Script Starter will support 8 writers who are either new to screenwriting, or who haven’t received previous funding for a film and who already have an idea for a story that they would like to work on. The selected participants will be supported in the development of their ideas into either a short film script or a feature film treatment.

The programme will encourage those with a clear talent for writing - in any genre - to turn their hand to writing for film or to come to a more defined and nuanced appreciation of story structure and industry standards.  

Script Starter will also further a clearer understanding of the writers’ own creative voice and participants will finish the programme with a clear idea of the story that they want to tell and the options available to them, enabling them to move forward in the industry.  

If you have any queries, please get in touch with us at industry@edfilmfest.org.uk

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Script Starter is funded through the PLACE Programme, a partnership between the Scottish Government - through Creative Scotland - the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals.

 

Scottish Government and Creative Scotland

 

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