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FALL SHORT FILM FUND REOPENS in 15-07-2021

GRAND PRIZE – $15,000

2ND PRIZE – $10,000

THE FALL SEASON REOPENS ON JULY 15TH.

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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. We also accept filmed projects seeking Finishing Funds.

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

Our 10 commissioned short films have played at some of the top film festivals in the world. We are excited to commission four more stand-out short scripts for production over the course of 2021.

Jan 15th

SFF SPRING OPENS

Feb 28th

Early Deadline $40

March 31st

Regular Deadline $45

May 2nd

Final Deadline $50

June 2nd

Finalists Announced

June 14th

Winners Announced

STANDARD SUBMISSION
$50

SUBMISSION + 2 PAGE COVERAGE
$135

SUBMISSION + 5 PAGE COVERAGE
$185

PREVIOUS SHORT WINNERS

WHY ENTER?

Judges Short Film

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 17 Award-winning Filmmakers on board to judge this year’s best scripts.

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PRIZES

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

Plus, the Grand Prize Winner will also receive a free Festival Pass to HollyShorts.

And more Prizes for the Top 15 Finalists.

short screenplay contest

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 70+ 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

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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THE NAKED MAN

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