The Birmingham School of Acting trains actors for a professional career. They are looking for short film scripts to be produced to professional standards and presented at their Short Film Season in early 2018 with students from the School of Acting in the cast.
Eligibility: Submissions are only open to UK resident writers.
What you get: The chance to see your script filmed. Each successful writer will see their work produced and receive a copy of the film. It will also be made available to watch on the school’s website.
What to submit: 6-7 minute scripts. (c. 7/8 pages of script).
The school is primarily looking for scripts featuring 4 roles, with the characters in their late teens to mid 20s (to fit the main demographic of the students). Casting will be colour-blind. It may be possible to include a guest older actor as a cameo if it is essential for your story.
Important note: The actors should feel they have parity in terms of screen time/lines.
Please use the film script template on the BBC Writersroom website.
Be creative with your ideas but make sure your script is achievable within a low-budget. The school is primarily looking for contemporary settings and interiors, ideally shot in one location and with a maximum of two locations. Some period work is possible but please avoid eg Carriage and Pair or World War One tanks.
How to apply: Script submissions and any questions should be sent to Clifford Milner, Senior Tutor for Recorded Media Clifford.Milner@bcu.ac.uk
Deadline: 28 February 2017
Source: BBC Writers Room