february, 2022

01febAll DayBright Film Project - Story to ScreenplayInternationalEntry Fee:$10 Max word count:3000 Top Prize:$5000

Event Details

We’re always on the lookout for key ideas to translate to film, and as a special project this year, we want to draw on the immense bank of talent that we know is out there amongst short story writers. What we want writers to do is to come up with a story platform that we can develop into a screenplay. Depending on suitability and quality, the final product might run anywhere from 45 minutes to feature length. Writers will retain full credit for the original idea – based on a story by – and will be involved in executive decisions regarding plot and background expansion.

We want to see ideas condensed into a maximum of 3000 words. Writers please note: technical or literary excellence is not really what we’re looking for. While we appreciate decent proofing, we are more interested in the power of your imagination than your language flair. Our screenwriters will be taking liberties with dialog and style will evolve as a compound product from a team of developers. Therefore, communicate your main idea clearly and simply. Film is just another impactful way to tell a story. We will endeavor to maintain the essence and spirit of the chosen work as closely as possible.

We’re only choosing one story to work with and so there is only one prize plus the bonus prize. The winner receives $5000 via PayPal along with the Hudson Passes. We hope the monetary prize allays some of the costs of getting to the Tribeca Festival and accommodation but is not solely allocated for that purpose. The winner is free to spend the award in any manner they wish.

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