The 168 Film Project is adding a screenwriters competition, with an eye toward having a script being made into a short to be judged during the annual March film festival in Glendale.
This is the eighth year of the competition that challenges filmmaking teams to create a project in 168 hours based on a Bible verse. The entire project, from writing the script to filming, must be completed within the time frame. Top scripts selected in the new contest, called “Write of Passage,” will be eligible to be made into a film by veteran 168 Film Project producers.
Event organizers are hoping it will increase participants, said Burbank resident John Ware, founder and president of the project.
“Making a film is scary to many people, but there are a lot of people who would be happy to write a 12-page script, so we developed a contest to engage those people,” he said. “It has the ability to reach out to a whole new group of individuals that would be far too intimidated by the prospect of making a film.”