Accepting submissions:August 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020
A "meet cute" is a cinematic term used to describe the pivotal moment when two characters meet for the first time under unique, comical, or charming circumstances that lead to a future romantic relationship. In light of current times, we're more heavily relying on digital technology as a way to meet new people. Write a scene/sequence about two people who experience a digital meet cute.
Sound plays a vital role in telling a story in film. Beyond depicting what we see and lending a heightened sense of reality to a scene, sound can be used in bold and imaginative ways. A creative sound designer can make choices that are not obvious, going beyond the merely naturalistic to a more expressive dimension. Write a scene that provides an emotional landscape where sound can play a major role in telling the story.
Globally, we're living in a time when how we spend our day has changed. Choose one day during the month of June to capture a day in your life. Record the highlights of your day and edit it into a short-form documentary style video that's up to 8 minutes long.
During challenging times, there are always "helpers" to be found that remind us of the kindness of strangers. Write a scene/sequence about a character who experiences an "all is lost moment" who fortuitously receives the help of a stranger.
Crafting an ending that's both inevitable and surprising is very challenging. Select a feature film (well known, if possible) that ended in an unsatisfying way and rewrite the final scene. Sponsored by Final Draft
Interview a family member about something (an event, a relationship, an experience) in their background or in your family history that had a profound impact on their life, something you were always curious about.
Create a character and show us what happens when they receive a text message from an unknown sender that includes one of the following prompts: "I'm here" / "Remember me" / "Your time is up" / "Don't look back".