Script Call

Pitch your short film script to Christien Bart-Gittens

We are looking for short film screenplays where at least 50% story is communicated through music to be pitched to producer Christien Bart-Gittens (read below for more info on the requirements). Our team will select the best 50 scripts (yes, you read correctly it’s FIFTY!) among the ones submitted, which will then be read by Christien who is looking for a new project to work on. He will set up meetings with any writer who sparked his interest and will provide a brief comment on all the scripts he read.

Christien Bart-Gittens – UK based producer

Christien Bart-Gittens - Film Producer Headshot

Christien is an award-winning Producer based in London. His first short “Like You Like Me” won ‘Best Comedy Short‘ at BAFTA qualifying Carmarthen Bay Film Festival.  Since then he has produced numerous shorts including: The Morning After Etiquette, which premiered at ODEON South Woodford as part of Film London’s ‘Eastern Edge’ screening, before playing at Carmarthen Bay Film Festival and securing distribution in the US and EU with Shorts TV. The Web series Suffering, which was nominated for four ‘Screen Nation Awards’ and is now streaming on US platform ‘Black & Sexy TV’. Five Steps to Success, which was a double nominee at the Birmingham Film Festival. Christien also founded the ‘Eastern Edge Screenwriting Labs’, funded by Film London, and has helped develop work with numerous screenwriters who have gone on to secure broadcast commissions and funding. He also worked on Taking Black Writers Seriously 2′, where he helped develop underrepresented writers who went on to pitch at the EFM in February 2022 and is a script-reader for the BAFTA Rocliffe competition. He has just wrapped on a short starring Olivier Award-Winning Kobna Holdbrook-Smith.


what we are looking for

  • Short screenplays up to 25 pages (if longer get in touch)
  • Short screenplays where at least 50% of the story is communicated through music
  • Preference for stories set in the UK, but open to stories set anywhere in the world
  • Scripts should be written in English, by writers anywhere in the world

we are not interested in

  • Feature Films and TV pilots
  • Videoclips
  • Music videos
  • Other video art forms

Good examples for your reference are One Fourth Gone and Whiplash (the short film, or the section from the feature that came from the short).

Any questions? Get in touch


Timeline

Submission deadline: 15th June 2022 by midnight GMT

Selected scripts announced: 3rd July 2022 (approximately, could be delayed)

Meetings take place: July 2022 (approximately, could be delayed)


No entry fees

We do not charge entry fees to keep entry barriers low, but we kindly ask you to make a donation to help us cover the costs of reading your script as we do need to pay the analyst who is reading your script.

Submit your script

Please make sure your script respects the editorial guidelines outlined above.