Founded in 2017, The Shepperton Screenwriting Festival is aimed at new and emerging talent from across the globe.

Shepperton is known for being one of the UK's leading hubs of film production with major motion pictures being filmed in Shepperton Studios on a daily basis.

This festival is aimed at those who want to get their talent seen and help encourage future screenwriters and filmmakers to get their work shown to leading industry experts.

Films of any genre are accepted.

Awards & Prizes

All films and screenplays will receive feedback from our established committee.

Best Short Screenplay
* Award for Best Screenplay
* The opportunity to have your screenplay performed by professional actors at a reading that you will be invited to attend or have filmed and sent out to you.

Best Student Short Screenplay
* Award for Best Student Screenplay
* The opportunity to have your screenplay performed by professional actors at a reading that you will be invited to attend or have filmed and sent out to you.

Best Feature Screenplay
*Award for Best feature length screenplay.
* The opportunity to have your screenplay performed by professional actors at a reading that you will be invited to attend or have filmed and sent out to you.

Best Short Film
* Award for Best Short Film
* Winning film will be showcased on our website portal

Best Feature Film
* Award for Feature Film
* Winning film will be showcased on our website portal

Best Student Film
* Award for Best Student Film
* Winning film will be showcased on our website portal

Rules & Terms

SCREENPLAYS
*The work must have been created within the past two years.
* If the work is submitted by a student proof of educational establishment must be provided
* All scripts must be written in English
* All scripts to be submitted as PDFS
* Films must be submitted via online screener ONLY
* All FilmFreeway submissions for Shepperton Screenwriting Festival are to be paid by credit card. The submission fee is non-refundable.

FILMS
*The work must have been created within the past two years.
* If the work is submitted by a student proof of educational establishment must be provided
*Only an online Screener will be accepted via Film Freeway
* Films must be in English or feature subtitles