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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.
The 2021 Spring Season of our Short Film Fund opens JANUARY 15 and will award production financing for two short films: * Grand Prize - A Production Cash Grant of $15K. * 2nd Place 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.
We accept short scripts, animations, web-series pilots, and proof-of-concept shorts for TV pilots 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.
Our previous 10 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 onto gain representation, sold screenplays, and been staffed on TV shows as a direct result of entering.
Every writer who enters receives a FREE 18-page booklet on HOW TO GET YOUR SCREENPLAY PRODUCED.
Awards & Prizes
-Grand Prize - A Production Cash Grant of $15K.
-2nd Place 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.
-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.
Don’t Miss the Early Deadline | 2021 Short Film Fund Spring Season
MIDNIGHT FEBRUARY 28TH PT
THIS YEAR, WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE, THAT WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR FINISHING FUNDS!
We know it is often tough to take your first steps in the entertainment industry. More so maybe this last year than ever before as screenwriters and filmmakers have faced a significant slow-down on projects going into production.
We are happy to announce that our Short Film Fund will again be awarding two production grants this Spring. GRAND PRIZE | $15,000 Cash! 2ND PLACE PRIZE | $10,000 Cash!
We accept short scripts, animations, web-series pilots, and proof of concept shorts for TV pilots and features.
We will never look to obtain any rights over your script or the finished film. The filmmakers will retain full copyright and receive 100% of any revenue the winning films may recoup.
ARRI RENTAL WILL PROVIDE FREE CAMERA EQUIPMENT FOR THE DURATION OF THE SHOOTS.
PLUS PRIZES FOR THE TOP 15 FINALISTS!
IT ALL STARTS WITH A SUBMISSION
Our Short Film Fund screenwriters have seized the opportunity to take their next steps in their professional screenwriting careers.
After the funds have been allocated, it’s time to take those stories off the page and bring them to life on the screen. The winners will have ongoing support from Shore from Pre-production all the way through to the film's release.
SAY HELLO TO OUR TWO NEW AWARD-WINNING JUDGES
Emilie Jouffroy has produced a number of award-winning short films including BAFTA Best Short Animation Winner, BIFA, and Sundance Winner EDMOND. DIAGNOSIS was an official selection at Encounters, Warsaw, and Palm Springs, and her feature TIDES screened at the London Film Festival. She is currently developing a slate of feature films with her producing partner Kamilla Hodol under their banner Elation Pictures.
Anna Szöllősi was born in Hungary and spent her childhood in Iran in an artist community. Her short film, HELFER was in the official selection of more than 45 film festivals, including Clermont-Ferrand, Sarajevo Film Festival, and Animafest Zagreb. HELFER won the Animation – Norman McLaren Award at the 2020 Blow-Up: Chicago Arthouse Film Festival.
We accept short scripts, animations, and proof of concept shorts for TV pilots and features.
EL VALS (THE WALTZ) written by Alycya Magaña will be awarded a production grant of $15,000. With their mother deported and young Danny now the man of the house, acquiring a Quinceañera dress for his older sister means everything - yet how will he do it with no money and CPS closing in?
OVER THE NEXT HILL written by Tarique Qayumi will be awarded a production grant of $10,000. On a perilous journey as a refugee, eleven-year-old Zabi struggles to prove his manhood to his mother.
In addition to our two grant winners, we would like to congratulate our Top 5 Finalists. In alphabetical order: A MIND OF ITS OWN by Courtney Randle CARRION by Yvonne Zhang HEATWAVE by Raúl Eduardo Galindo Peña & Andrea Porras PASO DOBLE by Heida Reed SNAKESBITE by Leaf Lieber
This season, our Top 5 Finalists will receive feedback on their scripts from our Judges along with a Free Copy of Final Draft & Free Enrollment into our Ultimate Screenwriting Course. Plus, the Grand Prize Winner will also receive a free Festival Pass to HollyShorts 2021.
We are now consulting with our winning writers on their plans for the project.