The Festival has two separate strands. A Film Festival (for film submission please go to UK Film Festival - London page on FilmFreeway) and Two Script Competitions running as The UK Film Festival Script Competitions. (You can also enter the script competitions on the Filmfreeway UK Film Festival - London platform but only till October)

This year we are running the Feature Script Competition 2017/18
and the 3 Minute Script Competition 2017 which both close January 9 2018).
Please go to for clarification or email

We are proud to say that every year since the competition began in 2013 the winning scripts have been produced or are currently in production. So far the resulting films have subsequently gone on to win awards at film festivals around the world. These awards include two Crystal Bears for Best Short Film at the Berlin Film Festival in consecutive years as well Best of Festival at the Aesthetica Film Festival and one was short listed for a BAFTA. These films have been Official Selection in 31 other festivals and received prestigious distribution deals.

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Awards & Prizes

The Winning Short Script will, besides receiving the Winner's Laurels and the associated publicity, be supported by UK Film Festival and their Associates including InkTip to help give this script the best chance of production and promotion.

The Winning Feature Film Script will be nurtured by UK Film Festival and their Associates including InkTip to help give this script the best chance of production. Please note that we are looking for a feature film to co-produce to follow up our recent Crystal Bear wins at the 2014 and 2015 Berlin Film Festival. An option has been taken on the winners of both our previous Feature Script winners and the last winner "Cottontail" by Dave Paterson was also offered a publishing deal by our associates Pandemonium. This is an opportunity we want to offer to all our Feature Script Winners.

Our winners are also offered exposure to producers through automatic free membership of InkTip who to date have had over 300 scripts go into production straight from the InkTip slate.

Rules & Terms

Please submit the following...

For the 3 Minute Script Competition - The script only.

For the Feature Script Competition - The Script only
In addition you may also include (but this is optional) a 1 page synopsis, A treatment /Outline of the script (up to 5 pages preferably including log line and pitch paragraph)

if you cannot upload as one document please email 1) and 2) to and indicate that the script has been submitted on filmfreeway.