Queer All About It Script Call Out

QUEER ALL ABOUT IT SCRIPT CALL OUT:
QUEERS BEYOND BORDERS

Green Carnation Company are looking for script submissions for the third of our QUEER ALL ABOUT IT short film commissions.

We are looking for writers to respond to the theme ‘Queers Beyond Borders’ exploring the experiences, journeys and lives of LGBTQ+ migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

We encourage submissions from people with first-hand experience of migrating to the UK, or who have worked directly with immigration services and support organisations. All applications are confidential and writer anonymity preserved if requested.

  • Script Length: 5 to 8 minutes
  • Number of performers: 1
  • Deadline: Friday 14 August
  • Submissions emailed to: GreenCarnationSubmissions@gmail.com with the subject ‘Queers Beyond Borders’
  • Winning Commission fee: £500

Click here to download the application guidance PDF (151KB).

ABOUT QUEER ALL ABOUT IT

QUEER ALL ABOUT IT is Green Carnation’s ongoing digital project exploring themes within our theatre projects and other issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community.

With generous support from National Lottery and Arts Council England, we are expanding QUEER ALL ABOUT IT in 2020 to commission 4 new pieces of writing responding to specific themes that we will produce and release as short films.

QUEERS BEYOND BORDERS SCRIPT CALL OUT INFORMATION

We are looking for writers to respond to the theme ‘Queers Beyond Borders’ exploring the experiences of LGBTQ+ migrants and refugees. We want to avoid depictions of asylum seekers as purely victims, instead we are looking for stories that honestly and authentically show the experiences, journeys and individual lives of those seeking refuge in the UK.

We are looking for scripts written for one performer, between 5 and 8 minutes in length.  They can be something you’ve already been working on (but is yet to be performed), or they can be written specifically for the commission. Due to current restrictions, filming will take place around Manchester, so this should be kept in mind for any submissions (sadly budgets will not allow us to film abroad!).

We encourage submissions from people with first-hand experience of migrating to the UK, or who have worked directly with immigration services and support organisations

To submit please email submissions to GreenCarnationSubmissions@gmail.com by Friday 14 August with the subject Queers Beyond Borders.

Please ensure your contact details are included on your submission. All applications are confidential and writers may choose to remain anonymous in any public information including film credits and public announcements.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY SCRIPT IS SELECTED?

If your script is successfully selected, you will receive an optional fee of £500 (split between two payments upon commission and completion). You will then develop your script over two weeks working with dramaturg and Green Carnation co-artistic director Dan Jarvis.

The script will then be developed into a short film, directed by Green Carnation co-artistic director Dan Ellis and produced by Bloody Bandit films.

The short film will then be freely released and publicised through Green Carnation’s platforms and networks. It will be accompanied by an informative video discussing the themes through interviews with creative team, community and charity experts, and public responses.

TIMELINE

​Submissions Open: Mon 27 July 2020
Submissions Close: Fri 14 August 2020
Decision: Fri 21 August 2020
Film release: September 2020

Click here to download the application guidance PDF (151KB).