Climate Change Scriptwriting

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 jeffrey siy 0 Comments

If you did not make the cut into last year's competition, start writing your entries for this year's Climate Change Scriptwriting Contest. Because of the catastrophic storms we have experienced in the country recently, writers are encouraged to dig deeper into the ever-growing and alarming issue about climate change. Short feature script and full length script are the open categories. Entries may be written in Filipino or any local dialect as long as it has English translation. Download your entry form online or get it at FDCP Makati office. Make sure that entries are intended for either a short feature film (10-20 minutes) or a full length documentary film (at least 40 minutes). Have it notarized before submitting at the FDCP Office. Cash prizes worth P100,000, P50,000, and P25,000 await the winners of the Full length documentary script category while P50,000, P25,000, and P10,000 will be awarded to the winners of the Short feature script category. Special prizes and seed amounts worth P500,000 (full length) and P150,000 (short feature) will also be awarded to the winning entries for their respective productions and outputs.

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Contest Requirements:
  • Open to Filipino scriptwriters for film
Contest Mechanics:
  1. Log on to fdcp.ph and download the entry form. You can also get it at FDCP Makati office
  2. Two (2) Categories
    • Short feature script
    • Full length documentary script
  3. Entry Guidelines
    • May be written in Filipino or any local dialect in the Philippines. Entries not in Filipino must have an English translation
    • Entries should consist of a completed script, synopsis, and filled out entry form
    • Script entries must be intended for either a short feature film (10-20 minutes) or a full length documentary film (at least 40 minutes)
    • Script must not contain the name of the script writer or bear any indication of its owner
    • You must supply four (4) hard copies of your script written for either a short feature or a full length documentary
    • Synopsis of the script must be 250 words maximum
    • Script must be rendered in standard professional film script format with proper indications and formatting regarding setting, dialogue, and stage directions (if necessary)
    • Have your entry notarized
  4. Submit your entry to
    • Climate Change Scripwriting Contest
      Addressed to: Mr. Quintin P.Cu-Unjieng
      Film Development Council of the Philippines 
      26th Floor Export Bank Plaza 
      Sen. Gil Puyat Ave. corner Chino Roces Ave. 
      Makati City 1200
      Philippines
  5. Only one (1) entry per scriptwriter
  6. The panels of jurors shall be composed of accomplished scriptwriters and experts in cinema
  7. The top entries of each jury member in their assigned category shall be gathered and collectively ranked
  8. Once the winning scripts have been chosen, the FDCP shall then provide seed amount to the winning entries for their respective productions and outputs into either a short feature or a full length documentary
  9. View complete contest mechanics
Contest Period: Deadline for submission of entries until December 19, 2014 5PM
  • Announcement of Winners - January, 2015
Contest Prize:
  • Short feature script category
    • 1st place - P50,000
    • 2nd place - P25,000
    • 3rd place - P10,000
    • Seed amount - P150,000
  • Full length documentary script category
    • 1st place - P100,000
    • 2nd place - P50,000
    • 3rd place - P25,000
    • Seed amount - P500,000
Upside
  • No entry fee
  • CASH prize
  • Seed amount will be provided
Downside
  • No online submission
  • One entry per person only
  • "In consideration of the patrimonious nature of the contest, all rights of the winning scripts will be owned by the national government"
For more info, log on to fdcp.ph, email inquiries to script@fdcp.ph or call 846-2498 loc. 107