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.

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

Best Short Screenplay
* Award for Best Screenplay

Best Feature Screenplay
*Award for the Best feature-length screenplay.

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

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

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 FilmFreeway
* Films must be in English or feature subtitles

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Jen Gutierrez

    Fantastic festival! From start to finish, the communication and organization of the festival was wonderful. Overall, the festival was thoughtfully put together and expertly done. The awards for the event are also a spectacular resource for writers (Final Draft and credits on Script Speaker). It's clear that a lot of great care and passion was involved in bringing this festival to life. I truly look forward to seeing how the festival continues to grow, and highly recommend that other filmmakers and writers apply.

    September 2018
  • Kris Bauske

    The fine folks behind the Shepperton Screenwriting Festival are terrific! They were wonderful at communicating with me every step of the way, and the prizes they offer are really beneficial to screen writers. (Final Draft license, Membership on ScriptSpeaker, etc.) Lovely, pleasant people who genuinely love what they're doing. Excellent organization!

    September 2018
  • Xuetao Hu

    I wasn't there, so I don't know how was it? but thanks for selected my film Broken city.

    August 2018
  • Thank you for selecting my comedy feature script, Not From Around Here, as an Official Finalist and for honoring me with the One to Watch Judge's Choice Award. I appreciate the speed of communication and hope to participate again in the future.

    August 2018
  • We were very happy to have our script Landlord of the Flies selected as a finalist. Even though we didn't win we got a good feedback document that was clear, concise and will be useful.

    August 2018