AFF 2014 Script Development Program

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(Halifax, NS) - The Atlantic Film Festival is pleased to announce a call for feature film outlines as the event looks for the best and most talented writers from the Atlantic region to participate in its 2014 Script Development Program as part of the 34th Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax, Sept. 11-18.

Presented by Telefilm Canada & The Harold Greenberg Fund, the Script Development Program offers a unique opportunity for Atlantic Canadian writers to develop their feature film ideas from an outline into a first draft script. The program will culminate in the selection of one screenplay receiving $10,000 in development financing.

“Atlantic Canada has a rich story-telling tradition that’s reflected in the films we produce,” said AFF Script Development Coordinator, Erin Oakes. “We’re excited to help continue this tradition through the outstanding professional development opportunity offered by the Script Development Program.”

A jury made up of film and arts professionals will select four feature film outlines for development. These outlines will be developed into rough first drafts through three intensive weekend sessions, under the guidance of one of Canada’s top story editors, Noel Baker.


Participating writers will also take part in the Script Pitch Event on Sunday, Sept. 14, during Atlantic Film Festival. Each writer will pitch their feature film idea to a room of industry professionals with the aim of attaching a producer and/or director to each project. The winner, who will be announced at the 2014 Atlantic Film Festival, will win a $10,000 development prize and receive a live, staged full read-through with local actors at Script Out Loud as part of the 2015 Atlantic Film Festival.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 25, 2014. The entry form is available for download from the Atlantic Film Festival website at Participating writers will be announced in early May.

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