Northern Film School/ IdeasTap – accepting short film scripts

IdeasTap and Northern Film School are looking for strong, original short film scripts that can be made on a budget of £4,000. There will be 12 winners of this brief. The winners will be invited to take part in a development day in London on 29 November to work on their script. Six scripts will eventually be selected for production.

In January 2015, IdeasTap will then run a brief looking for producers for each of the six projects, and after attaching a producer to each script, they will then run briefs for directors.

IdeasTap are working in partnership with the Northern Film School, at Leeds Beckett University. Together, they will introduce members to industry standards in script development and offer support and mentoring from industry professionals. Creative teams (writer, director, producer) will also have ongoing access to the Northern Film School’s expertise and advice.

Your script can be for an animation, documentary, or fiction film. IdeasTap will be donating no more than £4,000 to each of the final winning six scripts, so try to not write in exotic foreign travel, masses of explosions or vast amounts of special effects. You’ll be free to raise more money for your production; but the idea needs to be something that can be successfully realised for a small budget.

About the Northern Film School 

The Northern Film School is part of the Leeds Beckett University’s faculty of Film, Television and Performing Arts. It is one of the largest full-time film schools in the UK with both bachelors and masters degrees, and it is situated in the city centre of Leeds. The School has close working relationships with the national and international funding and skills agencies and student films are regularly screened in festivals.

How to apply: visit IdeasTap to register and apply

Deadline: 27 October 2014 at 5pm

Source: Arts Council Jobs Website

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