Feedback from the 9th London Screenwriters’ Festival in 2018

Each year we ask our delegates what their experience was like, and here’s what they shared this year. ‘After LondonSWF, I’ve changed and developed as a writer and I’m ready to fully commit and do whatever it takes to continue … MORE

Success Stories From The Community… Staying On The F*cking Bus by Fiona Leitch

April 2018 was a pretty crap month for me. I’d written nine screenplays and one novel, all of which were languishing in a file on my laptop gathering the cyber equivalent of dust. I was (still am) 48 years old, … MORE

Downton Abbey Script to Screen with Julian Fellowes #LondonSWF

In an enlightening script to screen Julian Fellowes brought the very first episode of his world renowned period drama, Downton Abbey, along to the London Screenwriters’ Festival to talk us through it’s creation and the decisions that made it one … MORE

Choosing Alien: Airborne… Then recording a Radio Drama at LondonSWF

The challenge was simple. Write a two page script set in the Alien universe, we would select the best, then during our session with Dirk Maggs at the festival, we would perform, record AND master during the session. Dirk is … MORE

Teamwork makes the Dream Work… Setting up our global writers group network

A.K.A. how community makes you a better writer A.K.A. join my writing group “Write Then Socialise” For those of you have ever been to London Screenwriters Festival, there’s one thing you will find there that’s better than even the high-quality … MORE

British Screenwriters’ Awards 2018 #LondonSWF

Founded to put the originators and architects of storytelling at the accolade forefront, the British Screenwriters’ Awards, now in it’s fifth year, gathered together new and established writers together this past weekend to celebrate our craft and community and the … MORE

Meet The Experts Selected Writers Announced

Congratulations to the twelve writers who made it into Meet The Experts. If you are on the list, you can not book your slot on Friday of the festival. Link sent in an email. Natalie Ekberg Kieran Moore Richard Essilfie-Bondzie … MORE

Lucy van Smit’s TOP 5 tips for getting your NOVEL published

The Hurting is her award-winning YA debut, a Nordic noir Wuthering Heights out on the 6th September 2018 with Barry Cunningham and Chicken House Books. It’s exciting when you do get published, but since entering LSF Talent Campus, and reworking … MORE

Meet The Experts Shortlist Announced

We would have loved to have the final list for Meet The Experts announced today, but alas no. Instead here is the shorlits, freeing up those who are not through this first round. We hope to announce the final list … MORE

Congratulations to the successful Legal Clinic applicants…

Drumroll please… (and if you didn’t make it in, Julian will be in the Knapp Gallery over lunch on Festival Friday and likely more than happy and available to have a chat). They are… Jennifer Smith Richard Essilfie-Bondzie Alice Onwordi … MORE