And the winnner is...

So the votes are in and we can now reveal the top ten scripts for 50 Kisses. The winner will be revealed at the London Screenwriters’ Festival next week.


So to be clear, this is just the best screenplay award. There will still be awards for best film which could go to any of the films based on any of the 50 scripts. There will also be other awards for acting, camera, editing etc.

Judging has also been fascinating, with our judges split over the best script. It has really highlighted how judging a creative endeavor is nothing like the Olympics, you simply cannot prove a winner by running fastest, jumping highest, throwing furthest… this is all opinion.


However, one script did creep ahead of the pack, and when cross referenced with filmmaker votes for production, the gap widened and we had a clear winner.


So in no particular order, here are the ten shortlisted scripts for the 50 Kisses Best Screenplay Award (and links to read them).

The winner will be announced in the keynote speech at the London Screenwriters’ Festival on October 26th.Don't forget to read and rate the scripts too.


Love Team 50 Kisses x

Comments: 13 (Discussion closed)
  • #1

    Peter Carruthers (Wednesday, 17 October 2012 18:04)

    Congrats to all ten of you. Am I allowed to be slightly disappointed that Never Forget isn't one of the ten? Haha, ah well I'm still delighted to be one of the 50. Good luck everyone!

  • #2

    Evan (Wednesday, 17 October 2012 18:59)

    Congrats to all. Must've been hard to choose a winner.

  • #3

    Stephen Cooper (Wednesday, 17 October 2012 19:08)

    Well done to all nominations. Proud to be apart of a great group of writers.

  • #4

    Nathan Gower (Wednesday, 17 October 2012 19:26)

    Big congrats to all of the finalists here. I'm humbled to be on the list, as I think one could make an argument for most ALL of the entire 50 scripts to be a favorite in some way.

  • #5

    Richard Green (Wednesday, 17 October 2012 21:30)

    Humbled to be a part of a great bunch... your clues have given away the winner :-) Well Done - it is a great script.

  • #6

    helene jackson (Wednesday, 17 October 2012 21:53)

    well done everyone, it seems like a long and fascinating journey for you all. enjoy!

  • #7

    Emily Salter (Thursday, 18 October 2012 00:22)

    Wow. Astonished and thrilled to be on this list. Congratulations to everyone in the top ten.

  • #8

    Nathan Gower (Thursday, 18 October 2012 02:41)

    I was thinking the same thing about the clue, Richard. : )

    But you know what? If the winner is, indeed, Stephen Cooper's The Moment, I can say with certainty that he is deserving. I'm not in a position to speak objectively about my own script, but I can say that each of the other nine are certainly deserving of this honor.

  • #9

    Andrew Turvil (Thursday, 18 October 2012 11:04)

    Well done one and all. Top ten out of 1870! Fantastic. If the winner isn't attending the conference I'd be happy to collect their iPad for them ;-)

  • #10

    Rachel McAdam (Thursday, 18 October 2012 11:12)

    Well done everyone. Much deserved.

  • #11

    Mark P (Thursday, 18 October 2012 11:47)

    Well done everyone!

  • #12

    Kirsty McConnell (Thursday, 18 October 2012)

    Chuffed to bits to be shortlisted. Well done everyone.

  • #13

    Lucy (Saturday, 27 October 2012 13:59)

    I'm sure I've missed it somewhere, but who was the winner? These are some really great scripts, and I'd love to know which one was announced yesterday!