Call for Screenwriters: British Council Script Junction for Nigerian Writers (Fully Funded training in Endinburg & Calabar)

Application Deadline: Midnight 20 April 2015,

Script Junction is a new screenwriting programme to connect UK and Nigerian writers. 

The programme has been designed by British Council in collaboration with the UK National Film & TV School (NFTS), the Nigerian Film Institute (NFI), the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) and the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF).

The project aims to bring together, inspire and motivate a cohort of contemporary screenwriters to explore, develop and create screenplays through a range of high quality workshops, mentoring and development programme delivered by top industry professionals. Visiting industry guests will also speak to the participants.

The project will explore UK/ Nigerian film trends, cinematic identity and the current marketplace, through structured co-tutoring with screenwriting tutors from both film schools and visiting industry guests.

Who can apply? 

  • The programme is designed for writers who are early in their professional careers (not for student level writers) who have already written at least one feature-length film script.
  • This call is to identify six Nigerian writers to participate in the project. Scripts can be of any genre and do not need any specific Nigerian or UK ties.


  • The programme will run from June to November 2016, with two workshops.
  • The selected writers will attend a five-day workshop in June during the Edinburgh International Film Festival and a second five-day workshop at the African International Film Festival in Calabar, Nigeria in November 2015. At AFRIFF, participants will also pitch their projects to an industry panel.
  • Flights (including visas), accommodation and meals will be provided to participants.

How to apply

To apply, writers will need to submit:

  • 1 past feature-length film script as a writing sample (60-120 pages)
  • Short treatment/proposal of new film idea that will be written during Script Junction (up to 1000 words)
  • 1 covering letter (up to 400 words) explaining why you would like to be part of the programme.
  • Please include your full name, phone number and email address.

Applications need to be submitted, in one attachment, via email by Midnight 20 April 2015, to [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the British Council Script Junction for Nigerian Writers 


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