So I got rejected by the Northern Lights Film Festival Script Award this week. I wasn't expecting to get through - I heard literally *just* before the deadline and hacked a so-called "treatment" together from another one page pitch in a real FRANKENSCRIPT "better than not entering" kinda way.
I will definitely enter next year though (and plan ahead!). Not only did they bother to reject me (so many schemes don't), they did it nicely AND when they said they would. They even gave me a little insight into the contest itself, so I didn't even mind there was no individual feedback as I was interested to see I was only one of 6 who submitted a comedy treatment. Best of all, it was FREE.
Thank you for submitting your project to the Northern Lights Film Festival.
We received 85 entries from across the UK, with drama proving to be the most popular choice of genre (43). Both horror and thriller made it to double figures, comedy came up with six and and we had a single western. The most popular story concerns were terror threats, identity theft and atoning for past sins. Thirty five of the applicants were women.
We very much enjoyed reading your entry but unfortunately it didn't make the long list. We wish you all the best with this project and your writing.
The Script Award Team
What more could you want (apart from winning, natch)? Bookmark their page and plan your entry for next year... Get set... Go!