When do applications open and close?
Applications are open now and will close on January 1st at 11:59pm CET.
What's on the application?
The application consists of questions regarding you and your project, along with areas for you to upload:
- A 30-second video of you pitching yourself and your project
- A full-length screenplay or teleplay that showcases your writing ability
- A link to a previously produced work of yours (if applicable)
Uploading the video and sample written work and signing the Submission Release and Program Guidelines are required. You cannot submit an application without them.
Can I submit more than one application?
No, only one full application can be submitted per person/team.
Can I submit the same idea that I submitted for a previous Impact program or a previous prompt?
Yes, you can submit a project that has been previously submitted into an Impact program.
Can there be producers or talent already attached to my project?
Can my project be an adaptation of a novel/short story/graphic novel/etc. that I have optioned?
Can my project be an adaptation of my own published work?
Yes, but only if you have sole ownership to the material.
Can my project be based off of public domain story?
Can my project be animated?
Do my application and all attached materials need to be in English?
Do I have to submit an idea that I’ve already written a draft of?
No, it is not required to already have written a draft of the project you are submitting.
How long should my application answers be?
You should use as much space as you need to answer each question but we encourage you to be concise.
How will my application be evaluated?
Every application submitted is read blindly by a certified Impact reader and evaluated without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran or disability status.
Applications are assessed on the creative and commercial merit of the idea submitted, the strength of the writing sample submitted, and Impact’s assessment of the writer’s capacity to work with a Shaper to deliver a solid project draft in 8 weeks.