50 writers, 50 Filmmakers... ONE MOVIE
50 Kisses is in post production
On the blog...
Over the last few days, our fabulous editor Ricky has been wading through what feels like a zillion credits, and has spend days building and rendering in After Effects in order to create the end title sequence for 50 Kisses. To be clear, every one of the winning 50 screenwriters is credited, and every film team that entered a film (and made sure we had their full credits list when we asked for it) will be credited and featured in then end roller.
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1. Choose YOUR script
The 50 best scripts were chosen from 1870 entries. READ HERE
2. Make YOUR film and upload it
3. The fifty best films will then be edited to make the feature film, '50 Kisses', released in cinemas in 2013
Be part of the worlds first truly crowd sourced narrative feature film.
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Deadlines and dates
Stage 1 CLOSED (for writers): Write Film…What does love mean to you? Write something extraordinary.
CLOSED JUNE 30th 2012 - Write a two page screenplay set on Valentine’s Night and enter it into our free London Screenwriters’ Festival Feature competition (closes June 30th). From the entrants, fifty winning scripts will be chosen by our judges. These scripts will then be released to the film making community (after development and sometime mid August). Filmmakers around the world can then make films based on this rich vein of themed and loosely connected scripts.
Stage 2 CLOSED (for filmmakers): Make Film… Produce an amazing movie!
CLOSED OCTOBER 21th - Anyone can then make any of those fifty winning scripts into a movie (including the writers). This is the second and unique phase of the competition that will give filmmakers two months to produce and upload their film based on their chosen script from the fifty winners. The filmmaking competition ends on October 27th. The best films will then be assessed by our Judges and edited together to make a feature length crowd sourced movie set on Valentines night.
Stage 3: Distribute Film
This feature film, ‘50 Kisses’, will receive a London theatrical release in 2013. And we already have interest from a major broadcaster too! These final fifty films (that make up the feature film) will also be judged by our industry panel and the overall winners will be announced at the world premiere. Prize categories will include Best Script, Best Actor / Actress, Best Direction etc… Alongside the industry judging, we will also run a public competition where you and your community can vote for your favourite films too. Prizes are to be announced soon and will be spectacular.
Awards will be given to work in the following categories. Pictured here are two of our winners from the 2011 competition, ‘Four Nights In August’.
Best Poster (separate competition)
More judges will be added in the coming weeks.
Tony Jordan, Screenwriter
Prolific screenwriter, champion of new talent and big cheese at Red Planet.
Sunny and Shay
BBC London radio stars and movie lovers
Barbara Machin, Screenwriter
BAFTA and EMMY award winning screenwriter.
Lucy Hay, script editor, Producer and Bang2Write.com owner
Lucy has also just helped produce her first feature and published her first novel.
Dean Craig, Screenwriter
Brit writer living in LA and scribe behind ‘Death At A Funeral’
Ashley Pharaoh, Screenwriter
Creator of ‘Life On Mars’ and prolific screenwriter.
Eddie Hamilton, Editor
Eddie has edited ‘Kick-Ass’, ‘X-Men’ and a ton of other features.
Philip Bloom, DoP
Legendary director of photography working with all the coolest newest kit.
Julie Gray, Script Consultant
And head honcho at the Just Effing Entertain Me Screenwriting Comp
John August, Screenwriter
Also runs the best screenwriting blog.
Of course the REAL prize is getting your work produced and distributed! More prizes will be announced soon.
Brand new iPad
For both best screenplay and best film, donated by Final Draft.
Final Draft Screenwriting Software
Awarded for best screenplay and best film.
Free pass to the festival! Worth £300
For both Best Film and Best Script.
For the winners in every category
Provided by our friends at the Met Film School.
Provided by our friends at the Met Film School.
50 screenwriters, 50 filmmakers... '50 Kisses'... Win! Win!
At the London Screenwriters' Festival we are dedicated to getting creative people writing and making films, and then to help them to connect their work with audiences and the industry.
This competition will see screenwriters work produced, and filmmakers films released. What are you waiting for?
'50 Kisses' Partners
Rules for filmmakers
To enter you must register your interest by sending us your email address below. We will then keep in touch with you with evolving details.Entries from unsolicited filmmakers who have not registered will not be accepted. YES I AM INTERESTED IN MAKING A MOVIE FOR THE ’50 KISSES’ COMPETITION
- On August 3rd you will receive an email with all 50 winning scripts. You will have two months to produce and upload your movie.
- Do not use copyrighted music. You will be disqualified if you do.
- You will need to supply the relevant production paperwork (we will send you a pack).
- Credits at the end should be silent (as we will be editing the 50 winning films together).
- By entering the film, you will assign all (non-exclusive) rights for us to exploit the film. You will maintain copyright and you can upload the film wherever you like.
- Expanded rules will be issued closer to the time.
You will have 50 scripts to choose from and we will select just one winning film for each script, so chose your screenplay tactically.
Can I still enter a screenplay?
No, the script part of the competition is now closed. We will run another next year, so join our mailing list if you would like to get details about it.
Can I make more than one film?
Once a script has been chosen to be produced, can anyone else make it too?
Yes, so we could have many entries for one script and a few for others. So choose your script tactically.
Can I re-interpret the script when shooting?
Yes, though drift to far and you will be disqualified. All scripts change on set, it must remain faithful in intent to the script.
Can people from overseas enter?
Yes of course.
Can I enter a script, and if it is selected as one of the fifty, can I also film it and enter the film competition?
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