Amazon Studios’ open door for creators has now opened even wider. Filmmakers are invited to submit short “concept videos” that present a compelling idea for a theatrical feature film.
These short films – 2-15 minutes in length – will be evaluated by the Amazon Studios development staff and considered for option. The process works like script submission: You can submit publicly or privately. There is a 45-day option and evaluation period. Creators of projects added to the Development Slate receive a $10,000 payment.
So what is Amazon Studios looking for? These should be videos that express an idea that’s begging to be seen on the big-screen, in full-length, full-budget form. These could be bold, imaginative worlds, original premises, or unique perspectives.
A great concept video doesn’t need to lay out the entire feature film in all three acts, but serve as a solid foundation to build on.
See the full Amazon Studios Movie Development Slate.