27th Annual

FilmBath (Previously Bath Film Festival)


FilmBath IMDb Script to Screen Award


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in United Kingdom Pound

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
April 4, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 10.00 *
Student Fee 10.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 18, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
Student Fee 10.00 *

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately June 15, 2018

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)
  Microsoft Word (.doc)
  Microsoft Word (.docx)

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
£5,000 to go towards making the film. £1,000 worth of kit from 180 Degrees On Set Solutions. AND an IMDb enamel badge (more sought after than a Blue Peter badge!). Page for the film on IMDb. Prize money and training MUST be used to make the film of the winning screenplay between June and November of the year you win.
Cash Award Value: 5,000 United Kingdom Pound
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000 United Kingdom Pound

Category Rules

NB: we offer script surgery before submission. Send your script to: scriptsurgeon@bathfilmfestival.org.uk before May 1st to receive feedback on your script.

1. Entry into FilmBath IMDb Script to Screen Award confirms each entrant’s acceptance of these rules and regulations.
2. FilmBath IMDb Script to Screen Award is open to writers of any nationality from any country.
3. The entered screenplay must not have been previously optioned, sold or produced.
4. Screenplays must be written in English language.
5. The screenplay must be no less than 5 (five) minutes and no more than 10 (ten) minutes screen time.
6. Screenplays of any genre will be considered and must be the original work of the author submitting it. Where the screenplay is based upon another piece of work it is the responsibility of the screenplay writer to obtain permission/copyright clearances from the original author.
7. Screenplays based upon another work must be clearly marked as such.
8. Screenplays must be submitted by the deadline, no late entries will be accepted unless agreed by prior arrangement.
9. Entering the competition constitutes permission to use the winners’ names and licenses for publicity and promotions without any additional compensation.
10. Multiple authorship screenplays are acceptable. But entry must be made separately
11. The winners will be chosen by a panel of judges. The decision of the judges will be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
12. All entrants acknowledge that neither the judges nor the sponsors or any partners mentioned here on or any other publication will be held responsible for any disputes between you FilmBath IMDb Script to Screen Award .
13. All entrants acknowledge that the final winner will be expected to make the film of their screenplay by OCTOBER 2018.
14. No cash alternatives to any of the prizes or additional payments shall be made.
15. The Competition organisers reserve the right to reject any entry for any reason at their absolute discretion.
16. The Competition organisers reserve the right to appoint any director, producer to the winning script (though we really do not plan to do so and do not want to).
17. No substitution or new drafts or corrected pages for screenplay entries will be accepted under any circumstances.
18. Only submit one copy.
19. Please upload screenplay with title ONLY. The authors name must not appear on the title page or anywhere within the body of the uploaded screenplay.
20. The writer’s name must not appear anywhere within the body of the screenplay.
21. No additional material should be attached/uploaded with the screenplay.
22. The organisers reserve the right to amend these rules and regulations at any time by notice on www.filmbath.org.uk

Release for submitted material:

This release is being accepted by you in connection with the material you wish the judges of FilmBath IMDb Script to Screen Award Competition to review.

You acknowledge that the screenplay you are submitting may contain characters, concepts and other material similar to characters, concepts and other material which the judges of the competition or their partners are currently developing/producing or are considering developing/producing.

You agree that in consideration for their reviewing and perhaps discussing the submitted screenplay with you, you will not at any time assert or attempt any claim against FilmBath IMDb Script to Screen Award or any of the judges of the competition, sponsors, partners, or any other person connected with the competition with respect to any use of similar material in any project which is developed, produced, distributed, licensed or sold by all the above mentioned parties.

The judges agree to make a reasonable good faith effort to protect the confidentiality of any original material contained in the work.

You agree that should your screenplay be the winner of this competition you will make the film of the screenplay and deliver it to FilmBath by October 2018. If it is not you will be required to repay the winning money.

You agree that if your screenplay wins the competition you will/may be called upon to write further revisions with your or our script editor/producer/director.