The 24th Annual "A Place Called Sacramento" Script Competition & Short Film Incubator

Congratulations to all the winners of Access Sacramento’s “A Place Called Sacramento” (PCS) script writing competition.

Mark Your Calendars and Share with Friends: Cast & Crew Call May 8th 6-8pm
Cast & Crew Call:  be part of a film crew! You can contact the filmmakers to see if they need help producing their films through the list links 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?

Come See The Films & Celebrate with Us:
Gather at the Red Carpet Film Premiere at the CREST Theater on Friday, October 11, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Doors at 6pm). Tickets will be on sale starting July 1st.

Read Competition Rules & Entry Fee

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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, January 27th and February 3rd, 2024 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, April 27th, 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 May 11th 1-4:30 in the Studio  Cancelled- new date TBD
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, 240 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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