2019.11.25 3-2-1-Action! DIRECTING - VANCOUVER - Raindance

2019.11.25 3-2-1-Action! DIRECTING – VANCOUVER

***Raindance members get to register for free!!!
Date: November 25, 2019 – August 15, 2020

Location: Vancouver

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🏆🏆🏆3-2-1-Action! WINNING TEAM!

We are proud to announce the WINNERS of our 1st Screenwriting Competition:
🥇The winning screenplay is “Bleed” by Riley Rheyan

🥇The winning director is Bernardo Covarrubias Villarreal

🎉Congratulations to both of them and we are looking forward to working with you on bringing this story to the big screen.

We want to send a warm THANK YOU to our judges for the screenwriting competition:

Elliot Grove
Julia Verdin
Michelle Muldoon

A huge thank you to our sponsors: Directors Guild of Canada – BC, William F. White International Inc. & Panavision

Thank you to our Producer @James Mattagne who’s work is just starting.

And last but not least thank you to our Raindance Vancouver core team member Raresh DiMofte for the hard work and dedication.

The journey is just starting for our winning script “Bleed”

3 – 2 – 1 – ACTION!


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3 – 2 – 1 – ACTION!


3 pages – 2 actors – 1 location – Action!


This is the DIRECTING competition attached to the SCREENWRITING competition.

The winning screenplay will be directed by the winner of the directing competition.


  • Best Screenplay will be produced.

  • Winning Director will receive a cash prize = honorarium.

  • Final film will screen at Raindance Film Festival 2020.

  • Writer & Director will receive VIP Passes to the Raindance Film Festival 2020.



  1. The screenwriting competition launches Tuesday, November 25, 2019 – November Booze ‘N’ Schmooze;
  2. The screenwriting competition closes February 25, 2020 – February Booze ‘N’ Schmooze;
  • Registration: free to Raindance members, and $20.00 to non-members.
  1. The directing competition launches Tuesday, January 28, 2020 – January Booze ‘N’ Schmooze;
  2. The directing competition closes March 10, 2020.
  • Registration: free to Raindance members, and $20.00 to non-members.
  1. Directing finalists informed April 14, 2020.
  2. Directing finalists’ treatments due April 28, 2020;
  3. Winning team announced May 26, 2020 – May Booze ‘N’ Schmooze;
  4. Production between June 1 – Jul 31, with final cut due August 15, 2020.

*The screenwriter and director CANNOT be the same person.

Directing competition:

  • Directors register on the website and submit their Resumé/CV and director’s reel to 321actionvan@raindance.org
  • All Directors must be fluent in English.
  • Directors must be locals to Vancouver or willing to travel to Vancouver at their own expense (including travel, accommodations, meals, perdiem etc. at no cost for Raindance Vancouver.
  • Depending on the genre of the winning screenplay we will select the top three people qualified to direct it – finalists.
  • Finalist directors will sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement in order to see the winning screenplay
  • Finalist directors will create a one sheet Director’s Treatment and submit it to Raindance Vancouver
  • Winner will be selected by a jury

Who should register for our directing competition?

The 3 – 2 – 1 – Action! directing competition is created to facilitate a professional working environment where the winning screenwriter and the winning director work together to create a great little movie that will be screened at Raindance Film Festival 2020.

If you are a new and emerging director with minimum 2 short film credits in your portfolio and want to work with other people to bring their stories to the big screen this competition is for you.

Did you know?

  • Raindance members register for free. You can join online >HERE< and start saving immediately.

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