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Final Draft’s 2020 Big Break Screenwriting Contest is Open!

Final Draft’s 2020 Big Break Screenwriting Contest is open! Big Break has been helping launch careers for over 20 years. More than 80 past winners have sold scripts, found representation, or gone on to professional writing careers. Go to bigbreakcontest.com before July 30th for your chance to win!  www.bigbreakcontest.com   …

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SXSW Jury Award-Winner BEAST Out Now

“Hints of Jaws and… the haunting mysteries of ‘Stranger Things’ …. ‘Beast’ is a moving, mysterious [pilot]…that immediately draws to mind prominent storytellers like Steven Spielberg…” – Indiewire In Chapter 1 of this award-winning episodic short, BEAST, by Ben Strang, a grieving teenager recruits the help of a fisherman to figure out what happened to …

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STUDENT VOICES | Q&A with Pieter Claessens on Short Film, “Pass Age”

Pieter Claessens received the 3rd Place Award in the College Category for his short film, “Pass Age” in the Summer Shorts Film and Video Contest (2017), hosted by StudentFilmmakers.com. Interview published in StudentFilmmakers Magazine. STUDENTFILMMAKERS: What inspired the “story” for “Pass Age”? Pieter Claessens: I wrote the music for “Pass …

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STUDENT VOICES | Q&A with Janice Chun on Short Animation, “Crushed In Space”

Janice Chun (Writer, Director, Animator) received the 2nd Place Award in the College Category for her short animation, “Crushed In Space” in the Summer Shorts Film and Video Contest (2017), hosted by StudentFilmmakers.com. Interview published in StudentFilmmakers Magazine. Writer, Director, Animator: Janice Chun Voice Actors:  Daren Jannace Calista Nguyen STUDENTFILMMAKERS: …

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ScreenCraft: Q&A with Cameron Cubbison – What would you suggest to someone just starting their first screenplay?

STUDENTFILMMAKERS: Tell us about the 5th Annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship. Cameron Cubbison: The ScreenCraft Fellowship is an ongoing career development program designed to help talented emerging writers sharpen and hone their portfolios, and then strategically introduce them to a custom-matched network of literary agents, managers, studio executives, producers and content …

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STUDENT VOICES | Q&A with Ryan Robson on Short Student Film, “Deadbeat Motel”

Ryan Robson (Writer/Director), Samuel Palm (DP), and Austin Ahler (Producer) received the 1st Place Award in the College Category for their short student film, “Deadbeat Motel” in the Summer Shorts Film and Video Contest (2017), hosted by StudentFilmmakers.com. Interview published in StudentFilmmakers Magazine. STUDENTFILMMAKERS: What inspired the “story” for “Deadbeat …

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STUDENT VOICES | Q&A with Logan Calder and Austin Segal on Short Student Film, “Two of These Things”

Logan Calder (Writer and Director) and Austin Segal (Cinematographer) received the 1st Place Award in the Highschool / Junior High Category for their short student film, “Two of These Things” in the Summer Shorts Film and Video Contest (2017), hosted by StudentFilmmakers.com. Interview published in StudentFilmmakers Magazine. STUDENTFILMMAKERS: What inspired …

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TRUCKER’S ATLAS SHORT FILM RELEASE

Film Hub North in association with British Film Institute Network presents a new short film TRUCKER’S ATLAS, starring Neil Bell (Peterloo, Dead Man’s Shoes) and Kris Hitchen (BAFTA nominated Sorry We Missed You), released online today! This release coincides with Time to Talk Day, to highlight the importance of communication …

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