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The Short Film Fund is for writers and directors who want to see their short film scripts financed and produced.

Shore Scripts has commissioned 17 short films through the Fund that have played at some of the top film festivals around the world including Cannes, Tribeca, and BFI London, and have won major awards including a BAFTA. The writers have gone on to gain representation, sell and option screenplays, and get staffed on TV shows as a direct result of placing in the Fund.


GRAND PRIZE - $15,000 Production Grant

2ND PLACE - $1,000 Cash Prize

our sponsor ARRI Rental will provide free production equipment rental for the duration of production in any country in which they operate.

Our Top 5 Finalists will receive an exclusive feedback report from one of our award-winning Judges with suggestions on How You Can Further Develop Your Screenplay.

And all of our finalists will have their scripts read and considered by our award-winning Judges, Directors, and a special selection of our Industry Roster.


Best Reviewed Films

  • Twin
    • Amirreza Taherverdi
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  • Ghost Car
    Tom buys a car off of the internet only to find that it is possessed by...
    • Sam Gannuch
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  • Sinclair
    A young, troubled hitman must choose between staying in his dangerous...
    • Colton Van Til
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  • Trace
    Mix of live action and traditional animation, Trace is a short animated...
    • Hyo Bin Kang
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    A man waits patiently in a car for a friend to collect a parcel from him.
    • marikhbattlecry
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  • QUEST FOR THE BUDGET (Comedy Sketch)
    Two guys journey to find a budget for their short films!
    • BlueBand Films
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  • Mom
    A son comes home from a funeral, but not everything is as it seems.Made...
    • noah kiriu
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  • Out Of Depth
    From behind the wheel of his car, a young man considers an impossible...
    • Jacob Crow
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  • A Theif's Remorse
    A pickpocket has a change of heart mid-theft.
    • BenjaminW
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  • Lampu
    Two people talk about the significance of life and how it is lived.
    • marikhbattlecry
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