2012 marks the sixth year for the Alberta Screenwriters Initiative. The Alberta Association of Motion Picture and Television Unions (AAMPTU) are seeking submissions of feature film scripts of any genre, to a maximum length of 250 pages, from Alberta based screenwriters. This annual prize awards avid Alberta screenwriters a first prize of $1000 and a professional workshop with a carefully matched experienced story editor or screenwriter. The 2nd and 3rd place winners receives story notes, editorial feedback and $500.00 and $250.00 respectively. The deadline for this award is March 12, 2012.
The Alberta Screenwriters Initiative was created in 2007 by the Alberta Film Partners with the assistance of AAMPTU to facilitate the development of screenwriters in this province. The Initiative recognizes the importance of story in the creation of filmed entertainment and the necessity to actively encourage and develop the voices of Alberta writers in film.The Writers Guild of Alberta administers the Initiative on behalf of the AAMPTU. The Initiative is supported by proceeds from past Annual Film Industry Wrap Parties.
For more information on the prize and submission guidelines, please contact Nicholas Mather at (780) 422-8174 or visit www.writersguild.ab.ca.