Future Screenwriters Fellowship (1)


10 Jun 2024
Call for entries

30 Aug 2024
Early deadline

27 Sep 2024
Standard deadline

18 Oct 2024
Late deadline

08 Nov 2024
Extended deadline


30 Nov 2024
Notification date

10 Dec 2024
14 Dec 2024


7 Hassan Street, Olushosun,  100242, Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival
Script / Pitch projects

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
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Festival start: 10 December 2024      Festival end: 14 December 2024

Founded in 2024, The Future Screen Writers Award/Fellowship was created to discover exceptional stories and Screenwriters from Africa and beyond, celebrate their creativity and tenacity while also helping to launch their careers in the industry.

In line with our goals of discovering new African stories and writers and providing a platform for them to excel we are establishing a veritable Screenwriters Award that will serve as the flagship and premium award that gives talented writers the much need recognition and visibility that will help open doors into the industry for them.

Fashioned in a way to give writers optimum value and worthwhile experience,10 finalists will be selected by a jury and invited to a weeklong online residency where their scripts will be analyzed by veterans and industry experts, in order to give the writers unrivaled opportunity at receiving helpful tips and reworking their scripts.

The winner and the runners-up will be selected by a panel of judges based on transparent evaluations. The winner will will be awarded a 6 months Fellowship, laurels and other prizes all of which are geared towards getting their winning scripts the necessary exposure aimed at launching their careers.

Fellowship Award

The Future Screen Writers Award/Fellowship for the best screenplay including Fellowship, laurels, certificates and prizes from sponsors.

1st and 2nd runners up will also receive laurels, certificates and prizes from sponsors.

All finalists get 3 months mentoring sessions with select industry screenwriting experts and executives.

All finalists scripts will be listed and showcased on our website and social media.



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