A new script competition has been launched for emerging young UK writers. The Make Your Mark in Film With CobraVision is connected to Enterprise Insight’s Make Your Mark programme and Cobra Beer’s short film competition CobraVision.
The winner, working with a script of the theme of “having an idea and making it happen” will win £3,000 and the finished film will be shown in the UK in 2007.
Their script will be divided into ten five-minute segment which will be produced by ten regional production teams (to be selected in the competition’s second stage.)
Scripts can be any genre but with a cast of no more than four central characters and minimal special effects.
The competition was launched at the Edinburgh Film Festival by Nik Powell, Director of the National Film and Television School, who said "This competition is a tremendous opportunity for established or budding young scriptwriters to make their mark in the film industry. In its later stages this unique project will also give aspiring directors, producers and crew a chance to showcase their talents.
"The Make Your Mark campaign aims to encourage young people to be more enterprising – to turn their own ideas into reality. To do this, it is important that we tap into their own areas of interest. This competition aims to inspire them to make their ideas happen through film."