Story Oasis Development Hub in collaboration with the GFC is pleased to announce a call to submit proposals for short films that require development. We are searching for 3 aspirant filmmakers who will be guided in the development of their stories - 3 x 24 min short scripts. Call Extended to the 13th November 2020

BACKGROUND
Story Oasis aims to provide Gauteng based writers from historically disadvantaged backgrounds with an opportunity to develop their concepts into a script.AIMS:
● To develop new talent and perspectives in screenwriting.
● To create an enabling environment for the writer to develop a story using the online storysessions and master classes nurture.

STORY SESSIONS
Scripts will be developed and workshopped in a virtual space over a 4-month development period that will end with an online session in April 2021, where producers and TV executives will be invited to give feedback.

THEME:
THROUGH THE FIRE:A theme that literally or figuratively is represented in a film.

REQUIREMENTS
1. Writer with mid-level experience in the industry.
2. Be a historically disadvantaged individual.
3. Be able to set aside time over a period of 4-months to attend the online sessions and deliver the various milestones. There will only be a monthly data stipend available to the selected three (3)writers.

CRITERIA
● Demonstrate an engaging written concept for a 24-minute stand-alone film in alignment with the theme.
● Gauteng based writers only to apply.
● Demonstrate familiarity with the tools of scriptwriting and must have a skill to implement notes.
● Be willing to commit to the schedule, weekly sessions and weekly milestone deliverables for 4months.
● Demonstrate a writing profile.

APPLICATIONS
All applications should be able to provide the following documentation for consideration:
1. A treatment, script or concept document for a 24-minute film including treatment, characterbible, detailed synopsis.
2. Motivation letter or letter of intent.
3. Tell us what your favourite film is and why. (no longer than 1 page).
4. Certified ID documentsEmail applications to: story@storyoasis.co.za
Please make sure that all required documents are delivered by the 13th November 2020

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