fund entries, please enter via our website. Select the format, “In Production Film,” and along with your script, enter the URL & password to a password-protected copy of the project 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: https://www.shorescripts.com/rules-faq/#sff-rules
Prizes and Awards: -Grand Prize Winner - A Production Cash Grant of $10K.

-2nd Place Prize - A Production Cash Grant of $5K.

-The resulting short films will be sent to our Judges, Industry, and Directors Roster. That’s over 300 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 Online or In-Person Festival Pass to HollyShorts 2022.

-AND, our two Prize Winners will each receive a FREE copy of the latest Final Draft screenwriting software.

-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 exclusive writers’ forum – The Script Hub.
More: TAKE A LOOK AT OUR PREVIOUS WINNERS FILMS HERE:
https://www.shorescripts.com/films/

 


 

 

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