Shore Scripts Competitions & Edinburgh Shorts

Our writer pals at Shore Scripts regularly offer some of the best film-related prizes around and this year they are putting up awards of between $9,000 –  $15,000 in production funding and equipment hire for the winning screenplay of their latest Short Film Fund competition!
The prize money will be aimed at turning the winning script into a completed short film and we’d be delighted to screen the winning film at next year’s ESFF!
We’re also delighted […]

By |March 17th, 2018|News Posts|0 Comments

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2017 Script Pitch Competition Finalists!

We’re very pleased to announce the finalists in this years 2017 Script Pitch Competition!

In no particular order, the entrants judged to have written the best 5 minute script are:

Beth Cameron
Rosanna Scott
David Macpherson
Gidni Lindal Benediktson
Jo Osborne
Stephen Beavis
Fraser Coull

The finalists will be pitching in front of a judging panel lead by James Mavor, head of the MA Screenwriting course at Screen Academy Scotland and including Eddie McFadden of the Scottish Screenwriters, Yasmin Al-Hibithi of the 2017 EIFF Youth […]

By |October 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Script Pitch Competition for Young Scottish-Based Screenwriters

We’re delighted to be able to run a second edition of our popular, Young Screenwriters Script Pitch Competition, which includes the fabulous prize of tickets and flights to the 2018 London Screenwriters Festival as well as one year’s free membership of iPitch, the professionals pitching network!

Working in partnership with the Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund and iPitch, we can also offer one year’s free membership to iPitch, the film professional’s pitching network!

The deadline is Friday Aug […]

By |July 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Welcome to our new partner for 2017: US Based Screenwriter’s agency, InkTip

The Edinburgh Short Film Festival is  very pleased to work with InkTip for our 2017 edition, founded in 2000, InkTip is a US Based screenwriters agency and networking organisation which aims to promote the work of new and established screenwriters. With over 2000 registered industry members and vetted industry professionals, InkTip aims to help writers reach producers, while around 400 scripts have been optioned or writers hired through their services.

InkTip also provides access to learning […]

By |February 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Script Pitch Finale & Screenwriting Masterclass

Looking forward to hearing the competing pitches from our 6 finalists for today’s script pitch competition for young screenwriters!
The finalists are:

Daniel Brown

Andrew Jameson

Michael Paget

James Hannan

Euan Brockie

Grant Reid

And the judging panel for the event is:

James Mavor  Screen Academy Scotland

Claudia Yusuf Scottish Film Talent Network

Matthew Martino Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund

Eddie McFadden  Scottish Screenwriters

Good luck to all the finalists!

There will also be a FREE screenwriting masterclass at 4pm today at Summerhall delivered by the experienced screenwriter, Chris Lindsay!
The […]

By |October 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sunday Screenwriting Masterclass to be delivered by Chris Lindsay

Delighted to announce that Chris Lindsay is in conversation with James Mavor, Screen Academy Scotland’s screenwriting lecturer on the art of Screenwriting on Sunday at Summerhall, starting at 4pm!

Chris Lindsay is a Scottish screenwriter, named one of the Edinburgh Television Festival’s “Ones To Watch” for 2016. A graduate of Screen Academy Scotland and a Red Planet Prize finalist – he completed shadow schemes with both Holby City and River City before going on to to […]

By |October 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments