| Shore Scripts Short Film Fund|
171 Pier Avenue, #145
Santa Monica, 90405-5363
|Description: ||The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers screenwriters and filmmakers an opportunity to have their short film scripts financed and produced.|
|Objective: ||$16,000 in Cash Prizes. For screenwriters and/or directors who want to see their short film script produced and create a calling card to help them progress in the industry. New projects are funded each season. Previous winners have had their films screened at Tribeca, BFI London, and won a BAFTA. Alumni working on Netflix & BBC Shows.|
|Eligibility: ||All, Anywhere|
|Entry Fee: ||$40-$50|
|Type: || Short Screenplay|
|Originates From: ||United States|
|Sponsored By: ||Production Company|
|Start Date: ||1/15/2023|
|Submission Deadlines: ||5/2/2023|
|Winners Announced: ||14th December 2023|
|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 $15,000.|
- 2nd Place Prize - A Cash Prize of $1000 and feedback on their script from one of our esteemed Judges.
- Both Winners will have the opportunity to discuss their scripts and career next steps with Oscar-nominated producer MARIA GRACIA TURGEON and receive a Free Screenwriting Book of their choice from Michael Wiese Productions.
- PLUS, the Grand Prize Winner will receive a Free Online or In-Person All Access Badge to HollyShorts 2023.
- Top 5 Finalists – will receive feedback on their scripts from one of our esteemed Judges.
- Top 15 Finalists – With your permission, your script will be sent to our Judges, Directors, & specially chosen members of our Industry.
|More: ||Dates & Fees|
Opening Date - January 15, 2023
Early Deadline - February 28, 2023
Regular Deadline - March 31, 2023
Final Deadline - May 02, 2023
Finalists Announced - June 02, 2023
Winners Announced - June 14, 2023
The Short Film Fund was established to commission production projects from emerging screenwriters. As a new writer, getting a script produced is a transformative career milestone that can open new opportunities and help you pitch your stories to producers, managers, and agents.
The Fund accepts submissions from writers with scripts they wish to direct or have Shore Scripts attach a director and team to their script and take the project through into production. We also accept submissions from short film projects in production seeking finishing funds.
What’s more, 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. We accept short film scripts, web series pilots, animations, and proof-of-concept shorts for TV series and Features.
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 resulting short film to promote the project and fund in the future.
Our previous 17 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 HERE: