The 23rd Annual "A Place Called Sacramento" Script Competition & Short Film Incubator

Congratulations! Here are winners of the 23rd Access Sacramento “A Place Called Sacramento” (PCS) script writing competition. (Click here to see the list)

Mark Your Calendars and Share with Friends:
Be part of a film crew: You can contact the filmmakers to see if they need help producing their films through the list link above or Network with us on Facebook in our group to see if anyone still needs cast or crew. You can volunteer your time and talents to help the ten winning screenwriters/producers produce their films between May and end of August.  Are you an editor, but also like to act?  Are you good at making calls and organizing processes?  Do you like to make meals for large groups of people?

Be a Premiere Sponsor: 
You can align your brand with our core values of Diversity, Inclusion, Localism and Creativity. Click on the orange button to the right to find out more.

Come See The Film & Celebrate with Us:
Gather at the Red Carpet Film Premiere at the CREST Theater on Friday, October 13, 2023 at 7:00 pm. Tickets will be on sale starting July 1st.

Incubator Workshops

Short-Form Script Writing Workshop

You need a script. So now what do you do?  This workshop will get you up and writing that screenplay in just 2 Saturdays.  Dawn is a celebrated screenwriter and we recommend this course to first-timers and veterans alike.  Polish up that script!
Instructor:  Dawn Spinella
Member Cost: $65

Total Workshop Session: This workshop consists of a two, 2-hour sessions.
Saturdays,  Feb 4th & 11th from 10am to Noon

Call the office at 916.456.8600 to sign up.

How To Make A Film

You have a script. So now what do you do?  This workshop samples script breakdown, highlights scheduling, discusses managing expectation–all of the production realities for a beginner filmmaker.
Instructor:  Carlos Hernandez
Member Cost: $40
Non-member Cost: $50
Total Workshop Session: This workshop consists of a single three-hour session.
Saturday,  May 13, 2023, 1 – 4 pm
Call the office at 916.456.8600 to sign up.

Camera Ready Make-up Basics

Bunny Stewart teaches this fun, hand-on workshop where you learn how to apply camera ready make-up.  Plan on getting your make-up done and on doing another student’s make-up.  This area needs more trained make-up artists on set which could be you!
Instructor:  Bunny Stewart
Member Cost:  $40
Non-member Cost:  $50
Total Workshop Sessions:  This workshop consists of a single four-hour session. Bring your lunch.
Saturday, June 3, 2023, 10 am – 2 pm
Call the office at 916.456.8600 to sign up.

To enroll in any of the PCS workshops, call (916) 456-8600 x0. Advance enrollment is required. Limited registration.

Click here to view prior competition winners on our YouTube channel.

Hosting the PCS screenwriting competition since 1999, 215 short films have been created. Access Sacramento is a nonprofit that provides the community with low-cost media tools and training in order to empower all Sacramento County residents to lift their voices.

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