Archive for February 20th, 2009

BAFTA New Writing Forum

20th February 2009

Filmbase reports that the next BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum will take place at BAFTA in London in April.

The closing date for submissions is 20 March 2009 at 17.00 GMT.

If you would like your script to be considered, please send a hard copy of the following to

195 Piccadilly
London W1J 9LN

  1. 10 minute Script extract (12 pages maximum) – each page must list your name, script title and page number. The script can be short film, feature, theatre or television – please note we are not accepting theatre or radio scripts on this occasion.
  2. Long synopsis – min 350 to a max of 500 words.
  3. Short synopsis – max 50 words.
  4. Cast break down and outline of each character that appears in extract.
  5. Introduction to provide context, outlining where the extract fits into the overall story and must clearly state whether the script is a feature, short, or television drama.
  6. A short writing and industry relevant biography – 150 words max – please be specific with titles etc.
  7. Only standard script formats will be accepted.
  8. Please include your full contact details i.e. name, email and a contact telephone number on your biog page.
  9. You should only submit work if you are able to attend on 29 April 2009.
  10. We will only accept a maximum of two submissions per writer.
  11. All writers will be notified within three weeks of the closing date.
  12. No email submissions will be accepted.
  13. Please include a stamped addressed envelope if you wish to have your submission materials returned.

Home Nominated

20th February 2009

The feature documentary Home, written by Irishman Alan Cooke, received three nominations in the New York Emmy Awards, and Cooke has signed a deal with Cinetic Media of New York to bring it onto Digital platforms like iTunes and Amazon Worldwide.

Home is a view of New York from the perspective of recent Irish Immigrant, and features interviews with actors Liam Neeson, Mike Myers, Susan Sarandon, Rosie Perez, Alfred Molina, as well as writers Fran Libowitz and Frank McCourt. The low-budget film shot was shot on various dates from 2004 -2006.

It has been nominated for: Best Documentary – Dawn Scibilia and Alan Cooke; Best Photography – Dawn Scibilia; Best Writing – Alan Cooke. The winners will be announced on the 29th of March in New York City.

Home has already picked up numerous awards including Best Documentary at the Magners Irish Film Festival 2006, Best Documentary award at the 2006 Boston Irish Film Festival and winner at the Chashama Film Festival, New York City 2008.