The Screenwriter Showcase 2023 @ Pinewood Studios
Hosted by Lift-Off Global Network

- Qualifies for Lift-Off Global Network Season Award Nominations

The Screenwriter Showcase based at Pinewood Studios is a quarterly event aimed at enriching through workshopping new scripts from unsung global talent, introducing producers to screenwriters, all with the aim of bringing your work to life!

The event will consist primarily of a script reading with professional actors at our headquarters in the world-famous Pinewood Studios- home of blockbuster franchises such as James Bond and Star Wars. This is followed from feedback by everyone in the room, including Lift-Off co-founders Ben Pohlman and James Bradley. Feedback is crucial for anyone working in the industry looking to succeed and we believe this is an invaluable opportunity that will benefit any screenwriter.

We cater the rest of the day to suit your needs - whether you’d like to do more read-throughs, discuss development options, or anything else that will help launch your career and get your script made.

Want representation at international film markets and unlimited submissions to all 25 Lift-Off Film Festivals and Showcases? Join the Lift-Off Network today to further your filmmaking career.

Lift-Off Global Network offers you the chance to join our platform. An "industry within the industry" and a place to build your career with showcases, education, festival screenings, and limitless fee waivers to all of our events for your content. We have so much to offer our members via Lift-Off Professional and Intermediate Memberships; the list is endless. We are sure that fee waivers and a priority on screening your work worldwide are worth your attention.

For more information please head to our website:

Submission level:

- Free ebook to all who submit
- Instant access to the Lift-Off database of screenplays where directors might option your work for their next project(s)


- You will be invited to Pinewood Studios, home of Star Wars, James Bond and countless of other blockbuster films, where you will meet with the Lift-Off team and community members to read, workshop, and provide unique feedback on your script.

Scripts must be submitted via FilmFreeway in PDF format only.

Overall Rating
  • Mark Higgins

    The is a great platform for people who are serious about their writing and who also seek out advice from those more knowledgeable in that field.

    The team have been very supportive with their information, I look forward to meeting them in person when I visit their HQ at Pinewood studios. Great experience.

    September 2022
  • Krisafc 80

    If you're looking for a festival/competition to enter with a meaningful and tangible reward for being selected, look no further than Lift Off Networks Screenwriter Showcase.

    Massive thanks to the team at Pinewood for having us down to table read my feature screenplay have had it cancelled back in December due to COVID. Great communication all the way. The team are super professional, friendly and knowledgeable. A great experience that will only serve to improve the next draft of the script.

    100% Recommended.

    March 2022
    Response from festival:

    Such a fun and fantastic read through. We are glad you enjoyed the day and took a lot from it. We can not wait to see your film on the big screen!

  • John-Mark Davidson

    It was a true thrill to be selected for the Screenwriter Showcase. The Lift-Off team truly care about writers and filmmakers. The read through and feedback discussion with the talented cast of actors was both fun and informative.

    February 2021
    Response from festival:

    Really glad you enjoyed the experience John-Mark. The team all had a great time reading the script and then being a part of the read through. Do keep us updated on the project's progress!

  • Richard Wilson

    I've been part of a few festivals throughout the years, but getting the opportunity to have real actors read-through your script, and talk your project over, is the single best experience I've had. What a terrific opportunity. Thank you to everybody involved. Get your script ready and then submit to this fest! Thanks again to everybody involved - Rich

    October 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thanks for this Richard. This is always a favoruite to attend amongst the staff here at Lift-Off. Always fun hearing a script come to life and giving notes to the filmmakers. Hope the project is going well!

  • Lift-Off is for do'ers not for wait'ers; having cleared that out of the way do not expect anything less than a phenomenal experience filled with the kind of momentous energy that sends you on to the next phase of your fillmmaking career. Siskel and Ebert two thumbs up sort of thing!

    March 2020
    Response from festival:

    It was a brilliant day doing the read-through for your feature script Hugo. Hope the notes and discussion afterwards was valuable. This is a great project and we look forward to seeing it on the screen!