Sunday, September 2, 2012

Scriptwriting Contest

One of the first events of each Open Frame year is the Script Writing Contest.  This contest is open to any student currently enrolled at Malone University.   We *hope* that the scripts submitted will not just result in better writers and good feedback (which they do), but that they will also result in great short films!

Scripts may be in any genre. Fresh innovative stories told in a cinematic way are best. Scripts may range from one minute to sixteen minutes (one minute = one page in screenplay format). Scripts must be submitted in standard screenplay format. Scripts MUST include a title page, but may NOT include the authors name. (we recommend

You should submit your script by email to Andrew Rudd at his Malone email address and your script should be in PDF format. Again, with a title, but NO authorial name. In the email you attach your script to, you should list your name, phone number, and the script name.  

Each year talented Malone Alumni jury the scripts that are turned in -- which means that each script gets feedback from at least three judges including both numerical ratings and some narrative feedback.   You'll find, as an emerging writer, that getting serious feedback from good writers and readers is a rarity and a real privilege.  I encourage you to enter the contest just for this benefit alone. 

Scripts are due on September 17th, 2012 at 8:30 am. Contest winners will be announced on October 12th at 8pm on the Open Frame Blog.