Film Daily Screenwriters Submission


The purpose of our contest is to highlight stories we feel are underrepresented. We give special attention to scripts featuring the following subjects:

  • Disability
  • Mental health
  • Trans
  • Race
  • Class
  • Religion
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Product Description


Late Deadline
January 31st, 2019

Notification Date
February 31st, 2019


$1000 overall winner
$500 first runner-up
$300 second runner-up

The Event

Awards Presentation & Networking Mixer
Thursday, April 25th 2019
8pm - late
Brixton, London

Rules & Terms

We are open to all writers, whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-timer with a great idea.


Feature film scripts
Max 120 minutes

Short film scripts
Max 30 minutes

TV pilot scripts
Max 55 minutes

Submission Fees

We are dedicated to providing a platform for all. Our submission fees are low and go directly into competition prize monies and employing readers. As such, we do not provide any submission waivers.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Authority to Enter into this Agreement.

Film Daily Media needs confirmation that you have the right to enter into this contest. By entering this contest, you are expressing that:

1.1 You are 18 years old or have permission to enter this contest from your parent/guardian.

1.2 You are the sole creator of the project, an agent acting on behalf of the creator, or a designated representative working on behalf of an organization or collective with express permission to enter this festival.

  1. Submission Deadlines

Submissions will not be accepted after the deadline has passed.

Early entry is encouraged, but will not guarantee acceptance.

  1. Submission Format

Scripts must be submitted via PDF ONLY.

  1. Submission Eligibility

We only accept work made after 2000.

  1. Submission Fees

Submission fees are non-refundable.

Submission fees are to be paid by secure online payment.

  1. Notification

We will try to notify all entrants by the closing date of our call to entry via email and your chosen submission portal.

  1. Scheduling

All live events are scheduled at the discretion of Film Daily News We will make every effort to assure the events go ahead on schedule but we do reserve the right to make changes to the schedule for any reason. Film Daily News will not be held liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.