Magazine article Screen International

Geoffrey Fletcher

Magazine article Screen International

Geoffrey Fletcher

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Precious screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher talks about his latest collaboration with Bombay Sapphire on a new short film competition.

Life post-Oscar for Precious screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher has been "very busy in a good way." The screenwriter teamed up recently with Bombay Sapphire and Tribeca Film on short film competition The Imagination Series, announced during the Tribeca Film Festival.

"Philosophically, we are all on the same page," Fletcher says of the collaboration. "We all have similar feelings about imagination and opportunity."

The competition offers a rare opportunity for aspiring filmmakers to make a short film interpreting a "skeletal" script provided by Fletcher. Starting on May 8, all participants will have the chance to submit their interpretation of the script at www.imaginationseries.com.

A global judging panel including Fletcher and industry leaders assembled by the Tribeca Film Festival will select five winners in September from a shortlist.

"It's really designed with room for the participants to take the story where they want to go," Fletcher says. "To invest their imagination and their perspective in it. It has structure and it has an enormous amount of room for people to run with this story. …

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