DEADLINE MAY 19TH 2021 5PM
SCRIPT 2 SCREEN COMPETITION
We are delighted to announce the launch of this years Script 2 Screen competition. We are looking for anyone with a fresh idea for a short film to submit their script, which will then be judged by a panel of industry professionals who will decide on the winning story. The script will then be produced by multi award winning film production company Daniel Alexander Films into a 5 minute short film. The competition is free to enter and is completely self funded with the intention of giving back to the creative community.
WHO CAN ENTER?
The competition is open to anyone in the UK with an idea. So whether you’re a seasoned writer, an actor with a cool concept, or have nothing to do with the film industry at all but have an interesting idea for a short film, then this competition is for you.
HOW DO I ENTER?
All entries are done via our ENTRY FORM here. To enter, all you have to do is complete the form in full and we will take care of the rest. If your idea is selected, then you will move on to stage 2 of the competition where we will be asking for the full script (no longer than 5 minutes/pages). At stage 2 of the competition, the scripts will be read by our guest judges who will then vote on their favourite script.
INTRODUCING THE JUDGES
We are lucky to have such an amazing line up of industry professionals judging this years competition. They are leaders in their corresponding fields and bring a wealth of talent and experiencing to the competition. They will be looking for fresh new voices when reading your scripts and we're excited to connect them to your stories. Please click on each of their pictures to find out more about the amazing work they do.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for stories that are bold, have a unique voice and say something about you as a writer. Any genre is welcomed and we encourage writers from all backgrounds and skill levels to enter. We will happily work with someone who may not have much traditional writing experience but has a good idea to develop.
WHEN WILL THE WINNER BE ANNOUNCED
The winning script will be announced live via instagram on June 7th 2021 at 7pm. Make sure your tuned in and following us for updates at instagram.com/danielalexanderfilms
WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE FINISHED FILM
Once we have produced the winning film, we will submit it to various film festivals in the hopes of attracting global attention and hopefully winning some awards along the way. The writer will retain all rights to their original material. We welcome the writer to be involved in the filmmaking process from start to finish. We will of course market and push the film within our own networks too to ensure it has the best chance of success
What if I don’t know how to write a professional script?
There are several easy to follow videos on YouTube that can help you in formatting a screen play. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2uZ7IabVOM&t=88s
Where can I find free script writing software?
Celtx offers free scriptwriting software that you can find here: https://www.celtx.com/index.html
Can I be involved in making the film?
Yes. We encourage you to be involved in the entire process and will welcome you into the crew.
Can I act in the film?
If the role is fitting and all parties agree then certainly.
Who will own the film?
The writer will retain all writes to their original material meaning Daniel Alexander Films holds no rights for future use. Daniel Alexander Films and the writer will share ownership of the short film.
How can I keep updated?
Due to the large number of entrants we have each year, it’s sometimes very difficult to get back to everyone individually if they have not been successful in being selected. We encourage people to keep an eye on our socials where we will be updating the current status of the competition. Instagram: @danielalexanderfilms Twitter: @dafilms Facebook: @danielalexanderfilms
The deadline for all entries is May 19th 2021 at 5pm