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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Marza Story Circus Competition call for entries

MARZA™ (CEO: Koichi Fukazawa), the new film production arm of Sega Sammy group, and 100 Meter Films (CEO: John Williams) are pleased to announce the 2nd MARZA “Story Circus” competition.

The Marza Story Circus Competition is a global search for original high-concept stories, to be developed into animated feature films for family audiences. The company's vision is to produce: "Delightful stories for children all over the world!"

The stories must have fascinating characters, strong emotional resonance, universal themes and be conceptually surprising.

Deadline: November 15, 2011

Entry fee: none

Prize: 1,000,000 Yen cash prize (with current conversion rates that's a little over $13,000 US dollars).

What they're looking for:

1. A synopsis of a complete story for a Marza animated feature film. The synopsis should be no more than 1,000 Words. Incomplete stories will not be considered.
2. A cover page with the following:
- A LOGLINE of the film in less than 100 words.
- A writer's statement about the HOOK and the UNIVERSAL THEME of the film (less than 200 words each.)

Submissions must be in English or Japanese and submitted via e-mail.

Full Guidelines and Application Form:

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