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COMPETITION DATES 2018 / A Unique Opportunity For Emerging Talent!

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We run four different competitions throughout the year: TV Drama, Comedy, Writing for Children and Film. All competitions are judged by readers, a script selection panel and an industry jury, selected for their proven expertise in that medium. For all your need to apply, visit our Competitions page.
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2018 SCRIPT COMPETITIONS

Dates & Deadlines



TV DRAMA
Applications for TV Drama open on Monday 8 January 2018, 12pm. To apply for TV Drama please submit a completed online application form along with your supporting materials by Monday 12 February 2018, 5pm. If you wish to apply for a bursary please complete a bursary form by Tuesday 23 January 2018, 5pm.

TV COMEDY
Applications for TV Comedy open on Monday 5 March 2018, 12pm. To apply for TV Comedy please submit a completed online application form along with your supporting materials by Wednesday 18 April 2018, 5pm. If you wish to apply for a bursary please complete a bursary form by Tuesday 20 March 2018, 5pm.

CHILDREN'S MEDIA
Applications for Children’s Media open on Monday 28 May 2018, 12pm. To apply for Children’s Media please submit a completed online application form along with your supporting materials by Wednesday 18 July 2018, 5pm. If you wish to apply for a bursary please complete a bursary form by Tuesday 12 June, 5pm. Scripts can be any medium.

FILM CALL
Applications for Film open on Wednesday 1 August, 2018, 12pm. To apply for Film please submit a completed online application form along with your supporting materials by Wednesday 26 September 2018 If you wish to apply for a bursary please complete a bursary form by Wednesday 19 September 2018, 5pm.
Scripts can be any genre, feature or short film


*Event Dates: may be subject to change


STATUS UPDATES & REPORTS


All Writers: Are sent a status update by email. This is usually sent out two to three weeks prior to the event date. Showcased writers are phoned.
Reports: Are sent via WeTransfer in the week leading up to the event date.

PRIZES


Three winners of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Initiative get: A fantastic Industry showcase at BAFTA's London HQ with professional actors and directors, industry introductions, access to bespoke masterclasses and a tailored career planning and profile building session to provide support in navigating the industry.

Short Listed Writers: Writers whose work makes it to the final stage with the jury get two tickets to the live showcase.