August 5, 2009 Jill

If you’re:
– between the ages of 18 and 35 (i.e., younger than 36 as of the submission deadline on August 17, 2009)
– pursuing a professional writing career (i.e., high school, college and university undergraduate students are not eligible)
– a resident of Quebec for at least two years
– available between September 7 and October 19, 2009
what are you waiting for?  Enter the COURS ÉCRIRE TON COURT ! –  SPRINT FOR YOUR SCRIPT ! contest. Submit a first draft script for a short drama or animated film (maximum length: 12 minutes) by August 17, 2009.

There are prizes:  $5000 cash from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec plus participation in the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, with all expenses paid by SODEC (a $3,000 value) for the Grand Prix with the Special Mention winner also gets.  Winner of the CBC/WGC Prize gets $1000!

How to enter:

Proposals must be delivered or received by mail before 5 p.m. on August 17, 2009. Entries received after this deadline will be disqualified.

Proposals must be delivered or sent to SODEC offices at 215 Saint-Jacques Street, Suite 800, Montréal, Québec H2Y 1M6, to the attention of Francine Landry. Please include four copies of each of the following items:

    first draft of the script with dialogue (maximum length: 12 pages)
    completed entry form
    synopsis (maximum length: ½ page)
    statement of intent describing the origin of the idea and the writer’s vision
    brief CV (maximum length: 2 pages) outlining the applicant’s relevant experience.

E-mail submissions are not allowed. None of the submitted material will be returned.

More info here.