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SHORT FILM FUND EARLY DEADLINE IS in 01-03-2021

GRAND PRIZE – $15,000

2ND PRIZE – $10,000

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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 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.

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
$40

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SUBMISSION + 2 PAGE COVERAGE
$125

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SUBMISSION + 5 PAGE COVERAGE
$175

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PREVIOUS SHORT WINNERS

WHY ENTER?

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JUDGES

The produced Short Film(s) will be sent to all 47 OSCAR, BAFTA, EMMY & GOLDEN GLOBE winning Judges.

PLUS, we have 14 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 2021.

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 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.

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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 65+ 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

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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