Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Short Adaptation Film Contest

The Short Adaptation Film Contest is seeking to inspire, promote and reward innovative talent in the field of film. We are asking filmmakers to adapt a scene or chapter from a book into a visually powerful live action or animated message. The book we are adapting is Burritos and Gasoline by Jamie Beckett. The storyline of this work of fiction lends itself to a wide variety of visual interpretations.

Shoot for drama, comedy, suspense, horror, romance or any combination you wish. Our only limitation being that you shoot with an “R” rating or lower as your guideline.

From a practical standpoint, the benefits of this novel to a filmmaker on a limited budget are the following:

  • Casting requires only a small number of actors.

  • Few of the locations require elaborate recreations.

  • No dramatic, expensive or potentially dangerous stunts are required to tell the story.

The Short Adaptation Film Contest commences on September 1, 2007. All submissions must be postmarked no later than midnight, March 21, 2008.

So fire up your imagination and get cracking! Your adaptation just might be the one our judges have been waiting for.

Entry forms, rules submission forms, guidelines and prize information are available at

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