The completed films must be no more than 15 minutes in length, including credits. The CSSC will accept applications from around the world.
The Short Film Fund does not have a deadline. They will accept applications on an ongoing basis and will award up to three awards per year at their discretion. They ask that filmmakers not apply more than twice annually.
There is no fee to apply for the Short Film Fund.
Canadian Short Screenplay Competition to Finance Short Films with New Fund
The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition is pleased to announce the creation of a new Film Fund that specializes in investing in and financing short films.
FOR RELEASE DECEMBER 25th, 2010 (Regina, SK) - The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition, the most prestigious screenwriting competition in Canada, announced earlier today a holiday gift for short filmmakers worldwide in the form of a completion fund for short films looking for that little bit extra to complete the post-production and or marketing of their finished film.
The Short Film Fund, described as having no deadline for submissions, will award up to $1,500 cash to up to three successful short film filmmakers per year, until funds are exhausted each calendar year.
The fund is being generously supported by the Canadian Short Screenplay Competition and Year of the Skunk Productions. CSSC founder and producer David Cormican reminds interested filmmakers in putting only their best foot forward. “The fund is highly competitive, very selective and will only invest in the best and most deserving projects “, says Cormican. “We’re looking to support filmmakers with a unique, strong, professional and commercial vision”.
The fund is a first for the CSSC and joins the ranks of Bravo!FACT, National Film Board and the National Screen Institute as being amongst only a handful of private and public organizations financially supporting the making of short films. “Besides, provincial and local funding agencies, short filmmakers don’t really have that many avenues to find money to make their art beyond Bravo!FACT, the NSI and NFB programs. So, we’re happy to be able to help support a few extra projects each year to that same end”, offers Cormican.
While interested filmmakers and producers are asked to limit their number of subsmissions to two projects per year, they can apply to the fund free of charge through the entirely online submission process available on the CSSC’s website.
The Short Film Fund is open effective immediately. Complete Short Film Fund details and guidelines, including the online submission form, can be found by visiting: http://www.screenplay-contest.com/short-film-fund
About The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition (CSSC)
The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition, administered by Year of the Skunk Productions (Regina), and established in 2008, is the premiere script contest for short film screenplays. CSSC is the single-most competitive, prestigious, short screenplay festival in Canada, a champion for screenwriters everywhere and a launching pad for writers’ professional careers.