The Euroscript Screenwriting Competition was launched in 1994 under the auspices of the European Union’s Media II programme.
Producers throughout Europe complained that European scripts were going into production too early. In Hollywood, it was argued, scripts commonly go to 10 or 11 drafts whereas in Europe it’s substantially fewer.
In part, this is because European producers do not have the funds to pay writers to develop their scripts adequately. It was to meet this need that the Euroscript Screenwriting Competition was launched.
EUROSCRIPT SCREENWRITING COMPETITION
We accept story ideas which can be turned into feature-length screenplays (which are usually about 90 minutes to two hours in length). We regret we don’t accept treatments for short films, sit-coms, TV continuing drama series or radio plays.
This is NOT a UK-centred competition. Your stories can be set anywhere in the universe and you may enter from anywhere in the world.
The Euroscript Screenwriting competition pursues Euroscript’s vision to improve the quality of screenplays available for production.
Extensive and expert feedback on 3 DRAFTS of your script within a specified time period (usually a year)
As much face-to-face, over-the-phone and email support as you need to complete each of your 3 drafts
3 full script reports on each of your drafts usually running to 10-15 pages (click on the link to find out more about the report)
Marketing advice once the third draft is completed
A full script report on any script of your choice
A bullet point report on any script of your choice
How to apply: download the entry form and terms and conditions here.
Entry fee: £35 – this includes a bullet point report on your entry script.
Deadline: 31 March 2015
Source: London Comedy Writers Newsletter