The Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival is already looking ahead to its 2017 event, which will bring back the Tie Up Loose Ends competition. One screenplay for a short film with an open ending will be chosen for production, and several filmmakers will produce their version of the script with their own conclusions.
The deadline for the first phase of the competition, submission of original screenplays, is Jan. 11, 2017. Submissions will be reviewed by the Screenwriters of Brevard, which will select a winner for the production phase. The best films will be shown at the MIFF.
Scripts must be in a screenplay format, with an open ending and PG-13 (or lower) content. The final length should be about five minutes (five pages) including time for the ending – so the original screenplay submission should be less than four pages. Filmmakers should be able to produce the script on a modest budget.
It’s free to enter the Loose Ends contest. Read more about the rules and how to submit your screenplay here.