Thru the Lens
This short script/short film script-to-filmmaking competition is a fundraiser for Nevada County Television (NCTV) and is open to all Nevada County and Placer County residents.
Thru the Lens Official Rules and Contest Entry Form Deadline for Submission: April 2, 2018
We are pleased to present the 2018 Thru the Lens: A Script to Silver Screen Event (formally Foothill Films). This script-to-filmmaking competition, a fundraiser for Nevada County Television and Digital Media Center (NCTV), is open to all Nevada County and Placer County residents. This is a short script/short film competition. Submitted scripts may not exceed ten pages typewritten; the resulting films made from these scripts may not exceed ten minutes. There is a “5 Minute Flick” category for middle school through high school students. 5 Minute Flick scripts may not exceed five pages, typed; the resulting films may not exceed five minutes.
Screenplay submissions will be evaluated by a panel of judges consisting of area professionals from the entertainment and digital/print media industries. Twelve scripts will be selected as the winning contenders in our script-to-film competition (eight scripts will be selected from our general category and four from the youth category). Winning scripts are announced in May 2018. Thru the Lens then kicks into full filmmaking mode as the authors of the winning scripts are assigned the challenging and rewarding task of self-producing their films over the summer. Completed films will be showcased at a red carpet screening in October. Nevada County Television encourages themes that explore Nevada County’s environment, culture, and history.
Due to the fundraising nature of this event, NCTV encourages all-volunteer casts and crew and strongly discourages paid professional crew and talent. Please print this entry form, complete, and snail mail to our address above. Please, direct questions pertaining to this contest to email@example.com.