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SHORT FILM FUND EARLY DEADLINE IS in 01-03-2022

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GRAND PRIZE – $10,000

2ND PRIZE – $5,000

The Shore Scripts Short Film Fund offers an opportunity for emerging screenwriters and filmmakers to have their short films 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 film scripts, web-series pilots, animations, and proof-of-concept shorts for TV series and Features. We also accept short film projects in production seeking Finishing Funds.

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

Our 14 commissioned short films have played at some of the top film festivals in the world. We are excited to commission two more stand-out short scripts for production in the Spring of 2022.

VIEW OUR 2021 FALL SEASON WINNERS

January 15th

SFF SPRING OPENS

Feb 28th

Early Deadline $40

Mar 31st

Regular Deadline $45

May 2nd

Final Deadline $50

Jun 2nd

Finalists Announced

Jun 14th

Winners Announced

STANDARD SUBMISSION
$40

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SUBMISSION + 3 PAGE COVERAGE
$125

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SUBMISSION + 6 PAGE COVERAGE
$180

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PREVIOUS SHORT WINNERS

WHY ENTER?

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JUDGES

The two produced Short Films from each season will be sent to all 60+ OSCAR, BAFTA, EMMY & GOLDEN GLOBE winning Judges.

PLUS, we have 19 Award-winning Filmmakers on board to judge this year’s best scripts.

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PRIZES

Our Grand Prize Winner receives $10,000 Cash and our 2nd Prize Winner $5K Cash to make their Short Films plus THOUSANDS of dollars worth of free camera equipment rental from ARRI Rental.

Our two Prize Winners will each receive a FREE copy of the latest Final Draft screenwriting software.

And, the Grand Prize Winner will also receive a FREE Online or In-Person Festival Pass to HollyShorts 2022.

Plus, Development Prizes for the Top 15 Finalists!

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INDUSTRY & DIRECTORS ROSTER

The produced Short Film(s) will be sent to our complete roster of 150+ Production Companies, Agents, Managers, and our 80+ Directors.

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

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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.

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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 90+ writers gain representation, option, sell and have their screenplays produced.

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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

LITTLE ANNA

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TWO BEARS

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THE TOWN

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MISS FORTUNATE

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BEST SELLER

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THE ORGY

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