POSTED JANUARY 25, 2017
BALTIMORE SCREENWRITERS COMPETITION IS NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS
NEW ENTRY DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 6, 2017 AT 5PM
Calling all screenwriters! The Baltimore Film Office
is now accepting entries for the 12th annual Baltimore Screenwriters
Competition. Applicants can submit in the feature or shorts categories.
The top entries in both categories win cash prizes, feature winners also
receive all access passes to the 2017 Maryland Film Festival and
passes to local movie theaters. The deadline for submissions is Monday, February 6, 2017 by 5pm. The application and guidelines are available online at www.baltimorefilm.com.
The competition is designed to create awareness of
screenplays as a literary art form and to encourage new screenwriters
into the entertainment industry. The Baltimore Screenwriters Competition
is a project of the Baltimore Film Office at the Baltimore Office of
Promotion & The Arts, in conjunction with film programs at Johns
Hopkins University and Morgan State University. Funding is provided by
The Arts Insurance Program, a division of Maury, Donnelly and Parr.
Additional support is courtesy of the Maryland Film Festival, NEXTCAR
and Visit Baltimore.
The Baltimore Screenwriters Competition is open to
all screenwriters. Submitted scripts receive coverage by local
screenwriters and producers with final screenplays judged by film
industry professionals. The 2017 judges include writer Norman Steinberg
(“Blazing Saddles,” “My Favorite Year”), producer Nina Noble (“Show Me a
Hero,”“Treme,” “The Wire”), producer Grant Curtis (“Teenage Mutant
Ninja Turtles 2,” “Spiderman,”) and producer and studio executive Larry
Kostroff (“The Gumshoe Kid,” “When A Stranger Calls”). Winners of the
competition are announced during the Maryland Film Festival on Saturday,
May 6, 2017.
In the feature category, the first place winner
receives $1,500, an all access pass to the 2017 Maryland Film Festival, a
Weekend in Baltimore Package, a rental car
for the weekend and passes to area movie theaters. The second place
winner receives $750, an all access pass to the festival and movie
passes. The third place winner receives $350, an all access pass to the
festival and movie passes. In the shorts category, winners will receive
For more information on the Baltimore Screenwriters Competition, call 410- 752-8632 or visit www.baltimorefilm.com.
The Baltimore Film Office is a division of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts.
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Ford Foundation: JustFilms -
If you have a social justice documentary at the rough cut stage, take a
look at the JustFilms eligibility to see if you can apply. (A few
topics of docs that are not eligible: health, sports, early childhood,
advocacy, educational, scientific.) If you are located internationally,
see if you are in one of the ten places where the Ford Foundation has
regional offices. From the Ford Foundation:
JustFilms focuses on film, video and digital works that show
courageous people confronting difficult issues and actively pursuing a
more just, secure and sustainable world...Beginning in 2011, we are
investing $10 million a year over five years in documentary projects
that address urgent social issues and help us understand our past,
explore our present and build our future. Our goal is to expand the
community of emerging and established filmmakers who often lack
funding, and help them to realize their visions and reach audiences.
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