Deadline extended for NCTV’s screenplay contest |

Deadline extended for NCTV’s screenplay contest

The deadline for submitting scripts to NCTV’s screenplay contest has been extended until 5 p.m. on April 20. The contest is the first phase of the station’s Foothill Films screenwriting-to-filmmaking event.

The judged-contest is open to local and surrounding-area residents. The entry fee is $25 (by check or cash) per screenplay.

Screenplays need to be 10 pages and can be on any topic. Judges will select 10 winning screenplays that will then be created into 10-minute films and shown on the big screen in early October.

The winning selection will be announced in early May, followed by a cast and crew call to put production teams together.

This is an opportunity for local talent of many levels, including actors, producers, editors, sound and lighting techs, camera operators, to volunteer and be a part of the filmmaking process.

Finished films are due the first week of September with a red carpet premiere held in October for a big-screen debut.

From the first line in the screenplay to the last rolling credit on the big screen, every piece of the filmmaking process is Nevada County home-grown. An all-volunteer event, Foothill Films brings together an array of talent in our community including young students aspiring to realize their dreams. Foothill Films is learning the art of making a movie and the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of seeing teamwork on the silver screen.

A benefit for NCTV, Foothill Films is being produced by Noble 1 Productions.

Entry forms and information about Foothill Films can be found at, “Annual Screenplay Contest.”

Scripts need to be submitted to Entry forms and payment can be mailed or dropped off at NCTV, which is located at 134 E. Main St., in downtown Grass Valley.

NCTV broadcasts on Comcast channel 11 and on Suddenlink channel 16. Government meetings are broadcast live on channel 17 for Comcast and Suddenlink.

The education channel airs on 18 for Comcast and Suddenlink. Programs can also be seen on the station’s website at

For more information, call Cheryl at 530-272-8862 or visit

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