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The Inciting Incident Unveils Its Second Round Winners and the Genre for the Next Challenge

19 June 2020


The Inciting Incident Unveils Its Second Round Winners and the Genre for the Next Challenge

Earlier this year, Sinema Media, a consultancy and project management company focused on film and media initiatives, kickstarted The Inciting Incident, its inaugural screenplay challenge, in partnership with casting agency Hello Group, acting school Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity, publishing house Epigram Books and online interactive and fundraising platform Premise, with Tempest as a prize partner of this quarter.

On 18 June 2020, Sinema.SG announced on a livestream show the winners of the challenge’s second round, with MoJo by Lee Eun Ho winning both the Premise Award and the First Place Prize.

Eun Ho takes home S$200 cash prize, a spot to attend a Fundamentals of Acting workshop by Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity (worth S$100), a 300 Premise Silver Coins Package, and a one-week casting package (worth S$3000) to go towards the production of the winning entry as a short film sponsored by casting agency Hello Group.

In addition, the top three winning screenplays will be published in a collection by Epigram Books at the end of the competition.

The Premise Award is awarded to the screenplay which the online interactive and fundraising platform felt was outstandingly engaging with strong potential to grow into something more. The Award aims to help kickstart the scriptwriter’s story from paper to screen reality. With the help of The Premise Award, the filmmaker is equipped with a quality project pitch video, marketing assets such as digital artworks on the crowdfunding page, thereby allowing them to tap on the platform to raise funds, pitch to potential investors and grow their fan base for their concept.

The finalists and winners for the second round are:

MoJo by Lee Eun Ho (First Place and Premise Award)
Nice To Meet You by Inah Briones & Ryan Yong (Second Place)
Hard-boiled Hard Luck by Giselle Lin (Third Place)
A/S/L by Maximilian Liang
Eat Better by Claire Tay
I Carry Your Heart by Wee Jing Ying Ella
I Wanna Hold Your Hand by Andrew Ngin Chiang Meng
One For One by Hazel Leong
Stay by Chung Ming See
You Look Wonderful Tonight by Andrew Ngin Chiang Meng

During the livestream, Sinema.SG also announced that the genre for its third round of competitions will be Drama, with the submission period opening on 2 July.

Stay tuned for more information in the following on our website (right here!) and our Facebook page.