Want to get your first script made?

The idea behind the IMDb Script to Screen Award is simple: anyone can submit a script for a short film with a running time of 10 minutes or under. Entries are then read and discussed by a panel from the creative writing team at Bath Spa University.

Five scripts are shortlisted and performed in June by Bath Spa’s drama students in front of our industry judges and a live audience. Both the judges and the audience vote for the best script and the winner receives £5000 cash and £1000 worth of hire kit from Visual Impact (UK filmmakers only) to turn their script into a film. Plus, the winner receives a coveted IMDb Enamel Badge and prestigious glass-etched award.  The winning film is not only screened at FilmBath Festival but at several other film festivals across the country.

Read the IMDb Script to Screen Award Rules here.

Watch our promo film here

Script Surgery

To help budding screenwriters give their script the best chance, we offer a FREE script surgery with an LA film producer and script editor before scripts are submitted. If you’d like to take advantage of this service, simply email us your script.

Email us by 1 May 2017. You will receive feedback on your script in time to make changes and submit before the deadline.

Submission fee

£5 – £15

Exact fee will vary subject to date of submission

The 2018 IMDb Script to Screen Award will be open for submissions soon!

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