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26 Jan 2021 to 6 Mar 2021
8 Mar 2021 to 10 Apr 2021
8 Apr 2021 to 25 Apr 2021
When
Friday, May 8, 2020 to Monday, July 20, 2020
Where
Short+Sweet International
Marilyn Monroe Theatre, Lee Strasberg Institute in
West Hollywood
Los Angeles, CA
United States
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Plays for the Pandemic

Script writing competition for 10 minute film and theatre scripts

Incredible prizes to be won

Tell any story you want to tell, but let it be inspired by the current situation. The only rule - 10 minutes or less. The rest is up to your imagination.

We are looking for scripts that inspire, challenge, provoke, question or dream. Scripts that give us courage to face up to the reality of our new world or provide answers to the questions all of us are now asking. As Samuel Beckett once wrote: “You must go on. I can't go on. I'll go on.”

The scripts will be judged on the elements we consider crucial at Short+Sweet - story or situation, character, dialogue (if your script has dialogue), theatricality or visual power and finally how they respond to or address the global tragedy of Covid-19.

BEST PLAY SCRIPT WINS US$500 PLUS Performances (guaranteed) at S+S Festivals around the world incl. Hollywood, Sydney, Dubai, Chennai and Manila.

BEST FILM SCRIPT WINS US$500 PLUS S+S will produce the winning script to premiere at the S+S Hollywood Film Festival.

Submissions accepted in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, Tagalog, Hebrew, Bahasa, Tamil and Hindi.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES:  July 20, 2020

To ENTER your script click HERE

More info or questions please contact S+S Literary Manager: alex@shortandsweet.org

ABOUT PLAYS FOR THE PANDEMIC

+ Short+Sweet is the world’s biggest presenter of short form theatre, dance, music and film with annual festivals in over a dozen countries including USA, Australia, Malaysia, India and the UK since 2002. 

+ Scripts will be assessed through our blind assessment process with the top ten scripts in both film and theatre being read by an international panel of leading figures in the film and theatre world to decide the winners.

+ Shortlists will be published for both theatre and film scripts before the final announcement of the overall winners.

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Script writing competition for 10 minute film and theatre scripts

Tell any story you want to tell, but let it be inspired by the current situation. The only rule - 10 minutes or less. The rest is up to your imagination.

We are looking for scripts that inspire, challenge, provoke, question or dream. Scripts that give us courage to face up to the reality of our new... read more