If you can write 12 pages by May 1st, The Movie Crush wants to read it!
Many of us are out of work or attempting to work from the confines of self-isolation to flatten the curve of COVID-19. If you happen to be an aspiring screenwriter, the outlook is not so bad. Especially with the help of a $500 cash prize, should you be the winner of the Walla Walla Movie Crush short script contest!
Today on The Movie Crush Instagram feed, founder Warren Etheredge announced the new contest. Here's what he said:
There’s never been a better time and better excuse to write than self-quarantine and now @themoviecrush has launched a short screenplay competition. Only guidelines: no longer than 12 pages. Winner receives $500. Deadline: May 1st. Enter via our FilmFreeway page. #shortscreenplaychallenge #shortscreenplays #shortscripts #shortfilms #writewritewrite #crushingit #wallawalla
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What is the Walla Walla Movie Crush?
It's a festival and platform dedicated to short films and short filmmakers. They love shorts because "they are made by the most passionate of moviemakers - those who care so deeply about sharing their stories, they’ll do anything and everything to tell them. The Movie Crush provides a platform for their work to be seen, heard, absorbed, and celebrated."
Here's a trailer of work they screened in 2019.
Warren Etheredge is the founder of the Walla Walla Movie Crush, and when it comes to championing film (and short-form work) he's the real deal. I first met Etheredge at the first screening of my first short film at my first official film festival. He immediately recognized my work and championed my film, something that I had never experienced before. I can vouch that he is a very thoughtful guy who just wants to get filmmakers' work out there.
- Script must be 12 pages or under
- Submit by May 1st
- Be created by a citizen of the United States or a student attending a school in the United States
- An "esteemed jury of three" will pick the winner of $500
- Any style or genre accepted
- Submit via FilmFreeway
Do you actually have to have this written in a state of self-quarantine? No. If you had been writing this outside of the COVID-19 chaos, that's okay too.