The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), in partnership with Rocliffe, and supported by The London Book Fair, is calling for scripts from emerging writers of children’s media, for a chance to present their work to members of the film and television industries.
The activity, which is taking place for a second year, is a special iteration of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum, a long-running initiative which aims to give a platform to undiscovered screenwriters and help them to develop their careers.
Three successful writers will have extracts from their scripts performed by professional actors, and gain feedback from attending experts, at a showcase event at BAFTA’s headquarters, 195 Piccadilly in London, on Saturday 12 September.
One of the writers, will also receive an expenses-paid trip and full delegate pass to the MIP Junior international children’s programming market in Cannes in October, where they will receive extensive industry introductions and networking opportunities, organised by The London Book Fair.
British-based screenwriters are invited to submit scripts with a focus on content for children and families across a range of forms including feature film, single drama, mini-series, sitcom, comedy-drama and animation. The final deadline for submissions is Monday 27 July.
Applicants must submit a ten page extract and be available on Saturday 12 September for the showcase event at BAFTA, and from Saturday 3 to Sunday 4 October to attend MIP Junior in Cannes, France.
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