he Czech Arts and Education Foundation
will produce the film.
1) The winner of the feature length film contest can choose to have
his/her film produced into a full length 35mm feature. Once completed
your film will be entered in three (3) International Film Festivals.
Alternatively, the winner can opt for:
2) 15 minute digital preproduction teaser adapted from your script.
This screenplay contest has been designed to create an artistic
movie from a piece of written art that is your script. Thus, the
judges will necessarily give priority to the winning script's adaptability to a
Prague or European shoot. Second place through Fourth place scripts will
be decided on their individual merits alone.
This is the first year of the annual contest that offers production as a
unique first prize. This is how the program works:
Proceeds from the screenplay contest pays for a summer semester
student exchange program.
The two Czech film schools allow a production company the use of
all the equipment needed for the production of the film.
The three schools also contribute teachers who will instruct the
student filmmakers as the film is being shot.
Students, whenever possible, will serve as members of the crew,
or at the very least assist in the shoot in a fully credited capacity.
The Czech film schools will conduct a fall semester course on
editing and sound to complete the film.
CzAEF will enter the finished movie in at least three film
festivals in an attempt to obtain a distributor.
Net proceeds (if any) from the movie will be distributed
quarterly by CzAEF to the cast and crew of each movie.
The winning screenwriter will retain a 5% interest in the net
profits of the movie.
July 15, 2004.
Unsold non-optioned scripts.
Judging in all the rounds will be based upon the following standard
Story and Structure
Originality and Appeal
Characterization and Dialogue