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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  • We are extremely thankful that our film has won the "Best Feature Film" Award! A big THANK YOU to all the people at the Shepperton Screenwriting Festival!

    November 2019
  • Tasbir Malle

    Really pleased that I entered my short script, some really great feedback and review. Didn't go to event so can't comment on it. Shall enter again. Thanks Shepperton!

    September 2019
  • We very appreciate Shepperton Screenwriting Festival, it's a really good event and we advice other filmmakers & companies to participate to it. cheers !

    December 2018
  • 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