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Deadlines

  • Early
    Oct 12, 2020
  • Regular
    Nov 23, 2020
  • Final
    Jan 28, 2021
Early Deadline:

Oct 12, 2020

Regular Deadline:

Nov 23, 2020

Final Deadline:

Jan 28, 2021

CATEGORIES & FEES

Early Deadline
(10/12/20)
  • Standard Entry $80
  • ISAConnect Entry $75
Regular Deadline
(11/23/20)
  • Standard Entry $80
  • ISAConnect Entry $75
Final Deadline
(01/28/21)
  • Standard Entry $80
  • ISAConnect Entry $75

Announcements

Winners Announcement

Mar 08, 2021

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UK Film Festival: Feature Script Competition

CONTEST DESCRIPTION

Could your Feature Script be the next big thing?

The UK Film Festival London Feature Scripts Competition picks one script each year to develop and hopefully move towards production. So far all the winning scripts have been optioned.

We champion great scripts but, in particular, we're seeking work from writers who may not yet have had the chance of a production or a prestigious public acknowledgement of their work. In the heart of London, we celebrate cultural diversity and welcome writers from all over the world.

As our 2018 Feature Script winner Joadie Jurgova says -

“Entering The UK Film Festival’s screenplay competition was the best chance I have ever taken. It took my script and breathed new life into it, attaching an award-winning director and placing it with a prestigious international production company in less than a year. The support since winning has been phenomenal, respectful and generous. If you are looking for a script competition that you can place your trust in, this is it.“
Joadie Jurgova (2018 winner - The Canadian)

Working with our associates we continue our quest to unearth new talent and re-inspire the more experienced scriptwriter.

PRIZES

Besides receiving winner’s laurels and the associated publicity, the UK Film Festival will help give this script the best chance of production. Most years that the competition has run the winning script has gone on to be optioned and the 1918 winner Joadie Jurgova's "The Canadian" is now in pre production with Egoli Tossell (Black Death, Rush and Black Book)
UKFF are looking for a feature film to co-produce to follow up our two recent wins of amongst others 2 Crystal Bears at the 2014 and 2015 Berlin Film Festival. Both these productions were part funded by top UK Broadcaster, Channel 4.

The winner will receive the latest Final Draft 11 writing software and the top three top scripts will also get a free InkTip Script Listing: This is a listing of your feature script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.  Producers have made more than 300 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

 

Categories:
GENRES: Action, Adventure, Animation, Biography, Children, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Mystery/Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Sports, Thriller, Western, Young Adult, Dramedy, Holiday, Rom-Com

Announcements

  • Winners AnnouncementMar 08, 2021laurels

Rules

All scripts must be in English.

If they are based on another work which is still in copyright, the writer must have obtained the rights to adapt the original.

FAQs

None added. Contact contest admin for details.
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Early Deadline
(10/12/20)
  • Standard Entry $80
  • ISAConnect Entry $75
Regular Deadline
(11/23/20)
  • Standard Entry $80
  • ISAConnect Entry $75
Final Deadline
(01/28/21)
  • Standard Entry $80
  • ISAConnect Entry $75

Rules

All scripts must be in English.

If they are based on another work which is still in copyright, the writer must have obtained the rights to adapt the original.

FAQs

None added. Contact contest admin for details.

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MurrayWoodfield

Murray Woodfield is Director of the UK Film Festival London. 
Over the past 10 years he has worked as a screen writer, producer and script editor. Film awards include two Crystal Bears for best short film at the Berlin Film Festival 2014 and 2015. These were for Mike and A Confession directed by Petros Silvestros. (seen in photo Murray Woodfield and Petros Silvestros at the Berlin Film Festival). He also won Best Play at the London New Play Festival for Fragments, and a Vivien Ellis Award for Liaisons and received a nomination for a Sony Award for the BBC World Service commissioned documentary, Globesity for Like it is Productions. 

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