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Flip the Script

Short Film Fund

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Supporting the next generation of BIPOC filmmakers and
industry leaders.

Our Partners

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Our Diversity & Impact Advisory Board

Ben O'Keefe—Head of Diversity and Impact Development and Production at Creator+
Lulu Wang—Filmmaker
MJ Rodriquez—Actor
Kendrick Sampson—Actor and Activist
Frank Marshall—Producer
Kyle Bowers—SVP NAACP Hollywood Bureau
Elle Johnson—Producer and Writer
Ashley Jay Sandberg—Head of Production Development, The Kennedy Marshall Company
Blake Griffin—NBA All-Star and Co-Founder of Mortal Media
Kudzi Chikumbu—Social Media Executive
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Opportunity

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The entertainment industry has long been an exclusionary one, in which creators from marginalized identities are far less likely to be given the opportunities or resources to produce films at the full quality of which they are capable of and deserve. And when they do, they are far less likely to receive the recognition their work has earned.

Most obviously, we see these glaring inequities as it relates to the industry-wide exclusion of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color) creators, talent, and crew.

We believe that we are responsible for flipping the script on Hollywood’s exclusionary past by investing financially and professionally in the next-generation of BIPOC creators and industry leaders.

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How it Works

  • Six BIPOC filmmakers will be given the opportunity to produce a short film with a runtime of 30 minutes or less.

  • A Creator+ Diversity Advisory Board made up of industry leaders will award one filmmaker the opportunity to develop a feature film with Creator+.

  • Creators will have their screenplay acquired by Creator+ and be given up to $25,000 to make their films and market their films.

  • We are specifically looking for projects with purpose—those which seek to tell unique & underrepresented stories & prioritize the involvement of diverse crews in their production.

  • The Creator+ team will assist with development, production, festival strategy, and distribution.

  • Eligible creators and aspiring filmmakers can be anyone who is already making content on online video platforms, to a college film major, to an up-and-coming TV writer who is looking to break out as a director.

FAQ

Q: When is the deadline for submission?
A: The deadline for submission is midnight PST on October 22, 2021.

Q: Can I submit multiple projects for consideration?
A: No, please limit yourself to one project submission per person.

Q: Is there a cost for submission?
A: No, there is no cost for submission. People from all socio-economic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Q: Can I submit if I live outside of the United States?
A: Applicants must be residents of the United States.

Q: How will filmmakers be selected?
A: All submitted materials will be reviewed by the Creator+ development team. Filmmakers whose script and experiences are deemed strongest will be selected to pitch their project to the Creator+ team. Finalists will be selected based on the pitch as well as the strength of their script and vision.

Q: When will I be expected to shoot my short film?
A: Selected filmmakers will discuss the potential production schedule during the interview section of the selection progress.

Q: Can I submit an adaptation?
A: Only if you own the copyright, or the rights are in the public domain.

Q: What types of stories are you looking for?
A: We are specifically looking for projects with purpose—those which seek to tell unique & underrepresented stories & prioritize the involvement of diverse crews in their production. The theme of this year’s program is “The Power of Community.” This can be interpreted in any way or genre that you wish.

Submit other questions to FlipTheScript@CreatorPlus.com

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Diversity & Impact Advisory Board

Ben O'Keefe—Head of Diversity and Impact Development and Production at Creator+
Lulu Wang—Filmmaker
MJ Rodriquez—Actor
Kendrick Sampson—Actor and Activist
Frank Marshall—Producer
Kyle Bowers—SVP NAACP Hollywood Bureau
Elle Johnson—Producer and Writer
Ashley Jay Sandberg—Head of Production Development, The Kennedy Marshall Company
Blake Griffin—NBA All-Star and Co-Founder of Mortal Media
Kudzi Chikumbu—Social Media Executive
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Submission Requirements

  • A script and optional deck (30 pages or less)

  • Scripts should incorporate the theme "The Power of Community" in whatever that means for you

  • Proposed budget and schedule

  • CV/Resume/Portfolio

  • Short video introducing yourself, the project, and why you deserve this opportunity

  • (Private Vimeo or YouTube link)

  • Signed release form