Our Short Film Fund offers an opportunity for emerging screenwriters and filmmakers to have their short films financed and produced.
We will finance and produce two short films through our Fall Season of the Fund.
Get Your Script Funded
$10,000 Cash Grant
$5,000 Cash Grant
We accept Short Film scripts, Web-Series Pilots, Animations, and Proof-of-Concept shorts for TV Shows and Features. We also accept projects seeking Finishing Funds. Free ARRI Rental Equipment
Our Sponsor ARRI will provide free camera equipment rental for the duration of production on both winning shorts.
& 2ND PRIZE
☑ GRAND PRIZE $10,000 CASH GRANT
☑ 2ND PRIZE $5,000 CASH GRANT
☑ MENTORSHIP WITH MARIA GRACIA TURGEON
☑ FREE CAMERA RENTAL
EQUIPMENT THROUGH ARRI RENTAL
☑ PRODUCTION SUPPORT FROM OUR TEAM
☑ COMPLETED FILM SHARED WITH OUR JUDGES & INDUSTRY ROSTER
☑ FREE 1YR MEMBERSHIP TO THE SCRIPT HUB
☑ FREE PASS TO HOLLYSHORTS 2023TOP 5
☑ FEEDBACK ON YOUR PROJECT
FROM ONE OF OUR JUDGES
☑ SCRIPTS SENT TO OUR JUDGES
& RELEVANT INDUSTRY ROSTER
☑ FREE COPY OF FINAL DRAFT
☑ FREE 1YR MEMBERSHIP TO THE
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☑ SCRIPTS SENT TO OUR JUDGES & RELEVANT INDUSTRY ROSTER
☑ FREE 1YR MEMBERSHIP TO THE
ANTHONY FLOREZ - TWO BEARS
Anthony was our Short Film Fund Grand Prize Winner. His winning script TWO BEARS was produced by Annika Dawson (who also produced another of our winners, CHAMP), and shot on an Indian Reservation in Nevada. The crew ensured all Covid protocols were in place during filming. The film has gone on to play at festivals such as Holly Shorts, Palm Springs, NFMLA Veteran’s Spotlight, & San Diego. Since the release of the short Anthony has been writing on the FOX show DEPUTY. He is repped by Buchwald.
SAM BARON - THE ORGY
THE ORGY, Sam Baron’s Fund Winning script is a fun story about a single guy in London looking for love in all the wrong places! After winning our fund, Sam developed the script further with the help of our team as he prepped the production. ARRI Rental came onboard to help support with free equipment for the duration of the shoot. The finished film went on to play at major festivals, including BFI London, Austin Film Festival, Encounters, and was selected on Short of the Week. After the film was completed, Sam was approached by a number of producers and is now developing the short into a TV show with Clerkenwell Films (The End of the F**king World).
Anthony was a 2020 Short Film Fund Winner with Two Bears which has gone on to play at a number of major festivals. He has since gone on to write on the FOX show DEPUTY.
Ben won our Film Fund with his short NAKED MAN. He has gone on to direct the new Spanish Netflix series INTIMIDAD (Intimacy).
“Winning the Shore Scripts Fund not only meant I got to make a short with total creative freedom and support, but I also made my most important creative partnership for the future!”
2020 Short Film Fund winner Lindiwe has been chosen as a Sundance Ignite Fellow.
“I would like to just reiterate my gratitude to Shore Scripts. This isn’t something that I would have believed to be possible and it was entirely enabled by them.”
Claire’s winning short film fund project Salam premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won a BAFTA in 2020 for Best Short Film at BAFTA Cymru. She has since directed a BBC series called MERCHED PARCHUS.
Sam Baron was a winner of our 2017 Short Film fund with his screenplay THE ORGY. Starring Amit Shah and Alexandra Roach, his short went on to have a successful international festival run. Afterward, Sam was approached by a number of producers and he is now developing the short into a television series with Sony Pictures.
Nora won our Film Fund in 2018 with BEST SELLER. She is currently a staff writer on the new Amazon series, DAISY JONES AND THE SIX, and has directed an episode of THE GOLDBERGS (ABC).
Benjamin won our Short Contest and went on to direct his short STUTTERER which won the Best Live Short OSCAR. He’s recently just written and directed SWAN SONG starring Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris and Awkwafina.
John was a Top 5 Finalist in our Short Film Fund with DUNKED. After writing and directing the tv series GROUNDED for OUTtv, John was snapped up as a staff writer on the Lucasfilm/Disney+ series WILLOW starring Ellie Bamber and Warwick Davis.
Kimberley is a Short Film Programmer at the Tribeca Film Festival and also the Executive Producer of the HBO ACCESS Directors Fellowship.
Elena is an award-winning screenwriter known for co-writing A LOVE STORY which won the BAFTA for British Short Animation, the Japan Media Arts Festival Excellence Award, the Cilect Student Animation award; among others.
Cannes Winner Yi Tang was born and raised in Fuzhou, China, and moved to New York. Yi concentrates on stories untold and voices unheard from a woman’s perspective. Her short ALL THE CROWS IN THE WORLD, a dark comedy based on Tang’s own adolescent experiences, won the Palme Dor at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Oliver is a Writer and Director who grew up in England and now resides in New York where he has collaborated on a number of award-winning films with his wife and creative partner, Vika Evdokimenko. Their short film AAMIR was nominated for a BAFTA.
Jamie is an Actress best known as a fan favorite in the award-winning anthology series AMERICAN HORROR STORY. Jamie was the first person with Down syndrome to walk NYFW and was the recipient of the ‘2015 Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award’. Jamie also produced and starred in the critically acclaimed feature film TURNOVER.
Shore Alumni Nora won our Film Fund in 2018 with BEST SELLER. She is currently a staff writer on the new Amazon series, DAISY JONES AND THE SIX, and has directed an episode of THE GOLDBERGS (ABC).