Three winners will be chosen from the shortlist and receive up to $10,000 each.
Unexpectedly, the initiative proved popular internationally, with filmmakers from all corners of the globe submitting their film and television scripts. A third of submissions came from female screenwriters, and of the top 25 finalists, over a third were written by women.
Continuance Pictures was founded by Tristan Barr and David Gim, who have hopes that the short film initiative will result in more than 50 shorts over five years.
“Having filmmakers from a variety of backgrounds provides our development department with engaging stories and endless entertainment,” Barr says.
“Prestige horrors, fourth-wall-breaking comedies and touching