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Interactive NEW WRITING Forum comes to SWF!

Deadline for submissions - 25 September


The BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing forum is both a platform for new writing, and a networking event. Created in 2000, the original format selects three 7-8 minute script extracts - feature film, short film, television drama, sitcom, theatre, radio or sketches.

The pieces are cast by a casting director, and rehearsed by professional actors and directors on the evening. A narrator sets the piece in context and the extracts are then performed to an industry audience of producers, development executives, directors, actors and literary agents.

Following each performance, the writer receives feedback from the industry co-chair and answers questions from the audience. The evening is rounded off with a Q&A with the event host and a relaxed networking session.

The benefits to a writer, new or seasoned, are multiple: hearing their work read by professional actors; a development focused discussion generated by the readings; exposure to and advice from experienced industry members; feedback from an audience and an invaluable method to test out new concepts and material. Given the often isolating nature of the industry, the New Writing Forum creates the ideal environment for networking.

To submit your script for consideration for this event, please click on the below links to find out about the submission process. Deadline is 25 September 2009. The event will take place on the evening of 28 October as part of the International Screenwriters Festival.


For Further information click HERE


For Submission Guidelines and ENTRY FORM click HERE



Alex Cook

BAFTA-Rocliffe submissions

195 Piccadilly




Submissions sent by Email will not be accepted.