Magazine article Screen International

Wellcome Trust and BFI Launch Annual Screenwriting Prize

Magazine article Screen International

Wellcome Trust and BFI Launch Annual Screenwriting Prize

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Prize aims to inspire science in films.

The Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health, have announced the launch of an annual screenwriting prize, in association with the BFI Film Fund.

Winners of the prize, which aims to encourage films inspired by biology and medicine, will receive £20,000 to develop their idea to first draft as well as support from the Wellcome Trust to world-leading scientists and to help identify commercial partners and producers. Judges of the prize will include representatives from Film4 and the BFI, who will also provide the winner with access to professional development executives to help them develop their screenplay.

The Wellcome Trust Screenwriting Prize is open to both live action and animation projects with judges looking for scripts that are creative in the way they incorporate biomedicine into the story. …

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