A new script competition hasbeen launched for emerging young UK writers. The Make Your Mark in Film With CobraVision is connected to EnterpriseInsight's Make Your Mark programme and Cobra Beer's short film competition CobraVision.
The winner, working with ascript of the theme of "having an idea and making it happen" will win $5677 (£3000)and the finished film will be shown in the UK in 2007. Their script will be divided into tenfive-minute segment which will be produced by ten regional production teams (tobe selected in the competition's second stage.)
Scripts can be any genre butwith a cast of no more than four central characters and minimal specialeffects.
Details were announced atthe Edinburgh International Film Festival.
"Cobra is committed to supporting andencouraging creativity and filmmaking in the UK with its short film competition CobraVision,." Said Simon Edwards, marketing directorof Cobra Beer, at the competition's launch at the Edinburgh International FilmFestival. "The Make Your Mark in Film With CobraVision script competition is a fantastic initiativewhich will provide a real opportunity for an aspiring scriptwriter to havetheir work produced and showcased as part of a national campaign".
Details are available at thescheme's www.makeyourmarkinfilm.orgwebsite.