ALRA is delighted to announce a follow up to this year’s successful Short Film Script Competition. After the interest our Autumnal Competition raised between May and July we have decided to re-launch the competition with a new set of writing criteria and titles.
The winning script will be professionally produced by our technical crew and will feature our final year acting course students in early 2013.The finished films will be screened at a public viewing in a cinema in London and the North West. It will be streamed on the ALRA website and writers will receive a copy on DVD.
Our first competition winner, Shards by Damyn Gordon is currently in pre-production with an anticipated screening in late 2012.
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Deadline for submission of scripts is 1 November 2012
Winning scripts will be announced late 2012.
Please make sure your name and contact details are on the front page.
We are offering the choice of 4 titles for your films:
You are free to interpret these titles as you wish, films can be of any genre.
Scripts must be –
- Scripts should be approximately 10 minutes in length [that’s 10 pages of formatted script]
- Scripts should have at least 6 or 7 characters [we will allow additional extras if required
- At least 3 of the characters must be female.
- Characters should all be of a suitable age for our casting [ages 18-30 approximately]
Important things to think about-
You will be writing for actors who are between the ages of 18 and 30 – therefore you will need to think of a society in which people of this age exist together realistically. On film you cannot have a young actor playing an older character. It is also unsatisfactory to just say that the characters are young – eg – a scene set in at GP – will look odd if the patient, receptionist and doctor are all the same age.
ALRA has access to a variety of locations – warehouse, office, cafe, open space, house/flat interiors. We cannot cope with too many locations in one script – or specialist locations.