New IFP-MN Screenwriting Residency Competition

Independent Filmmaker Project Minnesota Announces St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge Grant for New Screenwriters Residency Competition IFP-MN has been selected for a St. Paul Knight Arts Challenge grant of $60,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation for an artist residency program to help develop local Minnesota screenwriters. IFP …

SWW Web13 Challenge Winners

Thank you to the Twin Cities screenwriting community and to the members of SWW who participated in our Web 13 Challenge on May 17th when 26 writers wrote 56 webisode scripts for the SWW original web series “TJ Tech.” An initial judging panel selected 28 finalist scripts and a second panel of …

Submit for 2nd Tuesday Reading Series

Seeking submissions of scripts for features, shorts, TV pilots, and web series for the 2nd Tuesday table reading series at Minneapolis Community & Technical College. The 2nd Tuesday reading series occurs on the 2nd Tuesday of the month (7 to 9 pm) September through May. All current SWW members are …

Film Funding Opportunity

Minnesota Film and TV is currently accepting proposals from Minnesota-based Filmmakers with narrative features or long-form documentary works in progress (projects must be in production or post production at the time of application) that align with Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund priorities. $320,000 is available in reimbursement funds. Application Deadline …

2013 Script-to-Screen Contest Winner

GARAGE SALE by Karen Frank was judged the winner–“funny, complete and satisfying…and easily filmed.” And this year, because of many high quality entries, there is a tie for Runner-up —  THE CHAIR,  also written by Karen  Frank (DOUBLE CONGRATULATIONS!)  and  LION LATTE written by Dick Zonneveld  (CONGRATULATIONS TOO!). Both scripts hold the …

Karen Frank’s “Degenerate” Gets Public Reading

The 2013 Screen Writers’ Workshop (SWW) Feature Script Contest Winner, Karen Frank, will have a public reading of Degenerate on Monday, October 21st, 7:00pm in room T4040 at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College.  The event begins with a Social Hour at 6pm that includes food and beverages for SWW members,  MCTC …