Awards season is all about the buzz, right? Wrong. It’s about collectively assessing the accomplishments in film (whether it’s writing, directing, acting, costume designing – the list goes on), and for amateur filmmakers it’s about taking a moment to learn from your more experienced peers.
One of the best ways to learn, in my opinion, is to read the scripts of the award-worthy films. Then watch the films, of course. And then perhaps read the script again. Things will come forth. We previously posted links to Trumbo, Inside Out, Steve Jobs, Room and more here. Since then, more scripts have surfaced, courtesy the hopeful production companies. Be sure to download these while they’re still available, which is not for long:
You can find a running list on No Film School, as well, with many more titles.