Competitions

Green Carnation Company are looking for short script submissions

QUEER ALL ABOUT IT SCRIPT CALL OUT HIV: 30+ YEARS OF CHANGE Green Carnation Company are looking for script submissions for the first of their QUEER ALL ABOUT IT short film commissions. They are looking for writers to respond to the theme HIV: 30+ Years of Change, exploring how attitudes and realities of lives affected by …

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Triforce Creative Network and Greenacre Films seeking feature film ideas

Script Search with TriForce Creative Network and Greenacre Films. TriForce Creative Network and Greenacre Films are launching a new opportunity for writers. #ScriptSearch is a great opportunity for writers to get their feature film idea into paid development! Greenacre Films, the team behind Netflix hit Been So Long, starring Arinze Kene and Michaela Coel, are teaming up with TriForce …

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Shakespeare in Italy seeking short radio dramas (15 minutes)

‘Shakespeare in Italy’ is looking for short radio dramas of no more than 15 minutes which can be read by two actors max (you can have more than 2 characters) which are a modern response to the stories of Boccaccio’s Decameron. Think of it as a short folk-tale with a modern setting. £200 prize for …

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The Factory Theatre Workshop callout for submissions to their monthly newsletter

The Factory Theatre Workshop are doing a callout for submissions for the second edition of their monthly newsletter. In association with The Bomb Factory Art Foundation, they are sending out a monthly email featuring YOUR WORK! This month, they are looking for work that responds to the theme ‘REJECTION’. As always, they want to receive …

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Script Search – opportunity for writers to get their feature film idea into paid development

@TriForceCreativeNetwork are excited to announce a new opportunity for writers! They’re working with @GreenacreFilms to launch #ScriptSearch, an opportunity for writers to get their feature film idea into paid development! Greenacre Films, the team behind Netflix hit Been So Long, starring Arinze Kene and Michaela Coel, are joining forces with them to find their next …

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OutStageUs annual LGBT+ new writing event seeking 8 short plays (paid £300)

OutStageUs is an annual LGBT+ new writing event run by Manchester based Hive North. Each year up to eight short plays, scenes or monologues are selected to be developed and brought to production at The Lowry, Salford. The successful script writers will receive a fee of £300 and be offered the opportunity to develop their script, working online …

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Sharp Shorts – a new opportunity for Scottish filmmakers

Sharp Shorts is a new opportunity for Scotland’s most exciting emerging filmmakers to help reinvent the nation’s reputation in this format. Writers, writer/directors or film making teams of writer, director and producer are invited to submit a one-page outline of their film idea. The best 15 ideas will be selected to work with the Short Circuit Talent …

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The Queans Theatre is looking for 10 min pieces for their digital fundraiser festival

The Queans Theatre is looking for artists to join REPRESENT: The Digital Performance Fundraiser to help raise money for SARI (Stand Against Racism and Inequality). Pieces can be a maximum length of 10 minutes and must be filmed and edited in preparation for the digital fundraiser festival. They are looking for work that challenges, educates or inspires. …

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Box of Tricks Theatre Pen Pals Scheme currently open for applications

Box of Tricks Theatre, based in Manchester, run several opportunities for writers including a PlayMakers Network. Pen Pals Their Pen Pals scheme is currently open for applications. Pen Pals is an exchange programme which will match pairs of playwrights to connect, share ideas and develop their craft. During the exchange, each Pen Pal will develop a full-length play – sharing …

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Decameron Playwriting Competition and Workshop

There could not be a more apt time to shine a spotlight on the stories written by Italian author, poet and scholar Giovanni Boccaccio, whose work is thought to be among the classics from Italy which influenced Shakespeare in his writing. Known as The Decameron the 14th century stories feature 10 young Florentines who flee …

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