Sunday, 7 August 2011

Collabor8te Short Film Fund for Writers in the UK & Ireland‏

Check out this great opportunity to get your short script developed and made.

Rankin Film have joined forces with The Bureau to launch this new scheme to find and nurture new writing talent. Here are the details:

The initiative will produce up to 8 short films during 2012: from scripts of any genre, up to 15 pages, with budgets up to £10,000.
While Collabor8te is keen to develop narrative films, with strong stories and characters, we actively encourage a broad array of styles, mediums and genres. We will not consider ideas for documentaries.

Scriptwriters do not need to have any previous film credits nor does it have to be their first short. We are interested in working with both new and established talent.

10 successful candidates will be contacted via email on Monday 28th November 2011. Each candidate will be expected to attend one, day-long development workshop at Rankin Film, London, w/c 12th December. This will be followed by a series of remote one to one meetings in January/February 2012. After this development period up to 8 scripts will be selected for production.

We will aim to shoot and complete all 8 short films in 2012. Each film will have a carefully selected production team that will include a mixture of new and established talent, recommended by Rankin Film, The Bureau and DazedTV. The scriptwriter will work closely with the director, communally elected by the Collabor8te team and the scriptwriter. Writer-director’s will be considered where they can display an ability to direct the project. In these instances a directing show reel will be required.

We are currently looking for scripts and will only discuss other attached elements (ie. cast, directors, producers, crew) if the script is short-listed.

Submissions Deadline: 3rd October 2011

10 Selected Scripts Announced: Monday 28th November 2011

Workshop Day: w/c 12th December 2011

Production: February - November 2012

All films will be submitted to international film festivals throughout 2012 - 2013, after which point they will be uploaded for exhibition on DazedTV.

Please complete the online submission form

Due to the high volume of submissions we will not be able to reply to those entries who have not been selected.

If you have any further questions please contact

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