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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Screenplays are now with the Judges.

Directing finalists informed April 14, 2020.

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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