A clever new script has been selected for filmmakers to produce in this year’s Tie Up Loose Ends competition: “Bag Man,” by Russell W. Sanders. We can’t wait to see how it ends. This is where you filmmakers come in! It’s time to film the script with an ending of your own. Top entries will be featured in this year’s Melbourne Independent Filmmakers Festival.
Of the eight scripts the Screenwriters of Brevard considered, three were finalists, including “Happiness” by Eric Emerick and “Tit for Tat” by Bill Williams. Competitors recused themselves from the voting, and Sanders’ “Bag Man” was selected the winner. You can download the script here.
Any filmmaker may submit a completed production based on the provided screenplay, with a length of no more than five minutes, including credits. The content should be the equivalent of PG-13 or less, and the screenwriter should be included in the credits. The submission deadline is July 31 (see our Submissions page for rules and deadlines for films that are NOT in the competition — they are due earlier). It’s free to submit a Tie Up Loose Ends film (other submissions require a fee). Competition films should be posted on another site (such as YouTube or Vimeo) and the link e-mailed to MIFF@ACutAboveVideo.com.
Films will be judged on their faithfulness to the screenplay, their creativity and conclusions, and their production quality. Awards will be given at the MIFF this fall.
Read more about the rules and copyrights here. Thanks to all the screenwriters who entered. We look forward to seeing your work, producers!