Transparency International Sri Lanka is conducting a short film competition and is calling on individuals or groups to submit their screenplays under three anti – corruption themes. Entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges, comprising of renowned experts in the film industry, with the winning screenplays being produced and disseminated at a public screening. TISL is looking to develop local talent in the film industry and to spread the message of combatting corruption through the film industry.
Only one winning screenplay will be selected for production under each theme. Applicants can only make one submission to the competition. Upon the submission of the initial draft script, the shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interactive workshop on anti – corruption mechanisms, where three experts on film making will also share their experiences.
*Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the National Chapter of Transparency International (TI), the leading global movement against corruption. TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.
Screenplays should be developed around one of the central themes listed below
The Role of Youth in Combating Corruption
The Disproportionate Impact of Corruption on Women
Large Scale Incidents of Corruption
Large scale incidents of corruption involving abuse of high office can create losses in millions. These crimes often go unpunished. Submissions under this category should focus on the impact of such losses on the people and the responsibility of different stakeholders in bringing those responsible to justice.
Screenplays can be submitted in Sinhala, Tamil or English
Screenplays must have a clean cover page. This means the title only on the cover, no author’s name/contact information.
Applicants should be under the age of 35
Planned duration of the short film should be under 15 minutes and no less than 5 minutes.
The screenplay should be the original work of the author/s.
Scripts should be submitted in pdf format through e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org under the subject “Short Film Competition” on or before the mentioned deadline.
Personal Information including Contact details of the applicant or applicants (in the case of a group submission) should be mentioned within the e-mail.