Scriptwriters & Co and Posterity Entertainment have formed a unique collaboration to search for two outstanding scripts, whose winners will enjoy career-changing opportunities - direct routes to production - and a blaze of international publicity. These will be judged with reference to special criteria, as below.
CRITERIA: S&CO/POSTERITY AWARD - SCREEN
We're looking for original, commercial, marketable feature film concepts, so arthouse, idiosyncratic or 'worthy' stuff is unlikely to cut it here (though it's welcomed in the main competition). American accents and vernacular are welcomed, since the US is Posterity's (and everyone else's) biggest audience. Realistically, we're unlikely to select anything too 'parochial', or that requires strong UK accents, and if it's British comedy you'll have to work extra-hard to impress. Keep a keen eye on the budget - aim for £100,000 maximum. The likely winner? A movie with a universal theme that harnesses the Zeitgeist and will sell all over the world.
CRITERIA: S&CO/POSTERITY AWARD - STAGE
The winning play will be innovative, immersive and designed for the round, and MUST be full-length and include an interval. We're anticipating a cast of 3 to 8 players and a mix of genders in a staged production that's likely to utilise multi-media and will definitely be original, distinctive, inventive and challenging. Explore, imagine and think outside the box to create an extraordinary and ground-breaking piece of theatre. Although aimed at a primarily adult audience, your cast may include children. Magic, illusions, projections, audio-scapes, aroma-scapes, more? Bring them on - inspire and excite us!
S&Co's Zanna Cardash (Artistic Director) and Alex Hollister (Lead Script Consultant) will work with Posterity and the winning writers to develop the script, with a view to producing a feature film with international distribution; and a play with an A-list cast, to be staged in Bath, UK. Winners and runners-up will also receive a copy of FGD12.
Note: non-winning S&CO/POSTERITY finalists will automatically be entered into their category in the main competition too, so writers have have two chances of winning a trophy.
JUDGING: S&CO/POSTERITY AWARDS
Scriptwriters & Co will draw up a list of Quarter-Finalists, Semi-Finalists and Finalists for the special awards below:
- S&CO/POSTERITY - STAGE (62-120 pages)
- S&CO/POSTERITY - SCREEN (62-120 pages)
S&CO/POSTERITY Quarter-Finalists will be asked to send a personal bio, logline, synopsis, and one-page pitch of their work, which the S&Co team will analyse and discuss with Posterity.
Additionally, S&CO/POSTERITY Semi-Finalists will be interviewed online by Zanna Cardash and Alex Hollister.
We will then present finalists' scripts for stage and screen to Posterity Entertainment, who may wish to meet the writers.
Entries close on 28 February 2022. The two winners will be announced at the Festival on 10 April 2022, and presented with certificates, S&CO/POSTERITY trophies and FD12, after which they will be work with Scriptwriters &Co and Posterity to develop their scripts, in anticipation of filmed/staged production.
You'll find all you need to know about submission fees for these categories by clicking the splendid orange FilmFreeway button below.