ArtsEd seeking 10-12 min short film scripts

Due to the success of their New Writing Project launched in 2014, ArtsEd are now inviting writers to submit their scripts for the second season.

Shortlisted scripts will be read in a workshop situation from which eight scripts will be selected. Writers may be required to develop or adapt their work. They will subsequently be filmed in March 2016, by a professional director and cameraman, supported by a full student crew and with 3rd year BA Acting students. Each film will then be edited to broadcast standard and screened before an industry audience.

What to submit:  Each script should combine a clear, narrative arc with a degree of dramatic action and must also fulfil the following criteria:

  • Be of 10-12 minutes duration
  • Be suitable for filming on a limited budget
  • Require a maximum of 5 simple locations and not involve difficult technical set ups ie: long driving scenes, period settings etc.
  • Tackle contemporary subject matter, both comedy and drama and be set in the last decade
  • Be suitable for a cast who are in their twenties, with a minimum of 4 strong roles
  • Avoid any extreme violence or explicit sexual content
  • Require a limited number of older cast or none at all ideally

All writers will be fully credited for their work, retain copyright of the script and receive a professional standard showreel of the film. ArtsEd are unable to offer remuneration to writers but see this as a great opportunity for a writer to have their work developed and produced in order to showcase their talents.

They will acknowledge receipt of submissions but regrettably, due to the volume of submissions they are unable to provide individual feedback. Decisions regarding shortlisting of scripts will take place after the closing date, and final scripts will be chosen by September 2015.

How to apply:  To submit a script for their consideration, please email a copy in PDF or Word format to Kas Braganza, ArtsEd Film & TV Producer at including name, address, contact details and script title on the front page, together with a brief synopsis and character breakdown.

Deadline: Friday 22 May 2015

Source:  BBC Writersroom

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