Stage 32 has partnered with St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission to turn your short screenplay into a produced short film that will screen at 3 festivals. The amazing team at St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission are providing a $20,000 production grant to one lucky winner who will have the opportunity of a lifetime! The winning writer and director will be flown to Florida, cast & crew the film using Stage 32, be mentored on set by Sundance director JT Mollner and have the entire production professionally managed by production company Digital Caviar.
Short film content is on the rise and is steadily and successfully being used as a calling card, or as the insiders call it “proof of concept”, into the industry every day. Stage 32 has a proven track record of providing guidance, resources, opportunities and educating new voices. With this new contest offering, Stage 32 is guaranteeing a professionally produced short film that’ll be film festival ready and most importantly, that you’ll be proud of.
The Short Film Script Contest is your next ticket to success!
But wait, that’s not all! The winners short film will be showcased in Stage 32’s short film program, featured at the 2017 Hollyshorts Film Festival, 2017 Richmond Film Festival and the 2017 Sunscreen Film Festival, plus a special online global screening on Stage 32.
Put your writers cap on and write an original 7-10 page short script that can be readily filmed in St. Petersburg or Clearwater blockbuster locations. Settings can include the picturesque beaches to the tropical landscapes – wherever your imagination takes you in paradise. And don’t forget to be creative, any genre is acceptable! Utilize http://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/ and http://www.filmspc.com/ plus VSPC’s social platforms for ideas.
If you already have a written short script, you can still submit – just switch out your locations to be specifically set in St. Petersburg or Clearwater
The year round sunshine of St. Petersburg and Clearwater is calling you. Don’t miss out on this opportunity, submit today!
About St. Petersburg/Clearwater Film Commission:
The St. Pete/Clearwater Film Commission serves Pinellas County, Florida supporting and working to bring commercials, TV shows, feature films and digital media projects to the area.
Film SPC supports local signature Film Festivals, fosters industry development with free workshops, an online production guide and location database. The film commission participates in direct marketing and trade missions at major film markets, festivals and tradeshows in North America and Internationally like Sundance, Cannes, Toronto and more.
Film SPC has a local film incentive program. Film, TV, digital media, music videos and more are eligible for development marketing partnerships. The goal of the incentive is to provide exclusive destination exposure for St. Pete/Clearwater as an area with a growing reputation for filmmaking and television programming, great locations, and excellent crew and equipment resources.
Digital Caviar provides professionally produced feature films, TV shows, music videos, events. Plus pre-production, production and post-production services.
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January 10, 2017: Quarter-finalists announced on Stage 32
January 17, 2017: Semi-finalists announced on Stage 32
January 24, 2017: Top 10 Finalists announced on Stage 32
February 1, 2017: Grand Prize Winner will be announced on Stage 32
*Announcement dates subject to change
The loglines of the 10 Finalists will be posted in a special section of Stage 32 where any of the 500 industry executives we work with looking for short material or samples will be able to view them. If there is interest beyond the logline, we will facilitate the communication between the exec and the writer.
Submission fee: $30.00
Submission fee: $40.00
Void where prohibited by law.
The Stage 32 Short Film Script Contest is an international contest. Must be 18 years or older to submit.
Entrant agrees to Stage32.com terms and conditions.
The Stage 32 Short Film Script Contest is not a game of chance. All material is read and reviewed by industry professionals.
All quarterfinalists, semi-finalists, finalists and winners are subjectively determined by our judges.
There is no limit to the number of short screenplays an Entrant can enter. The same short screenplay cannot be submitted multiple times under different names. If so, you will be disqualified.
Entrant must not be an immediate family member or friend of any of the judges or their respective companies.
Winner must cast and crew locally from Stage 32 in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Florida area.
Entrants may not submit re-written material after deadline for consideration.
Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.
No waivers are available.
SHORT SCREENPLAY RULES
Screenplays should be written in English and in standard industry format.
Screenplays must be in .pdf format, no exceptions.
Screenplay must be the original work of the Entrant and may not be based whole or in part on any fictional or non-fictional material, published or unpublished, produced or unproduced for which the Entrant does not have rights.
Short screenplay submissions must be 7-10 pages in length and submitted as a properly formatted PDF screenplay, no exceptions.
Short screenplay submissions must include locations available or easily filmable at St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Florida. Writers will utilize http://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/ and http://www.filmspc.com/ plus VSPC’s social platforms for ideas.
Submissions are open now through November 15th 2016 11:59PM PDT.
The rights to the Entrant’s screenplay should not have been previously optioned or sold.
Entrant’s screenplay must not have been produced or have won any contests.
After a screenplay is entered, no new drafts or corrected pages can be made by the Entrant. No exceptions.
Entrants must submit screenplays and payment online.
Congratulations to our grand prize winner Tanya Carleton Lovrics for her script DOPLHIN GIRL!
Join us as we congratulate the Top 10 Finalists!
|WRITER||SHORT SCRIPT TITLE|
|Simon King||ALONE ON HONEYMOON BEACH|
|Emanuel Nisan||BOARD GAMES|
|Tanya Carleton Lovrics||DOLPHIN GIRL|
|Pippa Hinchley||HATE THY NEIGHBOUR|
|Sarah Gabrielle Baron||HER FOREST TEMPLE|
|Evelien and Dorien Verheyen||MAKING LEMONADE|
|Adam & Issac Berner||SANDCASTLE|
|Michael O'Connell||SHELL WORLD|
|Felix Morgan||THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES|