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Session at LSF365 inspires real life regional feature filmmaking

On the 31st of May last year, during the London Screenwriters Festival 365, I had the pleasure of watching Clive Frayne’s DIY Script Doctor session and subsequent script chat. I found that Clive’s thoughts about regional filmmaking chimed very close … MORE

Writing The Perfect Nemesis: New course £37 Online, with Bob Schultz

Quick heads up, we have a new one day masterclass launching on March the 6th, online and £37 to attend live and to get access online for one year. We had planned this as two days, but have now refined … MORE

It’s Been a Strange Year, or: How I Learned to Stop Rolling Over and Love 2020 by Vera Mark

A crazy, sometimes bitterly challenging year draws to a close. 2021 will show what we’re made of, individually and together. I for one intend to make it a good year, but perhaps with a changed notion of what is ‘good’. … MORE

What does it take to be a Solo Santa?

The answer is that you need an amazing team behind you, and an extremely supportive family! I was asked if I could join a zoom call with Chris Jones and Bob Schultz from the LSF in the second week in … MORE

Join Santa tonight at 7:00pm GMT for a special LIVE bedtime story…

One story EVERY night leading to Christmas, 7:00pm GMT and on-demand the day after HERE! Join Santa on a magical, imaginative Christmas adventure and discover the world’s smallest giant, a planet of colourless aliens, snowed in tooth fairies, a lonely … MORE

A Tale of Writing Tips Gleaned From Reading Over 200 Short Stories For Santa

By Savannah Morgan, Resident LSF Elf on the Zoom Shelf ‘Twas the night of the deadline. Submissions were closed. There were poems, and fart jokes, And Rudolph’s red nose. There were elves who were furloughed, And even Saint Nick! Five … MORE

The 500 Word Santa Challenge… The view from the readers side

The London Screenwriters’ Festival Team have been busy in the run up to Christmas, planning a fantastic opportunity for kids to get a Christmas call from Santa himself. Check out the Santa Calls website for more details of what is … MORE

Deadline, Midnight GMT tonight… Can you write a Bedtime story?

Can you write a Christmas themed bedtime story between 80 and 500 words..? Yes it can be much shorter than 500 words too. The deadline is tonight, Friday November 20th at midnight GMT. Already over 100 writers have submitted and … MORE

Deadline Friday 20th Nov: Write A Bedtime Story and Help Save Our Festival

There’s four days left to write your bedtime story for children, for a book of 25 stories to be published for Christmas AND performed by Santa to be released one a day in the run to Christmas. This whole challenge … MORE

Can you write a 500 word children’s bedtime story for Christmas?

This Christmas I am inviting you to write a bedtime story for children. Are you in? We want to create some magic for families around the world and get all of us… imagining, dreaming, creating, writing, rewriting, peer reviewing… and … MORE