The Edge and SUSUtv launch Screenwriting Competition


Think you have what it takes to create your own short film? Well, you’re in luck – as two of the University of Southampton’s award-winning media societies have come together to offer an exciting opportunity.

The Edge and SUSUtv have teamed up to launch a screenwriting competition, which could see your creation come to life. Simply let your imagination run wild in 15 pages or less, and submit for the chance to see it produced, reviewed and watched!

The winner will receive (campus-wide) fame and glory, and will be able to see their project produced with the help of SUSUtv. Entrants of all abilities are encouraged to submit, and will have complete creative control over how they want their piece to play out. Entries will be judged by a panel comprised of members from both societies, based on creative content, written accuracy, and originality.

Excitingly, your project could go even further than campus; The University of Southampton Student Film Festival (sponsored by The Edge in association with Wessex Films) awaits after production has completed – returning early in semester two to showcase the best of student-made cinema. Meanwhile NaSTA, the National Student Television Association, will also be holding their annual awards event soon after. The winner of the competition will automatically be submitted for consideration to both, so the potential for wider audiences and acclaim is huge!

Terms and Conditions include:

  1. Applicants must be current students at the University of Southampton, or freshers due to arrive in the 2016/17 academic year.
  2. The screenplay must be 15 pages or under. Screenplays exceeding the maximum page limit will not be accepted.
  3. Screenplays received after 5pm on Sunday 9th October will not be considered.
  4. Traditional formatting should be used for the piece.
  5. Entries should be the writer’s own original work. Writing that has been published elsewhere or produced previously will not be accepted.
  6. You may submit more than one application for consideration, the maximum being three separate scripts. Scripts with joint screenwriters will also be accepted.

The competition opens today (Monday 15th August), and will close promptly at 5pm on Sunday 9th October 2016.

Applicants should direct their submissions and/or any queries to [email protected]. Please include your full name, student number, and email address. Your screenplay should be attached as a PDF file to your email.

Good luck!




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Deputy Editor of the Edge and FilmSoc President 2016-17. BA Film and English graduate, but not ready to accept it yet. Has an affinity for spooky stories, cats, and anything deep fried.

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