Bombay Sapphire and the Tribeca Film Festival are giving budding filmmakers a chance to have their own short film produced.
The two have enlisted Oscar-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher (PRECIOUS) to write a special script for a new competition which runs until August 1st.
The script contains just dialogue between two unnamed characters and entrants must assign a location, motive and names to take Fletcher’s outline to the boundaries of their imagination.
The best five treatments will be produced and screened.
“The power of imagination is endless, which is why I’ve developed a script that I feel can be interpreted in a kaleidoscope of ways,” says Fletcher.
“The short script I wrote for the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series is stripped of details like character description and locations. It leaves room for filmmakers to interpret parts of the story as they wish.”
To download a copy of Fletcher’s script and for full competition rules visit imaginationseries.com.
Bombay Sapphire are also holding ‘Learn How to be a Film Director’ interactive workshops on Monday 16 and Wednesday 18 July at the Bombay Sapphire Blue Rooms at Zenna Bar in Soho (6pm – 8.30pm).
The workshops will include a talk on how to get into the film industry plus hints and tips on film directing and attendees can also learn more about the competition.
Tickets cost £15 each and reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.