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Film Pipeline Short Film Competition 2020

Film Pipeline Short Film Competition 2020

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Film Pipeline calls entries for the 3rd Annual Film Pipeline Short Competition. The Film Pipeline Short Film Competition 2020 calls remarkable directors and diverse, engaging content–the type of work defined by forward-thinking perspectives and unconventional yet universally appealing stories. After two decades of discovering new projects through screenwriting, TV writing, and pitch competitions, Pipeline Media Group (PMG) brings a dynamic, hands-on process of industry facilitation to Film Pipeline. The Film Pipeline allows both emerging and seasoned filmmakers a shot at financing and producing their work, as well as spotlighting their talents to garner interest from execs capable of advancing careers.

Film Pipeline is different and unique from other regular typical film festivals. In this competition, participants will have an opportunity to do introductions with managers and agents for potential representation, one-on-one collaboration with Film Pipeline to develop or produce other scripts, and extended promotion of their short film or series pilot.

Rules and Guidelines 

  • Organizers accept the film of any genre including non-narrative, or experimental shorts. However, all the films must be in the script.
  • Submission must be a standalone scripted short film, series pilot episode, or proof-of-concept. No limit on runtime.
  • Link to the film preferred, but the organizers also accept larger files via Dropbox or other file-sharing sites.
  • If submitting a proof-of-concept intended to be expanded into a feature, entrants may also send supplemental info, such as a pitch, series outline, or full treatment of the story. Full screenplays are not eligible for this competition but are open to Script Pipeline competition.
  • Films co-written or co-directed are eligible. Only one person on the filmmaking team needs to register, be it the writer, director, or producer.
  • There are no restrictions if there was prior distribution. Films previously screened or entered on any other competitions are also eligible.
  • Furthermore, there is no limit on the number of entries. Each entry costs $35 entry fee.


Prizes and Awards 

  • One best short movie will win a prize of $5,000 and the amount $1,000 split between two runners-up.
  • Industry circulation to select partners including agents and managers as well as other additional reviews of other shorts or scripts with circulation consideration.
  • In addition to that, financing opportunities for additional shorts.
  • Furthermore, the opportunity to attend annual writer and industry events hosted by Pipeline Media Group.


The special deadline for the Film Pipeline Short Film Competition 2020 is the 20th of February in 2020.

Film Pipeline

Film Pipeline searches for extraordinary directors, produced shorts, unproduced scripts, and other content from a growing field of talent worldwide. Filmmakers and writers discovered through ongoing annual competitions receive circulation assistance to agencies, managers, and executives on the lookout for the next wave of artists, with a sharp emphasis on inclusive storytelling and stylistic originality.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline20 February,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerFilm Pipeline



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