Script submission is now over. Thank you to all who submitted and 'Good Luck!'.
Script Winners will be announced at the Cast & Crew Call on May 9, 2018.
If you are interested in being part of making a movie this summer join us on May 9th at the Coloma Community Center Courtyard, 4623 T Street, Sacramento.
Unable to make it on the 9th contact the filmmakers via our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/343414605740324/ . The Script winners will be listed on our Facebook page and in our newsletters. For more information call us at (916) 456-8600 x0
2017 TIMELINE FOR "A Place Called Sacramento" WORKSHOP EVENTS AND DEADLINES
Announce 2017 Call for Scripts…Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Workshop – “Short Form Script Writing" workshop with DAWN SPINELLA
Four, 3-hour classes on writing “short form” film scripts. Polish your PCS entry or further your film writing skills with UCLA MFA Dawn Spinella.Starts – Four Saturdays – March 11- April 4, 2017 from 10am-1:00pm – limited enrollment - $50 Fee -- Coloma Center Register in Access Sacramento Office
Workshop “Short Film Production Tips” recommend: Cam/Editing Certification
- Film and Television production is a “team sport”. Efficient planning, selecting the right cast and crew, knowing how to pull many schedules together, and a thousand other questions must be addressed to complete even a short movie. Come learn this and more. Four, 4-hour classes. Starts – Saturday, April 22 – May 13 from 11am – 3pm Limited enrollment $50 Fee
- PCS Script Submission Deadline... Tuesday April 11 (5PM)
Access Sacramento Office
- PCS Script Judging… April 14 - May 3, 2017
- Script Winners must submit final Tag lines and website info, FB, etc. by May 10, 2017
- Cast and Crew Call…Wednesday May 17, 2017 (6:00 PM – 8:30 PM)
Join with hundreds of interested cast and crewmembers to meet the selected screenwriters and hear their stories. You can help make a movie! Production teams are formed and interested actors create a PCS “audition tape”.
- Workshop “PCS Production Planning” Saturday May 20 (9 AM – Noon) The ten teams gather to receive further instructions, production tips, and share ideas. Participants invited shall include key members of each production team.
- Make-Up Workshop May 27 (9 AM – 1PM)
Learn tips, tricks and make-up techniques that will have you looking (and feeling) good off- and on-camera.
- Workshop “Acting for the Camera” Saturday June 3 (9AM – 5PM)
(Bring your own lunch) Taught by Charlie Holliday of Mozaic Studios.9am – 12noon classroom training and tips then 1pm-5pm in the studio for on-camera training and tips one of our area's most experienced Hollywood Actors and Acting coaches.
- Script Graphic Due (First Promo picture for promotion)…June 05, (5PM)
This image will be used to promote the film on any promotional material such as print, web, brochures, etc. (Image dimensions must be 300dpi and at least 7x5)
- Workshop “Post-Production/Editing” … Saturday June 24 (9AM- Noon) As final editing approaches, teams learn some tips from the experts. Finalize your formatting, credits, and other questions needed to meet the deadline.
- Promotional Clip/Trailer –(1 minute) Tuesday August 7 (Noon Access Sac Office)
This will be used to promote your film
- Deadline for Final PCS Films –Tuesday September 5 (Noon - Access Sac Office) Hard deadline
- Final Artwork Poster …..September 6 (5PM)
- 2017 PCS World Premiere… Saturday October 7, 2017 (7:00 PM)
All completed films premiere on the Big Screen at the Crest. Invite your family, friends and strangers you want to impress… a great show about… a place called Sacramento!
2017 “A Place Called Sacramento” Film Project and Premiere
For the 18th year, Access Sacramento launches “A Place Called Sacramento” (PCS), a scriptwriting and short film production project for local writers and producers. PCS challenges local scriptwriters to write ten-minute scripts about the people, places, and events that make our community such a unique place to live (entry forms on-line at www.AccessSacramento.org). The deadline for script submission is 5pm Tuesday April 11, 2017 in the Access Sacramento office.
To assist in the writing and production of the scripts, a series of workshops and script writing classes are held at the Coloma Center throughout February and March. This year PCS preparation offers four Saturday workshops - "Short Form Script Writing", "Short Film Production Tips", "Acting for the Camera" and "Make Up Basics".
To enroll in any of the PCS workshops with a credit card, call 916-456-8600 ext. 0. Limited Seating. Advance enrollment required.
- Workshop - "Short Form Script Writing:
Four, 4-hour classes on writing "short form" film scripts. Polish your PCS entry or further your film writing skills. Session starts - Four Saturdays March 4 - March 25 from 10:00am - 1:00pm $50 Fee - limited enrollment
- Workshop “Short Film Production Tips” Recommended Access Sacramento member Cam/Editing Certification
Film and Television production is a "team sport." Efficient planning, selecting the right cast and crew, knowing how to pull many schedules together, framing a camera shot, getting great sound and a thousand other questions must be addressed to complete even a short movie. Come learn this and more. Four, 4-hour classes. Session starts - Saturdays, April 22 - May 13 from 11am - 3:00pm $50 Fee - limited enrollment
- Workshop "Make-Up Basics": with Shanna Stagner
One Day Session - May 27, 2017 from 9am - 1:00pm
Learn tips, tricks and make-up techniques that will have you looking (and feeling) good off- and on-camera. Through demonstration and hands-on application, brush up on basic techniques to enhance and define your best features. This basic workshop will provide you with the confidence to experiment, and update your look. Bring your makeup and brushes to class. $35 Fee - limited enrollment
- Workshop “Acting for the Camera” with Charlie Holliday
One Day Session - Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9am- 5pm (Bring your own lunch) 9am – 12noon classroom training and tips then 1pm-5pm in the studio for on-camera training and tips from one of our area's most experienced Hollywood Actors and Acting coaches. $25 Fee Limited enrollmentt
The PCS production format is unique to Sacramento. All PCS scripts entered are reviewed by local professionals and ten are selected. These ten scriptwriter/producers are then introduced to actors and production teams at the PCS "Cast and Crew Call": Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Production teams are formed and production commences during the summer months. Finally, friends gather at the 7:00PM World Premiere to a packed house at the CREST Theatre on Saturday, October 7, 2017.
To view the films completed for the 2016 & previous PCS film festivals, go to the website
In the seventeen years of PCS, 167 short films have been created. Access Sacramento is a nonprofit, using community media tools and training, to improve local communications in Sacramento County. With our television studio, radio and television production equipment, media lab, mobile production truck, and other gear, we train volunteers and share their work on cable television channels 17 & 18, and cable radio plus KUBU 96.5 FM.
To enroll in any of the PCS workshops with a credit card, call 916-456-8600 ext. 0. Limited Seating. Advance enrollment required
Access Sacramento 4623 T Street, Suite A Sacramento, CA. 95819
(916) 456-8600 #100