Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Got a script you're proud of? Want to write one by Friday? It could win a $10,000 production grant to make your movie!

The Park School of Communications is pleased to announce the launch of the David R. Ames Film Award. This annual award is designed to inspire creativity and recognize the talents of young scriptwriters and filmmakers. Thanks to the generosity of David R. Ames '72 and matching funds from the Park School this award will provide funding up to $10,000.00 to produce the winning original script selected by a panel of faculty judges.

All full-time Park students are eligible and encouraged to submit a short narrative script for consideration. Finalists will be asked to put together a production team filling all key crew positions, a production proposal and pitch their projects to the award committee.

The selected projects team will be enrolled in a 1-credit mini course during the SP09 semester. Projects funded by this award can not be submitted towards any other credit bearing course. The award will go towards the production of a short, narrative script to be shot over Spring Break 2009.

Friday, September 5th, 3:00PM – Script submission deadline
Friday, September 26th – Finalists announced
Friday, October 31st – Production packet deadline
Monday November 3rd – Friday November 7th - Pitches
Friday, November 14th - Award decision announced
Beginning of Spring 2009 semester – Pre-production
March 7-15, 2009 – Principle photography to be completed
End of Spring 2009 semester – Post production
Week of April 27 – Screening for faculty for critique

For details, see the Award website.


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