Screenwriters Wanted

Posted on: 5th July 2019


The Playhouse, Derry-Londonderry is seeking Screenwriters to work on a number of upcoming short educational films that explore justice issues, which will be made with and for young people. 

We produce emotionally powerful short films (approx. 6 – 15 minutes), and previous themes have included para-militarism, one punch can kill, dangerous driving and cyber-crime.  

Our short-films are used as an educational resource by artist facilitators, teachers, youth workers, police officers, and youth justice agency officers to explore issues around criminality and justice issues with young people.

Examples of our previous work are here:

We will be making at least one short film to be completed by March 2020, and one by March 2021. Both will be approx. 10 mins in length. 

The budgets for our films are approx. £16 - £20k including screenwriter’s fee, actor’s fees, locations, props, filming and production costs.

We are seeking Screenwriters who have proven ability to write hard-hitting, meaningful films which dramatize the reality of social / political issues. 

If you are interested in writing screenplays for The Playhouse’s short educational film programme, please submit: 

·      Your CV

·      At least two relevant examples of your previous work. These can either be links to films that have been made of your screenplays, or copies of screenplays. 

·      Your fee


Max Beer, The Playhouse, 5-7 Artillery Street, Derry, Northern Ireland, BT48 6RG.


Deadline for applications is Monday 29thJuly at 12 noon.  

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