Screenplay Contest Searches For Best Short Film Scripts Of 2010

Top Quote The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition, the most prestigious screenwriting competition in Canada, begins the search for the best short film scripts of 2010. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 16, 2010 - Toronto, ON - The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition, the most prestigious screenwriting competition in Canada, began the search for the best short film scripts of 2010. The CSSC's search begins with the launch of the official website and by issuing a challenge to budding and seasoned scribes alike in the form of the competition's mantra: "Short. Is. Better." The CSSC will herald and reward the best and most successful writers of short film for the year with the ultimate prize: a professionally produced, live-action short film.

    Literary hopefuls will have until midnight January 31st, 2011 to pen, proof and bullet-proof their masterpieces. The competition is a chance for screenwriters to flex their creative juices for the industry judges. Entered scripts will pass the eye balls and litmus tests of entertainment industry pros (including producers, literary agents, actors, film crew, broadcasters, distributors and former CSSC winning alums), increasing the emerging screenwriter's visibility and exposure in an industry where breaking in is never out of style.

    David Cormican, Producer and Founder of The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition, reminds that the competition is open to writers of any nationality, from any country across the world. And so far as themes for writing your scripts are concerned Cormican reminds, "the sky is the limit. We don't want to restrict the subject matter of the entrants. Just keep it short. We live in a digital age with waning attention spans; brevity truly is the soul of wit. As long as you find the story, we'll find a winner", says Cormican.

    What's unique about the Canadian Short Screenplay Competition is that there are many festivals dedicated to short films: their viewing, reading and work-shopping, but there are very few, if any, competitions that celebrate and reward the writers of these marvelous works with a fully realized production using professional crews and talent like the CSSC.

    Cormican says "there is a unique function that the short film provides the entertainment industry, and it goes by the name: calling card". The CSSC wants to give this brilliant introduction to the film industry to one lucky entrant. "What better 'hello' could a new writer hope for than their words living and breathing on the screen for producers, agents and film goers to see. The sad reality, though, is that a script is just a script until it is produced. That's when it really crosses over and becomes a film. And that's where the CSSC comes in to help create some cinematic magic. So, if you are still sitting around wondering if you should enter the competition or not, ask yourself the question: Do I want to be a part of the script industry, or the film industry? When you find your answer, we'll be waiting", says Cormican.

    Top prize is $2,500.00, an Apple iPad, a produced short film based on your script with in-kind services totaling $40,000+, the Writer's Block Crystal Award and accreditation to attend the Yorkton Film Festival and Golden Sheaf Awards Gala.

    Competition hopefuls can enter online via the CSSC website using PayPal, Withoutabox or via hard copy and snail mail.

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