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Feature script submissions

Submit now to the 2018/19 Feature Script Competition.

The judges have now chosen the best of the 2017/18 FEATURE SCRIPT COMPETITION

We are proud to announce that the winner is -

THE CANADIAN by Joadie Jurgova.

The highly commended runner-up is -

AN AFFAIR by Antonia Dauphin.




Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to all the scriptwriters who submitted to the competition. The standard was incredibly high and as always choosing the winner led to long committee debates. We look forward to the next set of entries in the 2018/19 Feature Script Competition.


The 2018/19 Feature Script Competition is now open for submissions.

There is an administration and reading fee of £60 per script till May 1. From May 2 - £65. The Final Deadline is January 9th 2019.


The Prize

The winner will receive UK Film Festival laurels and the associated publicity. Our associates are looking for feature film scripts to develop and produce to follow up on our script winners that went on to win Crystal Bears at the 2014 and 2015 Berlin Film Festivals. Last year’s UKFF Feature Script winner, Max Laidlaw's “The Double” has already been optioned as were the previous winners, Dave Paterson's "Cottontail" and Fred Wood's “The Circle”.


The top scripts will also receive an InkTip Script Listing: This is 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.


To enter please submit the following…

The Script

You may also send (but this is not obligatory) any Treatment /Outline you wish to include  for example - a brief synopsis and a more expanded breakdown of Acts and Scenes or story events; the world of the story; and the major character profiles but only up to 6 pages in total.


This can be done either online by clicking below:







Our preferred submission method is via FilmFreeway. If you are having difficulty submitting, email


Email for any further clarification or to discuss email or postal options.

The Final Deadline is January 9th 2019  but only for email submissions and via the FilmFreeway link above (please note that our Withoutabox and our other FilmFreeway platform (which are mainly for film submissions) deadline is in October.

Terms & Conditions:

1) All entries should be in English.

2) If submitted online (i.e. through, or by email) the file should be named as the title of your film.

3) All scripts must be original screenplays, for which the applicant(s) hold the copyright. Where the screenplay is based on another piece of work it is the responsibility of the screenplay writer to obtain written permission/copyright clearances from the original author or publisher.

4) The judges reserve the right not enter into any correspondence after the announcement of the winner.

For further details about email submissions or other online submissions and payments please email








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