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Awards and submissions for 2018 are now CLOSED

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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.

Deadlines and dates for 2018

Earlybird – £10 – 4 April 2018

Regular – £15/£10 – 18 May 2018

Gala final at Komedia, Bath – 20 June 2018

Premiere screening of winning film – 6 Nov 2018

Read the IMDb Script to Screen Award Rules here.

Watch our promo film here

Submissions ONLY via Withoutabox (please do NOT ask for a fee waiver, thank you)

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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 2018. 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