The TIGHT5 concept is derived from the comedy realm. In order to expedite the submission process, a competitor’s initial submission can consist of a TIGHT5, only submitting the first 5 pages of their script (optional) in order to see if they advance to the 2nd round. Not only does this make the writer focus on making the story concise but operationally it will limit our first round judging team to reading only 5 pages to verify qualifying submissions.
“The easiest thing to do on earth
is not to write.”
– William Goldman
OUR FIRST COMPETITION
The first competition will be available to writers of diverse backgrounds from the communities listed in the competition rules and will be centered around Short Films with a maximum length of 15 mins. We will use the one (1) minute per page as a general guide. There will be a max amount of credits a writer can have to participate in this first competition.
The 4 genres categories accepted will be:
Submission details coming soon!
A winning proposition
One writer will win $1,000
Measure your writing skills against other writers
Gain exposure with industry leaders, producers and other writers
Gain exposure to potential production partners
Have your script considered for production by one of our partners.
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HOW TO COMPETE
After a writer decides to write a script and enter the competition, the key components to competing will include:
Registration for competitors will last 30-45 days depending on the competition.
Online submissions only.
A select panel of judges will be chosen for all three rounds of judging. The top 5 submissions per category will be selected for the final round.
The contest will be socialized online through influencers, judges and stakeholders. Competitors can grow their audiences as well.
We are honored to have the following industry leaders join our contest jury panel led by our Jury President, Executive Producer and Writer, Dennis Leoni.
Dennis E. Leoni is an award winning producer and writer, best known for his groundbreaking series on Showtime titled Resurrection Blvd.
David Valdes is an executive producer known for Unforgiven (1992), Open Range (2003) and The Book of Eli (2010). He is currently producing Avatar 2.
Barbara Assante is an EP and speaker on Film Finance (Sundance). She has judged international and US competitions (Avignon, Atlantic City, Warsaw).
If you would like to contribute to our Judging ranks and have the experience to do so, inquire by clicking on the contribute button on this page’s footer.