Best Short Script Prize 2023

Entries are now open for our Best Short Script prize and we’re delighted that for 2023 we’ll be partnering with Shedunnit Productions for the fifth year in a row.

Submit your script via FilmFreeway before Tuesday 4 July.

Creating short scripts an artform, and at WOFFF we recognise and celebrate that.

We’re always blown away by the complexity that can be demonstrated in just a few short pages, and we’re looking forward to showcasing the talent and creativity needed to tell a compelling story in a short script.

What’s the prize?

⭐️ a signed copy of The Woman in the Story: Writing Memorable Female Characters by Helen Jacey

⭐️ a winner’s certificate

⭐️ a bottle of Mother’s Ruin handmade gin (Mother’s Ruin Gin sponsors this prize)

Runner-up short drama scripts’ prizes include:-

⭐️ a winner’s certificate

Who can enter?


The competition is for any short drama script that is as yet un-produced.

It must be written by a woman over 50 or have a woman over 50 as the central character. 

The prize recognises international talent, but entries must be written in English. 

How do I enter?

Visit for all details, terms and to enter the competition. 

Entries are open until Tuesday 4 July. However, this window may close early if judges receive 50 scripts for consideration ahead of this date.

The standard entry fee is $14, a $2 discount available for Gold Film Freeway members and students can enter for free.