Screenplay Competition by the Watersprite International Student Film Festival

This is one for aspiring screenplay writers!

This year, Watersprite International Student Film Festival are continuing their competition for student screenplays for the second year running, targeting scripts that have not yet entered production, and writers without agent representation. Their aim is to help new screenwriters develop their projects and to create a supportive process to actively benefit students’ writing.

Watersprite will select up to 10 screenwriters who will receive feedback on their screenplays from industry professionals, as well as the opportunity to attend an exclusive event during the festival weekend. The shortlisted screenwriters will become part of a network of student writers who can actively support one another on their current and future projects. There will also be the opportunity to work closely with industry professionals and gain invaluable insight into the screen industries.

  • The screenplay must be written by a student. Watersprite defines ‘student’ as those who are in full or part-time education at any age or those who graduated no more than one year ago. Proof of student enrolment will be required at the submissions stage. Valid forms of student identification include: a dated student card, a copy of a student finance bill, or a letter from the university or institution.
  • The screenplay must be written in English.
  • The screenplay must not exceed 15 pages.

For full details, terms and conditions and to submit your script please click here. You can also contact Watersprite with any questions at:

Deadline: Submissions will remain open until 12th December 2021. Watersprite maintains the right to cap submissions if capacity is exceeded.

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