Mr Jones by Jillian Wade
Who is Cinderella? by Kimberly Divad
A fish out of water is the classic trope of placing a character in an unusual environment or situation to begin and/or advance the story, heighten tension, and/or to add comedic effect. Choose a historical figure or well-known cinematic character as your protagonist and place this person in a unique fish out of water moment. What surroundings do they find themselves in? Is there an activity or circumstance that further complicates their journey? Be sure to identify their objective in the scene and how the element of conflict comes into play. Your final written submission can be in any genre and should be no more than 10 pages in script format.
Your written work must be no longer than 10 pages.
Deadline to submit: August 31, 2021 at 2PM PT.
Our monthly challenges are open to everyone in the Sundance Co//ab community. One entry per person, per challenge. All submissions will be viewable to the community. All submissions will be given equal consideration and the final winner will be determined by the consensus of the designated Sundance judges.
Only those submissions that meet the criteria outlined in the submission guidelines can be selected as the winner.
The challenge closes on August 31, 2021 at 2PM PT.
If you have questions regarding the challenge, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not contact members of the jury directly.
Winner will receive:
- Their work featured on Sundance Collab
- A one-on-one mentorship session with a Sundance Advisor
- Sundance Collab Annual Creator Membership (12 months) which includes:
- Invitation to monthly member-only Advisor Q&A Live events
- Valuable feedback on your work-in-progress from a Sundance Advisor and the Sundance Collab community via Share Your Work
- Opportunity to register for a one-on-one session with our Advisor-in-Residence
Two runners-up will receive a Sundance Collab Annual Creator Membership.
One entry per person, per Challenge. Your written work must be no longer than 10 pages. Please do not use copyrighted material without permission as part of this monthly challenge.
Scripts should be in PDF format.
If your script is not a PDF file, please contact us and we will try to see if we can accommodate it.