Calling all Screenwriters…

Submissions are open for the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum

Our friends at BAFTA are once again holding their Rocliffe New Writing Forums, and this year their regional event will be taking place at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Below is a press release from BAFTA that contains all the details on both the forums at Edinburgh and London, along with full details on their submission process. Happy screenwriting.


May and June 2011

We are accepting scripts for the next two BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forums, London on the 9 May and Edinburgh with the Edinburgh International Film Festival on 16 June.

The closing date is 25 March 2011. Entries should be sent to Alex Cook, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN. The entry form can be found here.

At submission stage your script extracts will be read by a panel of established industry members made up of producers, script developers, directors, literary agents, actors who are looking for new writing talent. Should your script be selected for the event, it will be performed by professional actors to an audience including BAFTA members, agents and industry executives – a fantastic way to get your writing noticed!

Due to the increasing popularity of this event, it has become necessary to charge a small script submission fee (£5.00) to enable us to handle the volume of scripts submitted. BAFTA and Rocliffe are non profit organisations and funds raised are put towards securing the future of this event format. Amounts can be paid by cheque made out to Rocliffe ltd or by paypal by following this link:

For more information on the event, including tips from previously featured writers and blogs from past events log on to the BAFTA website and our Facebook page

Submission of a script confirms the entrant's acceptance of the terms and rules outlined on the entry form.

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About Neil Fox

Neil graduated from Glasgow University with an Undergraduate MA in Theatre Studies. He has been with the Festival since 2007 in a variety of roles and is currently Special Projects Assistant.


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