Judging and Rules


Rest assured, your script won't be assessed by holiday-job students who haven't studied craft. We interview and train our reading team properly, so they know exactly what to look for. 

S&Co's judging principles are straightforward and take concept, plot, story arc, pace and tone, dialogue, characters, stakes, heart and logic into consideration - not forgetting 'voice', and sheer enjoyability.

Scripts should be submitted anonymously via FilmFreeway, without writers' names or contact details on the cover/title page (except your mobile/cell phone number). You may, if you wish, place a logline on the cover, below your script's title. 

All SCRIPTWRITERS & CO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL submissions will be judged as follows:

By entering you confirm that you have read and accept the competition rules.

You'll find all categories and prices at FilmFreeway, reached by clicking the button below.  We can't wait to read your scripts!