Category Archives: Short Film

The Gatekeeper, by Kimberley Ann Sparks Takes CSSC 2014 Top Prize

Tweet Congratulations to all of the nominees and finalists in this year’s 2014 Canadian Short Screenplay Competition. What a year of quality scripts! The final standings as determined by the industry judges are as follows: 1) The Gatekeeper – Kimberley … Continue reading

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Top 25 Scripts Announced for 2014

Tweet Ahem. Ladies and Gentlemen, we bring to you, the even creamier, in no particular order of importance whatsoever (we promise), of the previously announced Top 50 have been whittled down to… the Top 25 Semi-Finalists for 2014:     … Continue reading

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An Interview with Catherine R. Hardin – Winner of the 2013 CSSC

First, and foremost, before anything else you have to tell a great story. Make every word count. Because in the end, nobody will care about anything else if the words don’t count. Continue reading

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Full List of the Winners at 66th Yorkton Film Festival

Canadian Short Screenplay Competition Writers Block Crystal
The Triumphant Death of Frank Bean: Writer(s) Catherine R. Hardin.

Drama
WILL: Producer(s) DAVID CORMICAN , ANDREW RAIHER ; Director(s) LAURENCE COHEN ; Writer (s) DAVID CAREY ; Production Company YEAR OF THE SKUNK PRODUCTIONS. Continue reading

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REMINDER: Enter the 2013 Yorkton Film Festival

Tweet January 31st, 2013 is the last day to post mark your submission and enter the 2013 Golden Sheaf Awards with these handy last minute submission tips directly from the festival programmers: Still planning on submitting to the 2013 Yorkton … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 26th: The 2013 Writers Resolution Pledge

Tweet Tuesday night, 2012 came and went – and along with it, the passing of the Canadian Short Screenplay’s “Final Deadline.” Lucky for any of you potential submitters who may have been holding for last second edits… or just plumb … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 16th: Straight to the Punchline

Tweet Nothing like a teachable moment, eh?* Last Friday night, after plenty of missed opportunities, I finally attended one of FilmGym’s short film screening programs. I enjoyed all four films screened – an impressively diverse slate – and could probably … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 13th: “Somewhere Without Language or Streets”

Tweet The first screenplay I ever attempted to write was, pragmatically enough, a short film script. It was June 2008. I titled the piece “Heartaches,” in reference to the Patsy Cline song.* Having re-read the short as recently as a … Continue reading

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#WW CSSC Writer Wednesday | Blog the 3rd: Better Ask Bresson

Tweet Here we are at Week Three of my interminable reign of terror, and well, I’m still pretty wary of directly offering any concrete Advice. However, for blog entry number three, I’ve devised something of a compromise: I will piggyback … Continue reading

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2012 Final Standings Released

Tweet Congratulations to all of our winners this year and to our industry judges for their time in selecting and scoring our winning scripts. Here they are in order of final scores, 1-13: “An Incandescent Light”, David Gott USA “Oh … Continue reading

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