The inaugural competition requires screenwriters to submit an eight-minute dramatic script based on the theme "Canadian Adventure" by Monday, Oct. 25.
Three writers will be short-listed for an intensive scriptwriting workshop at the 2004 Whistler Film Festival, December 25.
Following a live presentation of the three semi-finalists work, one project will be selected and awarded a production package valued at approximately $20,000 to bring the screenplay to life as a short film.
The project must be completed by August 27, 2005 and submitted for presentation at the 2005 Whistler Film Festivals Shortfest.
To present Short Scripts, the four year old Film Festival teamed up with Alibi Unplugged, a non-profit Canadian script reading and promotion society based in Vancouver. The organization solicits and develops scripts, then casts them with actors for consideration in the film and television industry.
For Short Scripts guidelines and an application form, check out www.whistlerfilmfestival.com or www.alibiunplugged.com.
The Festival is expected to release its lineup in early November.