It’s My Shout & BBC Cymru seeking short film scripts from Welsh writers

Here’s one for our Welsh readers – to be eligible you must have either been born in Wales or be living there now.

It’s My Shout Productions is calling for short film scripts for its flagship series of short films. Both new and established writers of all ages are welcome to apply.

With almost 14 years of experience under its belt It’s My Shout is one of the foremost training schemes for talent, both in-front of and behind the camera, in Wales. Aiming to develop the skills and experience of trainee film makers as well as making high quality films – It’s My Shout has won four BAFTA Cymru Awards.

The successful writers will be chosen to work with It’s My Shout, BBC Cymru Wales and S4C to develop a ten minute script each. The writers will receive industry mentoring and script work-shopping. The script will be developed and produced before being broadcast on either BBC Cymru Wales for English language films, or S4C for Welsh language films. Selected script writers must be available for regular script development meetings in Wales throughout pre-production, (intermittently during April to May 2015). For Welsh language scripts the devlopment process will be in collaboration with a Welsh community, as well as through workshops and script-writing mentoring.

Since they are looking to reflect modern Welsh communities and culture in the widest possible sense – strong Welsh connections are important. Applicants must either have been born in Wales, or be current residents.

They want to source new, original ideas and imaginative scripts, which will entertain and inspire audiences. This year they are looking for as wide a variety of scripts as possible, you could write a romantic comedy, period drama, a gritty piece of social commentary, or even a musical! So don’t be scared to use your imagination.

To apply vist the It’s My Shout website to read and download the full information, terms and conditions and application form in English or Welsh

If you have any further questions contact hari@itsmyshout.co.uk or call 01656 858187 or go along to one of the It’s My Shout launch events

Wednesday March 18th 4pm – The Buzz, Grangetown, Cardiff

Thursday March 19th 7pm – Riverside Warehouse, Cardiff

Friday March 20th 7pm – Butetown Pavillion, Cardiff

Tuesday 24th March Time tbc – Porthcawl Pavillion, Bridgend

Deadline: 3 April 2015

Source: BBC Writers room

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