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

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.

Best Short Screenplay
* Award certificate
* Full licensed copy of Final Draft
* Interview posted on website/social media

Best Feature Screenplay
* Award certificate
* Full licensed copy of Final Draft
* Interview posted on website/social media

Best Short Film
* Award certificate
* Full licensed copy of Final Draft
* Interview posted on website/social media

Best Feature Film
* Award certificate
* Full licensed copy of Final Draft
* Interview posted on website/social media

Best 1 page screenplay
* Award certificate
* Full licensed copy of Final Draft
* Interview posted on website/social media

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

UPDATES
Best 1 page script
New this year, we're accepting single page scripts for our special 1 page script contest

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  • A great festival and a joyous experience for any screenwriter. I'm thoroughly appreciative of the opportunity and the recognition. Recommended for any filmmaker to submit to.

    March 2021
  • Highly recommend this excellent Film Festival. Thrilled to have been considered a finalist. Hope 2021 sees live venue screenings.

    March 2021
  • Pete Eliot

    Amazing experience with the festival. I won the Best Short Screenplay category with 'Mum's House'. It's my first award win and I'm incredibly grateful. The copy of Final Draft 11 is also the perfect prize for a screenwriter! Thank you Shepperton Screenwriting Festival!

    March 2021
  • I am thrilled that my one-page screenplay "Frankenstein's Birthday" is a finalist in the 2021 competition! With numerous categories for entry, the Shepperton Screenwriting Festival is a great one to enter. Thanks to everyone at Shepperton - all the best!!

    March 2021
  • My script of "Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" was quarter finalist which is a great encouragement for me and our team.

    March 2021