Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Cellardoor Cinema Screenplay Contest

Got a great script--short or feature?  Then consider submitting it to the 1st Annual Cellardoor Cinema Screenplay Contest!  The contest is free and the winner will get his/her screenplay produced into a finished product.  The submission deadline for the contest is June 19th--and the finalists will be notified on June 26th.  The winner of the competition will be announced on July 10th.  For more information, you can check out Cellardoor Cinema's website (www.cellardoorcinema.com) or you can email your submission or questions to them at contestquestions@cellardoorcinema.com.  With any luck, this will be a yearly contest that we can look forward to. 

BTW, if you don't have screenwriting software (Final Draft, etc.), then you should visit Celtx for a free copy of their awesome screenwriting program (www.celtx.com).  Just click on the Celtx logo in the sidebar to visit their site and to get your own free copy.

Screenwriters should take note that the Memphis Film Society will be creating a special interest group just for you in the near future.  The SIG will meet monthly to read a script then provide feedback/criticism to that screenwriter.  After you attend three SIG meetings, you will then be able to submit your own script for a reading.  Pretty neat!  It's a great way to hear your script read aloud (believe me, you'll be surprised at what suddenly sounds cliched or just plain bad) and to meet other screenwriters--and it's free!  If you're interested in being part of the SIG or want more info, give us a shout at info@memphisfilm.org.