THE EUROSCRIPT SCREENWRITING COMPETITION 2017
WHAT IS IT?
It's an annual competition, now in its 23rd year.
It's all about story. Write a great 2-page summary of your feature-length screenplay and submit it by midnight 31st March 2017. (We also ask for ten pages of sample script from anything you're currently writing.)
All entrants receive a 2-page bullet-point report worth £40.
You can see some examples of our bullet-point reports here.
WHAT DO I WIN?
(worth £1,000 if you paid our usual rate)
Extensive and expert feedback on 3 drafts of your script within a specified time period (usually a year) which includes:
(worth £210 if you paid our usual rate)
(worth £75 if you paid our usual rate)
EVERYONE gets a 2-page bullet-point report on their entry worth £40
HOW MUCH TO ENTER?
Just £35 per entry - you can enter as many projects as you like and remember - every entrant receives back a two-page bullet point report worth £40.
WHAT WE DO AND DON'T ACCEPT
We do accept story ideas which can be turned into feature-length screenplays (which are usually about 90 minutes to two hours in length).
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 (last year's winner lives in Australia and the runner up lives in Bulgaria).
The Euroscript Screenwriting competition pursues Euroscript's vision to improve the quality of screenplays available for production.
HISTORY OF THE COMPETITION
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.
READ SOME REVIEWS
Here's what entrants have said about their 2-page bullet-point 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.
Read an interview with one of our previous winners
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.
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
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