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THE BRISBANE PREGNANCY BABIES AND CHILDREN’S EXPO – Friday, 28 June to Sunday, 30 June 2019: The Expo has extra wide aisles to accommodate prams, and throughout the venue you will find rest stations where you can take five. The Baby Care Rooms will ensure you have everything you need to visit in comfort. Check out the facilities on the website at https://www.pbcexpo.com.au/brisbane/facilities. (Photo by L.J. May S/S)

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On these pages you will find competitions and other opportunities for authors, performance writers for stage and screen, illustrators and filmmakers. See entries below the quick list for more detailed information.   

In this section we list competitions open to writers of prose and poetry. Detailed information is listed below. Entries are in date order and those with deadlines looming are highlighted in red.

 

  • The US Competition BLUE DRAFT SCREENWRITING CONTEST invites you to create a Short Film lasting 15 minutes with an open theme, and a Digital Short Series of 8 to 10 episodes each with a length of 8 to 10 minutes. Closing dates are Regular: 30/09/2019, Late: 30/11/2019.
  • The CREATIVE SPACES WEBSITE is a FREE TOOL that makes it easy to find space for creative purposes. It includes a searchable database, case studies, resources and a regular newsletter that allows users to source and promote venues and spaces nationwide.
  • The Australian Writers’ Guild sponsors events, festivals, awards and programs that recognise, promote, reward and celebrate the work of screen and stage writers. See who’s eligible.
  • The Brisbane City Council is seeking public event visionaries for its CREATIVE EVENTS REGISTER. If you’ve got a bright idea, register now. 

For THEATRE/FILM/TV etc. Click here: THEATRE, FILM & TV 

 

Who: Blue Draft Screenwriting Contest.

What: BLUE DRAFT SCREENWRITING CONTEST (US COMPETITION)

Entries close: Regular: 30/09/2019, Late: 30/11/2019.

Contact: For guidelines and the submission procedure visit the website at https://filmfreeway.com/BlueDraftScreenwritingContest. Notification date is 15 January 2020, and the event date from 1 May to 1 June 2020.
Entry fees: 1. Short film – EARLY BIRD: $USD 30 (Gold Members: $USD 24), REGULAR: $USD 40 (Gold Members: $USD 32), LATE: $USD 50 (Gold Members: $USD 40).

Entry fees: 2. Digital Short Series – EARLY BIRD: $USD 30 (Gold Members: $USD 24), REGULAR: $USD 40 (Gold Members: $USD 32), LATE: $USD 50 (Gold Members: $USD 40). 

What’s happening: The Rules. The BLUE DRAFT SCREENWRITING CONTEST is open to screenwriters aged 18 and over as at 1 January 2020. This is an annual event dedicated to discovering new screenwriting talent from around the world and providing them with the opportunity to see their projects come to fruition.

Writers from all countries and nationalities are welcome to submit, and writers with a diverse background are strongly encouraged to apply. All scripts must be in English. Selected short films and short digital series scripts will be developed to completion by a team of professional filmmakers and pitched for distribution to major players in the industry. Every script submitted will get a one-page written feedback. 

  1. Create a Short Film lasting 15 minutes with an open theme.
  2. Create Digital Short Series of 8 to 10 episodes each with a length of 8 to 10 minutes.

The Prize: One Short Film and one Short Digital Series will be awarded a production deal with Blue Draft, who will partner with the writers to fully produce their film and series, and work alongside prospective distributors to find the best way to connect the finished projects with an audience.

 

Who: An initiative of the City of Melbourne supported by the Brisbane City Council.

What: CREATIVE SPACES WEBSITE

Entries close: Ongoing resource.

Contact: Visit the website at http://www.creativespaces.net.au.

Cost: FREE TO USE.

What’s happening: The CREATIVE SPACES WEBSITE is a FREE TOOL that makes it easy to find space for creative purposes and helps venue managers and owners to promote their spaces. It includes a searchable database, case studies, resources and a regular newsletter that allows users to source and promote venues and spaces nationwide.

Free Use: A FREE tool for users to find creative spaces and venue managers to promote their spaces.

 

Who: The Australian Writers Guild (AWG)

What: AUSTRALIAN WRITERS' GUILD SPONSORSHIP

Entries close: Ongoing opportunity.

Contact: Go go to the AWG sponsorship page for more information and email admin@awg.com.au if you have any further queries.

Cost: Talk to AWG about your idea.

What’s happening: The Rules. The Australian Writers’ Guild is proud to sponsor events, festivals, awards and programs that recognise, promote, reward and celebrate the work of screen and stage writers. They are also the proud sponsor of Best Screenplay Awards for a number of festivals and competitions. 

If your organisation would like to get in touch with the Guild regarding sponsorship, head to their AWG sponsorship page to find out what types of events and awards they sponsor, how they show their support, and what they expect from the events they sponsor. You can then download and fill out the AWG sponsorship form before sending it to admin@awg.com.au

 

Who: The Brisbane City Council

What: CREATIVE EVENTS REGISTER

Entries close: Ongoing opportunity.

Contact: For more information, email creative.communities@brisbane.qld.gov.au or call (07) 3403 8888.

Cost: NIL.

What’s happening: The Rules. The Brisbane City Council is seeking public event visionaries. Help imagine events, learn more about creative development opportunities and hear about ways to work with Council on the Creative Events Register. Receive email updates about expression of interest opportunities through the year. To register, visit http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/creativeeventsregister

 

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THE BRISBANE PREGNANCY BABIES AND CHILDREN’S EXPO – Friday, 28 June to Sunday, 30 June 2019: Browse your way through hundreds of brands and organisations. The exhibitors will provide expert advice and parenting tips, along with the latest products and innovation, for all your pregnancy and parenting needs. Go to the list of exhibitors at https://www.pbcexpo.com.au/brisbane/exhibitors, to help you find the brands and services you need. (Photo by L.J. May S/S)