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This is a bit redundant, but I wanted to post the official press release for the short screenplay contest I posted earlier.
I just think this is an amazing opportunity and I want to pass it on to all of you. (I only wish I was allowed to enter, but as a board member I can't) Anyway, the guarantee that the winnig script will be produced and screened at the Seattle Internation Film Festival next year is a truely amazing prize. So many people make shorts and then struggle to get them into any festival. This one is guaranteed. Not to mention that the tuition is worth $3000.
Okay, off my soapbox. Press release below. By the way moviebytes is offering a $5.00 discount of the $10.00 netry fee.
This spring, Seattle's TheFilmSchool expands on its already impressive arsenal of reasons to apply for admission by introducing The Great American Short Screenplay contest. This is an unprecedented opportunity for the winning writer to enjoy a full scholarship to the Summer Session of TheFilmSchool (July 5 - July 26) as well as have their script produced as part of Seattle International Film Festival's Fly Film series in 2009. There will also be five runners-up each awarded a $500 partial scholarship. Submit all entries by mail, postmarked June 1st with a non-refundable check for $10. All scripts must be seven pages or less.
Contact: John Jacobsen Phone: 206-709-2555 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.thefilmschool.com
Heather, Randy, All -
Any good sites out there on the Internet where you can view shorts? Or read screenplays for shorts?
My cousin told me that all the Sundance short were on youtube. Haven't checked this out yet, but I will soon. I also like Atomfilms.com and I have been able to rent the Oscar shorts at my local video store.
Some short that I love that I've seen on youtube include In God We Trust by Jason Rietman, Bullet to the Brain, The Short and Curlies by Mike Leigh (starring his wife) and A Sense of History http://youtube.com/results?search_query=mike+leigh&search_type=
Sense of History is great, but you need to patiently watch it to get into the tone and then wait for the ride that they take you on.
Hope that helps, John. I love a good short. Do you have any favorites?
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