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;

Ana Feyder, associate creator of the Cape Town film industry, award winning International casting director who has worked with the likes of Spielberg and Clint Eastwood.

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

Diego Milane, founder of DHM films.

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.
2nd gets Runner-up laurel with free feedback/report on their script.

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
  • Mark Higgins

    A big thanks to Colin MacGregor at Caledoinia Short Script Competition for running a brilliant contest which was a first for me. I would like to say a big well done to all of those involved and I hope they found it as an exhilarating experience as I did. I can definitely recommend Caledonia Short Script Competition for anyone established or starting out like myself. Once again thank you all for such a great experience.

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    So much thanks for this Mark.

  • Nicola Docherty

    What a Wonderful and supportive competition this is! Colin MacGregor, the competition Director was kind enough to call me and personally let me know that my script made it to the semi finals and also out of the kindness of his own heart took time to have a lovely chat with me and gave me some amazing advice for the future and wished me well with my writing career!

    This is the kind of competition that makes you feel like a winner, no matter what! What a pleasure it was to enter my work! I look forward to returning next year!

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Your kind review made me blush...thank you so much Nicola.

  • Fraser McArthur

    As a writer who has been entering as many script competitions as possible and hearing little-to-no feedback, the Caledonia Short Script competition is a breath of fresh air. Colin was attentive and gave the best advice at the best time to ensure my submission was considered fairly.
    I would have loved to see the winning script to get an idea of what clinched the top prize but I can only praise Colin for the organisation and opportunity for my wee comedy to receive a laurel wreath!

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    It was a pleasure to have read your script...it made me laugh.
    Thanks for the review Fraser.

  • Dympna Jardine

    Great to be a semi-finalist in this competition. Loving the validation. It also gives me confidence in applying for funding to make my short. Thank you very much.

    September 2020
    Response from festival:

    Best of luck to you Dympna...well done and thanks for the review.

  • Great competition, can't believe I got semi finalist, I'm so chuffed!! Thanks Caledonia 🥳

    August 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for the review Lorna.