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.
The BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition, which runs twice a year, calls submissions for Film, Television Drama, Children, Family & YA Media, and Television Comedy scripts. In 2023, we will be running Children, Family & YA Media and Television Drama.
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 and how to enter in FAQs below.
How to enter and FAQs
Terms and Conditions
Dates and Deadlines:
Returns in 2024.
Children, Family & YA Media
Applications for 2023 have now closed.
Find out about the 2023 panel and jury here
Register for the showcase here
Applications open in July 2023.