Script House is an incubator designed by Soho House to support emerging talent looking to take the next step as screenwriters and film-makers. Every year, we help two candidates turn their scripts into short films, with one of them announced as the overall winner — chosen by a panel of industry experts.
Script House 2021 is produced in partnership with Genesis Motor America. The judging panel includes Barry Jenkins, Lulu Wang, and Guneet Monga.
This year we are looking for ideas that reflect this year’s theme: movement. Movement encapsulates potential – the potential of change, progress, and collective action. Movement has never been more relevant than now.
‘Script House enables budding storytellers to take their vision from script to screen in producing uplifting short films that resonate with a global audience’
Jo Addy, Group Film & Entertainment Director, Soho House
Applications are open to members and non-members globally*.
Submit your script around the theme of movement by 11:59pm PST on Sunday 4 July 2021 using the submission form below.
The shortlist of 10 film-makers will be invited to join Film Lab, a multi-day workshop where they’ll collaborate with industry experts. Together they’ll refine their scripts, and learn about producing and directing.
The judges will choose two finalists to produce their short films, with funding from Genesis Motor America. The winner will receive a one-year lease of a Genesis car. The two finalists’ shorts will also be screened at our Houses around the world.
*This prize is open to individual applicants only. We do not accept writing groups.
Meet the judges
Academy Award-winning film director, screenwriter, and producer. Works include, ‘Moonlight’ and ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’
Executive director of the Berlin International Film Festival, Rissenbeek has worked in film production since the 1980s
Peter Ho-Sun Chan
The Hong Kong film director and producer is best known for the award-winning ‘Comrades: Almost A Love Story’
The British producer is the founder of Bankside Films, Head Gear Films, and Bohemia Media
Mark Del Rosso
President and CEO of Genesis Motor America, Del Rosso has extensive experience in the development of luxury brands, including Lexus, Bentley, and Audi
The film-maker wrote and directed ‘Posthumous’, as well as ‘The Farewell’ – winner of Best Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards
CEO at Big Answers, Brickson is chair of The Blackhouse Foundation, which provides pathways for Black content creators into the film industry
Vice president of shorts programming for Tribeca Film Festival and a film professor at New York University
Mireille van Helm
Head of international legal and business affairs for Jet Tone Films, an independent film production company
Executive producer of Oscar®-winning film, ‘Period. End Of Sentence’, and CEO at Sikhya Entertainment
Your idea should be inspired by this year’s theme: movement. Movement reflects change, progress, and collective action. What does movement mean to you?
‘Script House was such a rare and fantastic opportunity to write and direct my own script and discover my voice. I learnt more during that time than I could have ever imagined. I met artistic collaborators and life-long peers’
Deepak Sethi, Script House 2019 winner