While the two S&CO/POSTERITY AWARDS are the jewels in our crown, the main competition offers a wide array of categories to suit all types of scriptwriters and budgets. The final entry deadline is on 28 February, but the entry fee increases in line with our judges' workload, so don’t hang about if your play or screenplay is ready to roll.
For screenwriters, there are categories for TV pilots or Shorter Film Scripts; Short Scripts; Mini-Scripts; and Micro-Scripts. For playwrights, we offer Theatre or Audio Play options of exactly the same shapes and sizes.
Feature film screenplay or full-length play entries submitted to the main festival will not be pitted against Posterity entries, which will be judged separately, and their writers will not be asked to supply additional information or to attend interviews; that's why it costs less to enter full-length scripts here.
All finalists and winners will receive S&Co electronic laurels and certificates, and winners and runners-up of categories with 31+ pages will also be presented with S&Co trophies and a copy of FD12.
JUDGING: MAIN COMPETITION
S&Co will draw up a list of Quarter-Finalists, Semi-Finalists and Finalists for the main Festival awards below (including non-winning finalists' entries for the S&CO/POSTERITY Awards):
Our main categories are:
- Feature Screenplay (62-120 pages)
- Full-Length Stage Play (62-120 pages)
- Screenplay / TV Pilot (31-61 pages)
- Shorter / One Act Stage or Audio Script (31-61 pages)
- Short Films / Theatre Plays / Audio Scripts (11-30 pages)
- Mini Films / Theatre Plays / Audio Scripts (3-10 pages)
- Micro Films / Theatre Plays / Audio Scripts (1-2 pages)
We will also present an S&Co trophy for Overall Best Script in Festival (selected from all winning scripts of 30-120 pages). This final award will be selected from ALL genres and categories across stage and screen.
ACTION/ADVENTURE/DISASTER - ARTHOUSE - CRIME/LEGAL - COMEDY - DRAMA - FAMILY/CHILDREN'S/CHRISTMAS - HISTORICAL/PERIOD - HORROR/MYSTERY/THRILLER - LBGTQ/HUMAN RIGHTS - MUSICALS - ROMANCE/ROMCOM - SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN - TRUE STORIES/EVENTS - UTOPIAN/FANTASY/MAGICAL - WAR/WESTERN - YOUNG ADULT/TEEN
Please click the FilmFreeway button to see prices for your preferred category - you can enter as many scripts as you like!