BIG NEWS!! Canadian Short Screenplay Competition to Finance Short Films with New Fund

The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition is pleased to announce the creation of a new Film Fund that specializes in investing in and financing short films.

Canadian Short Screenplay Competition Short Film Financing Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition, the most
prestigious screenwriting competition in Canada, announced earlier today a
holiday gift for short filmmakers worldwide in the form of a completion fund
for short films looking for that little bit extra to complete the
post-production and or marketing of their finished film.

 

The Short Film Fund, described as having no deadline for
submissions, will award up to $1,500 cash to up to three successful short film
filmmakers per year, until funds are exhausted each calendar year.

 

The fund is being generously supported by the Canadian Short
Screenplay Competition and Year of the Skunk Productions. CSSC founder and
producer David Cormican reminds interested filmmakers in putting only their
best foot forward. “The fund is highly competitive, very selective and will only
invest in the best and most deserving projects “, says Cormican. “We’re looking
to support filmmakers with a unique, strong, professional and commercial
vision”.

 

The fund is a first for the CSSC and joins the
ranks of Bravo!FACT, National Film Board and the National Screen Institute as
being amongst only a handful of private and public organizations financially
supporting the making of short films. “Besides, provincial and local funding
agencies, short filmmakers don’t really have that many avenues to find money to
make their art beyond Bravo!FACT, the NSI and NFB programs. So, we’re happy to
be able to help support a few extra projects each year to that same end”,
offers Cormican.

 

While interested filmmakers and producers are
asked to limit their number of subsmissions to two projects per year, they can
apply to the fund free of charge through the entirely online submission process
available on the CSSC’s website.

 

The Short Film Fund is open effective
immediately. Complete Short Film Fund details and guidelines, including the
online submission form, can be found by visiting: http://www.screenplay-contest.com/short-film-fund.

 

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About David Cormican

DAVID CORMICAN is an award winning blogger (2010 Canadian Weblog Award winner – best literature & writing category), father, performer, producer and founder of the prestigious Canadian Short Screenplay Competition (CSSC), an organization he formed to showcase and promote emerging screenwriters through recognition and the production of their winning work. In 2010 Cormican was a nominee for the Regina Mayor’s Arts & Business Award for Innovation in the Arts and a recipient of the National Screen Institute’s Drama Prize. In addition to establishing the CSSC's Short Film Fund, he is also a partner with Minds Eye Entertainment where he is in charge of development for the production company’s feature film, television and branded content. Recent producing credits include THE TALL MAN (Jessica Biel) and FACES IN THE CROWD (Milla Jovavich, Julian McMahon) for Minds Eye and RUSTED PYRE (Brooke Palsson, Samantha Somer Wilson) and MINUS LARA (a Bravo!FACT funded short starring Romina D’Ugo) for the CSSC. He is a board member for Regina Downtown Business Improvement District, a counselor for ACTRA Saskatchewan and board member representing the arts portfolio for SaskCulture. He also sits on various committees for SaskFilm, SMPIA and the Canadian Media Producers Association.
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