2012 “A Place Called Sacramento” Short Film Script Competition
Script Submission Deadline: Tuesday April 10, 2012
For the thirteenth year, Access Sacramento launches “A Place Called Sacramento” (PCS), a scriptwriting and short film production project for local writers and producers. PCS challenges local scriptwriters, new and experienced, to write ten-minute scripts about the people, places, and events that make our community such a unique place to live (entry forms on-line at Look under “What’s New” on left side of page for “PCS Script Submission and Timeline”.

The deadline for script submission is 5pm Tuesday April 10, 2012 in the Access Sacramento office. All scripts entered are reviewed by local professionals and ten are selected.

These ten scriptwriter/producers are then introduced to volunteers, actors and technicians at The PCS “Cast and Crew Call” Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Production teams are formed and shooting – editing commences during the summer months.

Finally, after weeks of hard work and great fun, friends gather at the World Premiere to a packed house at the CREST Theatre 1:00 PM on Sunday, October 7, 2012. All films are family friendly. The PCS production process is unique to Sacramento.
To view the films completed for the 2011 & previous PCS film festivals, go to the web In the twelve years of PCS, over 119 short films have been created. Access Sacramento is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using community media to build better communications between individuals and groups in Sacramento County. With our television studio, radio and television production equipment, media lab, mobile production truck, and other gear, we train and manage volunteers and share their work on cable radio and television channels 17 & 18.

Script Deadline for PCS… Tuesday April 10 (5pm) Acc/Sac Office – Formatting and submission guidelines are available online at

PCS Script Judging… April 12-May 11 – Local professionals review and select 10 scripts.

Cast and Crew Call… Wednesday May 23 (6:00 PM –8:30 PM)
Join with hundreds of interested cast and crewmembers to meet the selected screenwriters and hear them “pitch” their stories. Join the production team(s) and help make a movie! Production teams are formed and work all summer to create the 10 PCS movies.

2012 PCS World Premiere… Sunday October 7, 2012 (1:00 PM)
All completed films premiere on the Big Screen at the Crest. Invite your family,
friends and strangers you want to impress… a great show about… a place called
Sacramento!All seats are $10. All films are “family friendly”. World Premiere!
CONTACT: Ron Cooper, Executive Director
Access Sacramento in the Coloma Community Center
4623 T Street, Suite A
Sacramento, CA. 95819
(916) 456-8600 #112 –