|14th Special Animation Edition, Montreal: call for submissions|
Up-and-coming screenwriters interested in animation as well as animation specialists interested in screenwriting are invited to participate in the COURS ÉCRIRE TON COURT SPECIAL ANIMATION EDITION.
This edition is dedicated exclusively to both traditional and 3D animation. Applications should include the treatment or first draft of a screenplay, treatment notes, a description of the technique to be used, and from three to five visual elements or original illustrations.
The target format is an animated short film of five minutes or less.
A pre-selection committee, to include a SARTEC representative, a WGC representative, as well as an animation filmmaker, will select seven finalists. The choice will be based on the quality of the project's narrative and visual elements and their cinematographic potential, as well as the author's vision.
A key component of the contest, these workshops will offer finalists the unique opportunity to benefit from advice from experienced screenwriters. As well, mentors will accompany participants throughout the contest to help with screenplay or treatment edits and rewrites.
Intended to be interactive, these sessions will take the form of work sessions and discussions, either on an individual or group basis and will take place on October 21 and 22, as well as on November 4 and 5 at the Maison de la culture Maisonneuve in Montréal.
Finalists will also have the opportunity to present their work to experienced producers in front of an audience of industry professionals. This presentation will be followed by a networking activity and an awards ceremony as part of the 11th Sommets du cinéma d'animation de Montréal, which will take place at the Cinémathèque québécoise at the end of November 2012.
After the final versions of the screenplays and visual materials have been submitted, a five-member jury will select the winners of the following prizes:
The eligibility criteria are available on the SODEC homepage at www.sodec.gouv.qc.ca
Animation experience is not required.
Deadline for submissions: September 11, 2012
From October 3 to 5, the SODEC will contact only those candidates whose projects have been selected. The selected candidates must be available for several workshops and meetings in October and November 2012.
This edition of the competition has been made possible by the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), in collaboration with the Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma (SARTEC), the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ), Jimmy Lee, Sid Lee, the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC), the Cinémathèque québécoise, the Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC), the National Film Board Office (NFB) and the law firm of Lussier & Khouzam.
For more details and to apply, click ohttp://www.sodec.gouv.qc.ca