Archive for May 13th, 2009

Film Story Competition

13th May 2009 by Maura McHugh

The Brussels Film Festival, in association with the Flemish Writers Guild, is running a Film Story Competition to promote excellent film story ideas, and to assist writers in the development of their scripts.

Two winners will be chosen by a jury of professionals, and will be invited to the Brussels Film Festival’s Awards Ceremony – held on July 5, 2009 – to collect their prize: a place on a Script Factory course of their choice in London.

Participants in the competition should send their movie story (3 pages maximum, written in English, French or Dutch) by email to:

The deadline for entries is June 5th, 2009.

Final Draft Offer

13th May 2009 by Maura McHugh

Filmbase has announced that it is offering the latest version of the screenwriting software Final Draft 8 to Filmbase members for €145.

Filmbase is also running a one-day comprehensive introduction course to Final Draft 8 on Friday 29th May on its premises. The cost is €60 for members and €75 for non-members.

Anyone who bought Final Draft version 7 from Filmbase after February 1st is entitled to a free upgrade to Final Draft Version 8. Please contact for more info.