The Emerging Writers Fellowship is an exciting new program at Universal Pictures designed to identify and cultivate new and unique voices with a passion for storytelling. We are looking for talented screenwriters who have the potential to thrive, but don’t have access to or visibility within the industry.
Universal Pictures’ will entertain applications for the fellowship beginning on September 3, 2013. Interested applicants should submit an original screenplay as well as additional background materials in order to be considered. All semi-finalists will then be asked to submit a second screenplay. Ten finalists will be selected and interviewed in Los Angeles. Up to five fellows will be chosen to participate in the program.
Here’s a fantastic film-related challenge – a chance to show off your film making skills and win some great entertainment prizes. The challenge is called ‘Tailor a Trailer’ and we’re looking for people to create a trailer for an imaginary film, related to mobile phones in some way. It must be under 40 seconds in length and can be whatever genre: action, horror, comedy, drama, etc. Entries close 20th of August 2013. Full information on the Giffgaff blog.
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Baltic Film and Media School of Tallinn University are calling for entries for Student & Short Film Festival Sleepwalkers (19 – 23 November 2013). The deadline for submitting entries is 15th September 2013, and the festival is billed as “.the only international short film festival IN THE WORLD that gathers a film lover, a filmmaker, an industry professional and a film student under the common denominator – a sleepwalker. We call a filmmaker whose short film story runs its course in a dream pace a sleepwalker. Once a year, our mission is to mark these four sleepwalkers, whose vision brings praise and glory to the short film kind. They are our ambassadors!” Continue reading →
It’s about your ideas not what software you use – it is important to keep up to date with emerging technologies and software but your ideas are the most important thing
I started BROKENLOGO in 2007 in my last few weeks of my course – undertaking my initial piece of professional design work for the University and at the same time as working on the promotions team for the Engine Shed in its debut year. This role allowed me to achieve a position at the 02 Bristol Academy undertaking a similar role quite quickly after I’d moved to Bristol. Continue reading →
From Marcella Forster: The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation organizes and administers the worldwide exchange and educational programs of The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (International Emmy® Awards). Each year, the Foundation awards the Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award. The competition is designed to motivate non-American novice writers under the age of 30, and to offer them the recognition and encouragement that might lead to a successful career in television scriptwriting. Entrants are asked to create a completed half-hour to one-hour English-language television drama script. The deadline for submissions this year is July 1st. Continue reading →
From Sarah Swindells, Octopus Publishing Group. We’ve published a book called Brick City: Lego for Grown Ups by Warren Elsmore. To celebrate it, we’re asking people to submit a short film or animation, under a minute long. The only condition is it has to have at least one Lego constructed building in it. This competition ends at midnight on the 30th June. We’ve extended the entire thing to allow people more time. Continue reading →
Applications are now open for this year’s Pixel Market! Part of the 7th Cross-Media Forum (15-18 October). The Pixel Market is the only finance market dedicated to getting cross-media projects off the ground.Get your applications in by Friday 26 July, 18:00 BST!
30 projects in total will be selected. The criteria are simple:
Projects must be at an advanced stage of development
Projects can be any genre, including hybrid
Stories must use more than one platform – any platform – to engage audiences Continue reading →
Some very good news–LSM will offer up to 3 selected student film-makers up to £100 towards travel costs for those who wish to enter their films for theInternational Student Film Festival. Entries are due the end of May, so you should decide as soon as possible! If you need any more support or help, do not hesitate to contact your tutors or LSM Visiting Prof. Nick Gray who was a member of the festival jury last year. firstname.lastname@example.orgContinue reading →
For anyone with any short films they wish to submit to a competition, the Berwick Short Film Festival is now accepting entries on the theme of North by Northeast — emphasising the (beautiful) city’s links with Northern Europe and the North Sea.
From Janice Kearns: The deadline for submissions to the 13th International Student Film Festival is fast approaching and getting work screened at an international festival is a really good way to showcase your talent – and you might win a prize! The festival will take place in Pizek in the Czech Republic on October.