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Helping New Voices to Be Unstoppable

There are great stories waiting to be told everywhere, especially those by emerging filmmakers from underrepresented communities. UPS and the Black List believe all voices should be heard, so we’re partnering to give two emerging creators $100,000 each in production grants to make a short film based on their feature film screenplay for the Be Unstoppable™ Film Project.

We'll provide two emerging filmmakers with the resources, time, and expertise necessary to make and showcase a short film that will aim to have a successful film festival run and compete for awards consideration in 2023–with international film festivals like Cannes, Venice, and Toronto as major targets. UPS and The Black List will invite a diverse jury of established filmmakers to judge the shortlist and select the final two filmmakers to participate in this program. Jury members will be announced throughout Summer/Fall 2022.

Interested filmmakers can submit their scripts to from June 13, 2022 to September 18, 2022. The Black List recommends, but does not require, that all interested filmmakers purchase an evaluation by August 18, 2022.

Opt in today HERE

Important dates

  • Submission Period Opens June 13, 2022

  • Evaluation Purchase Deadline (optional) August 18, 2022

  • Submission Period Closes September 18, 2022

  • Filmmakers Announced November 14, 2022

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$15,000 in Cash Grants. 2 Short Films are commissioned each season. Mentorship with an Oscar-nominated Producer. Winners screened at Tribeca, BFI London, won a BAFTA... Alumni working on Netflix & BBC Shows.

The final deadline for this competition is October 31st, 2022.

More details here

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Director Seeking Projects With I'ntl Appeal (Features/TV) - Horror

European based director seeking horror projects (both feature and pilot). They have representation in both Europe and the US. The project should have international appeal. Budget under $3mm.

From the director - '... I do feel the urge at the moment to find a story with a protagonist who is active (rather than passive with their choices); they’d do EVERYTHING to get what they want, relentlessly, ruthlessly even.' 

Comps in the vein of - The Descent, The Invisible Man, and Hereditary.

More details are here

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August 31: Interview with Kimberly McCreight
Author of Friends Like These, A Good Marriage, and other books.
Written by the author:
Mommies Don’t Drink’ (Anymore) via The New York Times. (May need a
“Share and share alike?” via The Sunday Times. (Requires a subscription)

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