Grants

Script to Screen Grant Program

$5000 to make your film. √
Massive production and outreach support from our filmmaking collective. √
Valuable in-kind donations √
An Executive Producer √
[Even if you don’t win, every submission gets feedback from our panel of professional screenwriters.]

Submit Your Script

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You must be a paid member of the Couch Film Collective to submit a script.

Become A Member

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*By submitting, you are committing to a Couch Film Collective co-production. Couch Film Collective will serve as the Executive Producer. Be sure to review the guidelines and fine print below before submitting.

Submit Script Here*

2020 Dates & Deadlines

September 3, 2020 :: Competition Opens
September 30, 2020 (midnight) :: Final Deadline to Submit Your Script
October 25, 2020 :: Top Three Finalists Announced
October 29, 2020 :: Pitch Party for Top Three Scripts*
November 1, 2020 :: Final Deadline for CFC Members to Vote Online
November 2, 2020 :: Winner Announced

*Screenwriters must do a brief pitch for their project.

Script Guidelines

  • Content must align with the our mission.
  • 10 pages or less.
  • No more than seven speaking roles.
  • Maximum two locations.
  • Limit to two-day shoot.
  • Produce-ability on a shoestring budget (during Covid) will be taken into account.
  • You must be a CFC member to submit.
  • All department leads (or co-leads) must be women/non-binary folx.

Past Script-to-Screen Grant Winners

2019 :: Courtney Ross | Untitled Short | Award: $4000
2018 :: Laura Ohlson | New Beginnings | Award: $1300
2017:: Jen Elkington | Secret Bonsai | Award: $500
2016 :: Fall :: Erin Clark | Red Jam | Award: $150
2016 :: Spring :: Elisa Graybill | BEK | Award: $500
2015 :: Theora Moench | Big Pink | Award: $600

Our Films

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