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The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers an opportunity for emerging screenwriters and filmmakers to have their short film financed and produced. The Fund welcomes submissions from screenwriters and filmmakers from around the world. The fund is open to new and previous entrants.

We accept short scripts, animations, and proof of concept shorts for TV pilots and features.

Our writers have gone onto gain representation, sold screenplays, and been staffed on TV shows as a direct result of entering the fund. 

Our 8 funded short films have played at some of the top film festivals in the world. During these difficult times, we are excited to commission two more stand out short scripts for production.

July 15th

SFF2 OPENS

August 29th

Early Deadline $40

September 30th

Regular Deadline $45

October 31st

Late Deadline $50

November 24th

Finalists Announced

December 7th

Winner(s) Announced

STANDARD SUBMISSION
$40

SUBMIT

SUBMISSION + 2 PAGE COVERAGE
$110

SUBMIT

SUBMISSION + 5 PAGE COVERAGE
$165

SUBMIT

PREVIOUS SHORT WINNERS

WHY ENTER?

JUDGES

The produced Short Film(s) will be sent to all 46 OSCAR, BAFTA, EMMY & GOLDEN GLOBE winning Judges.

PLUS, we have 12 Award-winning Filmmakers on board to judge this year’s best scripts.

PRIZES

Grand Prize of between $10-15K and 2nd Prize of between $5-10K Production Budget to make your Short Film + THOUSANDS of dollars worth of free camera equipment rental from ARRI Rental. 

Prizes for the Top 15 Finalists.

INDUSTRY & DIRECTORS ROSTER

The produced Short Film(s) will be sent to our complete roster of 120+ Production Companies, Agents, Managers, and our 70+ Directors.

PLUS, every writer who enters will receive a FREE 18 Page booklet on HOW TO GET YOUR SCREENPLAY PRODUCED.

SCRIPT SCORE

Our readers have read for some of the biggest production companies in the world, including: Universal, Lionsgate, Paramount, Working Title, BBC and many others. You will receive your script score once we announce our Finalists. There will be an additional read for each round that a script progresses.

SUCCESS STORIES

Our previous fund winners have had their films screened and nominated at Tribeca, London Film Festival, Austin, Encounters, Aesthetica, Rhode Island and many others.

We have also helped 65+ writers gain representation, option, sell and have their screenplays produced.

DISCOVERY PLATFORM

We’ve partnered with Coverfly to handle all submissions. As well as our judges and roster, you have the choice to make your script available to hundreds more industry professionals on their platform for no additional fee. This is entirely optional – you can be as private or public as you like.

PREVIOUS FUND WINNERS

MISS FORTUNATE

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BEST SELLER

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THE NAKED MAN

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THE ORGY

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