Strand Book Store and Nitehawk Cinema (Williamsburg) are bringing back Lit on Film and we want to see your literary adaptations. You're invited to submit an original 10-minute short film, adapted from a written work.

Your film will be reviewed and ranked by a panel of expert judges from the literature, entertainment and film industries. Ten (10) finalists will be selected to share their creations on the big screen at Nitehawk Cinema on August 13th at 6:30pm. Following the screenings, six (6) awards will be presented in select categories below at an in-theater awards ceremony, followed by drinks + such downstairs at Lo-Res.

One Winner Will Be Awarded Per Category:

Best Screenplay
Best Director
Best Editor
Best Actor (all genders)
Best Film
Audience Favorite

Winners will be selected from ten (10) finalists by our panel of judges. Winners will receive prizes (oooh yeah)-- to be announced at a later date.

Submissions are due by June 30th.

Looking for inspiration? Watch the trailer for last year’s winner, “Bartleby” by Laura Naylor

See the full film at