Our 2023 festival is now open for submissions!


The 2023 SCRIPTWRITERS & CO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL, once again sponsored by FINAL DRAFT and POSTERITY ENTERTAINMENT, will be the grand culmination of a major scriptwriting competition. The festival and awards ceremony  will be at RONDO THEATRE in Bath, UK, on 11 June 2023.

We'll announce our guest speakers as soon as possible. In April 2022 these were JOHN HODGE, BAFTA award-winning screenwriter of films including Trainspotting; T2 Trainspotting; A Life Less Ordinary; The Beach and Shallow Grave, as well as a playwright whose first piece for the stage, Collaborators, won the Olivier Award for Best New Play; and DOMINIC MORGAN (aka SCRIPTFELLA), scriptwriting guru, who shared knowledge he's picked up as a screenwriter in London and LA. He's been optioned or commissioned by over thirty studios and production companies, including Universal Studios, Working Title, Bold Films, Scott Free, BBC and ITV. 

Bath is renowned for its Roman Baths and Georgian architecture. It's one of only a handful of entire cities to be inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and we're very proud to be based here.

Our annual contest is open to playwrights and screenwriters worldwide, and offers a choice of page counts and prices to suit everyone. We're committed to making this competition accessible to talented writers at any stage of their journey into or through the industry.

Moreover, this isn't a 'fur coat and no knickers' contest. There will be trophies for winners of major categories, plus potentially career-changing prizes for the winners of our industry-cracking, route-to-production S&CO/POSTERITY AWARDS , worth c£100,000 each!

Thanks to generous repeat sponsorship from FINAL DRAFT, winners and runners-up of all categories with 31+ pages (including the S&CO/POSTERITY AWARDS)  will again receive a licenced copy of FD12.

(Want to know who won in 2022?!)

We're thrilled by the reaction and reviews we've received from 2022's festival-goers, and can't wait for June 2023!


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