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    The UK Film Festival 3 Minute Script Competition 2015 is receiving submissions till 31 December. (scroll down for further details) 

    The 2014 3 Minute Script Competition winner A SIMPLE MISTAKE by Tim Mayfield is now in pre-production.

    Congratulations to Tim – as well as to those scriptwriters that were highly commended. These were X by Anthony Khaseria;    SIX LETTERS by David McCready;  IT’S IN THE BAG by David Bonner and Jim Duncanson;  as well as BOOM which is also by the prolific Anthony Khaseria.

    Murray Woodfield and Petros Silvestros receiving the Crystal Bear

    We are extremely proud that A CONFESSION – the winning script from our 2013 script competition now co-produced by us has won the Crystal Bear for Best Short in the Berlinale Generation 14+ at the Berlin Film Festival 2015. Seen here receiving the award at the closing night ceremony in Berlin are Murray Woodfield and Petros Silvestros.

    This film was made from Alfred and Andrea Allen’s winning screenplay from the UK Film Festival script competition last year which was subsequently co-produced by us and Irresistible Films.  The multi-award winning team of Director, Petros Silvestros  and Producer, Matt Nelson have produced a shocking and unforgettable masterpiece.

    This is the 2nd year in a row that we have won this award which is unprecedented – as last year we won the same award with MIKE which was the winner of our previous script competition.

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    Receiving the Crystal Bear for Best Short Film, MIKE by AJ Riley - the winner of the previous Three Minute Script Competition - Murray Woodfield (Executive Producer), Petros Silvestros (Director), Matt Nelson (Producer) and Lucian Charles Collier (Mike)

    The 2015 3 Minute Script Competition.

    We intend to continue this success with our future script winners. Get writing. 

    The Prize - The winning script will receive Winner’s Laurels and be considered for production by Irresistible Films as part of their Hot Blood scheme which nurtures new directors and writers. (It should be noted that Irresistible have chosen to produce the winning script every year of the competition so far)

    We continue our quest to unearth new talent and the very best film or films from the festival - including the script winners’ films as happened last year – may be considered for potential inclusion in an episode of Channel 4’s Shooting Gallery. 

    Deadline for postal and email submissions is December 31st but is earlier if you use Withoutabox and Filmfreeway i.e. November 23.

    Submissions  can be made through or you can send your entry by post or by email.

    If you wish to email the script please contact to arrange a payment method and to email the script.

    The postal submissions should contain a cheque in British Pounds made payable to the UK Film Festival for the £20 admin fee and should be sent to:

    Murray Woodfield

    c/o The UK Film Festival

    3 Minute Script Competition

    35 Harrington Gardens


    London SW7 4JU

    The closing date for postal submissions is December 31st 2015 but is earlier (October) for withoutabox or filmfreeway submissions.

    Terms and Conditions: Before submitting your screenplay, please be sure it meets the following requirements and that you accept the conditions:

    1) All entries should be in English and be between 2 and 3 pages in length (or a little over) in the industry standard format. This does not include the title page. (If you are new to film writing and do not know the format there are many free script writing programs on line including Celtx)

    2) If submitted online the file should be named as Title and Author. (e.g. Brilliant Title by Yaw Name)

    3) All scripts must be original screenplays, for which the applicant(s) hold the copyright. Where the screenplay is based on another piece of work it is the responsibility of the screenplay writer to obtain written permission/copyright clearances from the original author or publisher.

    4) The winning screenwriter may be asked to work in partnership (online if need be) with the producer, script editor and/or director with regard to possible changes if the script is selected to be produced.


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