Sessions 2018

Sessions are now being added daily

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. For updates about the festival, sign up below.

From the welcome at the door, to meeting my peers, talking with the experts and networking it was a brilliant three days. Can't wait for next year.

Barry Lewis, Screenwriter

Barry Lewis, Screenwriter

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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!

The 2020 British Screenwriters’ Awards

The 2020 British Screenwriters’ Awards

It’s about time someone put the originators and architects of great storytelling front and centre. And so we did! Now in our fifth year, join a roster of the BIGGEST writing names rubbing shoulders with the hottest newcomers in the UK.

The festival has literally transformed my career and given me opportunities I could not have found anywhere else. It's a yearly kick in the creative arse!

Michael Montgomery, Screenwriter

Michael Montgomery, Screenwriter

Script To Screen

'Downton Abbey' Script To Screen with Julian Fellowes

'Downton Abbey' Script To Screen with Julian Fellowes

Join us for an extraordinary insight into the writing of the first episode of one of the biggest international TV hits, Downton Abbey, reading the screenplay and watching the episode with Julian Fellowes.

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again - Script to Screen

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again - Script to Screen

Our first ever MUSICAL Script To Screen is also an exclusive opportunity to examine the specific challenges of crafting an international hit under the creative conditions that really allow the movie to… pardon the pun… sing.

Robocop: Script to Screen

Robocop: Script to Screen

In the latest of LSF’s exclusive Script-To-Screen series, you can read the Robocop script in advance, then watch the movie as Neumeier discusses the experience writing one of the most effective social satires of all time. What a Sunday afternoon!

The Long Good Friday Script to Screen

The Long Good Friday Script to Screen

Without doubt, The Long Good Friday is one of the greatest British films ever produced, one that invented the entire gangster British genre. Read the script, watch the film, listen to the writer.

I had the most awesome time at the festival, although I think my brain has almost melted!

Liz Bishop, Screenwriter

Liz Bishop, Screenwriter

Screenwriting Practical help

1... The Beginning: Crafting the First Ten Pages That Hooks the Reader

1... The Beginning: Crafting the First Ten Pages That Hooks the Reader

We start at the beginning in this series of three sessions… How do you start your script so that readers are COMPELLED to make it to the end? It’s all in the first ten pages.

2... The Middle: Mastering The Midpoint

2... The Middle: Mastering The Midpoint

Exploring, expanding and deepening mastery of the ‘keystone’ scene of any narrative – the midpoint. And how you can leverage the midpoint in your story to reveal what your story is REALLY about. 

3... The End: Inevitable but unexpected... Why the end of your screenplay MUST deliver

3... The End: Inevitable but unexpected... Why the end of your screenplay MUST deliver

Using ideas from analytical psychology, myth and anthropology – and with examples from feature films, single episodes, season stories and multi-season arcs – we will show you how to get to grips with the most important final moments of your story.

Beyond the Pitch: Crushing the Meeting

Beyond the Pitch: Crushing the Meeting

‘Owning the room’ is one of the most important elements of the business of screenwriting and Joey Tuccio, the CEO of Roadmap Writers, is here to teach this invaluable class focused on tips and techniques to help you immediately stand out. 

Coffee with… Robyn Slovo, Brit Features Producer

Coffee with… Robyn Slovo, Brit Features Producer

Exactly WHAT gets discussed, how and in what way during the infamous ‘meet and greet’ first meeting. The one after the pitch. This is a REAL chat and we get to snoop in on it.

Creating Alien, Hitchhiker's Guide, X-Files and Batman... Meet Dirk Maggs

Creating Alien, Hitchhiker's Guide, X-Files and Batman... Meet Dirk Maggs

DON’T PANIC! Creating Audio Recordings of genre drama opens up a limitless universe. Join Dirk as we perform, record, produce and premiere a new SciFi story written by an LSF delegate.  

Deep Characterisation through Dialogue

Deep Characterisation through Dialogue

How can we create nuanced, engaging and believable characterisation through dialogue? Drawing on the latest psychological research, screenplay excerpts and film clips, Kira-Anne Pelican will show us how to create greater dimension in our characters.

Jaw Dropper! Art and science of twists and surprises

Jaw Dropper! Art and science of twists and surprises

Jaw Dropper! Art and science of twists and surprises’ will look behind the magic of twists and surprises, mapping out the most effective strategies to provide powerful moments of jaw dropping disbelief packed with emotional meaning.

PitchFest Bootcamp with Bob

PitchFest Bootcamp with Bob

Great American Pitchfest Guru Bob Schultz will start every day with a short 30 minute PitchFest bootcamp to get you ready for your pitch!

Proximity is Power: Getting and keeping the Gatekeepers on side

Proximity is Power: Getting and keeping the Gatekeepers on side

Time to stop looking at Gatekeepers as barriers to be outmanoeuvred, but rather as allies to assist, advise and help guide you on your journey into the inner sanctum.  The door is ajar, the call will be taken, the meeting is practically in the diary!  

The Three Wells of Screenwriting: Discover your deep sources of inspiration

The Three Wells of Screenwriting: Discover your deep sources of inspiration

In this interactive workshop you will discover that you can draw from three distinct and deep wells within yourself when you write your screenplay. During the class you will learn just how to draw from these ancient and inner wells to strengthen your stories.

The Truth… What is it REALLY like after the first year being a pro screenwriter?

The Truth… What is it REALLY like after the first year being a pro screenwriter?

Agents, pitching, how much WILL you get paid? How to hustle and run and take meetings, formal and informal… Pretty much EVERYTHING you need to know about transitioning into a jobbing screenwriter.

VR, Outlining, Collaboration & Production Breakdown with the NEW Final Draft 11

VR, Outlining, Collaboration & Production Breakdown with the NEW Final Draft 11

Alejandro Seri, Director of Education, will show off the exciting new features in the NEW Final Draft 11.

What Are They Doing To My Script? Script Editors Demystified

What Are They Doing To My Script? Script Editors Demystified

This session will take an in-depth look at what a Script Editor’s day-to-day looks like as they shepherd a project to the finish line. How do they juggle their many different responsibilities? And how can you get the best working relationship with your script editor?

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 bravest of writers!  

This was the most awesome week of my life!

Jaye Nolan, Screenwriter

Jaye Nolan, Screenwriter

Great British PitchFest

Hollywood Pitchfest via Skype

Hollywood Pitchfest via Skype

Pitch – face to face over Skype – with Hollywood producers and execs. Sessions are 90 minutes and you should get around 7 or 8 pitches in during that time.

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?

The Pitch Factor

The Pitch Factor

Have you got the Pitch Factor? Live from the London Screenwriters Festival, the Pitch Factor returns with CASH prizes and our very own motley crew of judges!

I have a greater understanding of how I fit into this industry and how to navigate my career now. Thank you

Hayley Treacy Pepler, Writer & Producer

Hayley Treacy Pepler, Writer & Producer

Screenwriting for Film and Television

'Patrick Melrose' Screenwriter David Nicholls and how he 'made the nation cry'

'Patrick Melrose' Screenwriter David Nicholls and how he 'made the nation cry'

Fresh off the success of Sky Atlantic’s cracking Patrick Melrose, spend an hour exploring the depth and breadth of the man described by Rachel Cooke in the Observer as “The Man Who Made a Nation Cry”.

About Time! Creating TV’s Doctor Who

About Time! Creating TV’s Doctor Who

A new era dawns for Doctor Who and we have a host of its on and off-screen talent giving you the scoop on the most enduring sci-fi show of all time.  Join us for an in-depth look at Doctor Who like you’ve never seen before…

Acting Up: Writing to Attract the Killer Cast

Acting Up: Writing to Attract the Killer Cast

In this session, writers will hear directly from professional actors what they look for in a script, what turns their “Maybes” into “Yes’s.” and what are the convincers that will make them happily work for on-a-budget (and sometimes even for free!).  

Chutzpah: Welcome to the Punch of Eran Creevy

Chutzpah: Welcome to the Punch of Eran Creevy

Eran’s Creevy’s trajectory to the top is both meteoric and inspirational and he is coming to LSF to share it with you.

Crafting the Perfect Character: The Heart of Your Story

Crafting the Perfect Character: The Heart of Your Story

Your characters need to connect with your audience. They drive the story through their choices. They must simultaneously be multi-layered and clearly-defined, nuanced and precise, complicated and accessible. And they must attract actors and directors.   

Going low budget doesn’t mean you can’t aim high - the working process

Going low budget doesn’t mean you can’t aim high - the working process

BAFTA Rocliffe founder and Producer Farah Abushwesha reflects on how projects came to her and came to be using Irreplaceable You and The Last Photograph as case studies.

Inside the BBC Writers Room

Inside the BBC Writers Room

Simon Nelson, Development Executive at BBC Writersroom, provides us with invaluable tips and answers those burning questions we have about breaking in and writing for the BBC.

Making My First Feature… The true story of LondonSWF delegates who made their movie!

Making My First Feature… The true story of LondonSWF delegates who made their movie!

They met at LondonSWF events, made a Create50 film and committed to making a world class feature together… Their movie, 2:Hrs, is released on July 29th. How did they do it? How can you too?

Making the Mash Report

Making the Mash Report

Join Mash Report lead writer Tim Telling and executive producer Christopher Stott as they discuss the challenges of running a news-reactive television comedy show, making the transition from internet to TV and the inevitable Daily Show comparisons.

Netflix and chill: Writing TV Drama

Netflix and chill: Writing TV Drama

Drama is the backbone of story-telling. After all, what is a story without conflict? In this age, where binge-watching exists alongside traditional episodic fare, how does a writer craft a series to appeal to executives and audiences?

Nordic Noir... Writing compelling crime drama

Nordic Noir... Writing compelling crime drama

Freezing and austere worlds with unspeakable yet all too believable crime, told through the eyes of protagonists we recognise in our own world, dark revelations and slow but unstoppable plotting. We LOVE it!

Political Comedy: Yes Minister

Political Comedy: Yes Minister

Yes Minister Creator and Co-Writer Jonathan Lynn will discuss the development and execution of the show, and share insights into comedy writing and show structure, this session will be a must for all lovers of political satire and sitcom.

Prime Time: In Conversation with Tony Jordan

Prime Time: In Conversation with Tony Jordan

Join Tony Jordan, the man who’s become synonymous with successful prime time drama, and have your chance to ask him anything! Settle in for an inspirational and entertaining hour.

Reclaim your Creative Freedom and Master Story Structure

Reclaim your Creative Freedom and Master Story Structure

Feeling bored, confused or constrained by the old paradigms? Yet you’d like to write a tightly structured screenplay that sells? Reach a wider audience without compromising your creative integrity.

Reflecting and Changing the World By Writing SciFi

Reflecting and Changing the World By Writing SciFi

In this cracking session we’ll go into what science fiction is, what its conventions are, how to best write it and what the differences are between SciFi for film and TV.

Running the Show: Inside the Writers Room and beyond

Running the Show: Inside the Writers Room and beyond

Learn from some of the UK’s most prolific Showrunners how they staff their writers rooms, what they expect of their writers in their day-to-day, and perhaps most importantly, what writers need to do to get (and stay) on their radars.

Something Old, Something New...The Art of the Adaptation

Something Old, Something New...The Art of the Adaptation

Our panel of writers (both adaptors and adaptees) will examine broad strategies to help you plan your adapted works, as well as share personal anecdotes of their own adaptation journeys.

Starship Troopers... 'Do you want to know more?'

Starship Troopers... 'Do you want to know more?'

Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers is a classic in sci-fi literature. Screenwriter Ed Neumeier turned Heinlein’s glorification of militarism into a satire of war and propaganda. Join us as we bug out with Ed to examine his viscerally satisfying, smart and funny examination of our own natures.

Story Concept: How to Rapidly Generate, Assess, and Develop Story Ideas

Story Concept: How to Rapidly Generate, Assess, and Develop Story Ideas

Get into the mindset of studio executives, film producers, agents, managers and TV execs to get the lowdown on High Concept, the commercial obsession with ‘Similar but Different’, Genre Bending, Gender Bending, Geo-Bending, and more.

Substance and Subtext: Finding the Fractal of your story

Substance and Subtext: Finding the Fractal of your story

Explore whether a film script can be written in such a way that it does not necessarily follow the standard hero’s/heroine’s journey structure of traditional Hollywood films, but is written so that the structure reflects the essential characteristics of the protagonist.

The Primary Colours of Story: Character Contrasts

The Primary Colours of Story: Character Contrasts

Without character, you have no story. In this session, David Baboulene discusses the primary colours of character so that you can write with greater clarity, depth and brevity.

The Primary Colours of Story: Genesis

The Primary Colours of Story: Genesis

David Baboulene demonstrates the link between the way the mind works and the way stories grip and engage us; and how you can use this knowledge to create power in your stories.

The Scott Myers Double Bill: Good Vs Evil

The Scott Myers Double Bill: Good Vs Evil

Dark and light, yin and yang… good and evil, all within us all and inside the characters we write. Scott Myers delves DEEP into powerful, authentic character exploration and development of both antagonist and protagonist in this juicy double bill.

The Television Players: Understanding and penetrating the global TV market

The Television Players: Understanding and penetrating the global TV market

When you choose the subject of your forthcoming TV series, how much do you really know about what the market is looking for next year or in two years’ time?  Find out in this session with three of the biggest guns in TV finance, acquisition and distribution today.

Theme: What It Is, How to Find It, and How to Use It to Enrich Your Story

Theme: What It Is, How to Find It, and How to Use It to Enrich Your Story

How does theme function in relation to your story? Scott Myers will present a clear articulation of theme — what it is, how it functions, and how to use themes to both expand and focus your understanding of the stories you write.

Trading Places... Writing Comedy Features

Trading Places... Writing Comedy Features

British Screenwriter Timothy Harris wrote some of the most enduring comedies of the 80s: Kindergarten Cop, Twins and the Eddie Murphy/Dan Aykroyd Trading Places. Access to a comedy mind like Harris’ is a fantastic opportunity to get ahead of the comedy curve for delegates.

What Can We Learn from the Dark Masters of Horror?

What Can We Learn from the Dark Masters of Horror?

Writing horror or paranormal? Stephen Volk (Ghostwatch, Afterlife) explores what dark delights the modern genre screenwriter can learn from the demented practitioners of the past.

What Can Writers Learn From 'The Handmaid's Tale'?

What Can Writers Learn From 'The Handmaid's Tale'?

Lucy V Hay will be discussing the craft that underpins the writing and making of The Handmaid’s Tale, as well as its controversies. When so many writers want to conceive of storylines that ‘say something’ and send red alerts about the state of the world today, this session is unmissable!

Why’s That Funny?

Why’s That Funny?

Join Jonathan Lynn, creator of the original political comedy Yes Minister and Yes, Prime Minister, director of some of Hollywood’s most enduring comedies such as Clue and My Cousin Vinny, in this masterclass of comedy.

Writer Turned Director: Meet Stuart Hazeldine and MJ Bassett

Writer Turned Director: Meet Stuart Hazeldine and MJ Bassett

Screenwriter/Directors Stuart Hazeldine and MJ Bassett will examine the intersection between writing and directing, and the challenges of shifting between the two.

Writing Authentic, Haunting and Human stories...with Lynne Ramsay

Writing Authentic, Haunting and Human stories...with Lynne Ramsay

Meet Lynne Ramsay who has made a career examining and creating films that leave us often breathless. Her career has spanned three decades, working with unknowns and movie stars alike, while tackling genre stories alongside social issues.

Writing For The Right Young Audience; how to hit your mark every time!

Writing For The Right Young Audience; how to hit your mark every time!

Do you want to write for children, but worry about hitting the right tone? Worry no more!  This panel of outstanding screenwriters will give you all the advice you could ask for to make sure your script is aimed at the right young audience.

Writing Horrible Histories

Writing Horrible Histories

Horrible Histories is a multi-award winning comedy sketch show for children, in this session, the writers will give us an in-depth insight into the creation of this ground breaking show.

Writing in the shadows... Spies, Espionage and Special Forces

Writing in the shadows... Spies, Espionage and Special Forces

How true is James Bond to real life MI6 operatives? How do the police and MI5 work together on terrorism cases? Where do Special Forces fit in? This session will provide a fascinating look into the spying game, and answer your research questions.

Writing Social Realist Magical Reality... Pin Cushion with Deborah Haywood

Writing Social Realist Magical Reality... Pin Cushion with Deborah Haywood

The LSF is overjoyed to bring Screenwriter/Director Deborah Haywood and her Producer Gavin Humphries to speak about the remarkable debut Pin Cushion; a film that has exhibitors salivating on every continent.

Writing The 21st Century Sitcom

Writing The 21st Century Sitcom

How hard is it to make your sitcom fresh, funny and original in 2018? We’ve brought in a gaggle of the funniest writers to answer that question and help YOUR comedy sitcom breakthrough the broadcast noise.

Writing The Hit TV Show: Dominic Minghella on 'Doc Martin' and 'Robin Hood'

Writing The Hit TV Show: Dominic Minghella on 'Doc Martin' and 'Robin Hood'

In this informative one-on-one interview, Dominic Minghella will dig deep into his own process and speak frankly about the longevity of his shows, and the fun of expanding known universes.

The Script Surgery provided excellent advice and improved my screenplay story structure.

Gordon Slack, Screenwriter

Gordon Slack, Screenwriter

In conversation

Button Pushers! Subverting the norms through comedy, with Dan Mazer

Button Pushers! Subverting the norms through comedy, with Dan Mazer

Dan Mazer has consistently broken boundaries, challenged taboos and pushed the buttons of politicians and influencers around the world. Come and find out how he successfully forged and maintains a career rooted in controversy.  

LSF is a haven for meeting other writers and getting useful insight from established peers

Annas Eskander, Screenwriter

Annas Eskander, Screenwriter

Have you considered?

Going Wireless: Writing for Radio

Going Wireless: Writing for Radio

Come and hear from the writers who are making waves in radio today; and find out directly from the Commissioners what they’re looking for, where they go to to find it and what the possibilities are for you in this always thriving medium.

I wrote a novel as well....

I wrote a novel as well....

We are writers. So why not write a novel as well as screenplays? How did these new screenwriters and novelists get their foot through the door and get published? What traction has that given them? What doors are now open?

Time And Relative Dimensions In Sound – Writing 'Doctor Who' for Audio

Time And Relative Dimensions In Sound – Writing 'Doctor Who' for Audio

Discover how to write exciting, limitless ‘genre stories’ for audio, from sci-fi to horror, from comedy to romance, from the futuristic to the historical, audio drama can be anything.

Writing for Games 9.0

Writing for Games 9.0

How does a writer in 2018 adjust his writing to be accessible to new, modern platforms? What’s coming next and how do you anticipate demand? What are the best-written video games now? Our panel of experts will get to the bottom of this complex and exciting topic.

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

Natalie Bailey – BBC Director, Producer

Natalie Bailey – BBC Director, Producer

Screenwriters Talent Fast-track

Get legal advice in our legal clinic at the festival

Get legal advice in our 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.

Meet The Experts

Meet The Experts

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

A great experience, didn't know what to expect as a first timer but found the three days fascinating and inspiring. Throw yourself into it!

John Liddle, Screenwriter

John Liddle, Screenwriter

Beyond the workshop

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.

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.

Script To Screen

Script To Screen

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

The Writers Room

The Writers Room

Join six other writers and a seasoned showrunner for a whole day to write a show for a long running TV series. Welcome to the pressure cooker that is the ‘Writers Room’ at LondonSWF.

We will read your script: The Script Surgery

We will read your script: The Script Surgery

Do you need an expert to offer concise, practical and immediately useful feedback on your screenplay or treatment? Get one-on-one feedback on your script with Euroscript.

The Actors’ Table Read was my highlight … I learned so much from the friendly, talented actors. The director came up with an idea which dramatically improved my script.

Janet Williams, Screenwriter

Janet Williams, Screenwriter

Writers Rooms

Writers Room 1: CASUALTY with Jon Sen

Writers Room 1: CASUALTY with Jon Sen

Join Director, Writer and room runner Jon Sen in this day long MEDICAL focused Writers Room experience brought to you exclusively by the LondonSWF.

Writers Room 2: DOCTORS with Loretta Preece

Writers Room 2: DOCTORS with Loretta Preece

Join Showrunner Loretta Preece in this day long Doctors focused Writers Room experience brought to you exclusively by the LondonSWF.

I came from Paris and loved it, especially the PitchFest - I got 3 script requests and all the others asked for a one pager or gave me cards!

Eurydice Da Silva, Screenwriter

Eurydice Da Silva, Screenwriter

Script Labs

Script Lab 1: Ghost Writers - Writing Paranormal/Dark Horror with Stephen Volk

Script Lab 1: Ghost Writers - Writing Paranormal/Dark Horror with Stephen Volk

Need to take your dark horror or paranormal drama/thriller to the next level?  Steven Volk (Ghostwatch, Afterlife) will help you tourniquet the terror to commercially viable levels.

Script Lab 2: Writing Comedy Features or TV with Jonathan Lynn

Script Lab 2: Writing Comedy Features or TV with Jonathan Lynn

Screenwriter and Director Jonathan Lynn (Yes Minister, My Cousin Vinny) heads up this Lab for LSF18. Work directly with him and get invaluable feedback on your writing from one of the best in the business.

Script Lab 3: Taking your TV Drama to the next level with 'Marcella' Producer Nicola Larder

Script Lab 3: Taking your TV Drama to the next level with 'Marcella' Producer Nicola Larder

TV Drama Producer Nicola Larder (Marcella, The Tunnell) rolls up her sleeves and delves deep into your TV projects in this intensive 3 hr lock-in; admission is by application only.  

Thank you for such an AWESOME festival, it was truly incredible and has really reignited that drive and desire to make it in the film industry.

David Jacobson, LSF Superhero Volunteer

David Jacobson, LSF Superhero Volunteer

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!

LondonSWF Close

LondonSWF Close

Join the team for the FABULOUS close of the festival and our promise for the next year ahead.

Energising! I have a great sense of direction now, of being included, of real potential...

Felicity McCall, Writer, Northern Ireland

Felicity McCall, Writer, Northern Ireland

Book Signings

Book Signing: John Yorke in the Knapp Gallery

Book Signing: John Yorke in the Knapp Gallery

Join John Yorke in the Knapp Gallery where he will be signing copies of his book Into The Woods.

Book Signing: Jonathan Lynn in the Knapp Gallery

Book Signing: Jonathan Lynn in the Knapp Gallery

Join Jonathan Lynn in the Knapp Gallery where he will be signing copies of his book Comedy Rules.

Book Signing: Karol Griffiths in the Knapp Gallery

Book Signing: Karol Griffiths in the Knapp Gallery

Join Karol Griffiths in the Knapp Gallery where she will be signing copies of her book The Art of Script Editing.

Book signing: Lucy V Hay in the Knapp Gallery

Book signing: Lucy V Hay in the Knapp Gallery

Join Lucy V Hay in the Knapp Gallery where she will be signing copies of her books Writing and Selling Thriller Screenplays, Writing and Selling Drama Screenplays and Writing Diverse Characters.

Book Signing: Matthew Kalil in the Knapp Gallery

Book Signing: Matthew Kalil in the Knapp Gallery

Join Matthew Kalil in the Knapp Gallery where he will be signing copies of his book The Three Wells of Screenwriting.

I met industry professionals face to face at pitching and in passing and the London Screenwriters' Festival created that opportunity - 10 Stars!

Mera Kalam, Screenwriter

Mera Kalam, Screenwriter

Cool tools

LSF was just Brilliant. I've already had a follow-up email from one of the executives I pitched to...

KT Parker, Screenwriter

KT Parker, Screenwriter

Social Connection

Networking Drinks In The Refrectory

Networking Drinks In The Refrectory

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

Unofficial Post Festival Drinks At The Globe

Unofficial Post Festival Drinks At The Globe

Unofficial Post Festival Drinks At The Globe Pub on Baker Street

I went away with so much helpful and insightful notes that I was immediately able to apply to my scripts

Lou Panteli, Writer

Lou Panteli, Writer

Festival Week: Additional One Day Masterclasses

Networking Tuesday, work the room with confidence: Day 1 of Festival Week (April 14th 2020)

Networking Tuesday, work the room with confidence: Day 1 of Festival Week (April 14th 2020)

Talent is great but relationships get you hired. The ability to create powerful new relationships in any given situation is one of the primary factors in the success of your career and that of any screenplay that you write. A one day masterclass.

Pitching Thursday (*evening*) at LondonSWF (April 16th 2020)

Pitching Thursday (*evening*) at LondonSWF (April 16th 2020)

Don’t fall at the first hurdle. Prepare for an extraordinary PitchFest at the LSF by joining pitch guru Bob Schultz who will transform your pitch so you can present professionally and with confidence.

Not even in my wildest dreams had I imagined Talent Campus would be this good.

KT Parker, Screenwriter

KT Parker, Screenwriter

Additional Courses, Workshops and Masterclasses

Pitching Thursday (eve) at LondonSWF (April 16th 2020)

Pitching Thursday (eve) at LondonSWF (April 16th 2020)

Don’t fall at the first hurdle. Prepare for an extraordinary PitchFest at the LSF by joining pitch guru Bob Schultz who will transform your pitch so you can present professionally and with confidence.

Networking Tuesday, work the room with confidence: Festival Week (April 14th 2020)

Networking Tuesday, work the room with confidence: Festival Week (April 14th 2020)

Talent is great but relationships get you hired. The ability to create powerful new relationships in any given situation is one of the primary factors in the success of your career and that of any screenplay that you write. A one day masterclass.

The Craft: Advanced Fundamentals of Screenwriting with Lucy V Hay

The Craft: Advanced Fundamentals of Screenwriting with Lucy V Hay

The Craft: Advanced Fundamentals of Screenwriting is a must for any writer who needs to get laser focus on their actual pages and elevate their projects from ‘good’ to ‘recommend’. So, buckle up and prepare to massively transform your writing!  

Breaking Into Script Reading, 2 day workshop with Lucy V Hay (June 22nd & 23rd 2019)

Breaking Into Script Reading, 2 day workshop with Lucy V Hay (June 22nd & 23rd 2019)

An intensive two-day workshop that breaks down the art and craft of reading scripts to help improve your own writing, to also improve your feedback for other writers and most importantly, to earn you money as a professional reader.

Advanced Structure: 2 day Masterclass with John Yorke (April 6th and 7th 2019)

Advanced Structure: 2 day Masterclass with John Yorke (April 6th and 7th 2019)

From Procedural to Longform, terrestrial to Netflix and beyond…Two day screenwriting masterclass and workshop with the outstanding John Yorke.

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

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

Join the team for the BEST Xmas party of the year! Half of proceeds go to charity.

It was a wonderful creative bubble to live in for a few days, challenging, informative, inspiring and fun. What more could I want?

Janet Awe, Screenwriter

Janet Awe, Screenwriter

To be revealed before LSF'18

Herringham Hall Friday 3.30pm

Herringham Hall Friday 3.30pm

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Room D05 Friday 10:45am

Room D05 Friday 10:45am

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Room D05 Friday 2:00pm

Room D05 Friday 2:00pm

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Room D05 Friday 2:00pm

Room D05 Friday 2:00pm

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Room D05 Friday 2pm

Room D05 Friday 2pm

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Room D05 Friday 3:30pm

Room D05 Friday 3:30pm

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Room D05 Friday 3:30pm

Room D05 Friday 3:30pm

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Room D05 Friday 3:30pm

Room D05 Friday 3:30pm

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Room D05 Friday 5:00pm

Room D05 Friday 5:00pm

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Room D05 Friday 5:00pm

Room D05 Friday 5:00pm

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Room D05 Friday 5pm

Room D05 Friday 5pm

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Room D05 Saturday 10:30am

Room D05 Saturday 10:30am

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Room D05 Saturday 2:00pm

Room D05 Saturday 2:00pm

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Room D05 Saturday 2:00pm

Room D05 Saturday 2:00pm

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Room D05 Saturday 2pm

Room D05 Saturday 2pm

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Room D05 Saturday 3:30pm

Room D05 Saturday 3:30pm

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Room D05 Saturday 3:30pm

Room D05 Saturday 3:30pm

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Room D05 Saturday 3:30pm

Room D05 Saturday 3:30pm

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Room D05 Saturday 5:00pm

Room D05 Saturday 5:00pm

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Room D05 Saturday 5:00pm

Room D05 Saturday 5:00pm

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Room D05 Saturday 5:00pm

Room D05 Saturday 5:00pm

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Room D05 Sunday 10:30am

Room D05 Sunday 10:30am

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Room D05 Sunday 2:00pm

Room D05 Sunday 2:00pm

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Room D05 Sunday 2:00pm

Room D05 Sunday 2:00pm

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Room D05 Sunday 2pm

Room D05 Sunday 2pm

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Room D05 Sunday 3:30pm

Room D05 Sunday 3:30pm

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Room D05 Sunday 3:30pm

Room D05 Sunday 3:30pm

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Room D05 Sunday 3:30pm

Room D05 Sunday 3:30pm

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There is no singular event for aspiring screenwriters anywhere on the planet that turbo-charges your career and equally as importantly, your passion, like the LSF.

Joe Cawley, Screenwriter

Joe Cawley, Screenwriter