The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has announced a new partnership with the North Fork TV Festival, an annual celebration of television held in Greenport, New York and now in its fourth year. The Sloan Science + Tech Pilot Script Competition invites scripted pilots between 15 and 48 pages that have a strong science-related theme to submit. The winning project will be turned into a produced pilot to premiere at the festival in October.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for the launch of this year's Science + Tech Pilot Script Competition," said the Festival’s founder Noah Doyle. "Our festival is dedicated to discovering and fostering new and emerging artists. We are excited to view the submissions and facilitate the growth of rising creators."
Writers are welcome to submit scripts until May 27, 2019.
This new partnership is part of the Foundation’s Film Program which provides awards to filmmakers at six university film schools, and supports the development, production, and distribution of science-related features through partnerships with organizations including the Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, Film Independent, and SFFILM. Sloan Science & Film hosts the only comprehensive database of all Sloan-winning projects.