Shore Scripts is a UK based screenwriting competition set up to help promote new writing talent. They have 32 Oscar and BAFTA winning judges, and 70+ production companies and agents, on board to read the best submitted scripts in the Feature, TV Pilot and Short categories. The judges include: Jeremy Irons, Phyllida Lloyd, Tony Grisoni and Stephen Woolley.
Having a short produced is a huge stepping-stone for any writer. It can act as a calling card, helping to get your feature scripts into the hands of production companies and agents. Shore Scripts’ alumni of writers have had a huge amount of success with their shorts. Most recently, Ben Clearly, a short winner, has won this years Best Live Short Oscar for his film Stutterer.
The Fund is another avenue in which to discover and promote new talented writers.
THIS FUND WILL BE CLOSED FOR SUBMISSIONS ON THE 31st MAY 2016
More details on the Short Film Fund can be seen at http://www.shorescripts.com/shortfilmfund/
* All scripts must be between 4-12 pages and feasibly be able to be produced for the budget.
* Shore Scripts will act as Executive Producers. Heads of Department will need to be confirmed by their team.
* There’s a possibility that a writer may direct his/her own work. This will be dependent on a conversation and prior work.
Shore Scripts are currently looking into ways to increase this fund so that we’re able to finance more than one short film.