The BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum is a unique opportunity for new or unestablished screenwriters to really jump in at the deep end. And in June 2011, it's coming to Edinburgh.
All submitted scripts are read by a panel of established industry members made up of producers, script developers, directors, literary agents and actors - selected writers are then invited to attend one of our live events, where after a few hours of blocking and rehearsal with a cast of actors, the scripts are performed in front of a live audience.
This year, on 16 June, the Rocliffe Forum is coming to Edinburgh as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. BAFTA and Rocliffe are especially keen to encourage script submissions for this unique regional event - but there's not long left before the deadline on 30 March, so get cracking.
It's not unusual for writers to be approached, or even commissioned, on the strength of the performance; audiences usually contain producers and agents hoping to find new talent, and Q&A sessions after each performance allow for direct communication between writers and industry.
How to apply
For lots of information about what happens with the Forums, and for tips with the application process, check out the Rocliffe section on bafta.org.
Please note, entry has now closed and submission of a script confirms the entrant's acceptance of the terms and rules outlined on the entry form.