The BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition is a platform for aspiring screenwriters to have their work showcased and a fantastic opportunity to take their writing career to the next level.
Each year the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition calls submissions for film, television drama, children's media and television comedy scripts.
Following a blind judging process, selected script extracts are performed by a professional cast to an audience of producers, development executives, directors, actors and literary agents, aiming to give a platform to emerging writing talent from across the country.
The benefits for a writer include: hearing their work read by professional actors, a development focused discussion generated by the readings, feedback and advice from experienced industry members and an invaluable method to test out new concepts and material on an audience. Find out more about past years' finalists.
This year’s New Writing Showcase: TV Comedy will take place on Monday 19th June.
A showcase of three TV comedy script extracts by emerging UK writing talent, selected by an industry jury.
Featuring industry guests producer Lucy Lumsden (Psychobitches, Stella) and writer Simon Nye (The Durrells in Corfu, Men Behaving Badly) who will critique three winning scripts performed by professional actors in front of a live audience as well as sharing insights into their own working processes.
The format selects three ten minute script extracts from applications sent in by emerging writing talent from all over the country and the pieces have been chosen by industry experts.
We call for scripts four times a year in different writing categories, find out more: