2013 Write of Passage Verse Announced!!!!
We are pleased to announce the verse for
the 5th Annual Write of Passage Short Screenwriting Competition!
Write of Passage (WP) is a mentored competition, designed to encourage new writers to enter the world of film. The WP purse includes a $1,000 First Prize plus introductions to writer/producers like Luke Schelhaas (“Law and Order,” The Good Wife”) and Brian Bird (“Not Easily Broken”). Finalist scripts may be made into films for the 168 Film Festival's Write of Passage Showcase. Both writers and mentors receive screen credit if their film is made.
The Verse for the 2013 Write of Passage Contest (WP) is:
Matthew 5:23-24 (NIV)
“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.”
Gifts are usually thought of as wonderful things. Whether deserved or not, the Bible says a lot about how they affect the giver and the receiver. The WP journey challenges the writer to explore the significance of "The Gift."
According to Founder and Director, John David Ware, “Pairing a writing contest with a film production competition is a dream come true for writers, who will craft positive portrayals of realistic characters in redemptive, thought-provoking stories that honor God.”
In the competition, there is a great opportunity for experienced writers interested in a career in Story Development. WP uses “Development Executives” (DE’s) to mentor writers and judge the first round. DE’s read and give notes to a maximum of 6 writers.
“DE’s develop their sense of story and learn how to motivate and encourage a creative people to achieve excellence,” said Ware.
Writers and producers may participate in Write of Passage and the 168 Film Project, a creative outlet for more than 750 faith-based short films in 11 years.
What are the JUDGING GUIDELINES:
Scriptural Integration is the major part of the assignment. Writers must make the verse foundational to the story and not just wedge it in or have it read aloud by a character. They may be direct or subtle as they wish. Redemptive stories are encouraged. Look for top scripts to be posted as the judging process progresses.
October 21, 2013 5pm (PST) All Scripts turned in for the deadline
October 26, 2013 5pm (PST) 30 Finalist Scripts are identified
November 31, 2013 Finalists & Winners announced