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Proposals and Applications

Production teams who would like to make one of the six films need to email the following to no later than 5pm on Monday 29 November 2021:

  1. A completed application form:
    (PDF preferred)

    Someday Stories 6 - Application Form

    Note: You will be asked to briefly talk about complying with relevant COVID-19 requirements as per Ministry of Health and Government directives. Refer to the ScreenSafe COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocol for more info.

  2. A proposal of up to 10 pages, including:
    (PDF preferred)
    • Logline
      The logline is a statement that reflects the narrative ‘hook’, premise or essential dramatic dilemma inherent in the proposed film.
    • Brief synopsis
      The synopsis is a highly condensed story outline that clearly reflects the dramatic spine of the film. It touches on the film’s tone, genre, emotional journey and key characters and must include the film’s ending.
    • A detailed narrative outline if the film is to be a scripted drama
      up to 1 page
    • Director’s treatment
      i.e what the final film will look, sound and feel like - This could include the following suggested sections; cast and casting, working with actors, cinematography, genre and tone, editing style, sound design, art department, wardrobe, VFX, score, SFX etc
    • Creative Team Statement
      A brief statement that covers the creative teams’ (ie director, writer etc) personal connection to the story and/or subject matter.
    • Details of key production team members with biographical information relevant to their proposed production role
    • Links to previous films by key production team members
    • Production schedule indicating how the film can be produced to final cut stage from February to mid-June 2021
    • Information regarding work, study or other relevant commitments of production team members during 2021 and how those commitments are compatible with both the production schedule and the Selection Process outlined below
    • Audience Engagement and Marketing Plan identifying the audiences for the film, and how the production team plans to engage audiences and promote their film
  3. A production budget using the Budget Template:
    (Excel spreadsheet preferred. I.e, not pdf or numbers file)

    Someday Stories 6 - Budget Template

  4. If the film is to be a scripted drama, one of the following:
    (PDF preferred)
    • a full script
    • a credible scripting plan
      e.g. if the script is to be derived from an improvisation process
  5. At least one letter of support from someone who knows the production team and can comment on their capacity to deliver on schedule
    (PDF preferred)