This is an initiative to platform talent, connect talent and improve our skills in filmmaking and marketing.
If you see it as a competition only, you will miss the greatest benefits.
Dates and deadlines tend to be soft and moveable. We do this as we discover things on the journey and modifying the process will likely end in a better film. The whole process will take longer than we all anticipate, in line with all filmmaking endeavors.
We operate in as transparent a way as possible and share many updates via the News section. We invite you to get involved in conversations.
Filmmakers who want to be a part of the Impact50 initiative will need to sign a Filmmakers’ Agreement, and you will grant us the rights to incorporate the short film into the final feature if
Filmmakers will need to let us know if they want to produce a Wildcard script so that we can get all our ducks in a row with the writer.
2,094 scripts were submitted to the screenwriting phase of Impact50. These were whittled down to the final winning 50. A further 21 Second Chance scripts were identified as of a particularly high standard, and the judges saw the germ of a
great idea in 7 Rough Diamonds.
In addition, we recognised that some scripts don’t read as immediately accessible, but are driven by a director's vision.
For that reason, filmmakers have the option to film ANY of the 2,094 scripts submitted to the Impact50 as a Wildcard entry, and, like Jokers in the pack, we will select two Wildcards for the
final film (heavy note from the team here: we are hoping for two, but it may be more, or less, depending on what is submitted).
BUT Wildcards can ONLY be part of the process as a second film submission from a filmmaking team. To be clear, for every Wildcard film they produce, filmmakers MUST make a script from the final 50*.
The biggest note is that deadlines and some rules and guides are likely to change. This is because a film is an organically growing process and we want to make the best possible end result. If you cannot accept that there will be some changes, you should consider whether this is the project for you. Also, please remember we are a small team, so rather than asking us to correct a mistake you have made, get it right BEFORE submitting.