We are a script contest with a focus on forgotten literature, so we dedicate ourselves to adaptations (and not only) aiming to make old stories resonate with a new voice.
Sometimes a story speaks to you in words that seem like your own; sometimes it affects who you are and who you will become; other times, an old, unfamiliar tale that you would not have given anything to hits you in ways you did not anticipate.
If you are here it is because cinema is your medium, you have everything to prove and writing stories are your bread and butter.
We are a contest for screenplays adapted, inspired or influenced by literary texts and we want to offer you the chance to write a short film that draws its life from literature.
For this reason we thought of three ways to participate in the contest:
We dedicate this section to the hidden stories.
We propose a story discovered and chosen by us that can talk to you. Not all stories are love at first sight, but sometimes in the unexpected you can find words that belong to you more than you think.
If you want to take on the challenge, we will be happy to read you!
The story that we ask you to adapt for this first edition is Il menuetto by Salvatore Di Giacomo.
You will find more info in the dedicated page.
We will carefully evaluate all the scripts that arrive and send you personalized feedback.