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Call for script submissions - BAFTAs 10th anniversary

  • Date: 23 March 2010
  • Area: Midlands

The BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum invites submissions for its forthcoming 10th anniversary events in Nottingham and London. Over the last 10 years the BAFTA-supported initiative has connected scores of aspiring British writers and filmmakers with BAFTA award-winning talent including Mike Newell, John Madden and David Parfitt.

This year, Rocliffe will celebrate a decade of events including New Film Forums and the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum. With the aim of bringing the best and brightest aspiring filmmakers and writers to the attention of the established film and television industry at large, the forums have put the spotlight on new British talent such as BAFTA and Academy Award-winning director Andrea Arnold, and provided a springboard to success for young British talent including James Dormer, who has gone on to write episodes of UK TV dramas Spooks and The Fixer, Jack Thorne who won the Best British Newcomer award at the 2009 London Film Festival for The Scouting Book for Boys.

Together with its media sponsor Variety, BAFTA aims to make these events bigger and better than ever and they invite writers to submit their scripts for consideration for one or both events.

The next two BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forums will take place at the ScreenLit Festival in Nottingham on 27 April and at BAFTA headquarters in London on 5 May 2010.

Deadline for submissions for the 10th Anniversary forums is 17:00 on 8 March 2010.

Entries should be sent to Alex Cook, Regional Programmer, BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN.

To find out more, and to see pictures and blogs from previous events, follow this link to the BAFTA website.

Due to the increasing popularity of this event, it has become necessary to charge a small script submission fee (£5) to enable BAFTA to handle the volume of scripts submitted.

BAFTA and Rocliffe are non profit organisations and funds raised will be used towards securing the future of this event.