The Young Films Foundation accepting applications for Skye Screenwriters’ Residency

Young Films Foundation is launching a new year-long screenwriting programme running from June 2021 to July 2022, with a week residency on the Isle of Skye in May 2022.

Supported by major broadcasters and leading names in the UK Film and Television industry, it offers seven screenwriters the opportunity to write a script commissioned by and guided by a Broadcaster.

They accept applications with ideas for a TV Drama Series, TV Comedy Series or Feature Film.

Open to screenwriters at all experience levels, with one dedicated place for a Gaelic project.

The Broadcasters include: Channel 4 Drama, Channel 4 Comedy, BBC Drama, BBC Films, Film4, Sky TV and MG Alba/BBC Alba.

The Programme:

  • Participants will be paid an industry level script fee by their partnered Broadcaster allowing the writer to experience a 360° commissioning journey
  • June 2021 – April 2022: Online monthly mentoring with leading industry professionals and online masterclasses with Inspiring Experts.
  • May 2022: Week-long residency in Isle of Skye – for classes and networking with Mentors, Inspiring Experts & Commissioners
  • July 2022: Delivery of first draft revised scripts to Broadcasters

Criteria – Applicants must:

  • Be over 18 years old (no upper age limit)
  • Reside in Scotland (resident for at least two years)
  • Committed to being based in Scotland for professional career
  • Not in Full Time Education
  • Submit an Original Project
  • Own rights in the project (Producer/Production Company cannot be attached)

Applicants to apply with:

  • Current CV
  • Project Logline
  • Project Pitch
  • Screenwriting Sample (max 10 pages)
  • Writer’s Statement

Find full details and application form on the Young Films Foundation website

Deadline: 11:59pm, 19th April 2021 

Contact for further information.

Source: BBC Writers Room

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