Sessions 2014

130 Sessions For 2014 will be added in the Summer

Over the three days of the London Screenwriters’ Festival we will run over one hundred seminars, workshops and networking events for professional screenwriters. We film most sessions, so if you miss one, or two clash, you’ll be able to catch up later online. We will be adding new sessions over the Summer, so please swing back soon or join our mailing list for updates.

I shall be dedicating my first Oscar / BAFTA to you guys!

Cera Rose Pickering, Screenwriter

Cera Rose Pickering, Screenwriter

Beyond the workshop

Get Listed in the Talent Directory

Get Listed in the Talent Directory

Get yourself listed in the 2014 Talent Directory that is shared with other delegates and execs attending the festival.

Script To Screen

Script To Screen

Read the script, watch the film or TV show, then meet the writers, filmmakers, producers at the festival.

Pitch at the Great British Pitchfest

Pitch at the Great British Pitchfest

This is your big moment… Pitch your killer project to professional producers and top agents. Past sessions have resulted in options AND representation!

Script Chat

Script Chat

Get intimate face-to-face time in our hugely popular Script Chat roundtable sessions. Ask our speakers the questions you want answered.

Advanced Mentoring at the Script Labs

Advanced Mentoring at the Script Labs

Get one on one tuition and coaching from our experts in these intensive three hour sessions. Only six writers are selected for each lab.

Get Your Script Performed

Get Your Script Performed

Have scenes from your script read, performed and workshopped by professional actors and directors. 

The Elevator Pitch

The Elevator Pitch

Are you good enough to exit the elevator with the million dollar business card before the doors slide shut?

We will read your script

We will read your script

Need a professional to read your screenplay? Get one-on-one feedback on your script with Euroscript.

What a fantastic event. I talked loads, pitched loads, and learned loads.

Sinéad Fagan, Screenwriter

Sinéad Fagan, Screenwriter

Practical help

How to survive past your first success: Best Practice For a Lifelong Career

How to survive past your first success: Best Practice For a Lifelong Career

Don’t fall after you pass the first hurdle… Get coached for a lifelong career with Hollywood coach Lee Jessup.

On The Edge Of Your Seat: Writing Nail Biting Suspense

On The Edge Of Your Seat: Writing Nail Biting Suspense

Discover how to use themes of trust and betrayal, illusion and reality, and secrets and lies to create surprising and thrilling story twists.

The Power Of Love

The Power Of Love

Story Consultant Laurie Hutzler examines ‘Love’ in all it’s guises and how best to present it powerfully and authentically on screen.

Understanding and Expanding Genre: Using Horror and Rom-Com as Examples

Understanding and Expanding Genre: Using Horror and Rom-Com as Examples

Get inspired to write a horror, or a romantic comedy, or revitalise an existing project with new and original approaches.

Get legal advice in our free legal clinic at the festival

Get legal advice in our free legal clinic at the festival

We all have concerns about our screenplays and career, but often can’t afford a specialist lawyer. At the festival you can get that face time you need, with a media lawyer.

Manifesting Success

Manifesting Success

Following their packed to capacity sessions in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, Chris Jones and Jonathan Newman are back to run their highly successful and super controversial manifesting success workshop.

What will actually happen to your finished script? Live script edit

What will actually happen to your finished script? Live script edit

Live and dynamic script redraft, edit, slash and burn… Only for the brave of heart writers!  

Outrageously good – i have come away from it so empowered and knowledgeable

Anthony Green, Screenwriter

Anthony Green, Screenwriter

Film and television

Playing the Game Of Thrones

Playing the Game Of Thrones

Laurie Hutzler presents an in-depth breakdown and character analysis of Game Of Thrones, one of the most engaging and compelling TV dramas of recent years.

A massive thanks to the volunteers who were all polite, jolly and helpful… See you next year!

Hayley November, Screenwriter

Hayley November, Screenwriter

Script To Screen

Starred Up : Script to Screen

Starred Up : Script to Screen

An in-depth examination, from ‘Script to Screen’ of Brit hit prison drama ‘Starred Up’ with Screenwriter Jonathan Asser.

Some absolute stand out sessions for me and not one duff one – now that is a hell of an achievement

Jan Caston, Screenwriter

Jan Caston, Screenwriter

Talent fast-track

Meet The Experts

Meet The Experts

A panel of leading film industry professionals who will provide confidential one-on-one advice to move your project onto the next stage.

You have transformed the very idea of a Screenwriters Conference into an event FOR and BY writers… I suspect you are also transforming the industry as you go

Tanya Lees, Screenwriter, Holdfastfilms

Tanya Lees, Screenwriter, Holdfastfilms

Script Labs

Script Lab 1: Creating TV Drama Series with top script consultant Philip Shelley

Script Lab 1: Creating TV Drama Series with top script consultant Philip Shelley

Do you love television? Do you have the next returning hit TV drama series in your portfolio? Then we want to hear from you.

Well constructed, beautifully presented – a rollercoaster of emotions with a quality cast of supporting acts – the SWF is everything a movie and a festival should be.

Inga J. Sempel, Screenwriter

Inga J. Sempel, Screenwriter

Open and Close

Festival Opening

Festival Opening

Get fully prepped to get the most from the festival in this kick ass opening that will frame your three day roller coaster. NOT TO BE MISSED!

Festival Close

Festival Close

NOTE THIS SESSION BEGINS AT 6.15pm SHARP AND IS JUST 15 MINS LONG. Join the team for the FABULOUS close of the festival and our promise for 2015.

Paying for the London Screenwriters’ festival has been worth every penny already. The videos from previous years are superb. Love it.

Dave Scullion, Screenwriter

Dave Scullion, Screenwriter

Social Connection

Special LSF 2014 launch event

Special LSF 2014 launch event

Join us for a drink on Thursday night as we open the London Screenwriters’ Festival

Networking Drinks In The Bar

Networking Drinks In The Bar

Don’t be shy – grab a beer and break out those business cards!

What a great networking tool for writers to meet producers and like-minded people…

Natalie Bailey – BBC Director, Producer

Natalie Bailey – BBC Director, Producer

Sessions TBC for 2014

Final Draft Marquee One Friday 10:30am

Final Draft Marquee One Friday 10:30am

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Final Draft Marquee One Friday 2pm

Final Draft Marquee One Friday 2pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Friday 3:30pm

Final Draft Marquee One Friday 3:30pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Friday 5pm

Final Draft Marquee One Friday 5pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Friday 6:30pm

Final Draft Marquee One Friday 6:30pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Friday 9:00am

Final Draft Marquee One Friday 9:00am

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Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 10:30am

Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 10:30am

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Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 2pm

Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 2pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 3:30pm

Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 3:30pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 5:00pm

Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 5:00pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 6:30pm

Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 6:30pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 9am

Final Draft Marquee One Saturday 9am

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Final Draft Marquee One Sunday 10:30am

Final Draft Marquee One Sunday 10:30am

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Final Draft Marquee One Sunday 2pm

Final Draft Marquee One Sunday 2pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Sunday 3:30pm

Final Draft Marquee One Sunday 3:30pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Sunday 5pm

Final Draft Marquee One Sunday 5pm

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Final Draft Marquee One Sunday 9am

Final Draft Marquee One Sunday 9am

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Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 10:30am

Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 10:30am

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Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 2:00pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 2:00pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 3:30pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 3:30pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 5pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 5pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 6:30pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 6:30pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 9am

Final Draft Marquee Two Friday 9am

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Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 10:30am

Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 10:30am

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Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 2pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 2pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 3:30pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 3:30pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 5pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 5pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 6:30pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 6:30pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 9am

Final Draft Marquee Two Saturday 9am

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Final Draft Marquee Two Sunday 10:30am

Final Draft Marquee Two Sunday 10:30am

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Final Draft Marquee Two Sunday 2pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Sunday 2pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Sunday 3:30pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Sunday 3:30pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Sunday 5pm

Final Draft Marquee Two Sunday 5pm

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Final Draft Marquee Two Sunday 9am

Final Draft Marquee Two Sunday 9am

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Room 5 Friday 10:30am

Room 5 Friday 10:30am

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Room 5 Friday 2pm

Room 5 Friday 2pm

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Room 5 Friday 3:30pm

Room 5 Friday 3:30pm

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Room 5 Friday 5pm

Room 5 Friday 5pm

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Room 5 Friday 6:30pm

Room 5 Friday 6:30pm

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Room 5 Saturday 10:30am

Room 5 Saturday 10:30am

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Room 5 Saturday 2pm

Room 5 Saturday 2pm

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Room 5 Saturday 3:30pm

Room 5 Saturday 3:30pm

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Room 5 Saturday 5pm

Room 5 Saturday 5pm

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Room 5 Saturday 6:30pm

Room 5 Saturday 6:30pm

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Room 5 Saturday 9am

Room 5 Saturday 9am

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Room 5 Sunday 10:30am

Room 5 Sunday 10:30am

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Room 5 Sunday 2pm

Room 5 Sunday 2pm

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Room 5 Sunday 3:30pm

Room 5 Sunday 3:30pm

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Room 5 Sunday 5pm

Room 5 Sunday 5pm

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Room 5 Sunday 9am

Room 5 Sunday 9am

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Tuke Cinema Friday 10:30am

Tuke Cinema Friday 10:30am

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Tuke Cinema Friday 2:00pm

Tuke Cinema Friday 2:00pm

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Tuke Cinema Friday 3:30pm

Tuke Cinema Friday 3:30pm

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Tuke Cinema Friday 5pm

Tuke Cinema Friday 5pm

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Tuke Cinema Friday 6:30pm

Tuke Cinema Friday 6:30pm

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Tuke Cinema Saturday 10:30am

Tuke Cinema Saturday 10:30am

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Tuke Cinema Saturday 2pm

Tuke Cinema Saturday 2pm

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Tuke Cinema Saturday 3:30pm

Tuke Cinema Saturday 3:30pm

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Tuke Cinema Saturday 5pm

Tuke Cinema Saturday 5pm

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Tuke Cinema Saturday 6:30pm

Tuke Cinema Saturday 6:30pm

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Tuke Cinema Saturday 9am

Tuke Cinema Saturday 9am

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Tuke Cinema Sunday 10:30am

Tuke Cinema Sunday 10:30am

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Tuke Cinema Sunday 2pm

Tuke Cinema Sunday 2pm

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Tuke Cinema Sunday 3:30pm

Tuke Cinema Sunday 3:30pm

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Tuke Cinema Sunday 5pm

Tuke Cinema Sunday 5pm

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Tuke Cinema Sunday 9am

Tuke Cinema Sunday 9am

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Tuke Hall Friday 10:30am

Tuke Hall Friday 10:30am

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Tuke Hall Friday 2pm

Tuke Hall Friday 2pm

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Tuke Hall Friday 3:30pm

Tuke Hall Friday 3:30pm

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Tuke Hall Friday 5pm

Tuke Hall Friday 5pm

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Tuke Hall Friday 6:30pm

Tuke Hall Friday 6:30pm

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Tuke Hall Saturday 10:30am

Tuke Hall Saturday 10:30am

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Tuke Hall Saturday 2pm

Tuke Hall Saturday 2pm

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Tuke Hall Saturday 3:30pm

Tuke Hall Saturday 3:30pm

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Tuke Hall Saturday 5pm

Tuke Hall Saturday 5pm

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Tuke Hall Saturday 6:30pm

Tuke Hall Saturday 6:30pm

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Tuke Hall Saturday 9am

Tuke Hall Saturday 9am

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Tuke Hall Sunday 10:30am

Tuke Hall Sunday 10:30am

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Tuke Hall Sunday 2pm

Tuke Hall Sunday 2pm

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Tuke Hall Sunday 3:30pm

Tuke Hall Sunday 3:30pm

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Tuke Hall Sunday 5pm

Tuke Hall Sunday 5pm

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Tuke Hall Sunday 9am

Tuke Hall Sunday 9am

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What made LSF different from so many events was that you guys clearly thought about the experience of the delegate when organising the event.

Colleen Burn, Screenwriter

Colleen Burn, Screenwriter