The Sloan Student Grand Jury Prize aims to help aspiring and professional screenwriters integrate factual science and technology into their creative work. Six leading film schools make up the Sloan symposium, with each school submitting one screenplay for consideration of the prize each year. In addition, the program consists of the Sloan Student Discovery Award, which awards one screenwriter per year from six public film programs with a grant and industry mentorship. The program provides these students with financial grants and curated industry and science mentorship.
Zoe Fleer (Brooklyn College) is the recipient of the Sloan Student Discovery Award for her film CLAMMING.
Logline: In a rugged fishing town at the end of Long Island, Bella conducts research on the warming waters that will decimate the local scallop population. Bella’s husband disregards her research and the scallop harvest washes up dead – just as Bella begins an affair with spirited local chef Celeste. Bella must now stave off the ecological collapse of her community and the emotional collapse of her marriage.
Read the announcement here.