The Wellcome Trust has just launched a major new annual screenwriting prize, in association with the BFI Film Fund. The Wellcome Trust Screenwriting Prize aims to encourage high-quality feature films inspired by biology and medicine, from genetics and infectious diseases to consciousness and mental health.
The winner will receive £20,000 in cash, to develop their ideas to first draft. They will also receive help in connecting them to top scientists, as well as support in finding producers and commercial partners. The BFI will give the winner access to professional development executives to help develop their screenplay. The judging panel includes representatives from both The Wellcome Trust and the BFI; the deadline for submissions is Friday 10th August.
Please go to http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Public-engagement/Screenwriting-Prize-2012/index.htm for full details.