Unsolicited Scripts Short Film Fund (2)


15 Feb 2024
Call for entries

15 Mar 2024
Early deadline

15 Apr 2024
Standard deadline

15 May 2024
Late deadline

15 Jun 2024
Festival closed

15 Aug 2024
Notification date

15 Aug 2024
15 Aug 2024


2 Frederick Street,  WC1X 0ND, London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Festival description
Short film festival 20'<
Script / Pitch projects

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online Festival
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  20'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 15 August 2024      Festival end: 15 August 2024

Our Short Film Fund initiative supports the production of a short film screenplay (20 pages max) or the completion of a short film (under 20 minutes) with a grant of up to £5,000 (approx $6,300), a kit rental package, and in-kind post production services. Filmmakers can apply without a producer – we can help you find one if your project is selected.

Our goal is to create a funding opportunity where story is king. There are no boxes to tick apart from writing a great story that is viable for production. We are not afraid of being the first entity to provide funding for your project and become the first stepping stone for you to be able to raise further financing, if required.

Unsolicited Scripts will review all the submissions and select 6 finalists based exclusively on their creative merit.

A jury composed of all the organisations involved in the initiative will assign the awards. They may decide to assign all the awards to a single project or split them among multiple projects.

- A cash grant of up to $6,000 (£5,000) offered by Unsolicited Scripts.

- Script editing services to further develop the script offered by Unsolicited Scripts.

- A camera and lighting kit rental package offered by Hi-Ten Rentals, who may also provide crew for the camera and electrical department.**

- Colour grading services offered by colourist Giulia Cavina at Goldcrest.

- Sound post services offered by Daniel Bodsworth.

- If the winning project is submitted by a writer based in the UK, Unsolicited Scripts can help find a producer, director, and crew.

*the grant amount in USD is estimated, the exact amount may vary depending on the exchange rate on the day the grant will be delivered.

** available only for productions filming near London (UK). The minimum rental package value is £3,000, crew and kit availability may vary depending on the shooting date.


1. We accept submissions worldwide.

2. We accept narrative short films of any genre, in live-action and animation. We do not accept music videos, documentaries, video art, interactive or virtual reality projects.

3. We also accept projects that have already completed principal photography, as long as post-production hasn’t been completed.

4. Scripts should be no longer than 20 pages. Rough cuts should be no longer than 20 minutes.

5. The completed film should be in English or include English subtitles.

6. All materials submitted to the fund must be in English.

7. Screenplays should be professionally formatted.

Full rules at: https://unsolicitedscripts.com/wp-content/uploads/Rules-Short-Film-Fund-2024-Unsolicited-Scripts.pdf



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