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Program 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.

A previous 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. We have had 4 of our winners' feature scripts optioned, one is in pre-production and one has been made.

Deadlines and Fees

Oct. 12, 2021
Nov. 23, 2021
Feb. 25, 2022
Category 1
Standard Fee

Program Benefits

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 ta previous winner, Joadie Jurgova's "The Canadian" is now in pre production with Egoli Tossell (Black Death, Rush and Black Book). A further feature script winner has now been made.
UKFF are looking for another feature film to co-produce to follow up our two recent wins of amongst others 2 Crystal Bears at the Berlin Film Festival. Both these productions were part funded by top UK Broadcaster, Channel 4.

The winner and runner-up will receive the latest Final Draft 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.


Announcement Dates

Winners Announcement

Mar. 25, 2022

Sponsors and Associations

Final Draft Awards


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.

Contact Information


1 St Albans Grove

1 St Albans Grove, London, London

W8 5PN

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