Submit Your Script For a Chance to Win a £5000 Grant

Shore Scripts Script Fund - Film Shortage Special

Getting your script into the hands of producers, managers, and agents is a huge stepping-stone for any writer. Shore Scripts is a UK based screenwriting competition that was set up to do just that. Shore Scripts goal is to discover new writing talent from around the world, and with their roster of talent and industry contacts, they have positioned themselves in an expert position to help kick-start your writing career.

Shore Scripts has 32 OSCAR, BAFTA, GOLDEN GLOBE, EMMY & CANNES award winning judges on-board to read this year’s winning screenplays. These include writers of such films and shows as The Walking Dead, The Constant Gardener, The Sopranos, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, House, Sherlock, Doctor Who and countless others.

Shore Scripts are now offering an exciting opportunity for one of our readers to have free entry into this year’s competition.

The 2016 Competition includes categories for Feature Scripts, Short Scripts, and TV Pilots. In addition, the Short Film Fund is a new initiative setup by Shore Scripts to finance the production of one short film with a minimum budget of £5000. The winner will be chosen from the scripts entered into this category by 31st May 2016.

Having your own short film produced can act as a calling card into the industry, helping to get your feature scripts read and giving your pitch added credibility and interest. Shore Scripts’ alumni of writers have had a huge amount of success with their shorts. Most recently, Ben Clearly, a 2013 short winner, has won this year’s Best Live Short Oscar for his film Stutterer.

As any aspiring writer knows, contest entry fees can start to mount up pretty quickly; however, Shore Scripts are now offering an exciting opportunity for one of our readers to have free entry into this year’s competition.

TV Contest

Just send an e-mail to contact@shorescripts.com with “Film Shortage Contest” in the subject line by Saturday 28th May 2016. They will sign you up for their e-mail newsletter and pick one Film Shortage reader as the lucky winner. You can enter your script into the category of your choice. The submission deadline for the Feature, Short Script, and TV Pilot categories is 31st August 2016. So sharpen your pencils, clean off your keypad and get writing! For more information on the 2016 Shore Scripts Screenwriting Competition go to shorescripts.com