Online platform Filmarket Hub has launched the 2021 edition of its screenwriting contest for English language feature films. This yearly initiative aims to discover fresh voices and connect emerging screenwriters with the industry. The call for submissions will be open until the 16th of December.
Catherine Freeman (Development Executive at Ruby Rock Pictures), Malak El Gonemy (Development Executive at FilmNation UK) and Mark Brennan (Literary Agent at United Talent) will form this year’s jury. The winning script will be awarded with a 2.000€ cash prize, while the two finalists will receive 500€ each.
The winning screenwriter will be also invited to participate at the next UK Online Pitchbox. This is Filmarket Hub’s virtual pitch event to match high quality unproduced projects with leading companies in the British Film and Television industry. Past editions were attended by executives from companies such as Bankside Films, BBC Films, Bron Studios, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal International Studios, Neal Street Productions and StudioCanal.
The winner will be also invited to participate at FEST — Pitching Forum; an international film financing and co-production event focused on the facilitation, development, and financing of film projects. In addition, the winner will be offered a script development and career coaching session with Karol Griffiths - a development producer, consultant and script editor working internationally.
All the finalists will have their scripts read by the contest’s executive partners; Film4 (‘The Favourite’, ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’), Lone Wolf Studios (‘Amanda Knox’, ‘Bad Hombres’), Number 9 Films (‘Carol’, ‘Youth’) and Protagonist Pictures (‘The Lobster’, ‘Cold War’).
Other awards include Final Draft screenwriting software, Curzon cinema memberships, Sundance Co//ab memberships, Writers Store webinars and a complimentary pass to the 2022 Edinburgh International Film Festival.
More information about the contest and the submission process is available at: https://www.filmarkethub.com/calls/film-contest-2021
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Source: Film Industry Network