We’re delighted to announce the 7 finalists who will be competing for the 2016 Script Pitch Award, which we are presenting in association with the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund.

The finale will take place at Summerhall on Sunday October 30th, beginning at 3pm, this event will be free and followed by A screenwriters masterclass.

The finalists will pitch their winning scripts before selected Judges from Screen Academy Scotland, Scottish Film Talent Network, Shore Scripts, the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund and the Scottish Screenwriters Group.

The winning scripts and script pitch finalists are:

C.O.D.A                                            Daniel Brown

SURPRISE!                                        Andrew Jameson

BROOD                                             Michael Paget

ZOMBIE IN THE PLAY PARK               James Hannan

KICKING PRACTICE                            Euan Brockie

FIREWORKS                                      Paul Moran

FIRST DATE, LAST SLICE                   Grant Reid



The prizes for the winner and Runner-Up are:

A winning ticket to the London Screenwriters competition in 2017!
Return flights from Edinburgh to London (Please note: accommodation not included)
Free enrollment to Get Filming’s online screenwriting masterclass
Free listing of the winning screenplay via Inktip
Mentoring from professional film or tv screenwriters (Mentoring will be virtual from an experienced Screen or TV writer, MMBF
currently have 7 volunteer writers on their mentoring team and one of them would be allocated to the winner and runner-up, they would
answer questions offer advise, provide a strategy to boost their writing career.)
NB: For clarity, the rights to the work submitted remain with the creator at all times.


A winning ticket to the 2017 London Screenwriters Festival
Return flights from Edinburgh to London


Thanks to everyone who submitted and good luck to all the competitors in the final!