SFP Script Submission
The Summer Film Production is not currently soliciting scripts, as the script for the 2013-15 SFP has already been selected and announced. The next call for scripts will come in the second half of 2014, for the 2015-17 SFP.
Scripts for each Summer Film Production are solicited in the academic year before the beginning of that SFP's cycle; that is, for the next SFP (2015-17), submissions will open in fall 2014 and will run through the end of summer 2015. All submissions must be made by the end of August of the submission year - thus the next submission deadline, for the 2015-17 SFP, will be August 31st, 2015. All scripts must be submitted as PDF files, through the form on the bottom of this page.
Anyone may submit a script, and there is no limit on how many scripts an individual or writing team may submit.
To be considered for selection, scripts must meet the following criteria:
- Submissions should be feature-length, i.e. 85-120 pages with standard screenplay formatting. Treatments or short stories will not be considered, only completed feature-length screenplays.
- Scripts must be completely original work. No scripts based on existing material (unless that material was written by and is solely owned by the screenwriter) will be considered.
- Scripts must be possible (in the determination of the Film & Media Arts faculty) to make on a low budget with a 10-14 day shoot.
- Scripts must be shootable within 300 miles of Dallas. This does not require that the shoot be based in Dallas (the 2011-13 SFP, for instance, was shot on the Oklahoma/Texas border) but scripts should not require locations farther than a few hours away. Entirely Dallas-based shoots are fine as well.
- In general, scripts may be of any genre except documentary.
For further guidance on scripts, see the "Script Questions" section of the FAQ page.
Scripts will be read and assessed by a committee of Film & Media Arts faculty and students for quality, interest, and feasibility given the constraints (budgetary and time) and structure (student-run production) of this program. For additional guidance on how script selection decisions are made, see "What are you looking for in a script?" on the FAQs page.
After completing this form (make sure to attach your script in PDF format ONLY), you should receive a confirmation that the form and script have been received; if you have not received such a confirmation within a week after submitting both, please email us to check that they were properly received.