Edinburgh Shorts Script Pitch Competition Now Open!


We’re delighted to announce a new competition we’re holding aimed at young, Scottish-based screenwriters which we’re hoping will give our young, talented film creatives a leg up into the industry!

We’re working with the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund and Screen Academy as well as the Scottish Screenwriters group and Scottish Film Talent Network, to hold a Script Pitch Challenge for Scottish-based screenwriters, entrants will submit an original, short screenplay (5 pages maximum length not including title page) properly formatted to industry standards.

The winner & runner-up will each receive 1 ticket to the 2017 London Screenwriting Festival including flights to London as well as mentoring and access to online screenwriting courses!

Eligibility: All screenwriters based in Scotland, aged 18-25 at the time of submission, are eligible for entry.

No teams or joint applications, no adaptations allowed.

For more details, see our website:


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3 Responses to Edinburgh Shorts Script Pitch Competition Now Open!

  1. are there any events, such as this, for those aged 25+ ??

    • Hi Kat

      thanks for your emaail, at the moment, we don’t have an award for 25+ screenwriters, though all ages are eligible for the Rising Star Award which is awarded to a film-maker from submissions to the 2016 festival, now closed for entry though that will re-open in January 2017,

      best wishes
      Paul Bruce
      Edinburgh Short Film Festival

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