10-10-10 Screenwriting and Filmmaking
Mentorship and Competition

Sponsored by Final Draft and Mary Beth Riordan


The annual 10-10-10 (Ten Writers – Ten Directors – Ten Films) Screenwriting and Filmmaking Mentorship and Competition began in 2004 and we are excited to host it once again this year. At the heart of 10-10-10 is mentorship, and SBIFF is proud to offer aspiring screenwriters and filmmakers the expertise of our panel of respected and successful industry professionals. Those professionals, over a span of several months before the festival, lead and mentor each of the 10 film crews through all stages of planning and production. Mentors provide feedback on a rough cut of the film, then filmmakers submit the final version for the competition. One judging panel scores the screenplays and selects a high school and college winner. Another judging panel screens the films privately before scoring them and selecting a high school and college winner. All of the films are shown at a free screening at the Arlington Theatre on the final day of the Festival, with an awards ceremony following to honor the achievements of the screenwriters and filmmakers.

To apply, Screenwriters must submit:
• A 5-10 page screenplay
• A letter of recommendation
• A personal statement
• An agreement to attend all mentor sessions if accepted into the program

To apply, Filmmakers must submit:
• A short film
• A letter of recommendation
• A personal statement
• An agreement to attend all mentor sessions if accepted into the program

We will begin accepting applications for the 2018 Program in August 2017. Start working on your films and scripts!

UPCOMING EVENTS


33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Dates TBA

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