Do you have a quality short film script that you would like to see made into a short film? 

Short film scripts wantedEye Films Limited are looking to source a number of original short film scripts from up and coming UK-based writers who are keen to see their work realised on the screen and at film festivals.

Since 2007 we have seen a number of our own short films exhibited nationally and internationally and are looking for new material to work on ahead of our next feature film in 2018.

We are looking for scripts that are  strongly thematic and with the potential for stunning visuals and sound.

We want stories that engage, entertainment and captivate.

While scripts can be in any genre, we are particularly interested in “mumblecore”, drama and horror. Scripts should be no more than 12 pages in length and should be live action.

If you submit your script to us we will sign a basic NDA to protect your copyright, including a pledge not to share your script or idea with anyone outside of Eye Films.

If we think the script is worth considering we will offer an initial development option. An option is not a guarantee your script will be made.

Please note that we will not offer feedback on scripts we do not option and we cannot accept work written by those under 18 years of age.

Eye Films Limited will fulfil all of the production management and expenses and also work to ensure that your story is put in front of key festivals in the UK and internationally.


  1. Submissions should be a spec script NOT a shooting script (if you don’t know the difference check out this article)
  2. Submissions should be made by the original author of the script. The covering email should confirm specifically that you are the author of the material. If the script has multiple authors you should specify who they are and have permission of all rights holders to submit the material.
  3. Adaptations of an original work or work featuring characters, locations and/or situations by a different author will not be considered.
  4. The author of the script should be aged 18+ years of age and can be based anywhere in the UK.
  5. Submissions must be properly formatted in the film industry standard format.
  6. Submissions must feature the author’s name, address and contact details (email and/or phone) on the title page.
  7. We will get back to you with the basic NDA as soon as possible.
  8. In respect of an option, there is no timetable for reply.

Submit your script here:


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  1. Hi,
    Is there a closure date for submitting a short film screenplay?
    Plus does it matter if it’s based in The Republic of Ireland?
    Best wishes
    David J. Dougherty
    Author of “A Killer of a Camp”

  2. Dear Eye Films,
    I would like to submit a few of my low-to no budget short scripts (drama and horror), if your call for short screenplays is still open.
    About me and my writing style:
    I have written 21 short scripts (horror, drama, comedy, LGBTQ, slice of life) and 5 feature screenplays (mostly thrillers).
    I have one short script produced by a London-based director and have several short scripts in pre-production.
    When you think of my writing just visualize a combination of Wes Anderson and Quentin Tarantino with a touch of Jean-Pierre Jeunet.
    When it comes to my point of view on a short film (and film in general), here are some rules that I firmly stick to:
    – Film is visual medium, so I tend to create visual backstories for my characters. I always bear in mind to show, not to tell.
    – I like to push the boundaries of cinematic storytelling, which makes my short script gripping, but unconventional.
    – I pay special attention to the ending as it’s rare to truly feel moved at the end of a short script, so you can find meaningful, satisfying endings in my work.
    – It is all about subtext!
    But I come from Serbia, Europe. I am willing to sign the NDA and would like to collaborate with you, if you give me a chance as a non-UK writer.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Best regards,

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