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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.

 

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 – REGULAR: $USD 40 (Gold Members: $USD 32), LATE: $USD 50 (Gold Members: $USD 40).

Entry fees: 2. Digital Short Series – 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.

 

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The BRISBANE FESTIVAL 2019 – Friday, 6 September to Saturday, 28 September 2019. The Brisbane Festival is one of Australia’s major international arts festivals. The Festival only became an annual event in 2009, but since that time it has been embraced by the city and admired by the world. Each September, the Festival explodes across the city with a thrilling program of theatre, music, dance, circus, opera and major public events such as SUNSUPER RIVERFIRE, and attracts an audience of around one million people each year. There will be an astonishing array of events to inform, entertain and delight you in multiple venues across Brisbane, including South Bank. The Festival runs for three weeks from Friday, 6 September to Saturday, 28 September 2019 inclusive. Be there Brisbane! (Photo montage by L.J. May)