Welcome to the Cambridge Script Festival, where storytelling meets the silver screen! We are a celebration of creativity, a platform for aspiring screenwriters, and a hub for cinematic dreams to come alive.
Our mission is simple yet profound: to bridge the gap between the written word and the dazzling premiere. We believe that every great film begins with a compelling script, and we are here to showcase, and celebrate the art of screenwriting.
We offer a supportive community of fellow storytellers, industry professionals, and passionate film enthusiasts who share your dedication to the craft. Our festival is a convergence of creativity, where scripts are polished to perfection, connections are forged, and dreams are set in motion.
𝑾𝑯𝑨𝑻 𝑾𝑬'𝑹𝑬 𝑳𝑶𝑶𝑲𝑰𝑵𝑮 𝑭𝑶𝑹
We welcome a diverse range of genres, from heartwarming dramas to mind-bending sci-fi, and everything in between. Whether you're crafting a feature-length film or a short with a punch, if your script has the potential to captivate, we want to see it!
Behind the scenes, our festival is guided by a skilled and experienced jury comprised of accomplished screenwriters. Some of our jurors have achieved remarkable recognition in the industry, having been finalists in prestigious competitions like the Academy Nichols Fellowships, Final Draft Big Break Screenwriting Contest, and Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition.
Join us on this exhilarating journey "From Pen to Premiere," and let your story captivate audiences on the grandest stage. At the Cambridge Script Festival, your script is not just ink on paper; it's the blueprint for cinematic magic.
Submissions open in October with regular deadline in November and the final deadline in January. Finalists will be announced at the beginning of January and winners of the competition will be announced on 23rd of January!
The Grand Prize will be awarded to the annual winner, which will be chosen from the seasonal winners.
Here is the list of the exciting prizes we offer to our annual winners:
𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐭 𝐄𝐯𝐚𝐥𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐃𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐩𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭
Our winning screenwriters will receive a comprehensive script evaluation by industry experts. This in-depth analysis will provide valuable feedback on how to strengthen your script, enhance character development, improve plot pacing, and identify areas of improvement. It's a personalized roadmap for taking your script to the next level.
𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐞𝐬
We'll promote your script to our extensive network of production companies, producers, and industry professionals.
𝐅𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐒𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐖𝐞𝐛𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚
We'll showcase your winning script on our official website and across our social media platforms. This dedicated spotlight will introduce your work to a wide audience of fellow writers, filmmakers, and enthusiasts, providing well-deserved recognition for your creative brilliance.
𝐄𝐱𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐭𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐎𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬
Connect with industry insiders, fellow screenwriters, and professionals through our network. These interactions can lead to valuable connections, collaborations, and mentorship opportunities to further your screenwriting career.
Each award winner will receive an official certificate/diploma to proudly display your achievement.
1. Individuals serving as judges, members of our festival team, and sponsors, along with their affiliates and immediate family members, are ineligible to participate in the competition.
2. All script submissions must be in the English language.
3. Once a script is entered into the competition, we will not accept substitutions or revised drafts. If you intend to submit a revised version of your script, please enter it as a new submission.
4. When submitting online to the Cambridge Script Festival, you must include the names of all writers in the entry form. “Written by” credits on the script file itself are optional. By submitting online, you confirm that all writers have given their authorization for the submission. In cases where a screenplay is authored by multiple individuals, all cash prizes and awards will be presented to the designated entrant, with distribution to be determined by the writers themselves.
5. We accept screenplays exclusively in the following formats: .PDF, Final Draft, Movie Magic Screenwriter, Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format, or Text.
6. Submitted entries will not be returned, so please ensure you keep copies of all materials submitted.
7. Screenwriters who enter the Cambridge Script Festival retain full rights to their scripts.
8. Submissions must be received by the specified Entry Deadline.
9. The Cambridge Script Festival will not share your screenplay with anyone beyond the official competition judges without prior consent.
10. By participating in the Cambridge Script Festival, you affirm that your entry is an original work and does not infringe upon the copyrights or rights of other individuals or legal entities.
11. Entry fees are non-refundable after Final Deadline.
12. Entrants have the option to include author and/or contact information on the cover page of their entry at their discretion; however, it is not mandatory.
13. The decisions of the judges are considered final.
14. Our festival reserves the right to modify, cancel, or reschedule event dates, awards, and categories. All submitters will be notified of any changes via email and our online platforms. The festival staff reserves the right to substitute any advertised prize with another prize of comparable value.
15. By submitting to the Cambridge Script Festival, you consent to our terms and conditions, as well as receiving marketing newsletters and discounts related to film and screenplay festivals via email. Rest assured that we will never sell your information to third parties.
16. The festival organizers have the right to use publicly available photos, promotional materials, and information about our submitters. These materials may be employed for educational, promotional, or commercial purposes.
𝙉𝙤𝙩𝙚: Please thoroughly review and comprehend all the rules and terms before submitting your screenplay to the Cambridge Script Festival. Your submission signifies your agreement to abide by these rules and terms.