We are an international short script competition hailing from Scotland.
We have a £275 ($378) 1st place prize that we hope becomes part of the budget in the writer getting their short script filmed.

This is an international short script competition judged by industry experts such as;

Sean Higgs, international actor and director who has worked with Meg Ryan, Patrick Swayze and Tim Curry etc.

Diego Milane, founder of DHM films and all-round fim maker.

Colin MacGregor BA in the Creative Industries specialising in scriptwriting. http://macgregorconsultancy.wixsite.com/services

Entries from all over the world are welcome, but the script must be in English.
We accept all genres.

1st prize £275 ($378) + winners laurel and a free follow up discussion and mentoring with Greenlit company on where to take your script next.
2nd gets Runner-up laurel with free feedback/report on their script and the free follow up with Greenlit.

Greenlit is the UK’s premier crowdfunding site designed specifically for filmmakers. Greenlit believes in a holistic approach to crowdfunding that focuses on connecting filmmakers directly with their audience, from a film’s inception through to its release. In support of the Caledonia Short Script Competition, all nominated screenwriters will receive a series of bespoke advice sessions with Greenlit’s industry experts, including pitch workshopping and consultations on marketing and social media strategy.

Short film must be no longer than 15 pages and written in English.
Please send script in PDF format.
Scripts to be sent via FilmFreeway.
Always send your name and email address on a title page for contact purposes.

Overall Rating
  • Jake McGarry

    Thrilled to have been selected as a finalist with my first short film script. Encourages me to keep pursuing this, which is worth every penny of the admission fee. Thanks

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    Jake thank you and we wish you all the best in the future.

  • Anna Grey

    My script was shortlisted as a semi- finalist. It would have been good to have done feedback; however, understand that was part of the competition. I was also well supported as a dyslexic writer. Thank you so much to all involved.

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    As a dyslexic writer I think you did brilliant Anna. Thanks for the review. If you ever run a comp like this you would understand how difficult it is to give everyone feedback. One of our judges will give feedback but it costs extra Anna.

  • Great chance for work to be reviewed and celebrated.

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    Your work deserves celebration Rosie, thanks for the review.

  • Robin Johnston

    Was great to hear my script was listed as a finalist, however would have been great if some more in depth feedback was included in order for me to improve my abilities as a short film writer. Thanks again for reading my script.

    August 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hi Robin, an in depth view is possible via one of our judges, but alas it costs more. It's difficult to run a comp and give in depth feedback to everyone for the entry fee we ask.

  • Jamie Stewart

    Not many festivals take the time to personally call you with the submission results... especially from a different continent! The Caledonia Short Script Competition shows great respect to the writers and the craft itself with the level of care they display.

    July 2021
    Response from festival:

    Jamie thank you so much for the kind words.