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  • 3 Minute Script Competition

    The UK Film Festival 3 Minute Script Competition 2015 is now receiving submissions. 

    Congratulations! The winner of the 2014 competition is…    A SIMPLE MISTAKE by Tim Mayfield.

    Also highly commended are 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 was also by Anthony Khaseria.

    Murray Woodfield and Petros Silvestros receiving the Crystal Bear

    We are extremely proud that A CONFESSION – the winning script from last years 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 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)

    We intend to continue this success with our future script winners. Get writing for the 2015 3 Minute Script Competition.

    The Prize - The winning script will be made into a film as in previous years.

    Once again this year the UK Film Festival is teaming up with Irresistible Films to co-produce the making of our 3 Minute Script Competition 2015 winner. Please see beneath these Competition details for information on the making and the subsequent success of the films made from our 2 previous 3 Minute Script Competitions.

    This will be another co-production by Irresistible Films and the UK Film Festival who are combining again to continue the quest to unearth new talent.

    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. 

    Submissions  can be made through or you can send your entry by post or by email.  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/0 The UK Film Festival

    3 Minute Script Competition

    35 Harrington Gardens


    London SW7 4JU

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

    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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