Marza Animation Planet, the new film production arm of Sega Sammy group, and 100 Meter Films have launched an event they are calling the MARZA Story Circus competition. This is a chance for you to get involved with Japanese animation first-hand. Marza aims to produce feature-length CGI animated films for audiences around the world and as part of that they are looking for original and entertaining stories for children and families with contemporary themes and positive messages, set in any culture or period. To enter the competition you will need to be either a professional and unpublished writer willing to get your name out there in the entertainment industry.
How to submit a story
In the first instance please send a synopsis of your original story along with the application form by e-mail. Please download the application form at http://www.100meterfilms.com/en/story_competition/ Synopsis Format Microsoft Word format A4 sized paper (Maximum 3 pages) Size 12 font
How to Apply
All submissions should be sent by e-mail to the following address: email@example.com Please write “Story Circus Submission” in the subject line. ※Please read the terms of agreement carefully before submitting your work. ※Submissions must be written. No illustrations or character designs will be accepted. ※Submissions must be in either English or Japanese. ※Please retain a copy of your file as we cannot return them. ※All submissions must be made by e-mail. Submission Period July 1st to July 30th 2010 (Materials must arrive by the 30th of July) Announcement of the Results of the first round will be on September 15th. Writers whose stories are selected in the first round will be notified by e-mail.
The Selection Process:
Numbers of works selected in Round 1 – 20 (Option Fee: 50,000 yen) Numbers of works selected in Round 2 – 10 (Option Fee: 100,000 yen) Numbers of works selected in Round 3 – 5 (Option Fee: 200,000 yen) Selected stories will be developed for adaptation into films. (This does not however guarantee that the film will be made.) Organizers: MARZA ANIMATION PLANET INC. （SEGA SAMMY GROUP） 100 Meter Films Click here to download the pdf and find out more.