Saturday, November 06, 2010
SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR SCRIPTS: SCIENCE (and other) PLAYS, SCREENPLAYS, AND BLOGS
Several very interesting programs for Filmmakers, Screenwriters, Playwrights and Bloggers are currently accepting submissions during November.
We've compiled some information about six different programs.
Some (but not all) of these programs are especially interested in projects that relate to science.
SCREENWRITER'S LAB AT HIFF
Screenwriters - especially, but not only, screenplays with a scientific orientation
THE DISPOSABLE FILM FESTIVAL
Filmmakers with "disposable" hardware
ANTHOLOGY OF THE BEST SCIENCE BLOG STORIES
ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATER EST / SLOAN PROJECT
Playwrights with science oriented plays
Note: Special event! Tuesday November 9: ARTIST CULTIVATION EVENT
RED BULL THEATER
Short Play Festival
More details on each of these programs follows:
Earlybird DEADLINE: December 3, 2010
Regular DEADLINE: December 22, 2010
Late DEADLINE: January 7, 2011
WAB Extended DEADLINE: January 21, 2011
Submissions are now open for the 2011 Screenwriters Lab at the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF), supported by the Sloan Foundation. The 11th Annual HIFF Screenwriters’ Lab will take place April 15-17, 2011 in East Hampton, New York. Submit your script via Withoutabox.com:
(Note: Registration/login is required for withoutabox. WITHOUTABOX is a (probably, the) leading site for filmmakers (writers, directors, producers) to discover opportunities and submit films and screenplays to film festivals and film contests.)
"HIFF seeks a broad selection of screenplays addressing a wide subject matter."
"Additionally, in collaboration with The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s initiative in furthering the public understanding of science, HIFF encourages you to submit screenplays that explore science, technology, mathematics, invention, and engineering in fresh and innovative ways. "
QPORIT ON THE SLOAN SCREENPLAY READINGS AT HIFF 2010
DEADLINE: December 1, 2010
Cinereach is now accepting applications for the Winter 2011 Grant Cycle!
Apply online by December 1st, 2010 to be considered for support.
"Cinereach supports feature-length nonfiction and fiction films that are at the intersection of engaging storytelling, visual artistry, and vital subject matter. Our grantees’ films often possess an independent spirit, depict underrepresented perspectives, and resonate across international boundaries. They favor story over message, character over agenda, and complexity over duality."
"Grant amounts can range from $5,000 – $50,000 per project and can be awarded to support any stage of production including research and development, production and post-production."
"Cinereach is a not-for-profit film production company and foundation that champions vital stories, artfully told. Created and led by young philanthropists, entrepreneurs and filmmakers, Cinereach empowers fiction and nonfiction filmmakers from all over the world through Grants & Awards, The Reach Film Fellowship, an internal Productions department, and through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and other organizations. Since 2006, Cinereach has disbursed over $4 million to more than 80 projects at the intersection of engaging storytelling, visual artistry and vital subject matter."
RESOURCES FOR FILMMAKERS
DEADLINE: November 30, 2010
•Disposable media must be central and integral to the film.
•Use of multiple devices is encouraged but by no means necessary
•Submissions must be under 10 minutes
•Submissions must be accompanied by a non-refundable submission fee of $.99
Selections will be equally judged on the inventive and experimental use of the media as well as the content of the film.
This is a printed (ie on paper made from dead trees) anthology.
You can nominate as many entries as you wish, written by you or others. Each needs to be originally published as a blog post between 12-01-09 and 12-01-10 to be eligible.
"We want to see entries that discuss all areas of science, nature, environment, technology, health and medicine, as well as “meta” topics ranging from the Life in Academia, to women/minorities in science, to the intersection between science and policy (and politics) or religion, to skepticism, to history, philosophy and sociology of science, to the analysis of the science publishing world or science communication/journalism, to personal stories by scientists, to patient stories by physicians/nurses (or patients)."
"The target audience of the anthology is lay audience. Actually, the target audience for the book is even more lay than the usual readers of science blogs. These books are supposed to be given as presents to your Mom, or your non-science friends, to show them both that science is cool and that there is great writing on blogs. So, when choosing which posts to enter, look for those that are gripping and exciting and also easy to understand by just about everyone."
THE 2009 ANTHOLOGY
EST / SLOAN PROJECT
DEADLINE: December 1, 2010 (FOR ATTENDEES OF THE ARTIST CULTIVATION EVENT)
"The EST/Sloan Project commissions, develops and presents new works delving into how we view and are affected by the scientific world. These plays examine the struggles and challenges scientists and engineers face from moral issues to the consequences of their discoveries."
"The Project is designed to stimulate artists to create credible and compelling work exploring the worlds of science and technology and to challenge existing stereotypes of scientists and engineers in the popular imagination. The Project commissions and develops new works throughout EST’s developmental season, including one Mainstage Production, as well as workshops and readings in an annual festival called FIRST LIGHT."
THE ARTIST CULTIVATION EVENT
"Each year EST/Sloan invites playwrights to join a panel of scientists and science journalists at EST to discuss science advancements, developments, and the stories that might make great plays. The event is designed to stir and inspire theatre artists to consider issues of science in their work, and to encourage writers to develop projects that may benefit from EST/Sloan support."
Panelists include Mike Daisey, Robin Marantz Henig, Dennis Overbye, Deepti Pradhan and Daniela Schiller. A reception will follow the event.
Tuesday, November 9 at 7pm
at the Ensemble Studio Theatre
549 W 52nd St., between 10th & 11th Aves.
Tickets are free, but reservations are strongly recommended.
Reserve your spot by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHILE THE REGULAR DEADLINE HAS PASSED, Playwrights who attend THE ARTIST CULTIVATION EVENT may submit proposals to the EST/Sloan Project with an extended deadline of December 1.
Here's a link to details about the EST / Sloan Artist Cultivation Event:
EST / Sloan presents plays, makes commissions, and holds an annual "First Light" festival of readings.
EST / Sloan is currently presenting PHOTOGRAPH 51, by Anna Zeigler.
Photo credit: Gerry Goodstein
Here is a list of past EST/Sloan productions
Photo credit: Gerry Goodstein
2010 - Lenin’s Embalmers by Vern Thiessen
2009 - End Days by Deborah Zoe Laufer
2008 - Lucy by Damien Atkins
2007 - Serendib by David Zellnik*
2006 - Relativity by Cassandra Medley*
2005 - Luminescence Dating by Carey Perloff
2004 - Tooth and Claw by Michael Hollinger
2003 - String Fever by Jacquelyn Reingold*
2002 - The Secret Order by Bob Clyman
2001 - Louis Slotin Sonata by Paul Mullin*
2000 - Moving Bodies by Arthur Giron*
1999 - Tesla’s Letters by Jeffrey Stanley
1997 - Flight by Arthur Giron*
Here is a link to information about past EST/Sloan Commissions:
Here is a link to a general description of the EST / Sloan Project:
Red Bull Theater seeks new 10-minute plays for the spring short play reading day.
"New plays of no more than 10 pages, written in heightened language, in verse, with classic themes, adaptations of classics, or that otherwise fit our mission and history are welcome. "
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