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Announcing The Finalists For The Third Round of The Inciting Incident Screenplay Challenge!

27 August 2020

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Announcing The Finalists For The Third Round of The Inciting Incident Screenplay 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 Method Acting Asia, publishing house Epigram Books and production house Catharsis.

In March, we concluded the first round of the screenplay competition with a special livestream show announcing the round’s winners and a jury discussion on the importance of good script writing in the different fields of the film industry, from producing to directing and acting. We continued with our second round of the competition in April, which was concluded in June with a similar livestream show.

Sinema recently concluded its third round of The Inciting Incident, which challenged writers with the genre of DRAMA.

The prizes for this round are:

First Place$200 cash prize
A spot to attend a Fundamentals of Acting workshop by Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity (worth S$100)
300 Silver Coins Package for use on Premise
A one-week casting package from Hello Group to go towards the production of the winning entry as a short film, worth S$3000
Second Place$150 cash prize
A spot to attend a Fundamentals of Acting workshop by Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity (worth S$100)
Third Place$50 cash prize
Catharsis AwardCatharsis will cover all expenses to produce the script and make it into a film within 12 months. Writer will be invited to be involve throughout the process from pre-production to post-production. Catharsis will also cover all submission fees to at least three film festivals. More terms and conditions will apply

Contestants submitted an original screenplay in English for a 3 – 5 minute short film based on the quarterly genre.

For this round, our panel of industry professionals are:
Kamil Haque, Founder, Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity
Philothea Liau, Managing Director, Hello Group
Ray Pang, Director, Catharsis Film
Chng Ying Tong, Producer, The Flying Kick Asia

Together, they have narrowed down the entries to ten finalists based on the criteria of form and craft, creativity, and producibility. 

In alphabetical order, our ten finalists are:

Booking by Haziq Adam De Silva
Elle by Lucas Kua Xu Young and Rachel Tan Ler Chyen
Enough Is Enough by Tejaswi Annadevara
Her Gift by Ong Xiao Wei
Laundry Day by Giselle Lin Xuan Qing
Liminal by Lim Xiang Yin
Marshall & Lorraine by Rachel Tan Ler Chyen and Lucas Kua Xu Young
Shackles by Nathan Fleetwood
You Are (I Am) Doing Just Fine by Giselle Lin Xuan Qing
what happened to ah gong? by Andrea See, Zhuyue

The winners will be announced late September – Follow Sinema.SG’s Facebook page to keep up to date with the details, as well as the announcement of next quarter’s screenplay challenge in the coming months.