The Francis Ford Coppola Winery and the director’s literary magazine, Zoetrope: All Story, are now taking submissions for a new short film competition, to be judged by Roman Coppola. The five finalists will screen their films at a private event during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. A grand prize of $5,000 will be awarded to a final winner.
“This is an opportunity for anyone who wants to share their creative vision through film but otherwise may have limited resources,” Roman Coppola said in a statement. “Through our competition, anyone can shoot a film on a smartphone.”
Roman Coppola is one of the creators of the Amazon Prime series “Mozart in the Jungle” and the writer and producer of “The Darjeeling Limited.” He also helmed “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III,” starring Bill Murray and Charlie Sheen, and co-directed the short film “Prada: Candy” alongside Wes Anderson.
The competition will run through September 5. Filmmakers who wish to participate may submit their original short film, 3-10 minutes in length, through CoppolaShorts.com.