A&E and the New York TV Festival seeking treatments for original unscripted TV shows

A&E Network and the New York Television Festival are back with the second installment of an innovative program seeking original unscripted television treatments from independent producers and doc production companies. The top 25 treatments will be reviewed by the network; one winner will receive $10,000 and the opportunity to participate in the production of a pilot based on their concept. 

To submit: 

The A&E network is seeking submissions that focus on big characters in exciting and fresh worlds that are highly entertaining and of the moment. Producers must include: 
* A short treatment (1-2 pages) describing their original unscripted format 
* A brief video (2-4 minutes) introducing the subject(s). 

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Studio Beyond Film Competition

Studio Beyond, the global online business platform for the entertainment industry,  is accepting submissions for its first "Notable Filmmaker" competition.

The winning trailers will be shown on our "Movie City" homepage as well as in our ‘Executive’s Online Screening Room’ where sales agents, distributors, film financiers, film festivals, producers have gathered to watch your movies.  

How to submit your work: Register for FREE on www.studiobeyond.net and then apply to the Talent Call opened by Studio Beyond by clicking on the red Alert once you enter your online studio office.

Contest ends 20th Dec, 2012 www.studiobeyond.net

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Win tickets for FROM POLAND WITH SHORTS and two copies of Andrzej Munk's PASSENGER on DVD

From Poland With Shorts, which aims to promote the talent and diversity of young Polish cinema and filmmakers, comes to London’s Riverside Studios for four screenings between 17th and 18th September. The screenings will include short films of some of the most talented new directors in Poland alongside a restored version of Andrzej Munk’s classic film Eroica. 

The screenings include Three for the Taking (Trójka do wzięcia) -a moving film about a 16-year-old girl whose life is changed when she discovers that her mother has a terminal illness - from the Oscar nominated director Bartek Konopka, Echo, a troubling story of two young boys who recreate an unspeakable crime for the police, and Out Of Reach (Poza zasiegiem) a documentary which won the Golden Dragon for Best Film in 2010 at the prestigious Krakow Film Festival. 

To celebrate Netribution are giving two sets of tickets for the screenings (1 pair for the 17th and one pair for the 18th) alongside two DVD copies of Passenger directed by Andrezj Munk courtesy of Second Run DVD, the premiere DVD company specialising in the release of important and award-winning films from all around the world. Passenger has been called 'one of the most audacious fictions ever made about the Holocaust'. Director Munk died in a car crash, aged just 39, in the middle of filming. His friend, Witold Lesiewicz, and his colleagues decided to complete the film to what they believed were Munk's intentions and assembled it using the existing footage, Munk's still photographs and a voice-over narration. Finally released in 1964, the film won main awards at Cannes and Venice and has been described by those who have seen it as an unfinished masterpiece. Unseen for far too long, this is the first-ever DVD release of this unique film anywhere in the world.

To win tweet the following @Netribution:

Win tickets for FROM POLAND WITH SHORTS and Andrezj Munk's PASSENGER on DVD. Go to http://bit.ly/mWNptA and RT this to win!

Winners will be notified on Thursday evening

The screenings take place at the Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London on Saturday 17th September and Sunday 18th September. 

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Greenpeace Film Competition - 17 September to 1 October

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Volkswagen says it wants to be the most eco-friendly car manufacturer in the world. But it’s spending millions trying to stop laws to make cars more efficient and cut climate change emissions. On September 17, Greenpeace is launching an international film competition. We need your help to expose the real VW – the one behind the billboards.

You’ll have two weeks from the launch date to make a one minute film on the competition brief. That brief is secret for now, but we promise you it’s going to make you want to fuse your creativity with your conscience.

For more information and to sign up for the competition brief, visit http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/filmcompetition.

The best films will be screened at a special event at the Curzon Soho in London (and you’ll be invited along). They’ll be seen by thousands of people around the world and be a key part of our climate campaign.

We have a prestigious panel of judges, and if your film is the winner you will be awarded a £5,000 budget to make Greenpeace’s next campaign movie.

Join us for the special launch event: 10am on Saturday 17 September at the Curzon Soho when we make public the competition brief (although you don't need to attend to enter).

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2011 Short Form Script Contest

We have officially released the 2011 Runadun Movie Production (RMP) Short Form Script Contest.  This contest will focus on finding a talented writer who can script a new short form screenplay for D. R. Hirschberg to direct and produce with Runadun Movie Production (RMP).

Are you a talented screenplay writer?  CLICK HERE to enter your short form screenplay today.  Official rules and conditions apply.

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Reality Capture Pitch - Calling for UK Documentary Ideas

Step2RealityTV have joined forces with Metropolis to uncover talented documentary filmmakers and reporters from the UK. Metropolis is a globally produced website and TV show, which captures real stories from around the world. We love their unique approach to factual reporting: all of their stories are produced by local filmmakers. So if you’d like to gain online exposure with the chance for a primetime broadcast and the opportunity to produce a captivating documentary, submit your pitch now!

We are looking for inventive pitch ideas from UK correspondents to tell the world stories about UK people and culture. Being a correspondent doesn’t mean you have to get in front of the camera (you can if you want), you can pitch an idea but get someone else to introduce your film – simple. The idea is to discover British stories and innovative factual films.

DEADLINE: 20th May 2011

For more information and to pitch your idea please go here.

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Pepsi 'Max It' Film Competition

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  • £30,000 film production budget

  • Screening at the opening night of Raindance Film Festival 2011

  • VIP trip for 2 to Cannes Film Festival 2011

On Monday 15th November Pepsi Max launched the Pepsi ‘MAX IT’ Film Competition.  They are challenging film makers to create a short film and upload it to their website maxitlegends.com for the chance to win some amazing prizes.

All of the films will be viewed by the Pepsi ‘MAX IT’ judging panel which will include Elliot Grove the founder of Raindance Film Festival and the British Independent Film Awards.

The judge’s favourite film will win a £30,000 film production budget, a screening at the opening night of the Raindance Film Festival 2011 and a VIP trip for 2 to the Cannes Film Festival 2011.  The Judge’s shortlist of 10 films will all receive Premium Raindance Memberships.

Plus the 6 top rated films in the public vote at maxitlegends.com will win a Flip HD Camcorder.

What’s more Pepsi has teamed up with Netribution to offer a special prize!  The entry from Netribution which is ranked highest in the public vote on maxitlegends.com will win a £100 Amazon.co.uk gift certificate.  For the chance to win this Netribution exclusive prize just upload your video with Netribution in the description and get everyone you know to vote!

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Sir Ridley Scott selects winner in Philips Cinema Parallel Lines contest

Today, Sir Ridley Scott announces Porcelain Unicorn from American director Keegan Wilcox as the winning short film in Philips’ Tell It Your Way film-making contest.

The contest, which received over 600 entries from around the world, invited aspiring filmmakers to create an original short film using the same six-line dialogue as the Cannes Lions award-winning Parallel Lines short films directed by RSA talents Carl Erik Rinsch, Greg Fay, Johnny Hardstaff, Jake Scott and Hi-Sim.

Commenting on his choice of winner, Sir Ridley Scott said: “I chose Porcelain Unicorn to be the winning film as it had a very strong narrative; a very complete story that was well told and executed.”

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Step2TV’s ‘Something Special’ Short Film Competition

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Step2TV is proud to announce its first film competition and we’re looking for short films that are special to you. Step2TV support growing talent and for the best film we’re giving away £500 cash! So whether your an experienced filmmaker or new to the film world we’re interested in seeing your ‘special film’.

Its free to submit your film and we welcome all film genres from animation to documentary, drama to comedy. The submission period will be open from 13th September – 13th December 2010. Good luck!

Step2TV is an organisation supporting those within the TV and Film industries. We supply the latest opportunities, competitions and news on Step2Inspire.TV and you can collaborate, upload your films, blog and network on our free social network Step2Collabo.TV, aimed at filmmakers and talent.

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