Short Story Screenplay Competition

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Closing Date Sun 5 Jan 2020

Short Story Screenplay Competition!

Are you 11-18? Do you love writing?
We’ve got a fantastic new opportunity for you!

With The Brewery Arts Screenplay Competition, your writing could become a short film!

To enter, write a screenplay about anything you want, but it must be fictional. From ancient aliens to granny gangsters, the list is endless!

The winning screenplay will be made into a short film and screened at a gala event at the Brewery!
The writer will be invited into the film making process.
The top 10 runners-up will get a free cinema ticket!

  • The rules are simple:
  • Write an original fiction screenplay.
  • You must be aged 11-18 years.
  • Deadline is Sunday 5th January 2020.
  • Screenplay format must be adhered to (see screenplay format guideline below).
  • Submit your screenplay to:
  • Judging will be anonymous.

If you’re feeling creative, why not give it a whirl?
Your screenplay might end up on the big screen – good luck!

If writing isn’t your thing, you can still get involved in front or behind the camera, editing, writing the sound track, creating props, graphics or make up, and everything in between!

Contact Tricia Gordon for more info about how to get involved and for info about our weekly Young Filmmakers Classes.

 Screenplay format guidelines…

  • 12-point Courier font
  • 5 inch left margin
  • 1-inch right margin (between .5 inches and 1.25 inches), ragged
  • 1-inch top and bottom margins
  • Approximately 55 lines per page, regardless of paper size (top and bottom margins adjusted accordingly). This does not include the page number, or spaces after it.
  • Dialogue speaker names (in all caps) 3.7 inches from left side of page (2.2 from margin)
  • Actor parentheticals (aka wrylies) 3.1 inches from left side of page (1.6 from margin)
  • Dialogue 2.5 inches from left side of page (1.5 from margin)
  • Pages should be numbered in the top right corner, flush to the right margin, a half-inch from the top of the page.
    • Numbers should be followed by a period.
    • The first page is not numbered.
    • The title page is neither numbered nor does it count as page one, so the first page to have a number is the second page of the screenplay (third sheet of paper, including the title page), which is numbered 2.




Closing Date Sun 5 Jan 2020

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