For 2017, we are looking for the best short scripts (up to 44 pages) and the
best feature scripts (45-125 pages). First prizes will be $1000 and $2000
respectively with cash awards for finalists.
This year we're also looking to invite the winners to our festival and
conference in early 2018, where they can pitch their script to producers and
Awards include short form reader feedback for all films selected to the
later stages of the festival; a detailed script analysis for the finalists
(value $1000+) and the chance for finalists to discuss their project with a
This year we are blessed to have as part of our jury team, Phil Nodding - Phil
made a writing breakthrough working as a writer on series two and three of the
acclaimed C4 TV series Shameless before developing his own long running
comedy series Highlites for Radio 4 and Hat Trick Productions. He won a
Royal Television Society award for his first episode of Shameless in
And joining Phil as new additions to our team is Bill Niven - Bill's most recent
project Book of Negroes, is a 6 part series (partly
filmed in beautiful Nova Scotia) airing on CBC.
We are also please to announce our continued relationship with The Sunrise Film
Festival and The Association of Independent Film Festivals.
The film festival and screenings
We are planning to hold a festival and conference early in 2018
and submissions of completed films and shorts will be welcomed
later this year. The conference will be a great place to meet
film makers and producers from all over the world and to see
some films from all over the world.
Attendees at the 2016 festival enjoying one of the great meals at The Pictou Lodge
The audience enjoying one of the films screening inside the rustic Pictou Lodge as part of the