Fastnet Film Festival’s 2023 Puttnam Script Award is now €25,000
Fastnet Film Festival’s 2023 Puttnam Script Award is now €25,000. Applications will be accepted from Thursday December 1st and the best script/screenplay, chosen by a panel of expert judges will receive a prize of €25,000 to go towards the production of one live-action drama short film. The film must be made on the Cork Wild Atlantic Way and have a duration of no more than 10 minutes. The subject/theme this year is: “Lights, Camera, Action!”
Four finalists will be selected by a panel of industry judges to take part in a public pitching event at FFF 2023 (24th – 28th May), the winner of the 2023 Puttnam Script Award will be announced at the Festival Awards Ceremony on Saturday 27th May 2023 and the award-winning film will have its premiere screening at FFF in May 2024.
The Puttnam Script Award is director driven with entry open to directors who have made at least one short film that has had a festival screening. Full scripts should be original. Where the director is not the writer, the director must supply evidence that he/she owns the screenplay rights in their entirety, free of any third party interests or encumbrances. While submissions will be reviewed and assessed in the first instance on creative criteria, account will also be taken of a filmmaker’s awareness of production and their ability to deliver a completed film on schedule and within budget.
This Award is a great opportunity for writers/directors to display original storytelling and to show strong production values suitable for the big screen. The application deadline to submit entries is 12 midnight on Monday, 1st March 2023 and submissions will be accepted via our online application form.
Please submit via our online Application Form and attach your SINGLE .pdf document containing your Script, Director’s Notes and Production Notes. Once received and processed you will receive a confirmation email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thurs 1st Dec 2022 Call for Entries Wed 1st March 2023 Deadline for submissions Sun 30th April Pitching event finalists notified Thurs 25th May Public pitching event, FFF 2023 Sat 27th May Announcement of Puttnam Script Award winner