Bafta film writing competition names Winners

Bafta and Rocliffe have announced the three winners of the nationwide BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition for Film.

The competition is a platform for aspiring screenwriters to have their work showcased and to take their writing career to the next level.

The winners for Film are Dominic Flint for The Burning Hill, Lawrence Pumfrey for Peakland and Claire Tailyour for Mother Wild.

The winners will be supported through mentoring and networking opportunities, as well as receiving access to BAFTA’s year-round learning events programme.

The Jury selecting this year’s winning writers included actor Colm Meaney, actor-writer-directors Romola Garai and Clint Dyer, director Annemarie Jacir and Louisa Dent from Curzon, Emma Berkofsky from Lionsgate and Todd Brown from XYZ from a shortlist drawn up by a panel of creatives including execs from Mubi, Film4, and Netflix.

LlThe BAFTA Rocliffe-winning film scripts will also be showcased to industry guests later this year, where an extract from each script will be performed by professional actors, previous years’ casts have included Jodie Comer, Himesh Patel, MyAnna Burning, Cyril Nri, Greg Wise, Taj Atwal, Valene Kane and Sharon D Clarke.

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