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Emerging Spirit Script to Screen Competition

Got a script that's burning a hole in a drawer? Or an idea you'd love to turn into a film? Well read on...

We ran the first competition in 2022 and the winning script, 'Dead Skin' by Ciara O'Rourke is currently playing the festival circuit, having played prestigious festivals such as Aesthetica, Frightfest and Leeds International Film Festival. 

The 2023 winner, 'Black Dog' by Ed Kirk premiered at the festival in September 2023 and is currently preparing to launch on the festival scene.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's the Competition?

We will support a filmmaking team to make their script a reality. Together with our partners, we will provide the competition winner with a package of resources that will support them to turn their script into a short film during 2024. Their finished short will also be guaranteed a screening at the Spirit of Independence film festival in September 2024.

 

What's the Prize?

We will be offering the following to the winner of the Emerging Spirit Script to Screen Competition:

 

         Minimum £500 cash

​         Free equipment hire from South Yorkshire Filmmakers’ Network

         Free use of post-production facilities at The Kurious

         Free colour grading from Colourist Paul Handley

         Free visual effects courtesy of Bluespec Digital

         Free editing support courtesy of Ora Films

         Free festival strategy consultation by Festival Formula

         Mentorship by a member of the BFI Network

The Emerging Spirit Script to Screen competition is open from 1st December 2023 with the deadline for submissions on 28th February, we will be announcing thew winner in March. You can submit via filmfreeway here. More details on the competition can be found in the briefing guidelines below.

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Briefing Guidelines

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