Get your film in cinemas with our unique competition

50 Kisses Competition – Write Film / Make Film / Distribute Film: a unique competition from The London Screenwriters’ Festival.

Get your script produced and get your movie released in cinemas. A unique competition that guarantees 50 scripts will be shot and 50 films will be theatrically released next year.

Are you in? Read on…

Stage 1 (for writers): Write Film…What does love mean to you?
Write something extraordinary
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Write a two page screenplay set on Valentine’s Night and enter it into our free London Screenwriters’ Festival Feature competition (closes June 29th). From the entrants, fifty winning scripts will be chosen by our judges. These scripts will then be released to the film making community on July 30th. Filmmakers around the world can then make films based on this rich vein of themed and loosely connected scripts.

Stage 2 (for filmmakers): Make Film… Produce an amazing movie!
Anyone can then make any of those fifty winning scripts into a movie (including the writers). This is the second and unique phase of the competition that will give filmmakers two months to produce and upload their film based on their chosen script from the fifty winners. The filmmaking competition opens on July 30th and ends on September 28th. The best 50 films (one film per script) will then be assessed by our Judges and edited together to make a feature length crowd sourced movie set on Valentines night.

NOTE – The filmmakers can choose any script from the fifty winners.

To register for the film making competition, add your details below…

Stage 3: Distribute Film
This feature film, ‘50 Kisses’, will receive a London theatrical release on February 14th 2013. And we already have interest from a major broadcaster too! These final fifty films (that make up the feature film) will also be judged by our industry panel and the overall winners will be announced at the world premiere. Prize categories will include Best Script, Best Actor / Actress, Best Direction etc… Alongside the industry judging, we will also run a public competition where you and your community can vote for your favourite films too. Prizes are to be announced soon and will be spectacular.

Distribution and Judges

We already have a UK film distributor onboard, interest from a broadcaster and a raft of high profile judges lined up. More information will follow soon.

Subject Matter
While the theme of this competition is love, you can interpret that theme any way you wish. The only stipulation is that the story must contain at least one kiss. Think about it, there are many ways you can interpret that kiss (or kisses) and the theme of love.

Win! Win!
At the festival we are dedicated to getting creative people writing and making films, and then to help them to connect their work with audiences and the industry. This competition will see fifty screenwriters work produced, and fifty film makers films released. What are you waiting for?
Rules for screenwriters

Above all TAKE ACTION AND START WRITING NOW!

  • The deadline for submitted scripts is June 30th.
  • Scripts must be two pages or less and contain at least one kiss.
  • By submitting, you will assign the right to produce the work into a film. You will assign distribution rights too. You will maintain all copyright in your work should you wish to expand it or rework it.
  • You do not need to call your script ’50 Kisses’, you should give it a unique name.
  • Expanded rules will be issued closer to the time.

Screenwriting guide
Your script will be produced by filmmakers who may not have much money, so consider this in your writing.  Remember, the film makers will choose the script they want to make after reading all 5o winning scripts.
Rules for filmmakers

To enter you must register your interest by sending us your email address below. We will then keep in touch with you with evolving details.Entries from unsolicited filmmakers who have not registered will not be accepted.

YES I AM INTERESTED IN MAKING A MOVIE FOR THE ’50 KISSES’ COMPETITION

On July 30th you will receive an email with all 50 wining scripts. You will have two months to produce and upload your movie.

  • Do not use copyrighted music. You will be disqualified if you do.
  • You will need to supply the relevant production paperwork (we will send you a pack).
  • Credits at the end should be silent (as we will be editing the 50 winning films together).
  • By entering the film, you will assign all (non-exclusive) rights for us to exploit the film. You will maintain copyright and you can upload the film wherever you like.
  • Expanded rules will be issued closer to the time.

Filmmaking guide
You will have 50 scripts to choose from and we will select just one winning film for each script, so chose your screenplay tactically.

Script FAQ

Is there a fee for this contest?
No, it’s 100% free. So please tell ALL your filmmaking friends.

Can I write and submit more than one script?
No, just one script per entry.

If I win, will my script definitely get made?
No – it will be made available on the website for others to read, and should filmmakers wish to, make it and enter into the film competition. If that does not appeal and you do not want your script to made available like this, please do not enter.

Can I use alternative formatting to fit my script on one page?
No. Please use standard spec script format, otherwise we will have no choice but to disqualify your script (just so it’s fair for everyone). If you’re not sure what the standard for spec scripts is, check out the format list.

Can I go over two pages just a tiny bit?
Nope, sorry – this is a two-page script competition. And don’t try any tricks like over-widening the margins, ‘cos our crack team of readers will find you out and hunt you down like the dogs you are. Or disqualify you, whichever is quicker.

Where do I send my script?
Please send your script to contests@londonswf.com in PDF format. Please ensure you have a TITLE PAGE attached to your two-pager, complete with the title of the script, your name and a valid email address. If we don’t know what it’s called or whom it’s by, we won’t enter the script into the contest. And if we don’t know how to contact you, we can’t tell you if you’ve won!

Can it be set anywhere?
Yes, though remember, someone will have to make this, so keep an eye on budget when writing.

Can people from overseas enter?
Yes of course.

Filmmaker FAQ

Can I make more than one film?
Yes

Once a script has been chosen to be produced, can anyone else make it too?
Yes, so we could have many entries for one script and a few for others. So choose your script tactically.

Can I re-interpret the script when shooting?
Yes, though drift to far and you will be disqualified. All scripts change on set, it must remain faithful in intent to the script.

Can people from overseas enter?
Yes of course.

OK, this is a REAL chance to be part of something amazing, and it’s all free!

Onwards and upwards!

Chris Jones
My movies www.LivingSpiritGroup.com
My Facebook www.Facebook.com/ChrisJonesFilmmaker
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