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Mar 25, 2022


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UK Film Festival: 10 Minute (or less) Script Competition


Our 10 minute (or less) script competition is looking for the very best in film scripts of this length with a view to their production.

As multi-award winning director Petros Silvestros states -

“It was almost unreal. UKFF took two winning scripts to market and in no time put them with a top London production company, who produced them with very high specs. Both films went on to have phenomenal international festival success.” Twice Berlinale winning director: Petros Silvestros.

As previous 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 (The Canadian) 


As well as the associated publicity, the winning 5 to 10 minute script will receive UK Film Festival Winner's Laurels and will be passed to various production companies for possible production.

Last year's 10 minute script winner "Like I Said" was made as a film in February 2021 and has won several awards since including Best Comedy Short at the Paris Film Festival 2021.

It should also be noted that most years since our 3 Minute Script Competition began, the winning script has been optioned and gone into production or pre-production. Five of the writers' resulting films have subsequently gone on to win film festivals around the world including the Berlin Film Festival's Crystal Bear for Best Short Film - two years in a row; as well as Best in Festival at the Aesthetica Film Festival, the Silver Mikeldi at Bilbau Film Festival, and best short film at Underwire Film Festival.  The resulting films from our script competition winners have gone on to be Official Selections in 38 other festivals.

In addition, winners and runners up of the 10 Minute Script Competition will qualify for a Final Draft 11 writing software package and and an InkTip Script Listing: This means a listing of your script on InkTip: Producers have made more than 400 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

We intend to continue our British and International filmmaking and film festival awards success with our future scriptwriter winners.

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



Any script submitted must be the original work of the author.

 The results will be announced on facebook, twitter and the website at sometime in February 2022.


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Any script submitted must be the original work of the author.

 The results will be announced on facebook, twitter and the website at sometime in February 2022.


None added. Contact contest admin for details.

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Murray Woodfield

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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