New Screenwriting Competition

Articulating Women: Interrogating Intersectionality and Empowering Women Through Critical Engagements is pleased to announce a script-writing competition for students and early-career filmmakers in India and the UK.

Up to two films (10-15 Minutes duration) on the theme of Women and Community will be funded, with up to £1000 allocated for expenses, including post-production costs, but not including any budget for equipment. Additionally, those selected for development will receive a £100 artist’s fee.

Initially, a short synopsis of the proposed treatment should be submitted, with the synopsis consisting of not more than 5000 characters. Those submitting treatments must either be students in the UK or India or have graduated within the last two years (ie. not before June 2017). Shortlisted candidates will be invited to provide a detailed description of the treatment proposed together with a proposed budget. Before the selected winners can commence filming, copyright forms and ethics approval must be approved. Those submitting proposals should bear in mind that the films will be used to prompt discussion within a general audience. Once produced, Articulating Women will hold copyright for the films, with residual rights allocated to the producers of the films.

The deadline for submissions is 25 April 2019. Selected candidates will be contacted by 10 May and invited to present detailed budgets and treatments.

The call can be viewed here or downloaded here.