As frequent readers of this blog will know, I’ve got a book length collection of short screenplays for short films. People ask me from time to time, “What kinds of film genres and scenarios do your short scripts include?”
Here is the exhaustive (and somewhat annotated) list. The links take you to blog posts with log lines and more about each script. I hope you find some ideas that inspire you to make your first, or next, short film.
You can rewrite the screenplays if you like the idea but want to change the execution. Some of them can be expanded to feature length screenplays.
Don’t see the type of film you want? Please tell me what you’d like to film. I’m still writing!
Short film scripts and screenplays: By Complexity
Monologue screenplays for Actors and/or Actresses
Dialogue screenplays for Actors and/or Actresses
Short film scripts and screenplays: By Movie Genre
Documentary (in this case, pseudo-documentaries that rely on improvisation and Mockumentary, since you can’t script a real documentary until footage of your subject has been filmed)
The Meta Film (a meta-comedy short film script about making a short film)
Public Service Announcement (PSA) (also satire, parody)
Silent Film (Buster Keaton not required, but always an advantage)
Short film scripts and screenplays: By Situation or Plot Device
Car Chase short film / action sequence script (stunt drivers not required, but definitely cool)
Dining Scene (creating verbal and visual counterpoint)
Short film scripts and screenplays: Technical
The Long Single Take - a director’s showcase
For those of you who are counting, this list doesn’t add up to 26. Good luck with your films!