National contest From Our Dark Side is seeking the best in Canadian women-driven genre film ideas including thrillers, science fiction, fantasy and horror.
To enter, you need to submit a three to five page genre film outline by January 5, 2018.
Winners receive a mentorship package designed to help get a feature-length project to the next stage. No previous film writing experience is necessary. Open to women writers only.
Ten projects will be shortlisted and juried by top genre creators. Five projects will be selected for mentorship. The five winners receive a $500 cash prize and participate in a six-month incubator program from March to August 2018.
The program is led by producer Sharon McGowan (DramaLab) of the Women in Film and Television Vancouver (WIFTV) board of directors under the guidance of an advisory board of genre film experts including directors Karen Lam (NSI Drama Prize, NSI Totally Television), Amanda Tapping, Rachel Talalay and Rupert Harvey.
WIFTV board member and screenwriter Peggy Thompson (DramaLab) provides ongoing creative support as program mentor.