Virgin Media Discovers FAQ

Virgin Media Discovers FAQ

Q. Can I submit more than one proposal?

A. You can enter multiple proposals, however if shortlisted, only one of your entries will be selected for development. You should use a separate application for each submission.

Q. Do I need to submit a script?

A. No, you should submit a 2-3 page detailed project pitch as a PDF (.pdf) or Word (.doc or .docx) document to support your submission, outlining the idea, the plot, characters, tone and how it meets the theme of Diversity and Inclusion. A suggested budget to the value of €30,000 must also be submitted.

Q. I’ve already written the script, can I still enter?

A. Yes, you can. If your proposal is chosen as one of the 10 shortlisted projects, you will be given support to further develop your script and production plan before it is considered by the judges as one of the final 2 projects to go into production.

Q. I don’t own or work with a production company, can I still enter?

A. Yes, you can still enter. Submissions must include a minimum of two separate individuals for the project: a film maker (director) and a producer.

Q. Can I enter an animated film proposal?

A. Yes, the competition is open to all short film formats and genres.

Q. My screenplay has won previous awards, can I still enter?

A. Yes but please note, entrants’ screenplays must be owned in their entirety by the entrants and be free from any third party interests or encumbrances.

Q. I’ve missed the Deadline, can I still enter?

A. Unfortunately, late submissions will not be accepted.

Q. What happens next?

A. You will be notified by email whether your application has been shortlisted by the end of January 2021. Unfortunately, due to do the high level of submissions, we are unable to provide individual feedback to all applicants.

Please see all Terms & Conditions here.

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