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Announcing Talent Campus 5.0 Successful Applicants

Congratulations to the 28 outstanding Screenwriters who have secured a spot on Talent Campus 5.0 in January. Competition was VERY high! The successful applicants are… (and it’s not alphabetical) Deborah Hodgetts Paul Arrowsmith Mark Renshaw Claire McGowan Donna Dowe James … MORE

In praise of the smaller more intimate sessions at LondonSWF

I know from feedback that we get from delegates, that they love the idea of the big name speakers, the large hall, the buzz… Often it’s why people buy tickets. But I also know that more often, people report that … MORE

The Magic of the London Screenwriters Festival

By Mark Renshaw In September 2018, something magical occurred. The place was Regent’s University, the event – the London Screenwriter’s Festival. Dreamers and creatives, introverts daring to explore, and extraordinaryverts daring us all to dazzle. Those and more converged. The … MORE

Deep Characterisation Through Dialogue with Kira-Anne Pelican PhD #LondonSWF

In any screenplay, dialogue is a way to capture personality and reveal character, so to look at our approach to dialogue through human psychology makes a lot of sense. Kira-Anne Pelican PhD, came along to share with Fesitval delegates, her … MORE

London Screenwriters’ Festival Xmas Party at Vout-O-Reenes, club for the Surrealistically Distinguished

We are getting the jump on the Xmas party rush this year and running our one on November 30th! And we are pushing the boat out too, we are taking over a spectacular private members club, Vout-O-Reenes, club for the … MORE

A Night with Screenwriter Rob Sprackling guest post by Barry Johns

Last week I was fortunate enough to attend a talk at The Chiswick Calendar’s Media Club by Rob Sprackling, writer of Gnomeo and Juliet, Mike Bassett: England Manager, and the eagerly awaited The Queen’s Corgi. Add to that the fact … MORE

The art of anxiety by Tracey Flynn… aka how to face the blank page

I love my job.  I’m a semi-abstract expressionist artist. That means that I create paintings and illustrations that don’t look like reality, but you can kind of tell what it is. I love to create a painting for someone that … MORE

The Middle: Mastering the Midpoint with Philip Hughes and Ted Wilkes #LondonSWF

Regent’s University, has been the longtime venue of the London Screenwriters’ Festival and it’s picturesque landscape and comfortable facilities are a great place to come together to talk about story. The university is now the third ranking uni for media … MORE

Scott Myers: How to Use Theme to Enrich Your Story #LondonSWF

  Nebulous, often misunderstood, everyone thinks it’s important and yet many describe it differently. Screenwriter, Producer and Educator Scott Myers joined us at the London Screenwriters Festival this year to help us delve into the mysteries of theme and how … MORE

Talent Campus 5.0 Applications Close This Friday!

Talent Campus is the advanced programme that we run for Screenwriters who want to rapidly advance their career. You can read about it here… https://www.londonscreenwritersfestival.com/whats-on/sessions/the-screenwriters-talent-campus And make your application here… https://lsf.formstack.com/forms/talent_campus_application It’s an intensive experience that will challenge you, your … MORE