Oscar-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher (“Precious”) is helping to give filmmakers a rare opportunity to turn his words into a short movie through a contest announced Friday at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Participants must submit their interpretation of a “skeletal” script by Fletcher which he further describes as having “no character descriptions or locations — allowing them to create their own take on the material.” The festival and sponsor Bombay Sapphire will ultimately give five winners the chance to produce and direct their own films after they’ve been chosen.
“The idea here is that people from all backgrounds, from all countries can participate,” Fletcher said. “There are a lot of people who may not feel that they have the opportunity. And certainly, the industry is as hard as ever to break into. Because of a competition like this, a person can have their work seen in a way that they might not have otherwise.”
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