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New Writing Talent Search For Children's Film & Television

19 August 2014
BAFTA/ Scott Kershaw

BAFTA calls for scripts from emerging writers, to showcase their talents to the children's film and TV industries at MIP Junior.

BAFTA has teamed up with Rocliffe to find fresh new talent for children's film and TV, offering exciting writers a platform to present their work to influential members of the industry. This is the first time that the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum has focussed on children's media.

The undiscovered scriptwriters will have extracts of their work performed by professional actors at BAFTA headquarters, 195 Piccadilly on 27 September, with feedback from industry experts. One winner will also receive a trip to the MIP Junior international children’s programming market in Cannes in October, where they will benefit from networking opportunities, organised by The London Book Fair.

   "I hope to see stories that are imaginative reflections of the diversity of society. It is really thrilling to see what new voices we will find.”

- Farah Abushwesha, Founder of Rocliffe

Entries will be judged by an industry jury of writers, commissioners, agents, producers and development executives from companies including BBC, Blue Zoo Animation, Channel Five, Coolabi, David Higham Associates, Heyday Films, HIT Entertainment and ITV.

Applicants must submit a ten page extract and be available on Saturday 27 September for the showcase event at BAFTA, and from Saturday 11 to Sunday 12 October to attend MIP Junior in Cannes, France.

The final deadline for submissions is Monday 1 September.

Click here for more information about the children's media Rocliffe New Writing Forum.