Circa 2021 Historical Screenplay Competition Guidelines

CIRCA 'HISTORICAL' DEFINITION

What does Circa mean by 'Historical'?

HISTORICAL TIME

Significant Periods and Time from at least 50 Years Before the Present Time are considered ‘Historical Period’. Periods and Time from 1 year to 10 years before the Present Time are considered ‘True Stories’, ‘time in the past’ and not ‘Historical Period’, but may have significant impact in our Modern Society. One should consider, as preferably accepted, ‘Historical Period’ as 50 Years Before the Present Time.

HISTORICAL PLACE

Countries, cities, towns, villages and remote places around the world that have place in history.

HISTORICAL FIGURE

Significant Figures in history who have significant impact in our Modern Society are ‘Historical Figures’. Ordinary Figures in history with ordinary lives who, on the other hand, have significant impact in our Modern Society are ‘Historical Figures with ordinary lives’.

What does Circa mean by 'Accurate'?

One should consider accuracy of facts of Periods, Time, Places, Events and Figures in history as ‘Historical’.

What does Circa mean by 'Creative'?

Creative detailing and application of ‘Historical’ Periods, Time, Events and/or Figures without rendering ‘Historical’ as otherwise ‘based on...’ and ‘time in the past’. One should consider ‘creative’ as ‘historical detailing and application’.

What does Circa mean by 'Innovative'?

Innovative use and application of elements in ‘Historical’ Periods, Time, Events and/or Figures, which may or may not exist or may or may not be true in ‘Historical’ Periods, Time, Events and/or Figures without rendering ‘Historical’ as otherwise fictional, magical and/or fantastic. One should consider ‘innovative’ as ‘historical use and application of elements’.