Finalists - November 15th
Winner & Runners-up - December 1st
2020 Season Opens December 15th
$5,000 toward film financing | industry circulation | additional development
The 2nd Annual Film Pipeline Shorts Competition seeks remarkable directors and diverse, engaging content--the type of work defined by forward-thinking perspectives and unconventional yet universally appealing stories.
For those who have undertaken the colossal task of producing their material, Film Pipeline has created a platform significantly different from the typical festival: selected entrants are given introductions to managers and agents for potential representation, one-on-one collaboration with Film Pipeline to develop or produce other scripts, and extended promotion of their short film or series pilot.
After two decades of discovering new projects through screenwriting, TV writing, and pitch competitions, Pipeline Media Group (PMG) brings a dynamic, hands-on process of industry facilitation to Film Pipeline. This allows both emerging and seasoned filmmakers a shot at financing and producing their work, as well as spotlighting their talents to garner interest from execs capable of advancing careers.
Winner and runner-up awarded:
- $5,000 to winner; $1,000 split between two runners-up
- Industry circulation to select partners, including agents and managers
- Additional reviews of other shorts or scripts, with circulation consideration
- Invitations to annual writer and industry events hosted by Pipeline Media Group
- ABOUT FILM PIPELINE -
Launched in 2018, Film Pipeline searches for extraordinary directors, produced shorts, unproduced scripts, and other content from a growing field of talent worldwide. Filmmakers and writers discovered through ongoing annual competitions receive circulation assistance to agencies, managers, and executives on the lookout for the next wave of artists, with a sharp emphasis on inclusive storytelling and stylistic originality. Unlike a traditional festival, the company champions individual writers and directors, playing a central role in getting projects produced and distributed over the long-term.
Film Pipeline joins Script Pipeline (est. 1999) and Book Pipeline (est. 2014) as part of PMG’s suite of platforms connecting creatives with the film and TV industry. Across all three submission outlets, numerous writers and directors have produced their work, sold screenplays and pilots, set up projects at studios, and found representation due to the guidance of PMG’s development staff.