Competition: Four Nights In August
Run By: London Screenwriter Festival
Genre: 1 page screenplay
Prize: win £250, a pile of goodies, a ticket to London Screenwriters Festival 2011
Entry Fee: none
Deadline: 30th September 2011, midday
A one page screenwriting contest from the London Screenwriters’ Festival – enter a one-page script, based around the theme of the London Riots 2011, to win £250, a pile of goodies, a ticket to London Screenwriters Festival 2011… and get your film produced by film makers!
Four nights of rioting in London, Birmingham and Manchester shocked the nation this August and stirred high feelings about the state of the UK and the people within it.
Condemnation, criticism and finger pointing was rife from politicians and the public alike, with even celebrities taking to social networks to voice their disapproval and beliefs about why it happened and what should be done with the perpetrators. LSF’s very own Chris Jones witnessed rioting on his very own doorstep in Ealing and blogged about his feelings on the matter.
But what do YOU feel about the riots? We want to know – in the form of a one page script. Consider what happened before the events, what happened during them, and afterward? Who was involved and how? Why were they involved? What was the impact on their lives and of the lives of the people around them? And what does it mean to them, to you and to us all?
We want to read your stories!
As ever, the challenge will be to say the most with the least – this is why we have imposed the one page limit.
The winner will get a free ticket to the festival, October 28 – 30th 2011, plus – cash AND a pile of goodies. Then his or her script will be showcased and made available so that ANY film maker can produce the screenplay and upload the film to YouTube in a separate competition.
This means that the winning script won't just get produced, it will get produced MANY times and reinterpreted by multiple film making teams. The completed films will be viewed by an esteemed panel of judges before an overall winner is announced at the festival.
The deadline for the contest is Friday, September 30th, midday GMT – so get scribbling!
Further details here.