A little while ago I posted about short films on the web, and some opportunities for short film script competitions. I've just discovered the Super Shorts Film Festival, which will be held for the second time this summer, entries are being accepted now until the final deadline of 6th June. Perhaps an opportunity more geared towards directors than scriptwriters, but for any screenwriters out there lucky enough to have a produced short film it's a good opportunity to have it screened. You can also watch last years Super Shorts entries here.
Another one for those of you lucky enough to have a completed short film ready (or nearly ready) to go is theBetting on Shorts competition. The theme for submissions is 'vacancy' and there's a prize of £200.
Finally, Curzon Soho are screening a selection of British short films from the Dazzle distribution label tomorrow night at 6pm. Tickets cost £5.50 and I'll be going if I can get out of work a bit early.
And by the way, I am still interested in any views on the short scripts I recommended in my original post, or any alternative suggestions. Ot perhaps I should deduce from the lack of response to that post that no one else is all that interested in shorts? If so, your missing out I tell you!
The London Script Consultancy is looking for interns. This is an excellent opportunity to gain an in depth knowledge of all aspects of screenwriting and the film industry, assisting with script reading, film reviewing, industry research, and general administration. Applicants should be based in London, have a good telephone manner, basic computer skills and be available 10-6pm Mon-Fri for a minimum of 2 months. To apply, firstname.lastname@example.org
And there's still a chance to get involved with this summer's screenwriting festival in Cheltenham:
The first international Screenwriters' Festival is taking place at Cheltenham Film Studios at the end of June 2006, and we are looking for dedicated volunteers to work in a variety of roles, both in the lead up to the event and during the festival itself. This is an excellent opportunity to get an inside view into the running of an international festival, with the chance to work alongside top industry professionals and big names in screenwriting and film production.www.screenwritersfestival.com
There are full or part time roles available.
To apply contact Adam Laityadam@screenwritersfestival.com
Red Road The Devil Wears Prada Little Miss Sunshine Away From Her The Departed Stranger than Fiction Mean Creek Switchblade Romance Somersault Keane The Wind That Shakes The Barley United 93 Breakfast On Pluto
So far this year I've read
Stuart: A Life Backwards, Alexander Masters Tilt (play), Ailis Ni Riain Comfort Woman, Nora Okja Keller The Cement Garden, Ian McEwan Stasiland, Anna Funder Starter for Ten, David Nicolls Night, Elie Weisel Silver Bay, Jojo Moyes Noise, Hari Kunzru In Cold Blood, Truman Capote Notes on a Scandal, Zoe Heller The Vanishing Hitchhiker, Ian Harold Brunvand The Courage to Create, Rollo May Bad Behaviour, Mary Gaitskill If You Want To Write, Brenda Ueland