Horizon is Shorts On Tap's screenwriting competition for short films, aimed at part-funding one short film or documentary in 2018. Sponsored by Sony, supported by BFI Future Film Festival.
The winning script will receive a £3000 ($4,000) grant and a brand new Sony α7S Mark II camera.
A prize awarded to the 'best short film script' or doc proposal submitted to Shorts On Tap in 2017 & early 2018.

Our way to encourage a brilliant filmmaker to get his/her next project off the ground.

A prestigious Jury Panel is in charge of choosing Horizon's winning script.
The winner will be announced in February 2018 at a special event ceremony
held at the BFI South Bank, London, as part of the 11th BFI Future Film Festival (14 - 18 February 2018).

The Panel represents the very best of contemporary Film, VFX, Animation, Commercial & Festival Production.

Ben Sharpe, India Osborne and Noel Goodwin will form an eclectic Jury Panel covering a very broad spectrum of expertise, spanning from Hollywood blockbusters to award-winning short films, from iconic commercials to world renowned music videos, from mentoring the young filmmakers of today to discovering the talents of tomorrow.

www.shortsontap.com/horizon

Awards & Prizes

The winning script will receive a £3000 ($4,000) grant and a brand new Sony α7S Mark II camera.
A prize awarded to the 'best short film script' or doc proposal submitted to Shorts On Tap in 2017 & early 2018.

Rules & Terms

HORIZON AWARD
RULES & GUIDELINES

Entrants must be 18 years or older to enter the contest.

Employees of Shorts On Tap and its affiliated companies and their immediate families are not eligible

Submissions must be the original work of the applicant.

Applicants must state whether they intend to use the £3,000 ($4,000) prize as the total budget of the film or as part of a larger budget.

Submissions should be in the U.S. Motion Picture industry standard screenplay format and must be written in the English language.

Short Film scripts should be between 2 and 30 pages long.

Under no circumstances will substitutions of corrected pages or new drafts of scripts be accepted.

Entry fees will not be returned or adjusted.

Multiple submissions from the same screenwriter are accepted.

Collaborative work is accepted. One of the writing partners should be selected as the primary contact. Writing partners selected as winners will divide the award equally.

The winning script will be announced between 15 and 18 February 2018.

The winner will receive £3,000 ($4,000) via bank transfer by March 31st, 2018.

The winner will have to use the £3,000 ($4,000) cash to produce or part-produce the short film or documentary from the winning script.

The winner will have to sign a legal contract in order to guarantee that the £3,000 ($4,000) prize will go into the production, post-production or distribution of the film.

The winner can use the £3,000 ($4,000) prize as part of a larger production budget.

If the short film or documentary is being produced between the time of submission and the winner's announcement, the £3,000 prize can be used for post-production or distribution of the film.

Shorts On Tap reserves the right to re-allocate the £3,000 ($4,000) budget to a different applicant in case of fraudelent behaviour on the winner's part

The winning script will be chosen by The Jury Panel on the basis of its creativity, originality, feasability and overall quality.

Applicants may include (upon submission via FilmFreeway)
- a script overview/synopsis
- writer biography
- a writer statement/cover letter explaining how they intend to produce the film, including possible additional budget sources & budget breakdown, details about cast & crew (if already locked), locations, equipment
- previous credits and awards of the filmmaker.