THE EUROSCRIPT SCREENWRITING COMPETITION 2016
THE COMPETITION IS CLOSED
The deadline is passed, the entries are in. Please keep checking this site for announcements of when the shortlist will be published - around May time. GOOD LUCK!
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.
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.
'THE STORY CHANGED MORE THAN I THOUGHT POSSIBLE'
Read an interview with one of our previous winners
FEEDBACK ON YOUR TREATMENT
Every entrant gets a 2-page bullet point report on their submitted treatment. So even if you don't win, you still get help to make your story better. This alone is amazing value. You can see some examples of our bullet point reports here.
And if you want to work on your treatment in advance or improve your treatment skills, come to one of our unique development workshops or book personal feedback.
HERE'S WHAT SOME OF LAST YEAR'S ENTRANTS SAID ABOUT OUR REPORTS:
"The feedback on my treatment is awesome and gives me many great suggestions to base my necessary revisions upon, so I genuinely feel like a winner already."
"I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you for your report on my treatment. I think you put your finger on the two major issues - pacing the build-up, and keeping the main premise credible."
"While my writing partner and I were disappointed not to be shortlisted for the Euroscript Screenwriting Competition, we were both encouraged by the many good things the Euroscript judge had to say about our story in her report."
Any questions? Call +44 (0)7958 244 656 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To help you win read: HOW TO WRITE A WINNING TREATMENT
For more help read: THE MOVIE CHECKLIST
DOWNLOAD our free booklet EUROSCRIPT'S STORY STRUCTURE CHECKLIST