Summer School 2019

Screenwriting Challenge!

We are looking for talented young writers to write a script for this years Summer School film!

If you are under 25 and are interested in writing we want to hear from you!

We are looking for a script, no longer than 5 pages, that is inspired by our filming location – Wiston Lodge! Photos can be seen below, and more photos and information can be seen on their website:

The Brief:

  • Story must have 3 characters or less
  • Script must be 5 pages or less
  • At least one indoor scene
  • NO HORROR stories!

If selected, you will take part in a development process with an experienced writer, this will include one to one meetings that will help you finalise the script to your best ability. Following that, your script will be made into a short film for all to see!


For more information on Summer School itself and how to apply please click here!

Additional Events

Screenwriting Workshop – 12/06/19

GMAC Film | 17:00 – 20:00

As a companion to our Summer School script challenge, we are running a free workshop for young writers aged under 25 who are interested in submitting to the challenge!

If you are struggling with how to begin turning your ideas into a story, this is the place for you! You don’t need to have any scriptwriting experience, we are looking for fresh young voices. You’ll learn everything you need to know here.

The workshop will be facilitated by Linda Campbell (GMAC, Write Camera Action, Shuga Koated Productions) who will give an introduction to screenwriting followed by a practical exercise to get the ideas flowing!

Location Visit – TBC

Select writers will be taken to Wiston Lodge in order to get a proper look and feel for the location – so that the magic and scope of the place can truly come across in your writing.

Deadline for script submissions is 24/06/19 at 12pm.

Submissions should be sent to