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Success from the Winners hot list
Written by Rosie Jones   
Friday, 21 October 2011 09:36


Lisa Barrass, 2011 runner up with her feature script 'Since you've been gone', has been long listed as one of the top 25 in this year's BAFTA Rocliffe new writers forum.

Also, A. D Cooper, 2009 winner (£500 the richer) as a result of her winning short film script 'The view from the window') is now in post production pending release to film festivals. 

Tuesday 4th September, 2012. More celebratory announcements about previous winner of the Feature Script Competition 2011:  (From Dom Carver) 

Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to announce my screenplay Faith, winner of the Prequel to Cannes Feature Screenwriting Prize 2011, has been optioned by Starfront Pictures Limited and Johnny Kevorkian (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0450699/), director of The Disappeared (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1094295/). 

I am one very excited writer.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 September 2012 20:15
Prequel and Sequel to Cannes website
Written by Rosie Jones   
Saturday, 07 July 2012 17:00


A date for your diary... Thursday, 21st November, 2013. The Venue, the wonderful Lighthouse, Poole Centre for the Arts.  

It's back... The Prequel to Cannes 2013 Independent film networking event.  An action packed fun night with plenty of time for networking with other film industry professionals, plus an opportunity to screen your 3 minute showreel, an in-the-chair interview with Tricia Walker, author of Benedict's Brother and Executive producer of the film project.  In addition, building on last year successful public pitching session'Bitch of a Pitch' returns.  Last year's contender 'The Giant Under the Snow', is now garnering serious interest.  Our Compere on the night is the enigmatic BAFTA nominated dude, Tim Clague from Projector Films and of UK Scriptwriter's Podcast fame, with his old mucker and partner in the know, Danny Stack.  This event is supported by our Partners, Poole Arts Development. 


Follow us on Twitter @prequel2cannes for the latest updates and breaking news.  Tickets will go on sale through Lighthouse in September. Book Online or call Lighthouse Box office on 0844 406 8666.


Established since 2007, this successful top notch event with professional support from industry led consultants, accredited film folk, creative agencies, organisations and guilds, is a must for all those who need to talk about or secure collaboration, knowledge or interest, funding or advice about their film, television or theatre projects. 

Previously the event has helped to launch or further the careers of those working in the film or media industries, by securing paid work or opportunities for film folk to platform their talents. 

The event also provides previous winners of the Prequel to Cannes film script competitions to meet with producers, directors and commissioners.  Two of the previous winners have secured recognition from within the film industry. 

Between seventy and a hundred people consistently attend the event, ensuring there are plenty of people to meet on each occasion.  

Last Updated on Friday, 16 August 2013 09:49