Has writing a script been your forte, but never really got the right platform to showcase it?

We realize the importance of Scriptwriting and how essential it is to the art of making a good film. India Film Project in association with Terribly Tiny Tales brings to you a competition between the scripts from across the globe.

Here’s your chance to present your story to some of the best script writers of the country and get your talent recognized. The best script writer gets a mentorship opportunity at TTT. Narrate your story in your own words and move all the hearts you’ve always wished to.

Competition Partner: Terribly Tiny Tales

Theme – Modern Day Love
Genres – Romance, Drama, Science Fiction

Theme Explanation – Love today is overwhelming. With our eyes and hearts constantly refreshing social media feeds its tough to make a real connection. But when the connection happens, it is magical or is it not? This year, we are looking for scripts that could be dystopic, real or even a bizarre look at the modern day love story. 

Registration Fees – Rs. 1,000/- | Participation e-certificates will be provided to every participant
Last Date for Submission – 15th September 2018

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 You can submit the script anytime after registration

What winners take home

Top three winners get a free entry to any workshop* of their choice at the Himalayan Writing Retreat. The Himalayan Writing Retreat (THWR) is designed for writers and their ilk to find inspiration. THWR offers workshops in writing, storytelling, blogging, and – you guessed it – scriptwriting. This place provides you a getaway from the incessant chatter of your life so that you can finally hear your own voice. Write amid real mountains (not the Sahyadris :slightly_smiling_face: and get coached by awesome mentors in various fields.

*Note : The award will be subject to seat availability, as THWR limits all events to only 10 participants. Any workshops priced at INR 30,000 or less can be selected.

Click here to know more about Himalayan Writing Retreat

Rules

  1. The theme for the competition is Modern Day Love and genres are Romance, Drama, and Sci-Fi. Every script must be accompanied with a logline, synopsis and step outline.
  2. The submitted script should be up to 10 – 12 pages maximum, typed in Courier font and in the font size of 12.
  3. The script should be in the English language. However, there can be dialogues in other languages as well, which necessarily need to be written in English in brackets below the dialogue. In such case, the script can exceed up to 14 pages.
  4. The script has to be written adhering to the theme and the genre. However, creatively there are no limitations on the writer.
  5. This is a competitive category and the winning script synopsis will be read out at the festival to the audiences and the winner gets a mentorship opportunity at TTT.
  6. Entries are open for participants from across the globe.
  7. The entries for the competition will close on 15th September 2018.
  8. The submitted scripts will be strictly restricted to the jury of competition.
  9. The scripts cannot be released until the results are announced at the festival.
  10. India Film Project may, in their sole discretion, disqualify scripts deemed to be inappropriate or otherwise non-compliant.
  11. Scripts containing prohibited or inappropriate content as determined by IFP, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate will be disqualified.

FAQs

Yes, it is a competition. The submitted entries will compete with each other and the winning script synopsis will be read at the festival.

Yes, there is a registration fee of Rs. 1,000. The payment is to be made online to confirm your registration. You will receive a Team ID once the registration is confirmed.

The copyrights of your writing remain with you and can be used further.

Creative team at Terribly Tiny Tales will judge your scripts and the winning script synopsis will be read out at the festival.

The script should be in PDF format typed in Courier font and in the font size of 12.

The script should be in the English language. However, there can be dialogues in other languages as well which necessarily need to be written in English in brackets below the dialogue.

A maximum of three people can co-write the script.