After a successful and totally rewarding festival in 2016, we're back!

"I am very very grateful for his brilliant analysis. The notes did not only show me that I have a lot to improve on the script (and there is not a single hint for improvement which I would discuss, he just hit the nail on the head everywhere), they also give some very good suggestions on HOW to make the necessary changes happen.
Overall it just motivated me to sit down with that script again. So, THANK YOU, Andrew Ellery!"

Kristine Tauch, 2016 Feature Script Runner-up and recipient of a valuable, in-depth script analysis.

We are delighted to add Michael Garland of Grand Pictures in Ireland, as one of our producer panelists that will make the final decisions about winners. Grand Pictures has co-produced the multi-award winning "Moone Boy" and Michael himself broke his teeth as Financial Controller for Palace Productions working on such projects as Neil Jordan's "The Company of Wolves" and "The Crying Game", and Michael Caton-Jones' "Scandal". In 1995 he produced "This is the Sea" starring Richard Harris and Gabriel Byrne for Overseas Film Group. Michael's most recent feature, was an Irish-German co-production shot in Ireland starring Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie Sangster entitled "Death of a Superhero." As much as any working producer today, Michael understands what is required for a successful screenplay.

Since 1994, TinselTown Productions has offered writing contests for writers of short stories, novels and poetry. After a great year in 2016, TinselTown Productions is running a contest for TV and Film scripts - short or full length.

The contest is open to writers from all over the world  - provided the script is in English - and entries in any genre.

Prizes include: a weeks stay in our writer's retreat in scenic Nova Scotia; feedback from a top script editor to help make the script even better; cash prizes - and the winning feature and short will be passed on to our network of producers for a consultation with an active producer looking for projects to option and produce.

We can confirm that at least one screenplay that didn't even make it to the final stages is soon to be taken on by top producers who are part of our global network.

Judges this year will be working producers and executive producers, with TV and film projects completed in the last twelve months in the UK, Finland, Ireland and North America. The contest will give writers a unique opportunity to have their work read by some of the film world's current top executives.

All submissions to the contest must be done via Film Freeway at the link below. We will not accept paper manuscripts by mail. All entries must be in PDF format and through Film Freeway. Please check out the rules and guidelines on the link below.


Rules and regulations