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  • 12 March 2007

One Minute Wonder Film Competition

Dust off your imaginations and reach for those sharpened pencils. The List One Minute Wonder Film Competition deadline is on Friday 16 March, so if you’re harbouring a burning desire to try your hand at film writing, there’s no better time than the present.

The rules couldn’t be simpler. Write a one minute script on the theme ‘WILD!’, fill in the application form (downloadable here) and email it to

Some of the world's greatest filmmakers, including Star Wars (pictured above) director George Lucas and American director Todd Solondz, the craftsman behind such innovative indie flicks as Palindromes (above) and British director Alan Parker, the talent behind The Commitments (above) started out with short films, so kick-start your career by entering. Five winners will be announced in The List on Wednesday 11 April. These lucky shortlistees will be taken out by film production company Metro Ecosse to shoot and edit their films, which will then be shown at the Edinburgh Filmhouse in late July, and possibly at a number of European film festivals.

Read a PDF of last minute tips on writing a one minute script.

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